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Section E – Written questions lodged on 5 March 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-32191 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what legal powers local authorities have at their disposal to implement its proposals to reduce primary one class sizes to a maximum of 25 before the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.

S3W-32192 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislative steps it has taken since May 2007 to reduce the legal limit of primary one class sizes.

S3W-32193 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislative steps it has taken to reduce the legal limit of primary one class sizes since the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning announced on 23 September 2009 that local authorities were to be given the legal protection that they required to limit primary one class sizes to 25.

S3W-32194 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration will be given to the overall balance of greenhouse gas emissions and savings from the development of offshore renewable energy, including emissions from manufacture, transport, construction, seabed disturbance, operation, maintenance and decommissioning, when assessing (a) individual applications for consent and (b) the contribution of offshore renewable energy to meeting the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 targets for emissions reductions.

S3W-32195 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated financial value was of wasted medication in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32196 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure compliance with the Horse Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

S3W-32197 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been received regarding breaches of the Horse Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

S3W-32198 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the Scottish Funding Council’s planned reduction in funding for architecture courses.

S3W-32199 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the impact on the industry of the Scottish Funding Council’s planned reduction in funding for architecture courses.

S3W-32200 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made representations to the Scottish Funding Council to maintain funding levels for architecture courses.

S3W-32201 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has asked the Scottish Funding Council to explain why it has reduced funding for architecture courses.

S3W-32202 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32203 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients aged under 30 were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32204 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children aged 16 and under were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32205 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist rheumatology nurses there are in each NHS board.

S3W-32206 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve access to multidisciplinary healthcare teams for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, particularly at times of urgent need.

S3W-32207 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what waiting time target applies to patients who have seen a consultant and begun treatment yet need to attend follow-up appointments with their consultant throughout the course of treatment in order to measure response to drug treatment and disease activity.

S3W-32208 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what waiting time target applies to patients with early rheumatoid arthritis who have seen a consultant and begun a course of drug treatment yet need to attend follow-up appointments with a consultant in order to measure response to drug treatment and disease activity.

S3W-32209 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many babies required neonatal care in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32210 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many neonatal beds there are in each NHS board.

S3W-32211 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average occupancy rate was for each specialist neonatal unit in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32212 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors specialise in neonatal care, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-32213 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many newborn infants were transferred to an NHS facility other than the one planned for the birth in order to receive neonatal care in each month in 2009.

S3W-32214 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many babies were transferred by (a) the Scottish Neonatal Transport Service and (b) air ambulance in each of the last five years in order to receive neonatal care.

S3W-32215 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the recent 30th birthday baby report by Bliss, what action will be taken to address the pressures on neonatal units that can result in the closure of units to new admissions.

S3W-32216 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the consultation by the Department of Health on proposals that would allow generic medicines to be substituted for branded medicines in primary care in England, whether it plans to conduct a similar consultation in Scotland and, if so, what the expected timescale is.

S3W-32217 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what the guidelines are when making a decision as to whether a (a) police officer, (b) member of the fire brigade and (c) prison officer is suspended or given restricted duties following an official charge being brought against them.

S3W-32218 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many serving police officers are on restricted duties as a result of a charge being brought against them.

S3W-32219 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many serving police officers are currently suspended as a result of a charge being brought against them.

S3W-32220 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many serving police officers are on restricted duties as a result of a charge being brought against them in relation to rape or a sexual assault.

S3W-32221 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many serving police officers are currently suspended as a result of a charge being brought against them in relation to rape or a sexual assault.

S3W-32222 Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to questions S3W-26834 and S3W-31314 by Jim Mather on 8 September 2009 and 1 February 2010 respectively, for what reason it has been unable to spend over £8 million of the £13 million allocated by the previous administration fordeveloping wave and tidal energy schemes in the last three years.

S3W-32223 Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive,further to the answer to question S3W-31315 by Jim Mather on 1 February 2010, what thevalue was of the further private investment from the Shell Technology Ventures Fund in AWS Ocean Energy Ltd.

S3W-32224 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-9722 by Keith Brown on 4 March 2010 (Official Report c. 24271), whether it will clarify how many times it has met representatives of the Scottish Funding Council to discuss the New Campus Glasgow complex and proposed merger.

S3W-32225 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-31764 by Richard Lochhead on 4 March 2010, what action it is taking to ensure that all unnecessary lighting across its core estate is switched off on a daily basis.

S3W-32226 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that all non-essential IT equipment across its estate is switched off when not in use.

S3W-32227 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that all non-essential mains-powered electronic appliances and devices across its estate are switched off when not in use.

S3W-32228 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued, or intends to issue, advice to staff about ensuring that unnecessary lighting, IT equipment and other mains-powered electronic equipment is switched off when not in use.

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