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Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Transport answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-38040, S3W-38041, S3W-38607 and S3W-39444 by Keith Brown on 15 and 16 December 2010, 3 February and 3 March 2011 respectively, at what point the part of the iterative process for defining the timeline of the transport plan for the 2014 Ryder Cup that will involve infrastructure work at either Gleneagles or Blackford stations and associated roadworks will be (a) available for public comment, (b) concluded and (c) published.

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.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011

Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is evidence of a change in the ratio of men to women with alcohol-related brain damage.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of knife crime on policing since May 2007.

NHS Expenditure answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated value is of the efficiency savings that NHS Tayside will be required to make in 2011-12, expressed as a percentage of its revenue allocation.

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.

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.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community projects were developed as part of the hydro-tendering process by the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

Further Education answered 22 March 2011

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has concerns regarding any implications for (a) jobs and (b) the continuation of college campuses in the Highlands and Islands arising from the budget for 2011-12.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what checks there are to prevent overcrowding on buses.

Enterprise answered 15 March 2011

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive who will decide what the criteria are for accessing the Innovation and Investment Fund.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive which banks provided assistance in drawing up the contracts for the Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

Police answered 21 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive by how much the total pay bill for senior police officers in Strathclyde Police has gone up in each of the last three years.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of community renewables development scheme that have previously been worked up to the appropriate level for consideration under the provisions of the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts out to tender.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage increase there has been in the production of lean (a) beef, (b) lamb and (c) pork since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

Student Finance answered 16 March 2011

Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the average level of student debt was among graduates from (a) universities and (b) colleges in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by institution.

Antisocial Behaviour answered 21 March 2011

Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders have been granted in relation to people (a) under 16, (b) 16-17 and (c) over 18 in each year since 2005, broken down by local authority area.

Health answered 18 March 2011

Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS (a) Highland, (b) Western Isles, (c) Orkney and (d) Shetland were taken up by patients with an alcohol-related diagnosis in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010.

Diabetes answered 16 March 2011

Mary Scanlon (Highlands and Islands) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.