Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

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.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community projects were developed as part of the hydro-tendering process by 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

Renewable Energy answered 18 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive which areas of Forestry Commission land in Perth and Kinross are available for wind farm development.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that fail to prevent overcrowding.

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.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what change there has been in the shortfall between target consumption and production of (a) fresh fruit, (b) non-citrus fresh fruit and (c) vegetables since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

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.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

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

Healthcare Associated Infection answered 22 March 2011

Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, when it will reply to the letter from Lord Maclean of 10 December 2010.

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 anti-poverty policies and which representatives of those communities it consults.

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.

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.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from (a) police organisations and (b) medical professionals regarding BB guns.

Dentistry answered 16 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in Tayside has access to an NHS dentist at the latest date for which information is available.

NHS24 answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum waiting time for a category P3 call to NHS24 has been in 2010-11.

Diabetes answered 16 March 2011

Mary Scanlon (Highlands and Islands) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Forth Crossing answered 16 March 2011

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): To ask the Scottish Executive what contingency liability there is for third parties affected by possible damage to the BP Forties pipeline system during construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing, for example as a result of evacuation and clean-up costs.

Sectarianism answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in each year since 1999.

Scottish Government Staff answered 16 March 2011

Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants are employed by its health directorate, broken down by pay scale.