Results 21–40 of 4496 for speaker:Jim Mather

Scottish Parliament written answers — Regional Selective Assistance: Regional Selective Assistance (15 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: Regional Selective Assistance amounting to £1,076,000 was offered to seven businesses in Dundee during 2009-10. Information on accepted offers can be found within the report section of the Scottish Business Grants website at: http://www.scottishbusinessgrant.gov.uk/rsa/178.html.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Energy Efficiency: Energy Efficiency (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The Scottish Government carried out a consultation on Conserve and Save: Consultation on the Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Scotland in late 2009. The analysis of the consultation responses were published in April 2010 on the Scottish Government website at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/15164620/0. Annex 1, question 28 provides details to the consultation question on...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Energy Efficiency: Energy Efficiency (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The Energy Saving Scotland home loans pathfinder scheme was available across Scotland and home loans have continued to be available in Home Insulation Scheme and Universal Home Insulation Scheme areas. Following the completion of the home loans evaluation and in the context of the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive, we have just announced a further round of home loans funding to...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: Official statistics showing take-up of the Small Business Bonus Scheme will be published later in 2011.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The planned budget allocations for the Intellectual Asset Centre are an operational matter for Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. I have asked the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise to provide a response to the member’s question.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The issue of compulsory redundancy for Intellectual Asset Centre staff is an operational matter for Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. I have asked the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise to provide a response to the member’s question.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The location for the delivery of the work carried out by the Intellectual Asset Centre is an operational matter for Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. I have asked the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise to provide a response to the member’s question.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: Scottish Intellectual Management Limited (SIAM) is a Company Limited by Guarantee whose core purpose is to operate and manage the Intellectual Assets Centre. SIAM is a subsidiary of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The assessment and evaluation of the contribution of the Intellectual Assets Centre to the Scottish economy in each of the last four years is an operational matter for Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. I have asked the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise to provide a response to the member’s question.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: Business start-ups are officially measured using VAT/PAYE registrations, which are released annually by the Office for National Statistics. The most recent data shows that there were 325 VAT/PAYE registrations in Dundee in 2009. This is equivalent to 27 registrations per 10,000 resident adults (16+).

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The industrial de minimis threshold was increased from €100,000 to €200,000 over a three year, rolling fiscal period under EC Regulation No 1998/2007. The Scottish Government has used the increased threshold to provide direct funding to beneficiaries on 60 occasions. The agricultural de minimis threshold was increased from €3,000 to €7,500 over a three year, rolling fiscal period...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The Scottish Government works to identify and deliver the reinforcement and further development of Scotland’s grid network that will connect and transport Scotland’s energy potential, deliver a low carbon generating mix and ensure security of future energy supply. Our Second National Planning Framework highlights a range of energy generation, infrastructure and grid developments of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: To date, the Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) have received 36 consultation responses from a variety of organisations with an interest in the development. These responses are all available on the Scottish Government website. The ECDU have also received 3,292 representations from members of the public. These are not published on the Scottish Government website to protect the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: There is no requirement under legislation to acknowledge, either in writing or electronically, representations received. Due to the excessive cost, both in postage and in staff time, it is no longer the policy of the Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) to respond in writing to representations received. Should the representation have been submitted by email, to the email address stated...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: Press notices were placed in the Scotsman on 17 August 2010 and in the Dundee Courier and Edinburgh Gazette on 17 August 2010 and 24 August 2010 advising members of the public of the submission of the application. These notices advised members of the public to submit representations to energyconsents@scotland.gsi.gov.uk , which is the enquiries email address for the Energy Consents and...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: A decision was taken within the Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) at the beginning of October 2010 to cease acknowledging representations in writing, due to the excessive costs involved. This meant that members of the public who submitted representations between the middle and end of September 2010, to the address energyconsents@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, or in writing, did not receive an...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Post Office: Post Office (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: Following a review of the 2010-11 process which included discussions with stakeholders, I can confirm that the £1 million 2011-12 fund will operate along similar lines. The only exception is that those post offices which received funds under the 2010-11 scheme will not be eligible to apply again. Application forms have been published online today and we will be contacting all eligible...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Renewable Energy: Renewable Energy (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: A strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan (N-RIP) was undertaken, in accordance with the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, and the Environmental Report was published for consultation in September 2010. The purpose of the SEA was to identify potential environmental effects and measures for their mitigation, and to ensure that this...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Renewable Energy: Renewable Energy (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: A considerable amount of work is currently being undertaken on the potential environmental effects of offshore wind, wave and tidal renewable energy in Scotland and across the UK. The Scottish Government is working with other regulators, scientific bodies and industry to deliver a co-ordinated environmental research and monitoring programme to tackle gaps in knowledge and facilitate the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Renewable Energy: Renewable Energy (14 Mar 2011)

Jim Mather: The Scottish Government has not had any discussions with Research Councils UK on this matter, but has held discussions with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) on research collaboration. Marine Scotland will be involved in the steering groups...


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