Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 21 November 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-18476 Marco Biagi: To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans for an independent Scotland to recognise the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and, if so, whether it would wish to invoke any of the exemptions under clause 298.

S4W-18503 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met stakeholders to discuss group B streptococcus infection rates.

S4W-18504 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government what recent analysis it has carried out of adverse antibiotic reaction to intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis using narrow-spectrum penicillin to combat group B streptococcus infection in newborn babies.

S4W-18505 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to analyse group B streptococcus infection rates.

S4W-18506 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase awareness among (a) pregnant women and their families and (b) maternity care health professionals of group B streptococcus infection and how to avoid such infection developing in babies.

S4W-18507 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase awareness of the signs of group B streptococcus infection in newborn babies.

S4W-18508 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government what targets it has set for long-term reduction in the number of cases of group B streptococcus infection in babies in the first (a) six and (b) 90 days of life.

S4W-18509 Clare Adamson: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made in meeting each recommendation set out in the Independent Review of Open Water and Flood Rescue in Scotland.

S4W-18510 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government what support it plans to provide to local authorities to help them protect vulnerable people from telephone cold calling.

S4W-18516 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government how many speeding offences have been recorded in 2013 where the speed limit is (a) 20mph, (b) 30mph, (c) 60mph and (d) 70mph.

S4W-18517 Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government how many road traffic offences have been recorded in 2013 (a) in built-up areas, (b) in 20mph zones and (c) during the evening in built-up areas.

S4W-18518 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recent changes to FlyBe management and services, what steps it has taken to ensure the security of the network of air services operated from Inverness to, from and within the Highlands and Islands by FlyBe and its franchise partner and whether it will make a statement on the matter.

S4W-18519 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the withdrawal of the FlyBe services from Inverness to London Gatwick, whether it will consider an application for public service obligation protected service from Inverness to London Heathrow or Northolt and whether it will make a statement on the matter.

S4W-18520 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will extend the network of public service obligation operations in order to secure the air services operated from Inverness to, from and within the Highlands and Islands by FlyBe and its franchise partner and whether it will make a statement on the matter.

S4W-18521 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish Environment Protection Agency plans to (a) collect and (b) publish data on (i) salmon mortalities and (ii) sea lice infestations at salmon farms.

S4W-18522 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government whether not (a) collecting and (b) publishing data on (i) salmon mortalities and (ii) sea lice infestations at salmon farms could have an impact on the marine environment, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S4W-18523 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government what reaseach it has commissioned on whether the reported increase in amoebic gill disease at salmon farms since 2003 is related to an increase in imports of salmon ovum.

S4W-18524 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Government what (a) regulations are in place, (b) plans it has to review the regulations and (c) advice it has given to local authorities regarding the breeding of dogs.

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