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Section E – Written questions lodged on 16 December 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-30112 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners are ex-service personnel.

S3W-30113 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

S3W-30114 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

S3W-30115 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how ex-service personnel are supported in the prison estate.

S3W-30116 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what information is available regarding ex-service personnel in the prison estate diagnosed with or who may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

S3W-30117 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what information is available regarding prisoners with post-traumatic stress disorder.

S3W-30118 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many landfill consignments in 2008 contained ozone-depleting substances, including chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

S3W-30119 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tonnes of ozone-depleting substances were dumped in landfill in each of the last three years.

S3W-30120 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the amount of ozone-depleting substances dumped in landfill.

S3W-30121 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects that the new special roads and trunk roads of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will all be open.

S3W-30122 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to proceed with the Fastlink between Milltimber and Stonehaven as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.

S3W-30123 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive on what occasions a ministerial vehicle has been used to transport someone other than a minister or Scottish Government employee unaccompanied by a minister or Scottish Government employee since May 2007 and what the purpose was of each journey.

S3W-30124 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-29280 and S3W-29287 by Jim Mather on 3 December 2009, whether it will consider working with partners to project demand for broadband services and assist in the development of investment plans by infrastructure providers.

S3W-30125 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29269 by Jim Mather on 3 December 2009, when it expects discussions between officials and others on the most effective mechanisms to advance the LEADER broadband programme to be completed and made public.

S3W-30126 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress there has been in establishing a housing investment bank.

S3W-30127 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons Shetland Islands Council’s round one and two bids for new-build council home funding were unsuccessful.

S3W-30128 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons Moray Council’s round one bid for new-build council home funding was unsuccessful.

S3W-30129 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29603 by John Swinney on 11 December 2009, whether staff continue to be paid while attending the mobile blood transfusion units visiting Scottish Government buildings during working hours.

S3W-30130 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reintroduce a school-based dental service in the most deprived areas, as promised in the 2007 SNP manifesto.

S3W-30131Δ Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the outcome was of the December EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting.

S3W-30132 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are on a waiting list for neuromodulation surgery for pain relief.

S3W-30133 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether neuromodulation surgery for pain relief is included in its waiting time targets.

S3W-30134 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on placing siblings in separate schools in order to achieve class size targets.

S3W-30135 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the cost was of producing A Report to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on the Scheme for Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses, including the time of Parliament staff.

S3W-30136 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what different (a) sources and (b) levels of financial support are available to (i) part-time further education, (ii) part-time higher education, (iii) full-time further education and (iv) full-time higher education students.

S3W-30137 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what different (a) sources and (b) levels of financial support are available to (i) postgraduate taught and (ii) postgraduate research students.

S3W-30138 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what different (a) sources and (b) levels of financial support are available to student parents in (i) further and (ii) higher education.

S3W-30139 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what different (a) sources and (b) levels of financial support are available to mature (i) further and (ii) higher education students.

S3W-30140 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what different (a) sources and (b) levels of financial support are available to (i) further and (ii) higher education students under the age of 25.

S3W-30141 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what different (a) sources and (b) levels of financial support are available to (i) medical, (ii) teaching and (iii) nursing students, broken down by (A) age and (B) mode of study.

S3W-30142 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Environment Protection Agency monitors the accuracy of special waste landfill consignment notes, specifically in relation to insulation containing ozone-depleting substances.

S3W-30143 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Environment Protection Agency files and subsequently accesses copies of special waste landfill consignment notes.

S3W-30144Δ Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make its determination on applications to upgrade the Beauly to Denny overhead transmission line.

S3W-30145 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many animals were legally snared in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009, broken down by animal type.

S3W-30146 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many animals have been illegally snared in each of the last three years for which information is available, broken down by animal type.

S3W-30147 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many successful prosecutions there have been for the illegal setting of snares in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-30148 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what system it has in place to record incidents of illegal snaring.

S3W-30149 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions for illegal snaring there were in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

S3W-30150 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many licenses were granted for the snaring of (a) mountain hares and (b) other protected species in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009.

S3W-30151 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents of illegal use of airsoft guns were recorded in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

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