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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-sectarianism events were attended by the First Minister in the 2003 to 2007 parliamentary session and have been attended in the current parliamentary session, broken down by (a) date and (b) event.

Health answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the value of surplus NHS land and buildings.

Forth Crossing answered 16 March 2011

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): To ask the Scottish Executive what contingency liability there is for third parties affected by possible damage to the BP Forties pipeline system during construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing, for example as a result of evacuation and clean-up costs.

Housing answered 18 March 2011

Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39738 by Alex Neil on 1 March 2011, what the budget for rural home ownership grants will be for (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

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.

Agriculture answered 22 March 2011

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates the (a) first and (b) last Less Favourable Area Support Scheme payments to farmers and crofters were issued in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of adults travel to work by bus, also broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency.

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 skills and employment policies and which representatives of those communities it consults.

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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

Cancer Mortality Rates Thursday, 21 August 2014; 5 speeches
6. To ask the First Minister what progress has been made in reducing cancer mortality rates. (S4F-02272)
Rural Schools (Safeguards) Thursday, 14 August 2014; 7 speeches
8. To ask the Scottish Government how it will provide safeguards for rural schools. (S4O-03458)
Ferguson Shipbuilders Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 23 speeches
The next item of business is a statement by John Swinney on Ferguson’s shipyard. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement; there should therefore be no...
Cabinet (Meetings) Thursday, 14 August 2014; 10 speeches
3. To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-02245)
Prime Minister (Meetings) Thursday, 21 August 2014; 8 speeches
2. To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister. (S4F-02263)
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)
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.
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...
Innovation Centres (Economic Impact) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 45 speeches
We move on to the statement on innovation centres.
Marine Protected Areas (Impact on Recreational Boating and Tourism) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 6 speeches
2. To ask the Scottish Government what impact marine protected areas will have on recreational boating and marine tourism. (S4O-03502)

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