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Section E – Written questions lodged on 10 October 2008

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-17013 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it has given to local authorities to invest in multi-use games areas in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

S3W-17014 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it provides to local authorities about the siting and development of multi-use games areas.

S3W-17015 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of multi-use games areas where they have replaced grass or other surfaced areas.

S3W-17016 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has estimates of the number of children under the age of 16 involved in organised sports.

S3W-17017 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address the overcapacity in secure accommodation for young people.

S3W-17018 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to be able to take action to address the overcapacity of secure accommodation for young people.

S3W-17019 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any local authorities have raised the issue of insufficient funding as a reason for not placing young people in secure accommodation.

S3W-17020 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering the closure of one of the secure accommodation units for young people as a way to address overcapacity.

S3W-17021 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering placing children other than those who have been assessed as requiring secure accommodation in secure accommodation.

S3W-17022 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to resolve the ongoing pay dispute with its workers and the pay disputes of its agencies.

S3W-17023 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what proportion of its workers and those of its agencies were paid a salary of less than (a) £25,000, (b) £20,000, (c) £18,000 and (d) £16,000 in each year since 1999.

S3W-17024 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what proportion of its workers and those of its agencies worked part time in each year since 1999 and what the average salary was for such workers in each of those years.

S3W-17025 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it expects the current economic uncertainty to have on low-paid workers in Scotland.

S3W-17026 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-15488 by Shona Robison on 3 September 2008, whether the results of the recent consultation on the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service strategy for the next five years and beyond have been published.

S3W-17027 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to introduce a payment for deer farmers similar to the single farm payment to give them parity with sheep and cattle farmers.

S3W-17028 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16575 by Shona Robison on 8 October 2008, whether it will publish the routine monitoring by each NHS board that suggests that an increasing number of GPs are participating in the human papilloma virus vaccination programme.

S3W-17029 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses and charities will benefit from its 10-day target for paying its bills from small businesses, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-17030 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value of public procurement is with small businesses in Scotland.

S3W-17031 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bills from small businesses are paid within 10 days and how many are not.

S3W-17032 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether consideration is given to the social and economic opportunities that communities gain through government job relocations when deciding on such relocations.

S3W-17033 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what weight is given to the social and economic opportunities that communities gain through government job relocations in deciding whether to proceed with a particular job relocation project.

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