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Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

Environment answered 17 March 2011

Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote reductions in food miles as part of an environmentally sustainable economy.

Renewable Energy answered 17 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for research into the environmental effects of offshore renewable energy developments.

NHS Expenditure answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services.

Agriculture answered 22 March 2011

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the Less Favourable Area Support Scheme payments to farmers and crofters for 2011 (a) started, or will start and (b) will stop being issued.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what grant schemes are in place for the agriculture and fisheries sectors to promote its dietary targets for Scotland.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37317 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010 and given the need to ensure that the principles of diversity and equality policies are followed, for what reason the National Performance Management Committee does not collate information on the sex and ethnicity of the NHS Executive Managers Cohort.

Renewable Energy answered 17 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for environmental survey work to identify the most appropriate sites for offshore renewable energy developments.

Lobbying answered 22 March 2011

Des McNulty (Clydebank and Milngavie) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to participate in the UK Public Affairs Council’s scheme for the voluntary registration of lobbyists and with the UK Government in its plan to establish a statutory scheme.

Health answered 17 March 2011; 1 annotation

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received treatment from injuries sustained from the use of BB guns in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

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.

Prison Service answered 17 March 2011

Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners attended the Sex Offender Treatment Programme in 2009, broken down by prison.

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.

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.

Renewable Energy answered 21 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it proposed the deadline of eight months from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to propose their own renewables projects on the Forestry Commission Scotland estate.

Road Accidents answered 22 March 2011

Gavin Brown (Lothians) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been killed in accidents on roads in the Lothians region in each month since May 2007, broken down by road.

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.

Civil Partnerships answered 16 March 2011

Lord 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.

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.

Electricity answered 17 March 2011

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has taken on the potential undergrounding of the Beauly Denny power line since the Beauly Denny public inquiry closed.

Local Authorities answered 15 March 2011

Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review or amend guidelines for local authority publicity, in light of recently published guidelines in England.