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Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Environment answered 17 March 2011

Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote reductions in food miles as part of an environmentally sustainable economy.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37312 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, on what basis the chair and members of the National Performance Management Committee are paid.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

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.

Child Poverty answered 15 March 2011

Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.

NHS24 answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what a (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 category call is as defined by NHS24.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011; 1 annotation

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the duration will be of the contracts for the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

Health answered 22 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS hospital beds there were in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10 and have been in 2010-11, broken down by NHS board

Prison Service answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners accessed the (a) Violence Prevention, (b) Anger Management and (c) Controlling Anger Regulating Emotions Programme while serving a custodial sentence in 2009, broken down by prison.

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 housing policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

Flood Prevention answered 18 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the financial support that it has given to Perth and Kinross for new or improved flood prevention measures in each of the last five years.

Procurement answered 17 March 2011

John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its contracts with milk suppliers require that all supplies must be provided at above the cost of production.

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.

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.

Agriculture answered 22 March 2011

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates the (a) first and (b) last Less Favourable Area Support Scheme payments to farmers and crofters were issued in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to UK Government regarding the legislation on the (a) sale, (b) ownership and (c) use of BB guns.

Freight answered 21 March 2011

Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the invitation to submit notes of interest setting out funding requirements under the 2011-12 Freight Facilities Grant scheme, what the total capital cost of all projects advised by rail and by water is; what the total minimum value of Freight Facilities Grant support indicated as required is; what the total annual value of Mode Shift Revenue Support and Waterborne Freight Grant sought is, and how many projects have submitted notes of interest, broken down by regional transport partnership area.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

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

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.

Scottish Government Expenditure answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will deliver cash savings of at least 20% over the next four years in reducing scrutiny and what impact this will have on health and social care scrutiny bodies.