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Section E – Written questions lodged on 25 February 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-39936 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an evaluation of the Lanarkshire breastfeeding initiative.

S3W-39937 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what mandatory independent external audit or inspection is carried out of the number of older people recorded on the delayed discharge database.

S3W-39938 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients died while recorded on the delayed discharge database in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

S3W-39939 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland from the national forestry estate have been allocated to wind energy technology projects in each year since 1999, also broken down by local authority area.

S3W-39940 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland from the national forestry estate will be required to be allocated to fulfil the wind energy proposal announced by the Minister for Environment on 20 February 2011, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-39941 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland have been replanted in order to offset wind energy technology projects in the national forestry estate in each year since 1999, also broken down by local authority area.

S3W-39942 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland have been planted in the national forestry estate in each year since 1999, also broken down by local authority area.

S3W-39943 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is legislation or guidance on the replanting of like-for-like commercial woodland for parts of the national forestry estate that are allocated for wind energy technology projects.

S3W-39944 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is legislation or guidance on reinvesting funds in replanting like-for-like woodland from wind energy technology projects that are sited on commercial woodland in the national forestry estate.

S3W-39945 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the funds raised through Forestry Commission Scotland’s reprovisioning exercise has been reinvested in (a) tree planting and (b) purchasing land for the national forest estate since 2009.

S3W-39946 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how (a) many hectares have been sold and (b) much money has been raised through Forestry Commission Scotland’s reprovisioning exercise since 2009.

S3W-39947 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive where woodland sold through Forestry Commission Scotland’s reprovisioning exercise has been located since 2009 and what the date was of completion of each sale.

S3W-39948 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the funds raised through sales of woodland by Forestry Commission Scotland’s reprovisioning exercise has been reinvested in purchasing commercially viable land since 2009.

S3W-39949 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the funds raised through renewable projects in the national forest estate has been reinvested in purchasing commercially viable land.

S3W-39950 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it takes to assess the (a) economic and (b) environmental impact of replacing commercial woodland in the national forestry estate with wind energy projects and what mechanisms there are to ensure the long-term sustainable management of the estate.

S3W-39951 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is legislation or guidance on (a) it and (b) its agencies maintaining a commercially viable national forest estate that sustains direct employment and timber processing companies.

S3W-39952 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the reported view of the timber industry that the national forest estate provides significant economic wealth for communities in terms of direct employment and support to timber processing companies, and what measures it is taking to ensure that competing land uses are balanced in the long term.

S3W-39953 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39113 by Alex Neil on 7 February 2011, what the estimated cost is of guaranteeing the loan finance of local authorities involved in the first tranche of National Housing Trust houses.

S3W-39954 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-13076 by Fergus Ewing on 24 February 2011 (Official Report, c. 33517), how it is addressing the provision of specialist advocacy services in courts dealing with domestic abuse incidents.

S3W-39955 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects Scottish Water to complete (a) an environmental and (b) a habitats regulations assessment of plans to develop renewable energy projects on its estate.

S3W-39956 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects Forestry Commission Scotland to complete (a) an environmental and (b) a habitats regulations assessment of plans to develop renewable energy projects on its estate.

S3W-39957 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that Forestry Commission Scotland retains and develops its research capability in order to support the protection and enhancement of Scotland’s wildlife, historic environment, landscape and public access.

S3W-39958 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what duties and roles the Forestry Commission’s Regional Advisory Committee for Scotland has in protecting and enhancing Scotland’s wildlife, historic environment, landscape and public access.

S3W-39959 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents were attributed to potholes and damaged road surfaces in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and have been in 2010-11, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-39960 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made a submission to the UK Department of Health consultation, A new value-based approach to the pricing of branded medicines, and, if so, whether it will place a copy in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S3W-39961 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Medicines Consortium has made a submission to the UK Department of Health consultation, A new value-based approach to the pricing of branded medicines.

S3W-39962 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hits the Choose Life website has received in each six-month period since July 2008.

S3W-39963 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39204 by Richard Lochhead on 10 February 2011, whether it has made representations to (a) Sodexo and (b) Graham’s Family Dairy to ensure that the dairy farmers supplying the Scottish Government are receiving a price per litre in excess of production costs and above the average market rate.

S3W-39964 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of rape were recorded in each police force area in 2009-10.

S3W-39965 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were (a) prosecuted, (b) convicted and (c) given a custodial sentence in cases involving rape in 2009-10, broken down by police force area.

S3W-39966 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how Scotland’s rape conviction rate compares with other countries.

S3W-39967 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the rape conviction rate.

S3W-39968 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34679 by Kenny MacAskill on 9 July 2010, how many people were convicted for an offence with a domestic aggravator in 2009-10, broken down by police force area.

S3W-39969 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) schools and (b) pre-schools have been awarded a green flag under the eco-schools programme in each financial year since the programme began.

S3W-39970 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for its one-off grant available to schools with an eco-schools bronze, silver or green flag have been received in each financial year since the programme began.

S3W-39971 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for its one-off grant available to schools with an eco-schools bronze, silver or green flag have been successful in each financial year since the programme began.

S3W-39972 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it has withdrawn the one-off grant available to schools with an eco-schools bronze, silver or green flag.

S3W-39973 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) schools and (b) pre-schools has been awarded an eco-schools green flag.

S3W-39974 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it publishes statistics online of the daily energy use in its buildings and, if not, whether it will do so and, if so, when it will start.

S3W-39975 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of waste arising from its operations it recycles.

S3W-39976 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has reduced the waste arising from its operations by 10% relative to 2006-07 levels.

S3W-39977 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has reduced CO2 emissions arising from energy use in its buildings by 12.6% from 1999-2000 levels.

S3W-39978 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction against 2005-06 levels it has achieved in carbon emissions from travel necessary for its administrative operations.

S3W-39979 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what process it used in selecting the (a) members and (b) locations and communities of the three local youth investigation teams created in conjunction with YoungScot under the Low Carbon Scotland Public Engagement Strategy.

S3W-39980 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding will be allocated to the work of each of the three local youth investigation teams created in conjunction with YoungScot under the Low Carbon Scotland Public Engagement Strategy.

S3W-39981 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how the recently announced university status for the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) will progress and develop in light of reductions in funding for the North Highland College part of UHI.

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