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Some recent Scottish Parliament written answers

Transport answered 17 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27817 by Stewart Stevenson on 28 October 2009, how many petrol stations there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area.

Scotland Office answered 22 March 2011

Alasdair Allan (Western Isles) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact on its ability to govern would be if the Public Administration Committee’s recommendation that the Scotland Office could be merged with its counterparts for Wales and Northern Ireland was acted on.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to deliver the recommendations in Eating for Health: A Diet Action Plan for Scotland .

Emergency Services answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many accident and emergency units it expects will have consultant doctors available for 24 hours per day by 2015.

Equal Pay answered 17 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since 2007 on delivering equal pay for women in (a) each local authority, (b) the Scottish Government and (c) the private sector.

Medication answered 21 March 2011

Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are participating in clinical trials, broken down by NHS board.

Communities answered 21 March 2011

Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing housing policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

Scottish Parliament Procurement answered 15 March 2011

John Scott: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, further to the answer to question S3W-39203 by Alex Johnstone on 9 February 2011, whether any of the assured farms that supplied it with milk and dairy products in 2010 were paid below (a) 24.36 pence per litre or (b) their production cost.

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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

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.
Innovation Centres (Economic Impact) Wednesday, 20 August 2014; 45 speeches
We move on to the statement on innovation centres.
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...
Russian Ban on European Union Food Imports Tuesday, 19 August 2014; 8 speeches
2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to help the food and fishing sectors affected by the Russian Government’s recent decision to implement an import ban on European...
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)
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...
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)
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....
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)
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)

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