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Some recent written answers

Enterprise answered 15 March 2011

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Intellectual Asset Centre.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of community renewables development scheme that have previously been worked up to the appropriate level for consideration under the provisions of the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts out to tender.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will delay the eight month limit from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to put forward their own proposals for renewables contracts the Forestry Commission Scotland estate.

Rape answered 22 March 2011

Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there were for (a) rape, (b) attempted rape and (c) indecent assault in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010, broken down by police force area.

NHS Equipment answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the draft clinical standards in NHS Scotland Wheelchair and Seating Services - Clinical Standards Consultation do not refer to recommendation 3 of Moving Forward: Review of NHS Wheelchair and Seating Services in Scotland.

Further Education answered 22 March 2011

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has concerns regarding any implications for (a) jobs and (b) the continuation of college campuses in the Highlands and Islands arising from the budget for 2011-12.

NHS Staff answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a deadline has been set for resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many football banning orders have been applied for in respect of (a) sectarianism, (b) racism and (c) other forms of disorder since 2006, broken down by police force.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37763 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 December 2010, what progress it has made in ending automatic early release.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus routes served the Moodiesburn area on 31 January 2010.

Healthcare Associated Infection answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, in light of Lord MacLean not yet being advised that a delay in publishing the report would be acceptable, for what reason further witness evidence sessions of the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry have been postponed until after May 2011.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Care Commission has taken to ensure that appropriate care and personal plans are in place for people in care homes, supported accommodation or hostels with alcohol-related brain damage.

Dentistry answered 21 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in the Lothians region has had access to an NHS dentist in each quarter since September 2007.

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of full-time equivalent staff working specifically on anti-sectarianism projects has been in each year since 2005.

Public Transport answered 22 March 2011

Elaine Smith (Coatbridge and Chryston) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that fail to satisfy local demand.

Scottish Government Staff answered 18 March 2011; 1 annotation

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the options for flexible working practices that reduce costs.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that do not meet the terms of their contractual agreements.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many reported crimes listed as breach of a sex offender order there were in each police force area in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

NHS Staff answered 15 March 2011

Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board spent on locum doctors in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10.

Procurement answered 22 March 2011

Peter Peacock (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the decision of Scottish Enterprise to ask small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and others to pay 25% towards accessing support by use of their intangible assets will have on its commitment to free support for SMEs and voluntary sector organisations to bid for public sector contracts.