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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.

Equalities answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is taking forward its commitment to tackling occupational segregation.

NHS24 answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS24 is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services for the NHS Inform website.

NHS Expenditure answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue resource allocation to NHS Tayside (a) was in 2010-11 and (b) is for 2011-12 and what the percentage increase is.

Nursing and Midwifery answered 16 March 2011

Marlyn Glen (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of training a student nurse.

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.

Housing answered 21 March 2011

John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it takes to monitor the performance of local authorities in relation to empty homes.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

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

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.

Ambulance Service answered 16 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints about the Scottish Ambulance Service there have been in each year since 2007-08.

Medication answered 21 March 2011

Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made toward the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the introduction of new medicines into NHSScotland, broken down by NHS board.

Prison Service answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners (a) was assessed as having an alcohol addiction and (b) received support for this in prison in 2010, broken down by prison.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is evidence of a change in the ratio of men to women with alcohol-related brain damage.

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.

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.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers.

Domestic Abuse answered 18 March 2011

Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women attending accident and emergency departments on each day from 22 January to 4 February 2011 disclosed, as a result of the gender-based violence action plan, that they were abused by a partner and how many indicated that they (a) had or (b) had not reported the abuse to the police, broken down by NHS board.

Emergency Services answered 22 March 2011

Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attacks there were on emergency workers while on duty in 2010, broken down by local authority area.

NHS Staff answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what savings could be made if sickness absence were reduced in all NHS boards to the (a) average and (b) lowest quartile of all boards.

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.