Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 05 June 2013

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-15459 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the 2014 Commonwealth Games should adopt a comprehensive tobacco-free policy and what influence it will have in this regard.

S4W-15461 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government what role it sees for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in creating a tobacco-free generation of Scots by 2034.

S4W-15481 Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government which NHS boards have implemented the guidelines on the provision and repair of orthotic footwear, HDL(2000)23, as amended in 2002.

S4W-15482 Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage (a) trade, (b) educational and (c) other links with China; whether it is encouraging airlines to establish direct flights between Scotland and China to help improve these links; whether it considers that the visa arrangements for Chinese citizens entering the UK has an impact on such links and, if so, what discussions it has had with the UK Government in this regard.

S4W-15487 Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government what visa requirements it expects would be in place for people from (a) China, (b) India and (c) the rest of the UK wanting to visit an independent Scotland.

S4W-15490 Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to encourage people to learn (a) Mandarin and (b) Cantonese.

S4W-15491 Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government what support it offers to small and medium-sized enterprises that want to do business with China.

S4W-15492 Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government what support it offers Chinese businesses that want to (a) set up in and (b) trade with Scotland.

S4W-15493 Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many schools (a) are twinned and (b) have electronic links with schools in China and what encouragement it gives to schools wanting to develop such initiatives.

S4W-15496 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what recent impact assessment it has made of fees charged to patients who want a copy of their medical records.

S4W-15497 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it will carry out on its building targets for social housing and whether the target to build 6,000 affordable homes will be met in 2013-14.

S4W-15498 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that its recently published statistics on house building indicate a potential shortfall in the number of new homes needed to meet demand.

S4W-15499 Jayne Baxter: To ask the Scottish Government how many fallen stock have been recorded on farms in each of the last five years.

S4W-15500 Jayne Baxter: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce the number of fallen stock on farms.

S4W-15502 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Government how many complete wind turbine structures have been produced in Scotland in each year since 2007.

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