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Section E – Written questions lodged on 14 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-30721Δ Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide an update on its policy for the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste arising in Scotland.

S3W-30722 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what its (a) plans are and (b) timescale is for replacing tags with spent batteries used in the beaver reintroduction trial.

S3W-30723 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for tracking the two beavers that have escaped from the beaver reintroduction trial area.

S3W-30724 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what the approximate life is of the radio tag batteries used in the beaver reintroduction trial.

S3W-30725 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the radio tags used in the beaver reintroduction trial are (a) working and (b) not working and in need of replacement.

S3W-30726 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to question S3W-27902, which received a holding reply on 29 October 2009.

S3W-30727 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents involving bicycles and cars have been reported in the last five years, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency.

S3W-30728 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents involving motorcycles and cars have been reported in the last five years, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency.

S3W-30729 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to (a) proposed and (b) existing community councils.

S3W-30730 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what value it sees in community councils advancing local democracy.

S3W-30731 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it sees community councils having in local decision making.

S3W-30732 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged over 60 were given NHS hearing aids in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-30733 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged 30 to 60 were given NHS hearing aids in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-30734 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged under 30 were given NHS hearing aids in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-30735 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has received with regard to the City of Edinburgh Council’s proposal to introduce direct payment rates for individuals based on their categorisation by care group.

S3W-30736 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the City of Edinburgh Council about its proposal to set rates for direct payments based on categorisation by care group.

S3W-30737 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how NHS Health Scotland is taking forward its role in supporting NHS boards to comply with legal duties on equality and eliminating discrimination.

S3W-30738 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff work in the Directorate of Equalities and Planning of NHS Health Scotland and what their different job remits are.

S3W-30739 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what difference the Directorate of Equalities and Planning of NHS Health Scotland has made to the individual experience of (a) disabled people, (b) people from black and minority ethnic communities and (c) lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender people in achieving equality of access to health services.

S3W-30740 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget is for the Directorate of Equalities and Planning of NHS Health Scotland, also broken down by (a) staffing and (b) programme costs.

S3W-30741 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients, service users and community groups are involved on a regular basis in deciding the work and direction of the Directorate of Equalities and Planning of NHS Health Scotland and evaluating whether that work is having an impact on patients’ experience of the NHS.

S3W-30742 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an equality impact assessment was carried out with regard to the proposal to appoint consultants to assist NHS Health Scotland communicate with MSPs.

S3W-30743 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the value for money represented by NHS Health Scotland spending up to £300,000 on public relations consultants to help the organisation communicate with MSPs, over and above their publicity budget of £55,000.

S3W-30744 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on NHS Health Scotland spending up to £300,000 to communicate with MSPs as a priority for action rather than investing the money in frontline services.

S3W-30745 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many co-locations of (a) post offices with public sector bodies and (b) public services in post offices have been set up and are now in operation, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-30746 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many officials are working on the drafting of the proposed Referendum Bill.

S3W-30747 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest estimated cost is of the National Conversation.

S3W-30748 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) cost to date is and (b) estimated final cost will be of drafting the proposed Referendum Bill.

S3W-30749 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the Determined to Succeed programme and whether it will continue funding when the present funding arrangements come to an end.

S3W-30750 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what access teachers have to continuous professional development courses that include co-operative education.

S3W-30751 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the co-operative model is included in business education in (a) schools, (b) further education and (c) higher education.

S3W-30752 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources are available to teachers who wish to include the co-operative business model as an option in enterprise education.

S3W-30753 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers have been trained in co-operative education.

S3W-30754 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many enterprise projects in schools are run using the co-operative business model.

S3W-30755 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how much is spent per day on food for patients in (a) Glasgow Royal Infirmary, (b) Glasgow’s Western Infirmary and (c) the Southern General Hospital.

S3W-30756 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Economy and Chief Economic Adviser.

S3W-30757 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Education.

S3W-30758 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Environment.

S3W-30759 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Finance and Corporate Services.

S3W-30760 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Health and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland.

S3W-30761 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Justice and Communities.

S3W-30762 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time is for dealing with grievance procedures in the directorates under the responsibility of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Executive.

S3W-30763 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Economy and Chief Economic Adviser initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30764 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Education initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30765 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Environment initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30766 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Finance and Corporate Services initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30767 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of the Director-General Health and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30768 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of its Director-General Justice and Communities initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30769 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants in the directorates under the responsibility of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Executive initiated grievance procedures against their employer in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

S3W-30770 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the conclusions of the traffic capacity study carried out by Scotland Transerv on the A9 Longman roundabout to be published.

S3W-30771 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive in what alternative formats the Curriculum for Excellence has been published.

S3W-30772 Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason ministers overruled the recommendations of the reporter for the public inquiry on the Beauly to Denny power line upgrade regarding the section near Auchilhanzie House, Crieff.

S3W-30773 Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason ministers overruled the recommendations of the reporter for the public inquiry on the Beauly to Denny power line upgrade regarding the section near Glenside, Plean.

S3W-30774 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how often the provisions of the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 have been used following concerns raised by a family member, carer or guardian regarding the inappropriate prescribing of drugs to an adult with incapacity.

S3W-30775 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29268 by Michael Russell on 7 December 2009, whether it will list each organisation represented on the new review group that will work with Learning and Teaching Scotland to establish a delivery plan for financial education.

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