Section E: Written Questions

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-04012 Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive who the rehabilitation coordinators are for each NHS board and what protected time is available for this role.

S4W-04013 Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any NHS rehabilitation coordinator post has (a) had its time allocation reduced or (b) been eliminated since 2008 and whether there are plans to reduce the time allocation or eliminate posts in 2012-13.

S4W-04090 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) it procures or (b) any of its agencies procure (i) life jackets, (ii) all-weather garments, (iii) chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (A) safety training programmes or (B) protection products, (iv) water-repellant clothing, (v) contaminated casualty transportation pouches or (vi) contaminated human remains pouches.

S4W-04140 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the European Commission (EC) regarding notification of proposed measures to prohibit the sale of alcohol below a minimum price and what advice it has received from the EC regarding notification.

S4W-04141 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what money is available to (a) sustain and (b) promote geoparks.

S4W-04142 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S4W-03565 by Richard Lochhead on 21 November 2011, whether it will clarify precisely what is meant by sheep keepers being given some additional flexibility.

S4W-04143 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to (a) sustain and (b) develop Highland games.

S4W-04144 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken since the launch of The Government Economic Strategy in 2011 to promote the provision of (a) high quality, (b) accessible, (c) affordable and (d) flexible childcare.

S4W-04145 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been undertaken since the launch of The Government Economic Strategy in 2011 to map childcare provision in terms of (a) number of places, (b) quality, (c) accessibility, (d) affordability and (e) flexibility and with what result.

S4W-04146 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what childcare it provides for its employees in terms of (a) number of places, (b) quality, (c) accessibility, (d) affordability and (e) flexibility.

S4W-04147 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it (a) took between 2007 and the launch and (b) has taken since the launch of The Government Economic Strategy in 2011 to promote (i) flexible working and (ii) high quality part-time employment across all pay grades.

S4W-04148 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what opportunities for (a) flexible and (b) part-time working it offers its employees in terms of (i) hours, (ii) occupation and (iii) pay grade.

S4W-04149 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown by (a) occupation, (b) pay grade and (c) gender of its (i) part-time and (b) job-share staff.

S4W-04150 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration was given to children when developing national outcome 15 of the Making Justice Work programme.

S4W-04151 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is given to children when considering changes to the justice outcomes of the Making Justice Work programme.

S4W-04152 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration was given to children when developing project (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4 and (e) 5 of the Making Justice Work programme.

S4W-04153 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is given to children in the running of project (a) 2, (b) 4 and (c) 5 of the Making Justice Work programme.

S4W-04154 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration was given to children when developing the benefits framework of the Making Justice Work programme.

S4W-04155 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of primary (a) one and (b) seven pupils has been assessed with visible signs of dental decay in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

S4W-04156 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the proposed definition of permanent grassland is under the common agricultural policy reform proposals and whether it includes heather.

S4W-04158 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the (a) UK Government and (b) European Commission regarding the common agricultural policy proposal on the definition of permanent grassland.

S4W-04159 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding its proposal that heather should be subject to a particular height measurement in terms of its eligibility for inclusion in permanent grassland under the common agricultural policy reform proposals.

S4W-04160 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the actual outturn percentage change was in Less Favoured Area Support scheme payments for 2011-12 compared with the projected 38% rise previously announced by the Scottish Government.

S4W-04168 Claudia Beamish: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the first passenger service via Midlothian to run on the Borders railway.