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Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time: Teacher Numbers (Reductions) (18 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: So, if the Scottish Government remains committed to maintaining teacher numbers in the face of falling school rolls, as it promised in 2007, why do the public sector employment in Scotland statistics that were published yesterday show a further year-on-year fall in teacher numbers of 600? If it is up to local councils to make good on the Scottish National Party's manifesto promises, what...

Scottish Parliament: Industrial Communities (17 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: I am not sure how long the minister still has to speak—I was worried that he was getting into his peroration. He did not respond to my specific question about whether the funding council will favourably consider areas such as Midlothian, which has such a high level of young people not in employment, education or training.

Scottish Parliament: Industrial Communities (17 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: I congratulate Cathy Jamieson on securing the debate. I am delighted to support her timely motion. As with Cathy Jamieson's area of Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, my constituency has had to face up to the demise of traditional industry over the years. In the case of Midlothian, the key industries in the past were coal mining, paper making and carpet making. Paper making and carpet making...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Road Accidents: Road Accidents (11 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many serious accidents have been recorded on roads in Midlothian since 1999, broken down by (a) year and (b) road.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Road Accidents: Road Accidents (11 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fatal accidents have been recorded on roads in Midlothian since 1999, broken down by (a) year and (b) road.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fertility Services: Fertility Services (9 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards that raised the upper age limit for infertility treatment to up to and including people who are 39 years old.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Sport: Sport (9 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the importance of the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend as a training facility for competitive skiers in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (3 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards comply with the national criteria for access to level III services.

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Staff: NHS Staff (1 Mar 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many doctors from outwith the United Kingdom are working for NHS hospitals, broken down by NHS board area.

Scottish Parliament written answers — General Practitioners: General Practitioners (25 Feb 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GPs from outwith the United Kingdom are working for the NHS, broken down by NHS board area.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Wellbeing: Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination (11 Feb 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the MMR vaccination. (S3O-9459)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Wellbeing: Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination (11 Feb 2010)

Rhona Brankin: The minister will be aware that the General Medical Council ruled in January that Dr Andrew Wakefield, the lead researcher in the discredited study that linked the MMR vaccine to autism, showed callous disregard for children and acted dishonestly when carrying out his research. She will also know that the journal that published the study has accepted that claims of a link are false. Despite...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Europe, External Affairs and Culture: Youth Music Initiative (4 Feb 2010)

Rhona Brankin: Is the minister aware of the wonderful musical education that is enjoyed by pupils in Midlothian, which is among the best in Scotland? Midlothian enjoys funding from the youth music initiative but, as my colleague Pauline McNeill said, many other youngsters experience music through local authorities' education budgets. Such budgets are constrained at the moment because of the poor local...

Scottish Parliament: Newspaper Industry (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: Does the member agree that it is appalling to hear the cabinet secretary refer to public service advertising as a form of public subsidy? Does not that demonstrate that the Government has a closed mind on the issue?

Scottish Parliament: Newspaper Industry (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: Will the minister give way on that point?

Scottish Parliament: Newspaper Industry (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Newspaper Industry (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: rose —

Scottish Parliament: Newspaper Industry (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: I thought that you were going to take me.

Scottish Parliament: Newspaper Industry (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wildlife: Wildlife (28 Jan 2010)

Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether snares are commonly used by scientists.


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