Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 26 April 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-06818 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what average number of patients is treated by a (a) salaried dentist and (b) general dental practitioner.

S4W-06819 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost to the NHS is of a (a) salaried dentist and (b) general dental practitioner treating a patient.

S4W-06820 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all government-funded drug and alcohol addiction treatments include support and treatment for mental health issues, where appropriate.

S4W-06904 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any special adviser met Mr Frederic Michel on or around 11 February 2011 and, if so, which adviser; who else was present, and what matters were discussed.

S4W-06905 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any (a) ministers, (b) special advisers or (c) officials have been in contact with Mr Frederic Michel either (i) by phone, (ii) in person or (iii) by other means since May 2007 and, if so, on what date; who was present, and what matters were discussed.

S4W-06906 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any (a) ministers, (b) special advisers or (c) officials have been in contact with Mr Rupert Murdoch (i) by phone, (ii) in person or (iii) by other means since May 2007 and, if so, on what date; who was present, and what matters were discussed.

S4W-06907 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any (a) ministers, (b) special advisers or (c) officials have been in contact with Mr James Murdoch by (i) phone, (ii) in person or (iii) by other means since May 2007 and, if so, on what date; who was present, and what matters were discussed.

S4W-06908 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings it has had with representatives of News International or News Corporation in a non-journalistic capacity since May 2007.

S4W-06909 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any phone calls were arranged or taken on or around (a) 2 November 2010, (b) 3 November 2010, (c) 2 March 2011 or (d) 3 March 2011 between ministers or special advisers and the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport or other UK ministers, special advisers or officials from that department and, if so, what matters were (i) discussed and (ii) due to be discussed and for what reason any discussions due to take place did not take place.

S4W-06910 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) meetings or (b) phone calls have been arranged between (i) the First Minister, (ii) special advisers or (iii) officials and (A) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and (B) the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, (C) UK Government special advisers or (D) officials since May 2010 and what matters were (1) discussed or (2) due to be discussed and for what reason any arranged calls did not take place.

S4W-06911 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the correspondence with News International Ltd released by the Scottish Government in August 2011 contains a full account of written or electronic correspondence between ministers or special advisers and (a) Mr Rupert Murdoch, (b) Mr James Murdoch and (c) people acting on behalf of the Murdochs in a public relations capacity.

S4W-06912 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with News International Ltd, News Corporation or subsidiary companies regarding any bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group plc since May 2007.

S4W-06913 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) engagements and (b) phone calls the First Minister had on (i) 1 November 2010, (ii) 2 November 2010, (iii) 3 November 2010 and (iv) 3 March 2011.

S4W-06914 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) the First Minister or (b) special advisers offered to lobby (i) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (ii) the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport or (iii) other ministers in favour of the News International bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC or on behalf of Rupert or James Murdoch.

S4W-06918 Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were (a) directly and (b) indirectly employed by (i) public and (ii) private sector ferry services in each year since 2002.

S4W-06919 Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the European Commission on the requirement to tender for ferry services and whether it will publish the (a) outcomes agreed and (b) minutes taken at these.

S4W-06920 Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received legal advice from the European Commission on the tendering process for ferry services and, if so, whether it will publish this.

S4W-06921 Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the benefits to (a) taxpayers and (b) passengers of ferry services that are provided by the (i) public and (ii) private sector.

S4W-06922 Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with representatives from private ferry operators regarding (a) its draft ferries’ plan and (b) the future ferry procurement.

S4W-06927 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £10 million Housebuilding Infrastructure Loan Fund has been disbursed.

S4W-06928 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications it has received for the Housebuilding Infrastructure Loan Fund.

S4W-06929 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is reviewing the criteria for the Housebuilding Infrastructure Loan Fund.

S4W-06930 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to make the Housebuilding Infrastructure Loan Fund more accessible to house builders.

S4W-06931 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities since 2007 on the future of lighthouses.

S4W-06932 Marco Biagi: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of school leavers has gone into positive destinations in each year for which information is available, broken down by highest Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level passed.

S4W-06936 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what models of primary care services it considers there are in the NHS in England that could be introduced in Scotland to support the self-monitoring and self-management of patients.

S4W-06937 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to support patients who wish to self-test and self-manage, as means to alleviate pressure on anticoagulant clinics.

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