Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 29 June 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".

S4W-00956 Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will lower from six weeks the maximum time limit for patients not to be regarded as delayed discharge cases after being declared fit for discharge.

S4W-00959 Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the administrative cost of the minor ailments scheme is and how this compares with the cost of administrating the previous prescription exemption scheme.

S4W-01392 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average per capita cost to the Scottish Prison Service was of holding a (a) female and (b) male prisoner in each of the last five years.

S4W-01393 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the net expenditure of HMP and YOI Cornton Vale was in the last five years, excluding capital, headquarters and other central costs.

S4W-01394 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected budget for HMP and YOI Cornton Vale is for the next two years, excluding capital, headquarters and central costs.

S4W-01395 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected capital spend is on HMP and YOI Cornton Vale for the next two years.

S4W-01396 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost will be of the proposed turnback facility at Croy railway station.

S4W-01397 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it will pay annually to subsidise the proposed two-new-trains-per-hour service between Croy and Glasgow Queen Street stations, as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme.

S4W-01398 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how the forthcoming national strategy on housing for older people will seek to increase the supply of retirement accommodation across all tenures.

S4W-01399 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what economic forecasts by independent organisations are routinely reported to ministers.

S4W-01400 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what official government statistics used to measure the macroeconomic performance of Scotland it routinely reviews; what analysis has been carried out of recent indicators, and how frequently it reviews these indicators.

S4W-01403Δ Paul Wheelhouse: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consult on the changes to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

S4W-01404 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of any discussions that it has had with the Glasgow 2014 organising committee on issues relevant to the resignation of its chief executive.

S4W-01405 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it offered advice to the Glasgow 2014 organising committee on the information to be disclosed concerning the incident that reportedly led to the resignation of its chief executive.

S4W-01406 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage the Glasgow 2014 organising committee to publish full details of the incident that reportedly led to the resignation of its chief executive.

S4W-01407 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of any discussions that it has had with the UK Cabinet Office regarding the estimated £40 million from dormant bank accounts to be made available in Scotland as part of the UK Government’s Big Society proposals.

S4W-01408 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of any discussions that it has had with the Big Lottery Fund Scotland regarding the estimated £40 million from dormant bank accounts that it is to distribute throughout Scotland as part of the UK Government’s Big Society proposals.

S4W-01409 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any guidance or directions that it has issued to the Big Lottery Fund Scotland regarding the distribution of the estimated £40 million from dormant bank accounts that is to be made available in Scotland as part of the UK Government’s Big Society proposals.

S4W-01410 David Torrance: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made on (a) offering day-to-day assistance to people with myalgic encephalopathy (ME) and (b) providing funding for research into this condition.

S4W-01411 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S4W-00882 by Nicola Sturgeon on 29 June 2011, which states that no reports were produced by Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland concerning the Elsie Inglis Nursing Home between November 2010 and the full inspection report of April 2011, for what reason no complaint report was produced following complaints made about the nursing home in November 2010.

S4W-01412 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the announcement by Aberdeenshire Council that Aberdeenshire Sports Council will have its financial support of £38,000 reduced to £1,500 this year and withdrawn next year, whether and, if so, how the Scottish Government plans to support this body so that it can continue its work.

S4W-01413 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and, if so, how it plans to protect local sports councils from budget reductions such as those affecting Aberdeenshire Sports Council.

S4W-01414 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts were made to identify the number of rural registered homeless people when carrying out the 2011 Census.

S4W-01415 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of passengers travelling directly from (a) Helensburgh Central, (b) Glasgow Queen Street, (c) High Street and (d) Bellgrove to Edinburgh via the Airdrie to Bathgate rail link has been since the service started and how this compares with the estimated figure for the service.

S4W-01417 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to monitor the number of passengers using the Airdrie to Bathgate rail link in comparison with the estimated figure for the service.

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