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Section E – Written questions lodged on 10 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-31678 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29348 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 December 2009, whether it will provide a timescale for the implementation of the recommendations of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 review led by Lord Cullen of Whitekirk.

S3W-31679 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29347 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 December 2009, whether it is now in a position to respond to the findings of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 review led by Lord Cullen of Whitekirk.

S3W-31680 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what recommendations Lord Cullen has made in his report on the Review of the Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation.

S3W-31681 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to allow for legal representation of core participants, such as the family of the deceased, at fatal accident inquiries.

S3W-31682 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recommendations arising from a fatal accident inquiry are binding on the agencies to which they refer.

S3W-31683 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the implementation of recommendations arising from a fatal accident inquiry.

S3W-31684 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether electrocardiographs are routinely interpreted by junior doctors without reference to senior doctors.

S3W-31685 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what screening programmes are available for adults with a clear family history of cardiac conditions.

S3W-31686 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what rail passenger numbers have been on the Larkhall-Glasgow line in each four-week period since the service was established in 2005.

S3W-31687 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions and on what dates the Glasgow 2014 Strategic Group has met since the award of the Games to Glasgow; whether meetings have been (a) cancelled or (b) postponed, and, if so, for what reason.

S3W-31688 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on preparatory work in connection with the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

S3W-31689 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a universal shingles vaccination programme for people aged between 70 and 79 years, as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, and, if so, when.

S3W-31690Δ Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what its performance was in answering ministerial correspondence in the third quarter of 2009.

S3W-31691 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs there have been in the oil and gas industry in each year since 1997.

S3W-31692 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses in the (a) Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency, (b) East Ayrshire Council area and (c) South Ayrshire Council area have successfully applied for the £1,000 incentive offered by the Invest in an Apprentice scheme running until 26 March 2010.

S3W-31693 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the maximum sentence for those convicted of wildlife crimes.

S3W-31694 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it issues to Transport Scotland regarding the provision of pedestrian crossings on trunk roads.

S3W-31695 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what account is taken of community views when deciding the siting of pedestrian crossings on trunk roads.

S3W-31696 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made to end mixed-sex wards in NHS hospitals.

S3W-31697 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many mixed sex wards there are in psychiatric hospitals.

S3W-31698 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes with a band E energy performance in the (a) Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency, (b) East Ayrshire Council area and (c) South Ayrshire Council area have been accepted for the Energy Assistance Package since the eligibility criteria changed in November 2009.

S3W-31699 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of representations from NHS Ayrshire and Arran, what action it has taken regarding the reduction of non-recurring funding to meet waiting time targets.

S3W-31700 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards have indicated that they are unlikely to meet the HEAT target of a 30% reduction in cases of staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias (SABS) by 31 March 2010.

S3W-31701 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards had underspent on mental health services as of 31 December 2009.

S3W-31702 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards had overspent on integrated care and emergency services associated with winter pressures and the influenza A (H1N1) virus as of 31 December 2009.

S3W-31703 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age have access to free swimming in the East Ayrshire Council area.

S3W-31704 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age have access to free swimming in the South Ayrshire Council area.

S3W-31705 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age have access to free swimming in the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency.

S3W-31706 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary schools have received an Eco-Schools Green Flag award, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-31707 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is being made for access to free swimming for children in South Carrick following the closure of Girvan swimming pool.

S3W-31708 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between ministers and elected members in South Ayrshire regarding the closure of Girvan swimming pool.

S3W-31709 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between ministers and elected members in South Ayrshire regarding the decision by South Ayrshire Council not to hand over ownership of Girvan swimming pool to the local community.

S3W-31710 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive which ministers have been involved in discussions with elected members in (a) East Ayrshire and (b) South Ayrshire Council regarding the future of Crossroads Primary School serving pupils in the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency.

S3W-31711 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what hourly rates are used by each local authority when determining direct payments for social care.

S3W-31712 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued guidance to local authorities on the hourly rates to be used in determining the level of direct payments for social care packages.

S3W-31713 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reason is for the variation in hourly rates applied to direct payments for social care across local authorities.

S3W-31714 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it would cost to upgrade the Whitsome telephone exchange to provide 8Mb broadband capacity.

S3W-31715 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it would cost to upgrade the Abbey St Bathans telephone exchange to provide 8Mb broadband capacity.

S3W-31716 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients in Lanarkshire receive insulin pump therapy.

S3W-31717 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients aged (a) under 18, (b) 18 to 30, (c) 31 to 45 and (d) over 45 in Lanarkshire receive insulin pump therapy.

S3W-31718 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board spent on insulin pump therapy in each of the last three years.

S3W-31719 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of patients with type 1 diabetes receives insulin pump therapy, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-31720 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged (a) under five, (b) five to 18 and (c) over 18 had teeth extracted in the (i) NHS general, (ii) hospital and (iii) community dental service setting in 2008-09.

S3W-31721 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teeth were extracted in the (a) NHS general, (b) hospital and (c) community dental service setting in 2009, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-31722 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) women and (b) men aged (i) 16 to 34, (ii) 35 to 54 and (iii) 55 and over are estimated to have no natural teeth.

S3W-31723 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish guidance for applicants for new World Heritage sites.

S3W-31724 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken by the Scottish Futures Trust in relation to delivering the new Zero Waste Plan.

S3W-31725 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what support the Scottish Futures Trust has given to support councils to develop waste management facilities.

S3W-31726 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between Scottish ministers and the Registrar General regarding additional questions for the 2011 census.

S3W-31727 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the respective responsibilities are of (a) the Scottish Government Equalities, Social Inclusion and Sports Directorate, (b) Glasgow City Council, (c) Glasgow 2014 Ltd and (d) Commonwealth Games Scotland in relation to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and which is the lead organisation.

S3W-31728 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total funding was from all public sources to support youth, junior, amateur and semi-professional football in the most recent year for which information is available.

S3W-31729 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage its staff to change from private to public transport for travel connected with their work.

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