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Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that fail to prevent overcrowding.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus routes served the Moodiesburn area on 31 January 2010.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been proceeded against for rape in Tayside in each of the last 10 years and in how many cases the charge was proved.

Health answered 17 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS Lothian were directly connected with knife and bladed objects crime-related incidents in 2009-10, also broken down by age of patient.

Health answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the value of surplus NHS land and buildings.

Fisheries answered 17 March 2011

Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to encourage an increase in wild salmon numbers in the Lochaber and south Argyll areas.

Higher Education Funding answered 16 March 2011; 4 annotations

Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is issued to colleges and universities regarding the provision of childcare for postgraduates.

Regional Selective Assistance answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was offered to firms in Dundee in Regional Selective Assistance in 2009-10.

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 skills and employment policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

Forth Crossing answered 21 March 2011

Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Forth Replacement Crossing Principal Contract procurement process.

Equalities answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in Scotland since 2007 under each of the articles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.

NHS24 answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum waiting time for a category P3 call to NHS24 has been in 2010-11.

Further and Higher Education answered 21 March 2011

Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in each (a) college and (b) university in 2009-10, broken down by (i) academic, (ii) non-academic managerial and (iii) other non-academic staff.

Road Accidents answered 17 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33199 by Stewart Stevenson on 12 May 2010, which roads have had the highest number of (a) accidents and (b) fatalities in each of the last five years.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will delay the eight month limit from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to put forward their own proposals for renewables contracts the Forestry Commission Scotland estate.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37317 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010 and given the need to ensure that the principles of diversity and equality policies are followed, for what reason the National Performance Management Committee does not collate information on the sex and ethnicity of the NHS Executive Managers Cohort.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011; 1 annotation

Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has funded research into alcohol-related brain damage in (a) Scotland or (b) different regions of Scotland since the publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage .

Parliamentary Questions answered 16 March 2011

George Foulkes (Lothians) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to question S3W-38732, which received a holding reply on 25 January 2011.

Procurement answered 15 March 2011

Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts it has agreed under Article 19 of the EU procurement directive.

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 single carriageway sections in each of the last five years.