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Section E – Written questions lodged on 10 June 2009

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".

S3W-24676 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS staff have a pay rate of under £7 per hour, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-24677 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what it would cost per annum to implement a minimum pay rate of £7 per hour for all NHS staff.

S3W-24678 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the lowest hourly pay rate is for NHS staff and how many staff are employed at that rate.

S3W-24679 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that equality impact assessments should be applied to singe outcome agreements.

S3W-24680 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that almost 25% of the 6,221 houses built under the Affordable Housing Investment Programme in 2008-09 were built for sale.

S3W-24681 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many publicly operated CCTV cameras are installed for use in the east end of Glasgow.

S3W-24682 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on the installation and management of publicly operated CCTV cameras in the east end of Glasgow in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 and has been spent in 2009.

S3W-24683 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on the installation and management of publicly operated CCTV cameras in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 and has been spent in 2009.

S3W-24684 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many agencies are involved in the management of publicly operated CCTV cameras in the east end of Glasgow.

S3W-24685 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times CCTV cameras in the east end of Glasgow contributed to the successful prosecution of criminals in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 and have contributed in 2009.

S3W-24686 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times CCTV cameras contributed to the successful prosecution of criminals in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 and have contributed in 2009.

S3W-24687 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to expand the operation of CCTV cameras in the east end of Glasgow.

S3W-24688 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24404 by Nicola Sturgeon on 9 June 2009, how many times the influenza A (H1N1) virus TV commercial Lift has been screened on Asian TV channels and what assessment it has made of the penetration of this commercial into Asian households.

S3W-24689 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24404 by Nicola Sturgeon on 9 June 2009, what other action has been taken to ensure that messages about the influenza A (H1N1) virus are covered in black and ethnic minority media outlets.

S3W-24690 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24404 by Nicola Sturgeon on 9 June 2009, what additional advice and assistance is being provided to groups and organisations serving black and ethnic minority communities to help ensure that messages about the influenza A (H1N1) virus are being effectively communicated.

S3W-24691 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24404 by Nicola Sturgeon on 9 June 2009, whether it will list additional activities outlined in its communications strategy on the influenza A (H1N1) virus relating to black and ethnic minority communities.

S3W-24692 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by each local authority on preventing homelessness in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.

S3W-24693 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that internet broadband connectivity in Northbay, Barra, could be improved by an exchange upgrade, considering that the standard BT connection covers all homes that use the Northbay exchange.

S3W-24694 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that Highlands and Islands Enterprise is providing an internet service on Barra that is satisfactory to all inhabitants.

S3W-24695 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive when installing publicly funded wireless internet networks in places such as Barra whether it is practicable to consider the views of people who will be affected.

S3W-24696 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of households in the Northbay area of Barra has a working internet connection provided by the Concom exchange.

S3W-24697 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many small and medium-sized enterprises (a) bid for contracts for services in the Parliament and (b) were successful in whole or part, also expressed as a percentage, in each year since 1999.

S3W-24698 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place for a bypass at Nairn as outlined in the Strategic Transport Projects Review.

S3W-24699 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what preparatory work has been carried out on a bypass at Nairn.

S3W-24700 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated timescale is for the commencement of work on a bypass at Nairn.

S3W-24701 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any preparatory work has been carried out on dualling the A96 between Nairn and Inverness.

S3W-24702 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated timescale is for the commencement of work to dual the A96 between Nairn and Inverness.

S3W-24703 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it considers that residential rehabilitation services play in improving Scotland’s relationship with alcohol and how effective it considers such treatment to be.

S3W-24704 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure that residential rehabilitation services for drugs and alcohol are expanded and available throughout Scotland.

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