Read the 2015 Budget speech and debate

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Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in each year since 1999.

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.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what further reduction in salt the Food Standards Agency Scotland is seeking in (a) bread, (b) biscuits, (c) snacks and (d) processed foods and by what date these targets are to be achieved.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that bus services in the Moodiesburn area would have been better organised if the proposed members’ Bill on the regulation of bus services, which was lodged on 1 December 2009, had been passed.

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.

Local Authorities answered 15 March 2011

Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review or amend guidelines for local authority publicity, in light of recently published guidelines in England.

Burial and Cremation answered 21 March 2011

Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations govern the number of burials that can be carried out in family graves.

Pharmacies answered 18 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that patients’ views are taken into account when community pharmacy applications are being considered.

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.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how the community benefits from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 will be administered and which organisations will oversee this.

Scottish Government Staff answered 18 March 2011; 1 annotation

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the options for flexible working practices that reduce costs.

Healthcare Associated Infection answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, in light of Lord MacLean not yet being advised that a delay in publishing the report would be acceptable, for what reason further witness evidence sessions of the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry have been postponed until after May 2011.

NHS Staff answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a deadline has been set for resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

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

NHS Expenditure answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS Tayside has been allocated for loss of prescription charge income in its initial revenue resource allocation for 2011-12.

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.

NHS Expenditure answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS Tayside has been allocated from the Change Fund in its initial revenue resource allocation for 2011-12.

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.

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 justice policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

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.