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Section E – Written questions lodged from 10 to 14 August 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-26372 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether people with haemophilia who have regularly received blood products are at risk of (a) contracting or (b) carrying variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD).

S3W-26373 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance from the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) was made available to employees made redundant from the TSC contact centre in Greenock.

S3W-26374 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the employees made redundant from the TSC contact centre in Greenock have found alternative employment as a result of intervention by Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE).

S3W-26375 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the employees made redundant from the TSC contact centre in Greenock have entered further education and training as a result of intervention by Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE).

S3W-26376 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the employees made redundant by the TSC contact centre in Greenock were offered and took up one-to-one counselling and advice on career development.

S3W-26377 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the employees made redundant from the TSC contact centre in Greenock were offered access to high-quality training.

S3W-26378 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional financial support was made available to the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) to allow it to effectively assist the large number of employees made redundant from the TSC contact centre in Greenock.

S3W-26379 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the extent was of Scottish Development International’s involvement with the TSC contact centre in Greenock at the time that the company announced its redundancies.

S3W-26380 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the extent was of Scottish Enterprise’s involvement with the TSC contact centre in Greenock at the time that the company announced its redundancies.

S3W-26381 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise are still pursuing the objective of bringing alternative business to the TSC contact centre in Greenock.

S3W-26382 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the visitor numbers have been for (a) Loch Lomond and The Trossachs and (b) Cairngorms National Park in each year since their establishment.

S3W-26383 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it considers National Park Authorities have in managing visitor access to national parks.

S3W-26384 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on the strategic review of National Park Authorities.

S3W-26385 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what quantity of drugs has been recovered in the Strathclyde Police force area in each year since 1999, broken down by (a) sub-division and (b) type of drug.

S3W-26386 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been charged by Strathclyde Police for possession of illegal drugs in each year since 1999, broken down by (a) sub-division and (b) type of drug.

S3W-26387 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of people accused in assault cases in each Strathclyde Police force sub-division in each year since 1999 was under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) drugs at the time of the offence.

S3W-26388 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of people accused in rape cases in each Strathclyde Police force division area in each year since 1999 was under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) drugs at the time of the offence.

S3W-26389 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the retail vacancy rate has been in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-26390 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) independent stores and (b) branches of major chains have closed in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-26391 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how retail vacancy rates in Scotland compare with those in England and Wales.

S3W-26392 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were employed in selecting areas to benefit from the £15 million Home Insulation Scheme.

S3W-26393 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive how fuel poverty rates in the Duddingston and Craigentinny areas of Edinburgh, which were selected to benefit from the Home Insulation Scheme, compare with fuel poverty rates in the Granton, Pilton and Muirhouse areas.

S3W-26394 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25166 by Roseanna Cunningham on 17 July 2009, what options are available to Scottish Natural Heritage as management agreements that meet the requirements of section 29(3) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004.

S3W-26395 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25166 by Roseanna Cunningham on 17 July 2009, whether it considers Scottish Natural Heritage to be adequately resourced to offer management agreements that meet the requirements of section 29(3) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004.

S3W-26396 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines or instructions it gives to (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise regarding their policies on undertaking rent reviews of commercial premises leased by them to businesses.

S3W-26397 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise must seek its approval for their policies on undertaking rent reviews of commercial premises leased by them to businesses.

S3W-26398 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors rent rises imposed by (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise on businesses leasing commercial premises from them.

S3W-26399 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, when it determined its funding for (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise, it made assumptions on the likely increase or decrease in the income of these agencies from leasing commercial premises to businesses and, if so, what the assumptions were regarding the level of rent increase or decrease and the proportion of leases that would be terminated as a result of any rent increases.

S3W-26400 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) highest percentage rent increase or decrease imposed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise on the rents for commercial premises owned by it in Shetland and leased to business was in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09 and is proposed for 2009-10.

S3W-26401 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive in which local authorities there are pilot single interface arrangements between community planning partnerships and the third sector.

S3W-26402 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how the pilot single interface arrangements between community planning partnerships and the third sector will be evaluated.

