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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 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-40298 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value was of mackerel landed illegally in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.

S3W-40299 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fish were illegally landed in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.

S3W-40300 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Scotland-registered skippers have been prosecuted for illegally landing fish in each year from 2002.

S3W-40301 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Aberdeen City Council regarding the proposed third crossing over the River Don in Aberdeen.

S3W-40302 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are sufficient grounds to call in the proposal for a third crossing over the River Don in Aberdeen and whether it will make a statement on the matter.

S3W-40303 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents involving BB guns have been reported to the police in each of the last four years, broken down by (a) police force and (b) local authority.

S3W-40304 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to UK Government regarding the legislation on the (a) sale, (b) ownership and (c) use of BB guns.

S3W-40305 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from (a) police organisations and (b) medical professionals regarding BB guns.

S3W-40306 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received treatment from injuries sustained from the use of air weapons in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40307 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received treatment from injuries sustained from the use of air weapons in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40308 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age range was of people reported to police for alleged illegal use of airguns in each of the last four years, broken down by (a) police force and (b) local authority.

S3W-40309 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age range was of people reported to police regarding the discharge of BB guns in each of the last four years, broken down by (a) police force and (b) local authority.

S3W-40310 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Strathclyde Police on the proposed reduction in shift allowances for civilian staff.

S3W-40311 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware that the proposed reduction in shift allowances for civilian staff by Strathclyde Police may reduce their annual income by 25%.

S3W-40312 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the impact of the proposed reduction in shift allowances for civilian staff at Strathclyde Police.

S3W-40313 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address the concerns of civilian staff at Strathclyde Police regarding the proposed reduction in their shift allowances.

S3W-40314 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide examples of policy recommendations from each of its directorates that have been amended as a result of equality impact assessments.

S3W-40315 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons the Lochaber and south Argyll areas seem not to be benefiting from rising wild salmon numbers recently experienced elsewhere in Scotland.

S3W-40316 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is undertaking on wild salmon numbers in (a) Scotland and (b) the Lochaber and south Argyll areas.

S3W-40317 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to encourage an increase in wild salmon numbers in the Lochaber and south Argyll areas.

S3W-40318Δ Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit of the Scottish Education Quality and Improvement Agency will be.

S3W-40319Δ Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made by the Inland Water Rescue Stakeholder Group in its consideration of the recommendations in Paddy Tomkins’ report of the findings of his independent review of Scotland’s open water and flood rescue capability and when ministers will issue a formal response to the recommendations.

S3W-40320 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39728 by Jim Mather on 1 March 2011, how many representations the Section 36 team of its Energy Consents Unit has received (a) in favour of and (b) against the (i) Aikengall II Wester Dod community wind farm, (ii) Allt Duine wind farm, (iii) Arecleoch wind farm, (iv) Black Law wind farm, (v) Black Law wind farm extension, (vi) Braes of Doune wind farm, (vii) Clashindarroch wind farm, (viii) Clyde wind farm, (ix) Clyde wind farm extension, (x) Creag Dhubh wind farm, (xi) Dorenell wind farm, (xii) Druim Ba wind farm, (xiii) Dunmaglass wind farm, (xiv) Earlshaugh wind farm, (xv) Ewehill wind farm, (xvi) Fallago Rig wind farm, (xvii) Farr wind farm, (xviii) Fauch Hill wind farm, (xix) Glenmorie wind farm, (xx) Griffin wind farm, (xxi) Hadyard Hill wind farm, (xxii) Harelaw renewable energy park, (xxiii) Harestanes wind farm, (xxiv) Harrows Law wind farm, (xxv) Kilgallioch wind farm, (xxvi) Kyle wind farm, (xxvii) Kype Muir wind farm, (xxviii) Lewis wind farm, (xxix) Moy wind farm, (xxx) Muaitheabhal wind farm, (xxxi) Pairc wind farm, (xxxii) Tom nan Clach wind farm, (xxxiii) Viking wind farm, (xxxiv) Waterhead Moor wind farm, (xxxv) Westerdale wind farm, (xxxvi) Whitelee wind farm, (xxxvii) Whitelee wind farm extension, (xxxviii) Whitelee wind farm extension phase 2, (xxxix) Windy Standard wind farm extension, (xl) Abercairny wind farm, (xli) Afton wind farm, (xlii) Baillie wind farm, (xliii) Berry Burn wind farm, (xliv) Black Law wind farm extension, (xlv) Blackcraig Hill wind farm, (xlvi) Calliachar wind farm, (xlvii) Carraig Gheal wind farm, (xlviii) Causeymire wind farm, (xlix) Crystal Rig wind farm extension, (l) Crystal Rig wind farm extension 2, (li) Crystal Rig wind farm phase 2a, (lii) Dersalloch wind farm, (liii) Druim Ba wind farm, (liv) Dunbeath wind farm, (lv) Gordonbush wind farm, (lvi) Ewehill wind farm, (lvii) Greenock wind farm, (lviii) Mark Hill wind farm, (lix) Millennium wind farm extension, (lx) Mid Hill wind farm capacity increase, (lxi) Newfield Windfarm, (lxii) Paul’s Hill wind farm, (lxiii) Paul’s Hill wind farm extension, (lxiv) Rothes wind farm, (lxv) Rothes wind farm extension, (lxvi) Spittal Hill wind farm and (lxvii) Stornoway wind farm applications.

