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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it expects to raise from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

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 housing policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

Sectarianism answered 18 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in schools in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

Mental Health answered 15 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a role in (a) monitoring or (b) regulating the use of internet sites that provide advice to people with mental health problems.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what further reduction in salt the Food Standards Agency Scotland is seeking in (a) bread, (b) biscuits, (c) snacks and (d) processed foods and by what date these targets are to be achieved.

Planning answered 17 March 2011

Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incinerator applications have received planning approval in each year since 1999.

NHS Staff answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to monitor progress toward resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

National Health Service answered 16 March 2011

James Kelly (Glasgow Rutherglen) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days were directly connected to a diagnosis of assault by sharp object between 1 April 2010 and 31 January 2011, broken down by NHS board.

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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

North Sea Oil Reserves Thursday, 21 August 2014; 10 speeches
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent reports that the North Sea could hold more than £40 billion worth of unforeseen oil reserves. (S4O-03486)
Secretary of State for Scotland (Meetings) Thursday, 14 August 2014; 8 speeches
2. To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S4F-02247)
Increasing Opportunities for Women Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 90 speeches, 4 annotations
The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-10829, in the name of Angela Constance, on increasing opportunities for women.
Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 29 speeches, 1 annotation
The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-10783, in the name of Dennis Robertson, on the Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill.
Innovation Centres (Economic Impact) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 45 speeches, 2 annotations
We move on to the statement on innovation centres.
Engagements Thursday, 14 August 2014; 16 speeches
1. To ask the First Minister what engagements he has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-02249)
Decision Time Thursday, 21 August 2014; 10 speeches
There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S4M-10843.1.2, in the name of Ruth Davidson, which seeks to amend amendment...
Scotland’s Future Thursday, 21 August 2014; 129 speeches, 7 annotations
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....
Department for International Development Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 32 speeches, 1 annotation
The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-09923, in the name of Margaret McCulloch, on the future of the Department for International Development in Scotland....
Data Legislation Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 6 speeches, 1 annotation
6. To ask the Scottish Government what consultation it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the implementation of legislation relating to data laws. (S4O-03496)

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