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Section E – Written questions lodged on 13 January 2010

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-30683 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many rural shows and galas there have been in each year since 1999.

S3W-30684 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the condition of docks and wharfs since 1999.

S3W-30685 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus monitoring officer posts there have been in the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland area in each year since their inception and how many such posts were funded by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

S3W-30686 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many officials attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

S3W-30687 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings ministers and officials attended at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, broken down by (a) meeting and (b) attendees.

S3W-30688 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was for each (a) minister and (b) official of (i) travel to and (ii) accommodation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

S3W-30689 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what work is being conducted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium with the National Medicines Utilisation Unit, the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland and other stakeholders to improve knowledge on the use of medicines across NHS Scotland.

S3W-30690 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Hospital Medicines Utilisation Database will allow for comparisons in the uptake of medicines in Scotland and between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe.

S3W-30691 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the letter to the Public Petitions Committee from the Deputy Director of the Scottish Government’s Healthcare Policy Strategy Directorate on 27 July 2009, how it will (a) continue to ensure that guidance to NHS boards is being implemented and (b) manage boards that do not implement the guidance in a timely fashion.

S3W-30692 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment the Scottish Government Health Directorate’s Chemotherapy Advisory Group has made of geographical variations in the use of Scottish Medicines Consortium-approved drugs and what steps it is taking to address this issue.

S3W-30693 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the levels of spending on cancer treatment in Scotland in comparison with (a) England and (b) other EU member states.

S3W-30694 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of progress in implementing Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan.

S3W-30695 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish an annual progress report on the implementation of Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan.

S3W-30696 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) one and (b) five-year survival rates have been for (i) lung, (ii) breast, (iii) prostate, (iii) haematological and (iv) bowel cancer in (A) each Scottish Parliament constituency, (B) each Scottish Parliament region and (C) Scotland overall in each year since devolution. 

S3W-30697 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much it has been spent on bottled water in each year since 1999.

S3W-30698 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on bottled water for its directorates in each year since 1999.

S3W-30699 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on bottled water by each local authority in each year since 1999.

S3W-30700 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on bottled water by each NHS board in each year since 1999.

S3W-30701 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many holders of entitlement cards for local concessionary travel schemes who were in receipt of the lower rate of disability living allowance were admitted initially to the free bus travel scheme when it commenced.

S3W-30702 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of alcohol poisoning there were in the Lothians region in 2009, broken down by hospital.

S3W-30703 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures have been issued by procurators fiscal for vandalism in each month since August 2009, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-30704 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been collected in the Lothians region in fiscal fines imposed since December 2008 and in how many cases (a) no payment has been made and (b) payments are overdue.

S3W-30705 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people had a charge proved in court for supply of drugs offences in the Lothian and Borders police force area in 2008-09 and what disposals were applied to them, broken down by type of drug.

S3W-30706 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive who was responsible for the closure of access roads to the Cairngorm Mountain ski resort on 10 January 2010.

S3W-30707 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Cairngorm Mountain ski resort regarding the impact of the closure of (a) access roads on 9-10 January 2009 and (b) the funicular railway on 10 January 2010.

S3W-30708 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive, given the potential economic benefit resulting from good skiing conditions, whether concerns have been expressed regarding the impact that difficulties in accessing ski resorts may have and what its response has been.

S3W-30709 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it plans to develop a sustainable travel policy and, if so, what the process will be for developing it.

S3W-30710 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what costs were incurred by Elaine C Smith as a consequence of her radio recordings for Weather Wise.

S3W-30711 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement by the leader of the City of Edinburgh Council on 2 December 2009 of an independent evaluation into the competitive tendering process, whether it has approached the council regarding the evaluation and, if so, what representations it has made on whether the evaluation will examine the fact that 466 service users have requested direct payments.

S3W-30712 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to carry out a broader inquiry into the competitive tendering process for care and support of vulnerable adults that would examine whether the City of Edinburgh Council has met the relevant recommendations in its 2008 Social Work Inspection Agency performance report and correctly implemented guidance and codes of practices for social work staff.

S3W-30713 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to carry out a field survey to ascertain the number of rough sleepers.

S3W-30714 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the last field survey of rough sleepers was carried out.

S3W-30715 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when it estimates that the new Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh will be open and operational.

S3W-30716 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive which of the fingerprint bureaux are planning to move to Gartcosh.

S3W-30717 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when the fingerprint bureau that is part of the forensic services based in Glasgow will move to the new Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh.

S3W-30718 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans for the fingerprint bureau that is part of the forensic services based in Aberdeen to move to the new Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh and, if so, when.

S3W-30719 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans for the fingerprint bureau that is part of the forensic services based in Dundee to move to the new Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh and, if so, when.

S3W-30720 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans for the fingerprint bureau that is part of the forensic services based in Edinburgh to move to the new Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh and, if so, when.

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