Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 17 September 2012

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Government 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-09532 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Government how long it takes for divorce cases to be (a) heard and (b) concluded in each sheriff court.

S4W-09654 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-08911 by John Swinney on 27 July 2012, what specific "regular monitoring" takes place regarding non-domestic rates income projections.

S4W-09655 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-08911 by John Swinney on 27 July 2012, when the last "regular monitoring" of non-domestic rates income projections took place.

S4W-09656 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-08911 by John Swinney on 27 July 2012, what the outcome was of the last "regular monitoring" of non-domestic rates income projections.

S4W-09657 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-08911 by John Swinney on 27 July 2012, for what reason it has not published the data relating to the "regular monitoring"‘ of non-domestic rates income projections.

S4W-09671 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Government how many speech therapists have been employed by each NHS board in each year since 2005.

S4W-09672 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Government what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence there have been between (i) the First Minister, (ii) the Deputy First Minister, (iii) each cabinet secretary and (iv) the Minister for Youth Employment and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding welfare reform; on what dates and what substantive issues were raised.

S4W-09679 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Government what representations the (a) Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and (b) Minister for Youth Employment has made to the (i) Welfare Reform Committee, (ii) Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (iii) Department for Work and Pensions regarding recent graduates’ eligibility for benefits through national insurance.

S4W-09681 Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Scottish Government what action (a) businesses and (b) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency takes to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

S4W-09682 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government whether clinicians must formally advise patients with pleural plaques of their diagnosis and, if so, whether it will issue formal guidance to clinicians on this.

S4W-09683 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce legislation to clarify time limits regarding cases involving asbestos-related diseases.

S4W-09684 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to remove asbestos from (a) schools and (b) hospitals.

S4W-09685 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government whether it measures asbestos levels in (a) schools and (b) hospitals and, if so, whether it will publish the results.

S4W-09686 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s finding that (a) Heads of Ayr and (b) Stonehaven beaches did not achieve a mandatory pass rating for the 2012 summer season and what action it will take to help ensure that bathing waters do not breach safety limits or guidelines.

S4W-09696 John Mason: To ask the Scottish Government what the average (a) male and (b) female life expectancy in the Glasgow Shettleston constituency has been in each year since 2000.

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