Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason local communities did not participate in the decision made regarding the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

Children and Young People answered 17 March 2011

Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what total funding has been received in the Borders from the £11 million targeted at school-age children under the Healthy Eating, Active Living programme and by what organisations.

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 Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was carried out with bus users in Moodiesburn prior to the opening of the Moodiesburn bypass.

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.

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 require safeguarding locally based employment for construction and maintenance work as part of the tendering process.

Renewable Energy answered 17 March 2011

Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters will be published.

Equalities answered 15 March 2011

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

Transport answered 17 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27817 by Stewart Stevenson on 28 October 2009, how many petrol stations there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area.

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.

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.

Ferry Services answered 22 March 2011

Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update of the tender for the Gourock to Dunoon ferry service.

Student Finance answered 16 March 2011

Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the average level of student debt was among graduates from (a) universities and (b) colleges in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by institution.

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 dual carriageway sections in each of the last five years.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many reported crimes listed as breach of a sex offender order there were in each police force area in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been proceeded against for rape in Tayside in each of the last 10 years and in how many cases the charge was proved.

Dentistry answered 21 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in the Lothians region has had access to an NHS dentist in each quarter since September 2007.

Pharmacies answered 16 March 2011

Mary Scanlon (Highlands and Islands) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to roll out the Pharmore project of walk-in services being piloted at five Boots pharmacies.

Rail Services answered 17 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the planned investment to improve Perth train station.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what options were explored by Forestry Commission Scotland prior to concluding that private companies be awarded the renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.