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Section E – Written questions lodged on 19 June 2009

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S3W-25012 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths have been caused by the adverse effects of drugs and medicines in therapeutic use in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25013 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths in under-18s have been caused by the adverse effects of drugs and medicines in therapeutic use in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25014 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been admitted to hospital with anaphylactic shock in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25015 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been admitted to hospital with anaphylactic shock following an adverse reaction to drugs and medicines in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25016 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have died from anaphylactic shock in each of the last 10 years and how many of these deaths followed an adverse reaction to a drug or medicine, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25017 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged (a) 13 and under, (b) 14 to 17 and (c) 18 and over have been admitted to hospital for mental and behavioural disorders related to alcohol in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25018 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged (a) 18 and under, (b) 19 to 30, (c) 31 to 40 and (d) over 40 have been diagnosed with (i) non-melanoma and (ii) melanoma skin cancer in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25019 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have died from (a) non-melanoma and (b) melanoma skin cancer in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25020 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of people in each NHS board area has (a) been diagnosed with and (b) died from (i) non- melanoma and (ii) melanoma skin cancer, compared to the national average, in each of the last five years.

S3W-25021 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist nurses dealing with skin cancer there have been in each NHS board in each of the last five years.

S3W-25022 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on specialist skin cancer services in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board and type of specialist service.

S3W-25023 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it has made available for research into skin cancer in each of the last five years.

S3W-25024 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of its cancer research funding is spent on research into skin cancer.

S3W-25025 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been diagnosed with lung cancer in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25026 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have died from lung cancer in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25027 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of people in each NHS board area compared to the national average (a) were diagnosed with and (b) died from lung cancer in each of the last five years.

S3W-25028 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve the five-year survival rate for people with lung cancer.

S3W-25029 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist nurses dealing with lung cancer there were in each NHS board in each of the last five years.

S3W-25030 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on specialist lung cancer services in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) type of service.

S3W-25031 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it has made available for lung cancer research in each of the last five years.

S3W-25032 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of its funding for cancer research is spent on lung cancer research.

S3W-25033 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timeline is for a decision on the business case for an Olympic-sized swimming pool in Aberdeen.

S3W-25034 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve rail services in the Clydesdale parliamentary constituency.

S3W-25035 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to upgrade the A702.

S3W-25036 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to protect jobs in the Clydesdale parliamentary constituency.

S3W-25037 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children in the Clydesdale parliamentary constituency is registered with an NHS dentist.

S3W-25038 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-23730 by John Swinney on 26 May 2009, whether it remains the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth’s position that an early focus of the Scottish Futures Trust is the delivery and funding of schools.

S3W-25039 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24622 by John Swinney on 26 June 2009, when the Scottish Futures Trust will be fully established.

S3W-25040 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24622 by John Swinney on 26 June 2009, whether a deadline has been set for the Scottish Futures Trust to be fully established.

S3W-25041 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24622 by John Swinney on 26 June 2009, what criteria will be used to determine when the Scottish Futures Trust is fully established.

S3W-25042 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), when the later phases of the school building programme will take place.

S3W-25043 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), how long the first phase of the school building programme will last.

S3W-25044 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), how much will be spent on the first phase of the school building programme.

S3W-25045 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive who will decide which local authorities will be involved in the first tranche of the school building programme.

S3W-25046 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons it did not announce its capital investment programme for school building until June 2009.

S3W-25047 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), how many phases it expects the school building programme to have.

S3W-25048 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), whether the first phase of the school building programme will be funded only through direct capital investment.

S3W-25049 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), whether all phases of the school building programme will involve an element of direct capital investment.

S3W-25050 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), whether all of the £800 million announced for the school building programme will be used as direct capital investment.

S3W-25051 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), whether different funding models, including NPD and PPP, are being considered by (a) it and (b) the Scottish Futures Trust for use in the school building programme.

S3W-25052 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when decisions will be reached by (a) it and (b) the Scottish Futures Trust regarding the use of different funding models for the school building programme.

S3W-25053 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when decisions taken by (a) it and (b) the Scottish Futures Trust on different funding models for the school building programme will be publicly available.

S3W-25054 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has set a deadline for the Scottish Futures Trust to (a) reach a decision and (b) advise ministers on future funding models for school building and, if so, what this deadline is.

S3W-25055 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), when the Scottish Futures Trust will have (a) developed, (b) recommended and (c) implemented the "approaches that will secure a better school building programme across Scotland and better value for money".

S3W-25056 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the statement to the Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 17 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18438), whether all local authorities will be provided with advice and recommendations from the Scottish Futures Trust on school building or whether this will be provided only to local authorities accessing direct capital investment.

