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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Communities answered 21 March 2011

Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing justice policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

NHS Expenditure answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards have used external public relations companies in the last year; who provided these services, and what the cost was of each contract.

Social Care answered 15 March 2011

Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has discussed with COSLA possible implications for charges for non-residential care arising from the UK Government’s proposed changes Disability Living Allowance.

Employment answered 21 March 2011

Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will offer those affected by the proposed job losses at the West Freugh satellite ground station.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37318 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, when it will provide the distribution of appraisal scores for the NHS Executive Managers Cohort for 2009-10.

Environment answered 17 March 2011

Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote reductions in food miles as part of an environmentally sustainable economy.

Procurement answered 15 March 2011

Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts it has agreed under Article 19 of the EU procurement directive.

Prison Service answered 22 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken research on the reason for the increase in the number of prisoners on remand.

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What is the Scottish Parliament?

The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.

Recent Scottish Parliament debates

Major Trunk Road Works (Consultation of Cyclists) Thursday, 21 August 2014; 6 speeches, 1 annotation
2. To ask the Scottish Government what methods of consultation it uses to gauge the views of cyclists regarding major trunk road works. (S4O-03482)
North Sea Oil and Gas Revenues Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 15 speeches
1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the finding in the report by N-56 that North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than the Office for Budget...
Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (Stakeholders) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 7 speeches, 1 annotation
3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with stakeholders about the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill. (S4O-03493)
Scotland’s Future Thursday, 21 August 2014; 129 speeches
Good afternoon. The first item of business is a debate on motion S4M-10843, in the name of Alex Salmond, on Scotland’s future. I give all members a bit of warning that time is really tight....
Independence (State Pensions) Thursday, 14 August 2014; 8 speeches
4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that an independent Scotland will not be able to support the state pension. (S4F-02251)
NHS Scotland Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 55 speeches
The next item of business is a ministerial statement on the future of the national health service.
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 9 speeches
7. To ask the Scottish Government whether an independent Scotland would see an increase in funding from the European Union European maritime and fisheries fund and, if so, by how much. (S4O-03507)
Independence (European Rural Development Funding) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 6 speeches
1. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the level of pillar 2 funding for rural development that an independent Scotland could expect to receive from the European Union....
Increasing Opportunities for Women Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 90 speeches, 2 annotations
The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-10829, in the name of Angela Constance, on increasing opportunities for women.
Independence (National Health Service) Thursday, 14 August 2014; 16 speeches
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will make a statement about the consequences for the NHS of a no vote and a yes vote in the referendum. (S4O-03451)

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