Results 121–140 of 1158 for speaker:Angus MacKay

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Departments: Scottish Executive Departments (6 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: The business case for the purchase of dual fuelled vehicles includes an assessment of likely costs and savings. It is estimated that a saving between some £190 and £480 will be realised in the lifetime of each vehicle. This takes into account the cost of conversion and the savings on fuel.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Procurement: Scottish Executive Procurement (6 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: The Scottish Executive uses a number of mail service providers, including Consignia plc, for the collection and delivery of mail within Edinburgh. The preferred method used is based on the service requirements and the most cost-effective method for that service. The Scottish Executive continually monitors the market to ensure that the best value for money is achieved. There are no current...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Transport: Scottish Executive Transport (6 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: Fifty-one per cent of the Scottish Executive’s fleet of vehicles are currently dual fuelled and will run on either liquefied petroleum gas or unleaded petrol.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Civil Service: Civil Service (2 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: Our policy on the location of public sector jobs involves examining a range of locations when possible moves are being considered. All Scottish local authorities and Local Enterprise Companies have been asked to supply information about suitable sites or development opportunities in their areas. All parts of Scotland, including Dumfries and Galloway, will continue to be considered.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Disabled People: Disabled People (1 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: Since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995, there has been no centrally held register of disabled people. It is estimated that there are around 616,000 disabled people of working age in Scotland (19% of the working age population). Of these, 247,000 are in employment (7.6% of the working age population). (Source: Labour Force Survey summer 2000 estimate). The latest...

Scottish Parliament written answers — European Funding: European Funding (1 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: European structural funds programmes are designed to increase the economic sustainability and social strength of member states. The funds raise employability, support business development and help our communities. Funding can only be offered where actions to support specific parts of the economy fit with the strategies for the programmes that have been agreed at local level. Since the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — European Funding: European Funding (1 Nov 2001)

Angus MacKay: European structural funds, worth around £1 billion to 2006, complement a range of Scottish Executive policies aimed at meeting the social justice agenda. The funds are designed to improve the social and economic cohesion of member states, through economic and social development and enhancing employment opportunities.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Aggregates Tax: Aggregates Tax (18 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The Executive is in regular contact with the UK Government on a range of issues, including tax issues.

Scottish Parliament written answers — European Funding: European Funding (16 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The European Commission is considering our proposal for Urban 2 funding for the Clyde Urban Waterfront Regeneration Zone (Port Glasgow and Clydebank). I understand that the programme is likely to be approved around the end of November. This should allow implementation in the area to start early in the New Year.

Scottish Parliament written answers — European Funding: European Funding (16 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: We await European Commission approval of the programme. Officials from the Scottish Executive European Structural Funds Division have had a series of discussions with opposite numbers for both Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire Councils to prepare for implementation early in the new year. It is at the implementation stage that projects are identified for support.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (16 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The baselines for 2002-03 are set out in the Draft Budget Document I published on 20 September, and in the UK Estimates. Copies of this document are available in the Parliament’s reference centre (Bib. no. 16314).

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (16 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The supporting documentation for the autumn budget revision, that I will lay in Parliament in early November, will show the allocation of end year flexibility. This revision will come to the Finance Committee for scrutiny and approval.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (16 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The Scottish Executive Accounts will provide this information. Audit Scotland are currently auditing the accounts and they will be laid before Parliament by January 2002.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (12 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: Scottish Executive accounts are presently being audited and will be laid before Parliament by January 2002. I see no value in publishing unaudited data at this level of disaggregation. I will write to the Member for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale in January with the information once the audit is complete and place a copy in the Parliament’s reference centre.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (8 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: All resources within the budget for 2001-02 are allocated to specific programmes. During the financial year resources may become available due to savings or slippage in individual programmes. These are used to meet emergency pressures or fund new developments. The committee will have the chance to scrutinise any in-year changes to the allocation of resources in the autumn and spring budget...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Public Sector Ombudsmen: Public Sector Ombudsmen (8 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The consultation paper, a copy of which I sent to each member, proposes that the External Complaints Adjudicators will be wound up and that complaints relating to Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise will instead be dealt with by the new Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman. The closing date for responses to the consultation paper is 8 October 2001 so it is too early to say...

Scottish Parliament: Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution (4 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The rules of the Parliament are clear. The Presiding Officer decides whether a member's bill requires a financial resolution; only Scottish ministers can lodge such a resolution, which is why we are doing so today. It would be entirely inappropriate for the Executive to refuse to move a resolution in the circumstances. The Parliament voted in favour of the principles of the bill on 19...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Cities: Cities (4 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The formal remit for the review is explicit in the need to look at the prospects for Scotland’s five cities "taking account of interactions between the cities, their surrounding areas and the rest of Scotland". This includes rural areas. COSLA has a seat on the external Sounding Board and the Review Team will be seeking the views of neighbouring authorities as work progresses.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Local Government Elections: Local Government Elections (4 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The Scottish Executive has today introduced the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill in the Scottish Parliament. The Executive issued a draft of the Bill on 30 March and received over 80 responses to that consultation. I have today placed a copy of responses to the consultation, except those given in confidence, in the Parliament’s Reference Centre. Of the 31 councils that responded,...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Public Services: Public Services (4 Oct 2001)

Angus MacKay: The Scottish Executive is committed to providing better public services for the people of Scotland. Quality schemes such as Charter Mark and Investors in People have a part to play, and the Executive facilitates the exchange of best practice and promotes quality schemes through its Quality Networks. The Executive itself is an Investor in People and we encourage Scottish public service...


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