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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Roads answered 17 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatal accidents took place on the A9’s dual carriageway sections in each of the last five years.

Procurement answered 22 March 2011

Peter Peacock (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the decision of Scottish Enterprise to ask small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and others to pay 25% towards accessing support by use of their intangible assets will have on its commitment to free support for SMEs and voluntary sector organisations to bid for public sector contracts.

Civil Partnerships answered 16 March 2011

George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the UK Government proposal to allow civil partnerships to take place in consenting religious places, whether the law would have to be amended in Scotland to allow this and, if so, what plans the Scottish Government has to make any such amendment.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how the community benefits from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 will be administered and which organisations will oversee this.

Cancer answered 16 March 2011

Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) sensitivity and (b) specificity is of the cervical screening programme.

NHS Staff answered 15 March 2011

Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board spent on locum doctors in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10.

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.

Housing answered 21 March 2011

John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it takes to monitor the performance of local authorities in relation to empty homes.

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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

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)
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)
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)
Scotland’s Pollinator Population Thursday, 14 August 2014; 14 speeches
The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-10368, in the name of Angus MacDonald, on Scotland’s pollinator population. The debate will be concluded without...
Engagements Thursday, 21 August 2014; 27 speeches
1. To ask the First Minister what engagements he has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-02266)
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)
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)
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...
Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 21 speeches
The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-10822, in the name of John Swinney, on the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill.

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