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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on achieving the dietary targets listed in Annex B of Eating for Health - meeting the challenge: Co-ordinated action, improved communication and leadership for Scottish Food and Health policy 2004.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that do not meet the terms of their contractual agreements.

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of full-time equivalent staff working specifically on anti-sectarianism projects has been in each year since 2005.

Prison Service answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners attended the Sex Offender Treatment Programme in 2010, broken down by prison.

Employment answered 15 March 2011

Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the First Minister’s comments concerning Amazon ( Official Report , c. 33861), what discussion it has had with Scottish Enterprise regarding reports that Amazon sent temporary staff home in the middle of the night without pay because it had no further work for them.

Transport answered 18 March 2011

Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how much subsidy has been provided for (a) internal air, (b) external air, (c) internal ferry and (d) external ferry services to each island group in each year since 1999.

Digital Technology answered 15 March 2011; 1 annotation

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the quality of broadband coverage of the highland Perthshire area.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason local communities did not participate in the decision made regarding the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

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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.
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)
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)
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.
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...
Data Legislation Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 6 speeches
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)
Independence (European Funding for Farmers and Crofters) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 8 speeches
5. To ask the Scottish Government what benefit farmers and crofters would have through pillar 1 funding in an independent Scotland. (S4O-03505)
Independence (Food Banks) Thursday, 14 August 2014; 6 speeches, 1 annotation
5. To ask the First Minister whether there will be food banks in an independent Scotland. (S4F-02254)
Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Thursday, 14 August 2014; 6 speeches
10. To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made on the construction of the Aberdeen western peripheral route. (S4O-03460)
Independent Retailers Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 8 speeches, 1 annotation
The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-10420, in the name of Gordon MacDonald, on celebrating the contribution of independent retailers to the Scottish...

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