S3W-26403 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the evaluation of the pilot single interface arrangements between community planning partnerships and the third sector.

S3W-26404 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19741 by Fergus Ewing on 23 January 2009, whether there has been an evaluation of the Scottish Islamic Foundation finance event scheduled for June 2009 and part-funded by the Scottish Government.

S3W-26405 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the minutes of the meetings of the Third Sector Task Group are publicly available.

S3W-26406 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25887 by Kenny MacAskill on 10 August 2009, what disposals were issued to the 67 people who committed the offence of handling an offensive weapon while on bail.

S3W-26407 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people prosecuted in 2007-08 for handling an offensive weapon had a criminal record at the time of prosecution, broken down by (a) police force area and (b) most recent offence.

S3W-26408 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were (a) prosecuted in 2007-08 for handling an offensive weapon and (b) on bail at the time of the offence, broken down by police force area.

S3W-26409 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates it has made of the number of new affordable homes for rent required in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

S3W-26410 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what conversations it has had with national housing organisations regarding the need to provide 10,000 affordable homes for rent in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

S3W-26411 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to commission an annual assessment of the need for affordable housing in light of its decision not to continue with the method developed by Professor Bramley and colleagues at Heriot-Watt University and what the results of any alternative modelling are.

S3W-26412 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated average unit cost for 2009-10 is for general needs housing for rent provided by a (a) registered social landlord and (b) local authority, showing the (i) overall cost and (ii) that part of the cost paid for directly from the public sector budget.

S3W-26413 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25968 by Alex Neil on 3 August 2009, how many of the 4,535 visits to the House Key website were from people seeking support in resolving their individual housing problems.

S3W-26414 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fuel Poverty Forum Equalities Working Group will be made publicly available.

S3W-26415 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans Scottish Water has to upgrade the water supply in the Glendale area of Skye.

S3W-26416 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) highest percentage rent increase or decrease imposed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise on rents for commercial premises owned by it in the Caithness and Sutherland area and leased to business was in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09 and is proposed for 2009-10.

S3W-26417 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) highest percentage rent increase or decrease imposed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise on rents for commercial premises owned by it in the Inner Moray Firth area and leased to business was in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09 and is proposed for 2009-10.

S3W-26418 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) highest percentage rent increase or decrease imposed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise on the rents for commercial premises owned by it in the Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross area and leased to business was in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09 and is proposed for 2009-10.

S3W-26419 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were in part-time work in each quarter of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-26420 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the total cost of drafting, researching, printing, production and distribution of the document, An Oil Fund for Scotland: Taking forward our National Conversation.

S3W-26421 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each year since 2005.

S3W-26422 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside have been the subject of court proceedings in each year since 2005, broken down by section of the Act.

S3W-26423 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each year since 2005 resulted in a successful prosecution.

S3W-26424 Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the dimensions of an Olympic-sized swimming pool are and how many pools of this standard there are or are planned in Scotland.

S3W-26425 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has implemented to ensure better provision and continuity of care for prostate cancer patients across Scotland.

S3W-26426 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards prescribe Zometa (zoledronic acid) for the treatment of prostate cancer.

S3W-26427 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason communities in the Highlands and Islands region did not receive a larger share of the first round of funding from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

S3W-26428 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason funding applications to the Town Centre Regeneration Fund from the Highlands and Islands region were not more successful. 

S3W-26429 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the same criteria will be used for allocating money in the second round of applications to the Town Centre Regeneration Fund as were used in the first round.

S3W-26430 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether unsuccessful applicants for the first round of the Town Centre Regeneration Fund will be offered advice on where their applications failed and, if so, whether this advice will be available before the deadline for submission of applications for the second round.

S3W-26431 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NorthLink Ferries was given an additional grant in 2008-09 due to rising fuel costs and, if so, what additional amount was given.

S3W-26432 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review and amend the protocol or guidance on test purchasing of tobacco to allow for increased levels of testing and, in particular, to reduce the need to involve four adults.

S3W-26433 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will amend the protocol or guidance for test purchasing of tobacco to allow the testing young person to give a false age, if asked, to ensure that the seller requests identification.

