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Section E – Written questions lodged on 2 March 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-40086 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources NHS Education for Scotland has transferred to each NHS board to fund trainee doctors’ salaries.

S3W-40087 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of decisions that have made by regional medical workforce groups that have resulted in NHS boards losing trainee input and, if so, which (a) NHS boards and (b) posts were affected.

S3W-40088 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether compensation is provided to NHS boards that lose trainee input as a result of decisions by regional medical workforce groups.

S3W-40089 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the regional medical workforce group in the NHS Fife area made decisions that resulted in the loss of trainee doctor input on maintaining the accident and emergency rota and, if so, whether it has issued guidance and consulted as a result.

S3W-40090 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many trainee doctor posts it plans to disestablish in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014, and (e) 2015 at (i) first year level 1, (ii) first year level 2 and (iii) Certificate of Completion of Training level.

S3W-40091 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accident and emergency units it expects will have consultant doctors available for 24 hours per day by 2015.

S3W-40092 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the minutes of the project board of the Health Workforce Programme Board will be made public.

S3W-40093 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for negotiations on NHSScotland Management Steering Group’s mixed economy for doctors.

S3W-40094 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken research on the reason for the increase in the number of prisoners on remand.

S3W-40095 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it takes to ensure that all prisoners with a communication difficulty are assessed by a speech and language therapist.

S3W-40096 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) agencies, (b) organisations and (c) public bodies and services it has provided with Saltire badges in each of the last four years and what the cost was.

S3W-40097 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the running cost was for each of its directorates in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and has been in 2010-11.

S3W-40098 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has provided any (a) agencies, (b) organisations and (c) public bodies or services with (i) books and (ii) literature on old Scots dialect and, if so, what the cost was.

S3W-40099 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) guidance or (b) regulations there are on how school budgets should be spent.

S3W-40100 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of drug gangs attempting to infiltrate Strathclyde Police, as reported in The Herald on 14 February 2011, what (a) plans it has to address such activity, (b) support it offers police forces and (c) suggestions it has received from chief constables.

S3W-40101 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken research on the methods used by private car park operators when seeking payment of fines.

S3W-40102 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government on the methods used by private car park operators when seeking payment of fines.

S3W-40103 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to regulating the methods used by private car park operators when seeking payment of fines.

S3W-40104 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the likely impact of the European Union’s policy framework, The Small Business Act, on small and medium-sized enterprises.

S3W-40105 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people live in overcrowded dwellings, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-40106 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36829 by Fiona Hyslop on 7 October 2010, whether a timetable has now been agreed for return of HMS Carrick, or City of Adelaide, to Australia.

S3W-40107 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many feature films were made in Scotland in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

S3W-40108 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage film production in Scotland.

S3W-40109 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the upgrading of the Dalry bypass.

S3W-40110 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget is for the upgrading of the Dalry bypass.

S3W-40111 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there have been for illegal snaring in 2010-11.

S3W-40112 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there have been for wildlife crime in 2010-11.

S3W-40113 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund to North Ayrshire, broken down by town.

S3W-40114 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many small and medium-sized enterprises applied for funding for eco-innovation projects under the 2010 Competitiveness and Innovation Programme.

S3W-40115 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attacks there were on emergency workers while on duty in 2010, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-40116 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police wildlife crime coordinators there are.

S3W-40117 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in identifying options regarding an air route development fund.

S3W-40118 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it served foie gras at official engagements in 2010 and, if so, (a) at what engagements and (b) on what dates.

S3W-40119 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what the uptake of modern language learning was in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

S3W-40120 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the national reform programme.

S3W-40121 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made a submission to the UK Government regarding the national reform programme and, if so, whether it will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S3W-40122 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made to improve the rights of (a) mobile and (b) residential park home owners.

S3W-40123 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the progress made in identifying and supporting women trafficked for sex during the construction phase and the games fortnight by the multi-agency group that considers security issues for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

S3W-40124 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the progress made by the Blue Blindfold awareness programme run by Strathclyde Police and the UK Human Trafficking Centre at the 2014 Commonwealth Games site.

S3W-40125 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, given that the Metropolitan Police has invested £600,000 in a specialist team in the five Olympic boroughs to combat an expected surge in trafficking, whether specific resources have been allocated to the identification and support of women trafficked to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games during the construction phase and games fortnight.

S3W-40126 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will recommend sequential therapies for the treatment of persistent non-specific low back pain.

S3W-40127 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will recommend the provision of complementary and alternative medicine through the Complementary and Natural Health Council for the treatment of chronic pain.

S3W-40128 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is made for children with additional support needs in Gaelic medium education, taking into account the specific needs of bilingual children.

S3W-40129 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women have presented for a smear test for cervical cancer in each of the last five years.

S3W-40130 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women have been vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV), broken down by age, in each of the last five years.

S3W-40131 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes have occurred in the prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) genotypes in the last five years and which genotypes are the most prevalent.

S3W-40132 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to raise awareness of the limits of protection offered by the human papilloma virus (HPV) immunisation programme and to encourage regular cervical smear testing.

S3W-40133 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of women has presented for a cervical cancer smear test when called in each of the last five years, broken down by age group.

S3W-40134 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered or will consider mechanisms to replace the duty on local authorities to provide energy efficiency under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 with a duty to set targets for and report on carbon emissions reduction and fuel poverty eradication in all housing in their area.

S3W-40135 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanism it will develop to ensure sufficient scrutiny of local housing strategies to ensure compliance with the emissions reduction targets set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

S3W-40136 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of respondents to the consultation, Conserve and Save: Consultation on the Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Scotland, felt that it was important that local authorities retain a duty to promote energy efficiency for all housing in their area.

S3W-40137 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report required under section 64(6) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 setting out the measures that it will take to reduce emissions from living accommodation and when.

S3W-40138 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in developing a strategy to improve the private rented sector, the Scottish Private Rented Sector Strategy Group will consider energy efficiency.

S3W-40139 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what average standard homes will need to reach by 2020 to meet its climate change and fuel poverty targets.

S3W-40140 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its home loans scheme will be rolled out across Scotland.

S3W-40141 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to concerns regarding the condition of the A83 road in Kintyre.

S3W-40142 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to extend trunk road status to the Kennacraig to Campbeltown section of the A83.

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