S3W-25057 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what formal procedures, guidelines or best-practice models are in place for the Scottish Futures Trust’s work with (a) local authorities and (b) COSLA and where this information is available.

S3W-25058 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all the conclusions or recommendations reached by the Scottish Futures Trust will be provided to all local authorities.

S3W-25059 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how local authorities’ work with the Scottish Futures Trust is initiated and by whom.

S3W-25060 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all local authorities are entitled to receive advice from the Scottish Futures Trust.

S3W-25061 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Futures Trust will let projects in 2009-10.

S3W-25062 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what definition of commissioned it uses in the context of local authorities’ infrastructure projects.

S3W-25063 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Reformation in 2010.

S3W-25064 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of junior doctors in each NHS board area has reached compliance with the European working time directive.

S3W-25065 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how many park-and-ride schemes that were planned by the previous administration have been approved since 2007.

S3W-25066 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will (a) list the local authorities with which it has worked to ensure that every effort is made to fast-track park-and-ride schemes and (b) indicate what progress has been made for each.

S3W-25067 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cities provided a park-and-ride strategy showing what it would do to enhance park-and-ride provision for bus or train or both within six months of the 2007 election and whether it will list those that have produced a park-and-ride strategy since 2007.

S3W-25068 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with (a) MSPs and (b) local people concerning the Forth Replacement Crossing, showing the dates, locations and who was invited.

S3W-25069 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what traffic studies have been undertaken in connection with the Forth Replacement Crossing.

S3W-25070 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been carried out on the potential effect on local wildlife of building the Forth Replacement Crossing.

S3W-25071 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been carried out on the potential impact of the Forth Replacement Crossing on existing routes for cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians.

S3W-25072 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under the age of 16 have not had the full MMR vaccination.

S3W-25073 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what it regards as the level of effective immunisation derived from having a single or full course of injections of the MMR vaccine.

S3W-25074 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under the age of 16 it considers are at risk of measles because of either non-vaccination or inadequate response to vaccination.

S3W-25075 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to provide guidance on whistle-blowing in the NHS and other public services.

S3W-25076 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities (a) as part of the concordat or (b) separately to ensure the mapping of illegal lending in each local authority area.

S3W-25077 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP practices in each NHS board have signed up to the osteoporosis direct enhanced service contract.

S3W-25078 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals have been put to the European Commission regarding the future of ferry services between Gourock and Dunoon and whether any such proposals involve a vehicle and passenger service.

S3W-25079 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of patients with type 1 diabetes is receiving insulin pump therapy, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25080 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the proportion of patients with type 1 diabetes who meet the criteria for eligibility for insulin pump therapy under current clinical guidance.

S3W-25081 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for eligible patients with type 1 diabetes to secure access to insulin pump therapy, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25082 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial provision has been made in each NHS board budget for insulin pump therapy in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

S3W-25083 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how long on average it takes to train a patient with type 1 diabetes in the use of an insulin pump and whether there has been a significant change in this time in recent years.

S3W-25084 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what training is provided to diabetes specialist nurses on the use of insulin pump therapy.

S3W-25085 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how many diabetes specialist nurses trained in the use of insulin pump therapy are employed in each NHS board area.

S3W-25086 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what instructions have been given in the last 12 months to the leaders of diabetes-managed clinical networks on improving access to insulin pump therapy for eligible patients.

S3W-25087 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether appropriate treatments and facilities are made available for prisoners with severe and enduring mental health problems.

S3W-25088 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect overcrowded prisons have on patients with severe and enduring mental health problems.

S3W-25089 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the effect is of segregation on prisoners with severe and enduring mental health problems.

S3W-25090 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all prisoners with severe and enduring mental health problems are made aware of their right to access advocacy support under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

S3W-25091 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how prisoners with severe and enduring mental health conditions are treated in the (a) prison estate and (b) NHS.

S3W-25092 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were issued with a community service order in each year since 1997, broken down by sheriffdom.

S3W-25093 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hours under community service orders were completed in each year since 1997, broken down by sheriffdom.

S3W-25094 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hours were issued under community service orders in each year since 1997, broken down by sheriffdom.

S3W-25095 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders have phoned the Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre regarding the Energy Assistance Package.

S3W-25096 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders have been offered benefit and tax credit checks and advice on low-cost energy tariffs since the launch of the Energy Assistance Package.

S3W-25097 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders have been offered a free package of insulation measures since the launch of the Energy Assistance Package.

S3W-25098 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders have qualified for enhanced measures since the launch of the Energy Assistance Package.

S3W-25099 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to transfer health care and treatment in prisons to the NHS.

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