S3W-26434 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address the health needs of offenders aged over 50 in prison.

S3W-26435 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address in prisons the issue of post-custody homelessness.

S3W-26436 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what agencies provide advice or support in prisons on issues of employment, broken down by prison.

S3W-26437 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what money or debt advice services are provided in prisons, broken down by (a) service and (b) prison.

S3W-26439 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates that the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile will now commence.

S3W-26440 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the terms of reference for the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile will be sufficiently wide to enable consideration of the incidence of Clostridium difficile at hospitals across Scotland, while maintaining the focus on the Vale of Leven hospital outbreak.

S3W-26441 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the terms of reference for the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile will be sufficiently wide to enable consideration of the actions of all agencies, including government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies in tackling Clostridium difficile.

S3W-26442 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage the new chair of the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile to meet with the families of those affected by the outbreak at the Vale of Leven hospital before determining, with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, the terms of reference of the public inquiry.

S3W-26443 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25580 by John Swinney on 29 July 2009, what procedures are in place to assess local authorities’ reports on their contribution to the achievement of national and local outcomes highlighted in their single outcome agreements in order to determine whether they are making adequate progress towards their targets and outcomes.

S3W-26444 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25580 by John Swinney on 29 July 2009, how it will respond to local authorities’ reports on their contribution to the achievement of national and local outcomes highlighted in their single outcome agreements and whether the responses will be in the public domain.

S3W-26445 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25580 by John Swinney on 29 July 2009, what action will be taken if local authorities’ reports to the Scottish Government on their contribution to the achievement of national and local outcomes highlighted in their single outcome agreements do not indicate adequate progress towards targets and outcomes.

S3W-26446 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that businesses in publicly funded subcontract chains receive payment within a maximum of 30 days.

S3W-26447 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of payment times in publicly funded subcontract chains.

S3W-26448 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the rates of compliance with prompt-payment clauses in public contracts.

S3W-26449 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to link local authorities’ single outcome agreements more closely with the targets and indicators in Scotland Performs.

S3W-26450 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the targets in local authorities’ single outcome agreements should correspond with the targets and indicators in Scotland Performs.

S3W-26451 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Futures Trust has had responsibility for or input into the construction of the buildings or infrastructure projects featured in photographs on its website.

S3W-26452 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will estimate the number of dwellings that fall into each energy performance certificate rating, broken down by region.

S3W-26453 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will estimate the number of non-domestic properties that fall into each energy performance certificate rating, broken down by region.

S3W-26454 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will estimate the percentage of dwellings being built, or built in the last 36 months, that fall into each energy performance certificate rating.

S3W-26455 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will estimate the percentage of non-domestic buildings being built, or built within the last 36 months, that fall into each energy performance certificate rating.

S3W-26456 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives are in place for people to opt out of the electricity grid system and be entirely energy self-sufficient.

S3W-26457 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been stopped at Scottish airports under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since 2007.

S3W-26458 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been questioned in Scottish airports under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since 2007.

S3W-26459 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many stop and searches have been carried out in Scotland under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 since 2007, broken down by (a) police force and (b) ethnicity of person stopped and searched.

S3W-26460 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met officials from Dungavel Detention Centre and what issues were discussed.

S3W-26461 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will tackle obesity in children

S3W-26462 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action and initiatives it is undertaking to address high levels of heart disease prevalent in communities where the risk is higher than in the average population.

S3W-26463 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action and initiatives it is undertaking to address high levels of diabetes prevalent in communities where the risk is higher than in the average population.

S3W-26464 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) financial and (b) skills support is available for people who are being made redundant.

S3W-26465 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase cultural and trade links with the Middle East.

S3W-26466 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is working with local community and youth groups to tackle gang violence.

S3W-26467 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting the music industry.

S3W-26468 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is making sport accessible to inner-city populations.

S3W-26469 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Irish organisations in Scotland it has contacted in order to promote dialogue about identity and the meaning of multiculturalism or pluralism in modern-day Scotland in accordance with the Scottish Government Race Equality Statement of 8 December 2008.

