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Section E – Written questions lodged on 2 February 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-31372 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what feedback Scottish Enterprise has had from universities regarding contract changes requested of them through its Proof of Concept programme.

S3W-31373 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in Fife in each year since 2005.

S3W-31374 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour notices have been issued in Fife in each year since 2005.

S3W-31375 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents of (a) stalking and (b) harassment have been reported to the police and how many resulted in (i) prosecution and (ii) conviction in each of the last three years.

S3W-31376 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether police or Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service procedures are in place to encourage best practice in the handling of stalking and harassment cases and, if so, whether it will publish the relevant procedures.

S3W-31377 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many operations were cancelled by NHS Lothian (a) in 2007-08, (b) in 2008-09 and (c) from 1 April to 31 December 2009, broken down by reason.

S3W-31378 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29958 by Stewart Stevenson on 14 January 2010, what changes ministers, particularly the First Minister, have made in their ministerial activities to contribute to its climate change targets.

S3W-31379 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30823 by Stewart Stevenson on 27 January 2010, what further meetings are planned in relation to its engagement with the public, affected parties and stakeholders.

S3W-31380 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has given consideration to a permanent visitor centre for all three Forth bridges on the site of the old Forth Bridges Motel.

S3W-31381 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice is provided to recipients of Energy Saving Scotland home renewables grants to ensure that planning difficulties are avoided in relation to the installation of renewable energy devices.

S3W-31382 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that community learning and development staff responsible for the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence outwith schools receive the necessary training.

S3W-31383 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that librarians supporting the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence outwith schools receive the necessary training.

S3W-31384 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that college staff responsible for the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence receive the necessary training.

S3W-31385 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that university staff responsible for the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence receive the necessary training.

S3W-31386 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that work-based learning providers responsible for the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence receive the necessary training.

S3W-31387 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that career guidance practitioners responsible for the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence receive the necessary training.

S3W-31388 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30964 by Stewart Stevenson on 29 January 2010, when it expects work on costed options for the replacement Inveramsay Bridge to be completed.

S3W-31389 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30964 by Stewart Stevenson on 29 January 2010, when it expects to start the consultation on a preferred road alignment for the replacement Inveramsay Bridge.

S3W-31390 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30964 by Stewart Stevenson on 29 January 2010, who it plans to consult on the preferred road alignment for the replacement Inveramsay Bridge.

S3W-31392 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considered examples of undergrounding power lines in other European countries when making its decision on the Beauly to Denny power line.

S3W-31393 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the criteria will be for assessing the effectiveness of proposed mitigation measures in connection with the Beauly to Denny overhead power line.

S3W-31394 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what costs (a) per kilometre of undergrounding and (b) of the overhead power line, including lifetime maintenance, were used in reaching its decision on the Beauly to Denny power line.

S3W-31395 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the overhead power line costs used in reaching its decision on the Beauly to Denny power line included the cost of mitigation measures.

S3W-31396 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason Historic Scotland did not attend the public inquiry for the Beauly to Denny power line.

S3W-31397 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish (a) a list of organisations and individuals consulted by ministers or officials after the public inquiry closed on the Beauly to Denny power line and (b) minutes of all such consultations.

S3W-31398 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considered evidence on the impact on health in reaching a decision on undergrounding sections of the Beauly to Denny power line and, if so, whether this should have led to an application of the precautionary principle as set out in the Rio Declaration and the Maastricht treaty.

S3W-31399 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it took to ensure the validity of the responses to the GP patient access survey for 2008-09.

S3W-31400 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the response rate was to the patient access questions in the GP patient access survey for 2008-09, broken down by (a) mean, (b) median and (c) standard deviation.

S3W-31401 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it took to cross-check the validity of the responses to the GP patient access survey for 2008-09 before reducing GP practice Quality and Outcomes Framework funding.

S3W-31402 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive by how much Quality and Outcomes Framework funding to GP practices for 2009-10 has (a) decreased and (b) increased as a result of the GP patient access survey for 2008-09.

S3W-31403 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many GP practices in each NHS board area the Quality and Outcomes Framework funding has (a) increased, (b) remained the same and (c) decreased as a result of the GP patient access survey for 2008-09.

S3W-31404 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to ensure equity of approach to appeals against the reduction of Quality and Outcomes Framework funding resulting from the application of the GP patient access survey for 2008-09.

S3W-31405 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the osteoporosis direct enhanced service will be continued in 2010-11.

S3W-31406 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Department of Health regarding the practice accreditation schemes being piloted in England.

S3W-31407 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to monitor the implementation of Achieving Our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland.

S3W-31408 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence there is of progress in implementing Achieving our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland.

S3W-31409 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will produce a report on progress in implementing Achieving Our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland.

S3W-31410 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board spent on performance reporting in 2008-09.

S3W-31411 Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board spent on implementing the Gold Standards Framework Scotland in 2008-09.

S3W-31412 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attacks there were on emergency workers while on duty in 2009, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-31413 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken to assess the impact of its safer streets initiative.

S3W-31414 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is provided to redundant apprentices to enable them to complete their training.

S3W-31415 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprentices who have been made redundant since January 2009 are still without a placement.

S3W-31416 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage film production in Scotland.

S3W-31417 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many film productions there have been in Scotland in each year since 2005.

S3W-31418 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made representations to the UK Government regarding offering production incentives to film producers in order to promote investment in the Scottish film industry.

S3W-31419 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fraudulent claims have been made to the national concessionary travel scheme since 2006.

S3W-31420 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance there is regarding the admission of a patient confirmed as an MRSA carrier to a ward with at-risk patients.

S3W-31421 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance there is regarding the use of hospital ward shared toilet facilities by a patient confirmed to be carrying the Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase organism.

S3W-31422 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken on the potential impact of an aging population on the future composition of the workforce.

S3W-31423 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the effectiveness of provision of specialist health care services to pupils in independent residential special schools.

S3W-31424 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the guidance on responsibility for provision of specialist health care services to pupils in independent residential special schools as outlined in NHS HDL (2004) 15: NHSScotland: Guidance on Establishing the Responsible Commissioner has been updated.

S3W-31425 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with (a) veterans’ organisations, (b) housing providers, (c) local authority veterans’ coordinators or champions and (d) the Ministry of Defence regarding improving support for those leaving the armed forces to access suitable accommodation.

S3W-31426 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve support for those leaving the armed forces to access suitable accommodation.

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