Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 9 February 2012

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".

S4W-05442 Hanzala Malik: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the 50 UN countries that the First Minister stated on 26 January 2012 had become "independent from London" since the Second World War (Official Report, c. 5778) and how many of these were members of the United Kingdom.

S4W-05544 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will determine the environmental impact of any compensatory tree planting linked to the programme of wind power development on the national forest estate at (a) site level and (b) cumulatively across the country.

S4W-05545 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the (a) design, (b) consent and (c) operation of all renewable energy developments on the national forest estate is carried out in accordance with its statutory duties to biodiversity.

S4W-05546 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a strategic environmental assessment is required for the programme of wind energy development on the national forest estate and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S4W-05547 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has carried out on the programme of wind energy development on the national forest estate; which stakeholders have been consulted, and when.

S4W-05548 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that developments on the national forest estate will be planned strategically to maximise renewable energy capacity and minimise environmental impact.

S4W-05549 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will consider the cumulative environmental impact of wind energy developments when developing wind energy on the national forest estate.

S4W-05550 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that a habitats regulations appraisal is required for the programme of wind energy development on the national forest estate and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S4W-05551 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that suitable land is made available for communities to develop wind power on the national forest estate.

S4W-05557Δ Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds are being made available to NHS boards for 2012-13.

S4W-05558 Jenny Marra: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will launch the bidding process for the proposed national football academy.

S4W-05559 Liz Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children are in temporary accommodation, broken down by local authority.

S4W-05560 Liz Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children have been living in temporary accommodation for (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three years, (d) four years and (e) longer than five years, broken down by local authority.

S4W-05561 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients discharged from hospital have been recorded as having no fixed abode, in each year since 2007, broken down by NHS board.

S4W-05562 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been registered on a social housing waiting list in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

S4W-05563 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether individual crofters will pay for the creation of a crofting register with a map acceptable to the National Records of Scotland and what the estimated cost will be of each registration application.

S4W-05564 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy last met EU commissioners about minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

S4W-05565 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive which EU commissioners the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy met on 7 February 2012 to discuss minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

S4W-05566 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will formally notify the European Commission about introducing legislation on minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

S4W-05567 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the formal advice that the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy received from the European Commission about the legality of minimum unit pricing of alcohol in the context of EU law.

S4W-05568 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive who accompanied the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy to her meeting with EU commissioners on 7 February 2012.

S4W-05569 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is the member state that should notify the European Commission about the proposal for minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

S4W-05570 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the minimum unit price for alcohol.

S4W-05571 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether women with PIP breast implants have been turned away from giving blood.

S4W-05572 Mary Fee: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S4W-05262 by Bruce Crawford on 9 February 2012, whether it will address the specific issue raised in the question as to what contingencies it has should the Scottish people vote against independence.

S4W-05580 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a reduction in the size of its estate will be sufficient to meet its energy consumption target of 12.6% by March 2012.