Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy that it is to halt work on the development of its proposed offshore wind farm at Kintyre, whether it will confirm that no future developer will be able to progress this site.

Burial and Cremation answered 21 March 2011

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

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.

NHS Staff answered 21 March 2011

Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to monitor progress toward resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

NHS Staff answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are employed by each Special Health Board, broken down by pay scale.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

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

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.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions there are to ensure that the number of buses in an area meets local demand.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it gives to bus companies regarding routes.

Drug Misuse answered 22 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average fine was for possessing (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) ecstasy, (d) cannabis and (e) amphetamines in the Lothians region in 2009-10, broken down by sheriff court, and what percentage change was from the previous year.

Prison Service answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners attended the Sex Offender Treatment Programme in 2010, broken down by prison.

Police answered 17 March 2011

John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what the running costs were for each (a) police authority and (b) joint police board in each of the last two years

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.

Public Bodies answered 16 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the functions are of Waterwatch Scotland and what organisations will handle them when Waterwatch is closed.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 give exclusive rights to the whole of the commission’s estate to those companies that won the contracts.

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many football banning orders have been applied for in respect of (a) sectarianism, (b) racism and (c) other forms of disorder since 2006, broken down by police force.

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.

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.

Cancer answered 16 March 2011

Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) sensitivity and (b) specificity is of the cervical screening programme.

Justice answered 21 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many crimes have been committed in the Lothians region by people released from prison under automatic early release in each year since 2006-07, broken down by type of crime