Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Environment answered 18 March 2011

Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what conditions on emissions it expects intended waste-to-heat developments to meet.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the contracts for Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 have review points where increasing payments from companies with access to the commission’s estate might be considered.

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.

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.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits it expects communities will receive from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

NHS Staff answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when it considers that Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists will be resolved.

Public Bodies answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the functions are of Waterwatch Scotland and what organisations will handle them when Waterwatch is closed.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37313 by Nicola Sturgeon on 17 November 2010, whether there is a continuing need for the National Performance Management Committee if there is no performance-related pay for the next two years.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction there has been in the salt content of bread since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

Child Welfare answered 16 March 2011

Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason there has been no Scottish Government response to the report of the short-life working group on school meals and clothing grants completed in 2008.

Police answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Strathclyde Police on the proposed reduction in shift allowances for civilian staff.

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.

Prison Service answered 22 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken research on the reason for the increase in the number of prisoners on remand.

NHS24 answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many calls have been categorised by NHS24 as (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 in 2010-11.

Justice answered 21 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many crimes have been committed in the Lothians region by people released from prison under automatic early release in each year since 2006-07, broken down by type of crime

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in each year since 1999.

Enterprise answered 15 March 2011

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any impediments to the Intellectual Asset Centre securing funding from the European Union.

Fisheries answered 17 March 2011

Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons the Lochaber and south Argyll areas seem not to be benefiting from rising wild salmon numbers recently experienced elsewhere in Scotland.

Renewable Energy answered 17 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for environmental survey work to identify the most appropriate sites for offshore renewable energy developments.

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.