S3W-26470 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £5.6 million allocated in relation to its Race Equality Scheme 2008-2011 has been allocated to projects representing the Irish community in Scotland.

S3W-26471 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people received an Education Maintenance Allowance in the (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 academic years.

S3W-26472 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on the provision of Education Maintenance Allowances in the (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 academic years.

S3W-26473 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people it anticipates will qualify for the Education Maintenance Allowance in the 2009-10 academic year following the reduction in the maximum qualifying income threshold.

S3W-26474 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it anticipates spending on the provision of Education Maintenance Allowances in the 2009-10 academic year following the reduction in the maximum qualifying income threshold.

S3W-26475 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people it anticipates will not qualify for the Education Maintenance Allowance in the 2009-10 academic year who would have qualified under the previous maximum qualifying income threshold.

S3W-26476 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers local authorities have to ensure that graffiti are removed swiftly from private property such as parking equipment, post boxes, bins, walls and houses where owners fail to do so.

S3W-26477 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question SW3-25622 by Stewart Stevenson on 6 August 2009, whether it will specify the policies that the aviation policy branch has assisted in implementing in the last year.

S3W-26478 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question SW3-25622 by Stewart Stevenson on 6 August 2009, how many people are employed in the aviation policy branch.

S3W-26479 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question SW3-25622 by Stewart Stevenson on 6 August 2009, what measures are being used to determine the success of the aviation policy branch.

S3W-26480 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what the start and finish dates were of the Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) pilot for which its news release of 3 August 2009 reported a 14% increase in passenger numbers and 23% increase in car traffic on the CalMac Ferries Ltd operated services to the Western Isles and what the percentage increase or decrease in (a) passengers, (b) cars and (c) freight was for the same time period on each of the ferry routes operated by CalMac Ferries Ltd or NorthLink Ferries not covered by the RET pilot.

S3W-26481 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 24, (c) 25 to 34, (d) 35 to 44, (e) 45 to 54, (f) 55 to 64, (g) 65 to 74 and (h) 75 and over have medical conditions affected by compact fluorescent or low-energy light bulbs.

S3W-26482 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has corresponded with people with medical conditions affected by the use of compact fluorescent or low-energy light bulbs in relation to the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs.

S3W-26483 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that incandescent light bulbs will still be available to people with medical conditions affected by the use of compact fluorescent or low-energy light bulbs after 2012.

S3W-26484 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it considers that the GDP growth rate will rise to the UK level by 2011.

S3W-26485 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it considers that the gap between Scotland’s best and worst performing regions will narrow by 2017.

S3W-26486 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each member of staff of the Scottish Futures Trust receives in (a) salary, (b) pension entitlement and (c) bonuses.

S3W-26487 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its civil servants have lodged formal grievances or complaints in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) type of grievance or complaint and (b) directorate.

S3W-26488 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were employed by public sector bodies in each quarter of the last three years, broken down by (a) executive agencies, (b) non-ministerial departments, (c) public corporations, (d) executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPB), (e) advisory NDPBs, (f) tribunals, (g) commissioners and ombudsmen, (h) NHS bodies and (i) other significant national bodies, also showing percentage change.

S3W-26489 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of employment in public sector bodies was in each of the last two years, broken down by (a) executive agencies, (b) non-ministerial departments, (c) public corporations, (d) executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPB), (e) advisory NDPBs, (f) tribunals, (g) commissioners and ombudsmen, (h) NHS bodies and (i) other significant national bodies.

S3W-26490 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it classifies NHS bodies as public sector bodies and, if not, under what category it does so.

S3W-26491 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what its definition is of a (a) quango and (b) public sector body.

S3W-26492 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive which public sector bodies it does not consider to be quangos.

S3W-26493 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public bodies have been created or become operational in the last two years, showing employment figures and staff costs.

S3W-26494 Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-22499 by Shona Robison on 31 March 2009, what progress has been made in developing a policy on exercise on prescription.

S3W-26495 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment.

S3W-26496 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many disabled staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment

S3W-26497 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many female staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment.

S3W-26498 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many black and minority ethnic staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment.

S3W-26499 Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS boards have published an equal pay review.

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