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Section E – Written questions lodged on 29 November 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-37915 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will issue guidance to local authorities on borrowing in light of statistics suggesting that the housing debt of local authorities will rise by 12% to £2.4 billion by March 2011.

S3W-37916 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason there was a 46% reduction in new build starts under the Affordable Housing Investment Programme in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009

S3W-37917 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has conducted research on the appeal of mid-market rented property in the social rented sector.

S3W-37918 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average mid-market rent is in the social rented sector, broken down by local authority.

S3W-37919 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government following its decision not to commence the socioeconomic duty in the Equality Act 2010.

S3W-37920 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) NHS Quality Improvement Scotland staff or (b) staff transferred from the Care Commission will carry out the inspection of independent healthcare establishments from April 2011.

S3W-37921 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been informed of the estimated number of people on incapacity benefit or employment support allowance who will be required to seek work under the welfare reform proposals and, if so, what the impact of this will be on the Scottish economy.

S3W-37922 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated costs are of providing free access to public transport throughout Scotland for deafblind people and their companions, broken down by mode.

S3W-37923 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated costs are of establishing a ferry service between Lochboisdale and Mallaig.

S3W-37924 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people attended NHS accident and emergency services as a result of falls in the winter of 2009-10.

S3W-37925 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people attended NHS accident and emergency services as a result of falls outside their homes in the winter of 2009-10.

S3W-37926 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were treated in hospital as a result of falls on snow or ice in the winter of 2009-10.

S3W-37927 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many orthopaedics-related attendances at accident and emergency departments there were in the winter of (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-37928 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many orthopaedics-related outpatient appointments there were in the winter of (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-37929 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the statement in the Draft Electricity Generation Policy Statement 2010 that "NPF2 does not set policy in stone and energy policy has moved rapidly in the EU, UK and Scotland during the past year in line with evolving technologies", whether it plans to remove the provision of a clean-coal-fired power station at Hunterston from the National Planning Framework for Scotland 2.

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