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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Fatal Accident Inquiry answered 22 March 2011

Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to publish its response to Lord Cullen of Whitekirk’s review of Fatal Accident and Sudden Deaths Inquiry legislation.

Health answered 17 March 2011; 1 annotation

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received treatment from injuries sustained from the use of BB guns in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37690 by Nicola Sturgeon on 26 November 2010, what progress has been made in achieving a 25% reduction in senior manager posts in the NHS, expressed as a (a) number and (b) percentage.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what local needs assessments have been carried out regarding alcohol-related brain damage since the publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage .

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 health policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

Police answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Strathclyde Police on the proposed reduction in shift allowances for civilian staff.

Prison Service answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many banned items were seized from individuals entering prison in 2009, broken down by (a) item and (b) prison.

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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

Scotland’s Festivals Thursday, 14 August 2014; 33 speeches
Good afternoon. The first item of business this afternoon is a debate on motion S4M-10784, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on Scotland’s festivals, festival 2014 and culture 2014.
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)
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)
Glasgow the Caring City Thursday, 21 August 2014; 7 speeches
The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-10661, in the name of James Dornan, on celebrating Glasgow the Caring City. The debate will be concluded without any...
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....
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)
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)
Shipbuilding (Lower Clyde) Thursday, 21 August 2014; 6 speeches
3. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will ensure the future of shipbuilding on the lower Clyde. (S4F-02267)
Decision Time Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 10 speeches
There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, in relation to the debate on increasing opportunities for women, if the amendment in the name of...

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