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Section E – Written questions lodged on 11 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-31730 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses will benefit from the new rates relief scheme for renewables companies, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) constituency.

S3W-31731 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the life outcomes of those children who go through the children’s hearings system and, if so, how many have (a) remained in school education beyond the age of 16, (b) advanced to tertiary education, (c) gone into employment following the conclusion of their education, (e) had known substance dependency problems, (f) registered as homeless or (d) entered (i) a young offenders institution or (ii) an adult prison in the last 15 years, also expressed as a percentage.

S3W-31732 Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive how many assaults on police officers have been reported in the last 10 years, broken down by police force.

S3W-31733 Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive how many violent crimes were reported in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-31734 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30936 by Nicola Sturgeon on 27 January 2010, whether the proportionate funding will be based on the number of people affected by thalidomide in Scotland or an amount calculated under the Barnett Formula.

S3W-31735 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many alcohol-related accident and emergency admissions there were in NHS Tayside in the last year for which information is available.

S3W-31736 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £20 million announced for education and lifelong learning during the stage 3 debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Official Report c. 23368) will be spent on student support for higher education students.

S3W-31737 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £20 million announced for education and lifelong learning during the stage 3 debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Official Report c. 23368) will be spent on student support for further education college students.

S3W-31738 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Funding Council will announce how the extra £10 million to support higher education students in colleges and universities announced for 2010-11 during the stage 3 debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Official Report c. 23368) will be allocated to colleges.

S3W-31739 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Funding Council will announce how the extra £10 million to support higher education students in colleges and universities announced for 2010-11 during the stage 3 debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Official Report c. 23368) will be allocated to universities.

S3W-31740 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many extra college places will be created for 2010-11 as a direct result of the £20 million for education and lifelong learning announced during the stage 3 debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Official Report c. 23368).

S3W-31741 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many extra university places will be created for 2010-11 as a direct result of the £20 million for education and lifelong learning announced during the stage 3 debate on the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Official Report c. 23368).

S3W-31742Δ Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive when it proposes to respond to the 2009 report by the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee.

S3W-31743 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households it plansto supportthroughits boiler scrappage scheme.

S3W-31744 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will apply the £400 discount offered by the UK Government in its boiler scrappage scheme.

S3W-31745 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many estimated jobswill be created by its boiler scrappage scheme.

S3W-31746 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will administer the delivery of its boiler scrappage scheme.

S3W-31747 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive when householders will be able to apply to the boiler scrappage scheme.

S3W-31748 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the recent Conficker virus attacks on computers at NHS Leeds and Greater Manchester Police, what steps it is taking to ensure that all critical and non-critical NHS computers are adequately protected from the virus by the Microsoft patch.

S3W-31749 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authorities have used the funds available under the teacher refresh scheme.

S3W-31750 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage local authorities to use the funds available under the teacher refresh scheme.

S3W-31751 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to support supply teachers unable to secure permanent positions.

S3W-31752Δ Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals the Scottish Law Commission has for future law reform projects.

S3W-31753 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to information provided in response to the question S3W-30534 by John Swinney on 10 February 2010, for what reason other ministers did not use public transport when carrying out their ministerial duties during the time period specified in the same way as the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change.

S3W-31754 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers have discussed their plans for Scottish independence with (a) members and (b) officials of the European Commission.

S3W-31755 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether other EU nationals living in Scotland will be allowed to vote in its proposed referendum on Scottish independence.

S3W-31756 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what its favoured model is for dividing UK assets and liabilities in the event of Scottish independence.

S3W-31757 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates Scotland’s share of the UK national debt will be in the event of Scottish independence.

S3W-31758 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30746 by Bruce Crawford on 28 January 2010, how many officials from the (a) Office of the Scottish Parliamentary Counsel and (b) relevant policy directorate have been employed in the drafting of the proposed Referendum Bill.

S3W-31759 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30626 by Bruce Crawford on 25 January 2010, on what date the proposed Referendum Bill will be published.

S3W-31760 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools in each local authority area offer annual health and fitness checks to pupils, as proposed in the SNP manifesto.

S3W-31761 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) men and (b) women in each NHS board area have received the Life Begins health check on reaching the age of 40, as proposed in the SNP manifesto.

S3W-31762 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the health check for people reaching retirement age will be introduced, as proposed in the SNP manifesto.

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