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-04420 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation is underway in Orkney and Shetland on potential changes to ticketing arrangements for North Isles ferry services prior to the new contract coming into force in June 2012.

S4W-04421 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Student Awards Agency for Scotland loans initiated for payment in September 2011 are still to be completed.

S4W-04422 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications received by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland in June and July 2011 are still awaiting action.

S4W-04423 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for resolution of overdue payments from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland where an MSP is not involved.

S4W-04424 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what it will do to ensure that calls to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland are answered more frequently and returned as undertaken and that the agency provides more information about the status of pending applications.

S4W-04425 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications have been made to the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland for 2011–12.

S4W-04497 Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the comments made at page 20 of the Regulatory Reform Group Annual Report - 2011 that (a) “... there is no single register for alcohol licenses in Scotland every time central Government needs to put together national statistics or needs to examine issues in this area it has to write to each of the Licensing Boards across Scotland which causes unnecessary work ...” and (b) " ... the use of a single Licensing IT system would both provide greater consistency plus substantial resource savings currently put in to process additional information...this would not in any way take away from the ability of each Licensing Board to make its own individual decisions but would allow for consistent entry and processing and gathering of information."

S4W-04511 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what its economic tests would be for an independent Scotland joining the euro.

S4W-04513 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used to judge local authorities’ attempts to avoid the early emergence of inequalities.

S4W-04514 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive how it seeks to measure children’s healthy development with regard to (a) attachment, (b) stimulation and (c) nutrition.

S4W-04521 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected loss in Barnett consequentials would be if air passenger duty was abolished.

S4W-04522 Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the current euro exchange rate has on Scottish (a) tourism and (b) exports.

S4W-04524 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted in cases involving domestic violence in each of the last three years, broken down by manner of disposal.

S4W-04525 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people given a custodial sentence in cases involving domestic violence received a sentence of (a) three and (b) six months or less in each of the last three years.

S4W-04529 Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will carry out a public awareness campaign regarding the risks that might arise from second-hand smoke in cars and, if so, whether this will include those to (a) child passengers and (b) road safety for drivers.

S4W-04540 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive by how much greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced since the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 targets were set.

S4W-04541 Margaret McCulloch: To ask the Scottish Executive what requirements are placed on (a) bus services, (b) rail services and (c) licensed taxis to safely accommodate passengers who use wheelchairs.

S4W-04542 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote development on the Washington Street site in Glasgow in which Scottish Enterprise has an interest.

S4W-04543 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the proposed development at the Washington Street site in Glasgow in which Scottish Enterprise has an interest is important to the economy.

S4W-04544 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it is having with relevant agencies to promote the Washington Street site in Glasgow in which Scottish Enterprise has an interest.

S4W-04545 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that Scottish Enterprise supports potential development at the Washington Street site in Glasgow in which Scottish Enterprise has an interest.

S4W-04546 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Enterprise regarding the masterplan for the development of the Washington Street site in Glasgow in which Scottish Enterprise has an interest.

S4W-04547 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Scottish Enterprise has in relation to promoting regeneration on brownfield sites.

S4W-04548 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what weight it will give to responses from outwith Scotland to its consultation on same-sex marriage.

S4W-04549 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the summary and analysis of its consultation on same-sex marriage will incorporate responses from outwith Scotland.

S4W-04550 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts were signed by 1 December 2009 under the Mixed Plastics Capital Grant Programme and how much has been paid to each project at the agreed milestones.

S4W-04551 Mark Griffin: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many and (b) which types of chartered engineers it employs in a policy or policy advisory role and in which directorates.

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