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Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Sectarianism answered 18 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in schools in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

Ambulance Service answered 16 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ambulance staff are expected to be available to attend emergencies while on scheduled breaks.

Employment answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of people who have lost their jobs in the last 18 months is (a) male, (b) female, (c) under 25, (d) disabled and (e) from black and minority ethnic communities.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

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

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the report commissioned from Atkins Consultants Ltd on the potential for wind farm development on the national estate.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it expects to raise from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

Economy answered 15 March 2011

Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made a submission to the UK Government regarding the national reform programme and, if so, whether it will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

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.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr 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.

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.

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.

Emergency Services answered 22 March 2011

Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attacks there were on emergency workers while on duty in 2010, broken down by local authority area.

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.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 require safeguarding locally based employment for construction and maintenance work as part of the tendering process.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage in ensuring that suitable housing or appropriate residential placements are available to people with alcohol-related brain damage.

Police answered 21 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports proposals by the police boards to reduce the shift allowances of police support staff by up to £6,000 per annum.

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 air weapons in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

NHS Staff answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what savings could be made if sickness absence were reduced in all NHS boards to the (a) average and (b) lowest quartile of all boards.

Housing answered 15 March 2011

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Affordable Housing Investment Programme funding allocations to local authorities for 2011-12 will be published.

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.