S3W-40321Δ Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it expects Registers of Scotland to achieve in 2011-12.‪‪

S3W-40322 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38548 by Nicola Sturgeon on 24 January 2011, whether it will provide an update on its meeting with the Scottish Muscle Network in February 2011.

S3W-40323 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in resolving Agenda for Change cases involving pharmacists in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

S3W-40324 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many unresolved Agenda for Change cases involving pharmacists there are in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

S3W-40325 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a deadline for resolving Agenda for Change cases involving pharmacists in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

S3W-40326 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to resolve Agenda for Change cases involving pharmacists in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

S3W-40327 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer toquestion S3W-39548 by Keith Brown on 3 March 2011, on how many occasions ScotRail has been penalised for failing to provide (a) the planned capacity on services and (b) adequate cleanliness on trains and what penalties were imposed, in each of the last five years.

S3W-40328 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to bring new jobs and investment to Campbeltown and Kintyre.

S3W-40329 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether progress has been made in securing a buyer for the Skykon wind turbine tower factory at Machrihanish.

S3W-40330 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the First Minister’s comments concerning Amazon (Official Report, c. 33861), what discussion it has had with Scottish Enterprise regarding reports that Amazon sent temporary staff home in the middle of the night without pay because it had no further work for them.

S3W-40331 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

S3W-40332 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to roll out the Pharmore project of walk-in services being piloted at five Boots pharmacies.

S3W-40333 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what evaluation has been carried out regarding the benefits of the Pharmore project.

S3W-40334 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33199 by Stewart Stevenson on 12 May 2010, which roads have had the highest number of (a) accidents and (b) fatalities in each of the last five years.

S3W-40335 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatal accidents took place on the A9’s single carriageway sections in each of the last five years.

S3W-40336 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatal accidents took place on the A9’s dual carriageway sections in each of the last five years.

S3W-40337 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Scottish Ambulance Service ambulances have been stationed in Perth and Kinross in each of the last five years, broken down by location.

S3W-40338 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many postbus services have been withdrawn in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-40339 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27817 by Stewart Stevenson on 28 October 2009, how many petrol stations there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-40340 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the quality of broadband coverage of the highland Perthshire area.

S3W-40341 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the quality of broadband coverage of the eastern Perthshire area.

S3W-40342 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in Tayside has access to an NHS dentist at the latest date for which information is available.

S3W-40343 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has taken on the potential health hazards of a 400kV electricity transmission line being routed near households and communities since the Beauly Denny public inquiry closed.

S3W-40344 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has taken on the potential undergrounding of the Beauly Denny power line since the Beauly Denny public inquiry closed.

S3W-40345 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the financial support that it has given to Perth and Kinross for new or improved flood prevention measures in each of the last five years.

S3W-40346 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive which areas of Forestry Commission land in Perth and Kinross are available for wind farm development.

S3W-40347 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the planned investment to improve Perth train station.

S3W-40348 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies it has undertaken to review the impact that onshore wind farms have on tourism.

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