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Section E – Written questions lodged on 15 September 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-36270 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Midlothian Council concerning the future of the Midlothian Snowsports Centre.

S3W-36273 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) school leavers and (b) adult returners in Glasgow Baillieston enrolled at the University of (a) St Andrews, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Aberdeen and (d) Glasgow and what the total number of enrolled students was in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

S3W-36274 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional funding was allocated to trading standards departments for (a) test purchasing and (b) advice and support services as part of the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11, broken down by local authority.

S3W-36275 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many and (b) which local authorities met their targets for (i) test purchasing and (ii) advice and support services under the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme in (A) 2008-09, (B) 2009-10 and are meeting their targets for 2010-11

S3W-36276 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been allocated to each local authority under the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme.

S3W-36277 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £4.5 million awarded under the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme was or has been allocated to each local authority in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11

S3W-36278 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what the target is for joint operations between local authorities and HM Revenue and Customs under the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme.

S3W-36279 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities met the target for joint operations with HM Revenue and Customs under the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme.

S3W-36280 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many joint operations were carried out between local authorities and HM Revenue and Customs under the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme.

S3W-36281 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the results of joint operations carried out between local authorities and HM Revenue and Customs to address the sale of illicit tobacco in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-36282 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there have been as a result of the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme.

S3W-36283 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many calls have been (a) received and (b) answered by Breathing Space in each month since January 2010.

S3W-36284 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the longest recorded waiting time is for a call to be answered by Breathing Space since January 2010.

S3W-36285 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an hour is a typical waiting time for a call to be answered by Breathing Space.

S3W-36286 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been provided for the Choose Life programme in each year since May 2007.

S3W-36287 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the availability has been for awake neuro-oncological operations in eloquent brain areas in the last 10 years and whether such operations are being accessed by all suitable patients from all NHS board areas.

S3W-36288 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive which neurosurgical units have modern intraoperative assistance to achieve maximal safe resection of brain tumours.

S3W-36289 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) professors of and (b) senior lecturer posts in neurosurgery there were in 1999 and how many there are now.

S3W-36290 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether academic track neurosurgeons in training in Scotland have adequate opportunities for advancement in Scotland.

S3W-36291 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, in view of the lacuna in the law inhibiting the prosecution of certain domestic abuse cases, when it will commence section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

S3W-36292 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what ministerial visits there have been to the South of Scotland region since May 2007, broken down by (a) year, (b) constituency, and (c) minister.

S3W-36293 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Policing Board will complete its work exploring police force structural reform options.

S3W-36294 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what bodies the Scottish Policing Board will consult in its work exploring police force structural reform options.

S3W-36295 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek a debate in the Parliament on the outcomes of the work of the Scottish Policing Board exploring police force structural reform.

S3W-36296 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it would cost to merge police forces into (a) three forces or (b) a single force.

S3W-36297 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36019 by Michael Russell on 14 September 2010, whether consent is required from a local authority where parents opt to home-school their child from the outset.

S3W-36298 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Inspectorate of Education has a specific role in monitoring home-schooled children.

S3W-36299 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) offences have been recorded and (b) prosecutions there have been in the Lothians region for the (i) sale of alcohol to a person under 18, (ii) purchase of alcohol for consumption by a person under 18, (iii) purchase of alcohol or its consumption in a licensed premises by a person under 18 and (iv) confiscation of alcohol from a person under 18 in each year since 2007-08.

S3W-36300 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been of drugs for the treatment of alcohol dependence dispensed by NHS Lothian in each year since 2007-08.

S3W-36301 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the publication of Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2009-10, what disposals were issued to those offenders convicted of (a) serious assault etc, (b) robbery, (c) rape and attempted rape, (d) indecent assault, (e) lewd and indecent behaviour, (f) handling an offensive weapon and (g) drugs crime in the Lothian and Borders police force area.

S3W-36302 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage and promote the use of sheep’s wool as building insulation material.

S3W-36303 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided to support organisations working across all strands of the equalities agenda, broken down by (a) organisation and (b) strand, in each of the last three years

S3W-36304 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided to the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) under the heading of equalities in each of the last three years and how this was used.

S3W-36305 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what Transport Scotland’s budget was in 2009-10 and what proportion of it was allocated to cycling and pedestrian improvements along or near trunk roads.

S3W-36306 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what principal cycling and pedestrian improvements for trunk roads are planned by Transport Scotland in 2010-11.

S3W-36307 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change has for cycling and pedestrian improvements on trunk roads in the Aberdeen commuter area for 2010 to 2015.

S3W-36308 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes it has made to the transport budget to achieve its target for 10% of journeys to be made by bicycle by 2020.

S3W-36309 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to support opportunities for young people interested in pursuing music and the teachers who may lose their jobs as a result of proposals to reduce budgets for instrumental music tuition in Fife.

S3W-36310 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of proposals to reduce budgets for instrumental tuition in Fife, what investment it will make in music education in Fife to assist students’ success in higher and further education courses.

S3W-36311 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of proposals to reduce budgets for instrumental music tuition in Fife, what action it will take to ensure that learning to play a musical instrument in Fife is available to pupils of all backgrounds.

S3W-36312 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of proposals to reduce budgets for instrumental music tuition in Fife, what investment it will make in music and culture in Fife.

S3W-36313 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive when a commencement order will be made for section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

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