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Section E – Written questions lodged on 30 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-36636 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many ministerial engagements there have been in the Ochil constituency since 2008, broken down by (a) ministerial portfolio, (b) date and (c) location.

S3W-36637 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many ministerial engagements there have been in the Perth constituency since 2008, broken down by (a) ministerial portfolio, (b) date and (c) location.

S3W-36638 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to pursue a process of national approval for argon gas-filled slimline double glazing, or similar products, in the replacement of window panes in listed buildings.

S3W-36639 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hours of specialist cleft lip and palate care is provided to babies and young children on a weekly basis by clinical nurse specialists in NHS (a) Greater Glasgow and Clyde and (b) Lothian, also expressed as a percentage of their working week.

S3W-36640 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the clinical nurse specialists for cleft lip and palate care in NHS (a) Greater Glasgow and Clyde and (b) Lothian have been withdrawn from 20% of their specialist hours to cover general duties at the children’s wards of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in (i) Glasgow and (ii) Edinburgh respectively.

S3W-36641 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35711 by John Swinney on 1 September 2010, what provisions in respect of a requirement to notify neighbouring properties of a planning application in the regulations were in place prior to the enactment of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

S3W-36642 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to assist and support the restoration of Castle Tioram.

S3W-36643 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to improve awareness of pneumococcal disease.

S3W-36644 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of pneumococcal disease.

S3W-36645 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is organising a structured education programme to ensure awareness of pneumococcal disease and prevention through vaccination.

S3W-36646 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many houses will be built under the National Housing Trust.

S3W-36647 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much capital will need to be raised by local authorities under the National Housing Trust.

S3W-36648 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average level of rent will be for homes built under the National Housing Trust.

S3W-36649 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive for how many years it will guarantee local authority funding under the National Housing Trust.

S3W-36650 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has recently met, or plans to meet, the chairman of the David MacBrayne Group and, if so, what issues were or will be discussed.

S3W-36651 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £111 million that has been reported as being saved by the Scottish Futures Trust in 2009-10 has been deployed and, if not, in what way it will be.

S3W-36652 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive which budget lines have benefited, or will benefit, from the £111 million that was reported as being saved by the Scottish Futures Trust in 2009-10.

S3W-36653 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £111 million that was reported as being saved by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) in 2009-10 has remained in the SFT’s budget.

S3W-36654 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £111 million that was reported as being saved by the Scottish Futures Trust in 2009-10 will be ring-fenced for infrastructure investment and, if so, which projects will be funded.

S3W-36655 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanism is in place for deciding how the £111 million that was reported as being saved by the Scottish Futures Trust in 2009-10 will be deployed.

S3W-36656 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanism is in place for deciding how future savings made by the Scottish Futures Trust will be deployed.

S3W-36657 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Scottish Futures Trust’s benefits statement, which was independently and externally validated by Grant Thornton LLP and academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, was audited only in terms of the methodology and underlying assumptions rather than undergoing a formal audit of the amounts stated as savings in the benefits statement.

S3W-36658 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the amounts stated as savings in the benefits statement of the Scottish Futures Trust will be externally audited beyond the methodology and underlying assumptions.

S3W-36659 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was paid to Hudson Global for the (a) original and (b) second recruitment process for the appointment of the chief executive of Scottish Development International that took place between August and September 2010.

S3W-36660 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what it understands is meant by the ambassadorial role of the chief executive of Scottish Development International.

S3W-36661 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers, special advisers or officials have met representatives from the David MacBrayne Group or Caledonian MacBrayne in the last 12 months and, if so, what issues were discussed.

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