To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will receive Barnett consequentials resulting from the Big Society Transition Fund.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will receive future Barnett consequentials arising from UK Government spending on the Big Society.
What steps will be taken to ensure that new entrants to the profession have high-level literacy and numeracy skills, and that those skills are regularly refreshed? Does the minister intend to introduce some form of diagnostic testing of literacy and numeracy, and if so, at what stage? Will there be an overall threshold for competence in literacy and numeracy?
Former Labour MSP for Airdrie and Shotts
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
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