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Section E – Written questions lodged on 30 April 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-33457 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive which health boards are reducing the hours of work of epilepsy specialist nurses, and by how much.

S3W-33458 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many health boards have still to fill their epilepsy specialist nurses posts.

S3W-33459 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive which health boards have removed epilepsy specialist nurses posts from their staff complement.

S3W-33460 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent in advertising the Landlord Registration Scheme in each year since the Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 was introduced; and what forms of advertising have been used.

S3W-33461 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following the publication in September 2010 of guidance by the General Medical Council requiring doctors to inform the police whenever they treat a patient who is a victim of a knife attack, the volume of information being shared between hospitals and the police has increased.

S3W-33462 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when the evaluation of the injury surveillance pilots underway in accident and emergency departments in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Fife and (c) Lanarkshire will take place.

S3W-33463 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted under section 23 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

S3W-33464 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges have been reported to the procurators fiscal under section 23 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

S3W-33465 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the highest number of prisoners was in each prison in each of the last three months.

S3W-33466 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions each prison breached their Assessed Operational Limit in each of the last three years.

S3W-33467 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many "Scotland Houses" have been created each year since May 2007

S3W-33468 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the commitment made in the 2007 SNP election manifesto that it could "get a far better return for public investment with support for Scotland Houses opened by Scottish business people internationally – similar to the one recently opened in Estonia" has been met, given that it proposed to provide "£1 million kick-start funding to develop similar initiatives world-wide."

S3W-33469 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a detailed breakdown of how the one-off, additional allocation of £1 million in 2008-09 to Scottish Development International for the development of Scotland Houses was spent.

S3W-33470 Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to raise awareness of the Scots language question in the 2011 census.

S3W-33471 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual costs are of leasing the three ships in the Northlink fleet which commenced in 2002.

S3W-33472 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual cost of bunker fuel has been in each year from April 2003 for the three ships in the Northlink fleet.

S3W-33473 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the quality of oil burned by the three ships in the Northlink fleethas ever changed since 2003.

S3W-33474 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual figures are for (a) passengers, (b) cars and (c) commercial vehicles carried on each ship in the Northlink fleet since April 2003.

S3W-33475 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many days have the Scrabster to Stromness and the Stromness to Scrabster services been interrupted by adverse weather conditions in each year since April 2003.

S3W-33476 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many days have the Aberdeen to Lerwick service and the Lerwick to Aberdeen services been interrupted by adverse weather conditions in each year since April 2003.

S3W-33477 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times has the scheduled call at Kirkwall in the Aberdeen to Lerwick Northlink service and the Lerwick to Aberdeen service been abandoned since April 2003.

S3W-33478 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of Edinburgh Napier University’s decision to discontinue its Communication, Advertising and PR undergraduate degree (a) how many applicants will be affected by this decision and (b) what recourse applicants who are negatively affected will have to ensure they can begin their chosen area of study.

S3W-33479 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued on the proposed use of the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation for charitable organisations.

S3W-33480 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to motion S3M-4797.1 as agreed by the Parliament on 9 September 2009, when it expects the Scottish Dementia Strategy to be published.

S3W-33481 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to motion S3M-4797.1 as agreed by the Parliament on 9 September 2009, why there has been a delay in the publication of the Scottish Dementia Strategy.

S3W-33482 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the findings of the appraisal of the clipper ship, HMS Carrick or City of Adelaide carried out by DTZ, to be published.

S3W-33483 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what timetable it has in place for its evaluation of the future of the clipper ship, HMS Carrick or City of Adelaide.

S3W-33484 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many diagnoses of tuberculosis have there been in Scotland over the past five years broken down into (a) non-pulmonary, (b) pulmonary and (c) respiratory.

S3W-33485 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been screened for tuberculosis in each of the past five years broken down by (a) age and (b) NHS board.

S3W-33486 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have died in Scotland as a result of tuberculosis in each of the past 5 years.

S3W-33487 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what was the average treatment time for tuberculosis in Scotland for each of the past five years.

S3W-33488 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS staff have contracted tuberculosis through working with patients with the condition during each of the past five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-33489 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of tuberculosis have there been in Scotland over the past five years, broken down by age group.

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