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Section E – Written questions lodged on 26 January 2011

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-39032 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that all patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool receive continuity of care by a GP or advanced nurse practitioner.

S3W-39033 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of hospital bed days are accounted for by patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool.

S3W-39034 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown by socioeconomic group of patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool.

S3W-39035 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what tools are approved by the NHS for the assessment of patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool.

S3W-39036 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown by NHS board of patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

S3W-39037 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all organisations and GPs involved with problem drug misusers now use SMR25aand SMR25b forms and what percentage of each is completed electronically.

S3W-39038 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a policy to deal with harassment and bullying in NHS National Services Scotland.

S3W-39039 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many allegations of harassment and bullying in NHS National Services Scotland have been made in each year since 2007-08 and how many of the investigations into these cases have not been completed.

S3W-39040 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff in NHS National Services Scotland are absent on sick leave due to work-related stress and how many have been absent for this reason in each year since 2007-08.

S3W-39041 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how long it considers investigations of allegations of harassment or bullying should take.

S3W-39042 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38740 by Nicola Sturgeon on 12 January 2011, how many GP practices now have premium rate telephone numbers.

S3W-39043 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-27498 and S3W-27499 by Nicola Sturgeon on 28 September 2009, how many GP practices have set up premium rate telephone lines since the Cabinet Secretary announced that guidance would be issued to NHS boards that would require them to press practices using premium rate numbers to reopen negotiations with service providers.

S3W-39044 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27498 by Nicola Sturgeon on 28 September 2009, when the guidance to NHS boards on the use of premium rate telephone lines was issued.

S3W-39045 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27498 by Nicola Sturgeon on 28 September 2009, how many GP practices have reopened negotiations with premium rate telephone line providers to drive down costs to callers.

S3W-39046 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason NHS Health Scotland uses a private provider for its occupational health service rather than NHS Lothian.

S3W-39047 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards use private sector providers to deliver their occupational health services.

S3W-39048 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water regarding the Kelso Waste Treatment Works and whether there are plans to invest in the works.

S3W-39049 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive howit will ensure the equal and full involvement of the parents or guardians of pupils attending independent and grant-aided special schools in the review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs.

S3W-39050 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive howit will ensure the equal and full involvement in local authority educational consultations of those parents or guardians of pupils attending independent and grant aided special schools who are not represented by parent councils.

S3W-39051 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how patients requiring diagnosis and treatment for (a) infertility, (b) mental health issues and (c) drug addiction will be assisted by the EU directive on cross-border healthcare

S3W-39052 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at (a) Monklands and (b) Ayr accident and emergency unit in each year since May 2007

S3W-39053 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at (a) Aberdeen and (b) Edinburgh children’s cancer unit in each year since May 2007

S3W-39054 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at the (a) Vale of Leven and (b) Inverclyde maternity unit in each year since May 2007

S3W-39055 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at (a) Edinburgh, (b) Aberdeen, (c) Dundee and (d) Glasgow neurosurgery unit in each year since May 2007

S3W-39056 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is in place for the training of jockeys.

S3W-39057 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with training providers regarding the future training of jockeys.

S3W-39058 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Skills Development Scotland will play in the future training of jockeys.

S3W-39059 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the first supplementary to question S3O-11582 by John Swinney on 7 October 2010 (Official Report,c. 29467), what progress has been made regarding its participation in the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012.

S3W-39060 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-sectarianism projects it has funded from the Race, Religion and Refugee Integration Fund since 2008, broken down by (a) project and (b) amount.

S3W-39061 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether youth groups and clubs requiring disclosure checks will have direct access to the electronic Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme system as stated on its website and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S3W-39062 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37988 by Alex Neil on 13 December 2010, what payments have been made from the Achieving our Potential budget since it was introduced, broken down by (a) award, (b) receiving organisation and (c) payment date.

S3W-39063 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has (a) estimated the cost of operating and (b) researched the logistics of establishing armed forces should Scotland become independent.

S3W-39064 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to overcome the delay in wind farm projects due to radar issues and when the matter will be resolved with aviation stakeholders.

S3W-39065 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued guidance to local authorities on whether schools will be on holiday on 29 April 2011.

S3W-39066 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road crashes involving (a) oil and (b) diesel spills there have been in each year since 1999.

S3W-39067 Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what referral paths there are for professional psychological therapy or counselling for trauma experienced by victims of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse and whether the service provision differs according to gender.

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