Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Further and Higher Education answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average bursary award has been for (a) part-time and (b) full-time students at colleges and universities in Edinburgh and the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by institution.

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 skills and employment policies and which representatives of those communities it consults.

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.

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.

Employment answered 17 March 2011

Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to bring new jobs and investment to Campbeltown and Kintyre.

Meat Industry answered 15 March 2011

John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the EU Council decision not to take forward plans to label meat from animals that are slaughtered without stunning in different ways from meat that is slaughtered after stunning, what further measures can be taken in Scotland to deliver clear labelling on this issue.

Child Poverty answered 15 March 2011

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

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 the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Strathclyde area.

Scottish Government Events answered 16 March 2011

Irene Oldfather (Cunninghame South) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it served foie gras at official engagements in 2010 and, if so, (a) at what engagements and (b) on what dates.

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.

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.

Mental Health answered 15 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a role in (a) monitoring or (b) regulating the use of internet sites that provide advice to people with mental health problems.

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.

Health answered 17 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are attending the National Services Division-sponsored clinic in Glasgow.

Scotland Office answered 22 March 2011

Alasdair Allan (Western Isles) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact on its ability to govern would be if the Public Administration Committee’s recommendation that the Scotland Office could be merged with its counterparts for Wales and Northern Ireland was acted on.

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.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses in the Moodiesburn area.

Civil Partnerships answered 16 March 2011

George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the UK Government proposal to allow civil partnerships to take place in consenting religious places, whether the law would have to be amended in Scotland to allow this and, if so, what plans the Scottish Government has to make any such amendment.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011; 1 annotation

Dr 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 .