Results 41–60 of 4885 for speaker:Peter Peacock

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Ambulance Service (West Highlands) (10 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: Recently, a number of communities in the west Highlands have experienced considerable delay in emergency response times. In a recent case on the Isle of Raasay, it took up to five hours for an ambulance to attend an incident. NHS Highland has had to employ on-call community nurses because of the inadequate emergency cover on Ardnamurchan. Is the cabinet secretary satisfied that the Scottish...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 9 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of applications for wind farm developments has been approved when there has been an outstanding objection from Scottish Natural Heritage since May 2007.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 9 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what discretion it has to approve applications for wind farm developments when there is an outstanding objection from Scottish Natural Heritage and what factors it must take into account in making such a determination.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Natural Heritage: Scottish Natural Heritage ( 8 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the "taking into account wider public interest" procedure is an integral part of Scottish Natural Heritage’s consideration of applications for wind farm developments or is aimed at refining its initial considerations in light of any wider public interest considerations brought to its attention.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Natural Heritage: Scottish Natural Heritage ( 8 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Natural Heritage is (a) expected or (b) required to engage with applicants and other relevant interests in conducting its "taking into account wider public interests" procedure.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Natural Heritage: Scottish Natural Heritage ( 8 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions Scottish Natural Heritage has revised its advice to ministers on wind farm applications after taking into account wider public interests since May 2007.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 7 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for wind farm approvals have been sent to a public local inquiry since May 2007.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 7 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what applications for wind farm developments it has approved when there has been an outstanding objection from Scottish Natural Heritage since May 2007.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 7 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in referring a wind farm application to a public local inquiry, it may specify the grounds (a) on which it is referring the matter and (b) to be considered by the inquiry.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 7 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis the Dunbeath wind farm application was referred to a public local inquiry.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Wind Farms: Wind Farms ( 7 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what timescale it has set for consideration of the Dunbeath wind farm public local inquiry.

Scottish Parliament: Further and Higher Education (Courses) ( 3 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: Mr McCabe’s question referred to the diversity of courses available to students. Is the minister aware that such diversity is threatened in the Highlands in relation to specialist traditional music? That specialist work is undertaken at a centre created in Plockton to serve the whole of Scotland, for which the Scottish Government has given additional grant in the past. What is the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Non-Domestic Rates: Non-Domestic Rates ( 3 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the (a) valuation of and (b) annual amounts collected in non-domestic rates on fibre optic network operators since May 2007.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Non-Domestic Rates: Non-Domestic Rates ( 3 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a difference in the non-domestic rates valuation between like lengths of fibre optic networks between BT and other operators and, if so, for what reasons.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Non-Domestic Rates: Non-Domestic Rates ( 3 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the valuation principles relating to fibre optic networks and what its assessment is of the implications of those principles for extending such networks to remote communities.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Non-Domestic Rates: Non-Domestic Rates ( 3 Feb 2011)

Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered encouraging a review of the role of non-domestic rating policy regarding fibre optic networks in order to better support expansion of such networks.

Scottish Parliament: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Jan 2011)

Peter Peacock: I am grateful—I think—for the opportunity to speak in the debate. The cabinet secretary set out clearly the reasons for the bill, including the incident in Renfrewshire that gave rise to recognition that there was a gap in the armoury of reservoir protection. John Scott carefully and clearly set out the committee’s considerations of the bill, which have been thorough. They would not...

Scottish Parliament: Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Jan 2011)

Peter Peacock: In that case, I will make another couple of points. Another point that was raised with the committee was the significance of the planning authority in giving consent for development below existing reservoirs or for reservoirs to be constructed above existing developments. There was quite a lot of debate about the need for the right balance to be struck. I take the view that planning...

Scottish Parliament: UK Consumer Protection Bodies (Reform) (20 Jan 2011)

Peter Peacock: 5. To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking and what progress is being made in examining the United Kingdom Government’s proposals for the reform of UK consumer protection bodies; what devolved implications there are for Scotland and its consumers, and when it will report its findings on the proposals. (S3O-12661)

Scottish Parliament: UK Consumer Protection Bodies (Reform) (20 Jan 2011)

Peter Peacock: I am grateful to the minister with regard to that plan, and I am grateful for the work that he indicates is being done. I understand that the UK Government is entirely open to there being an outcome in Scotland that is different from that for the rest of the UK. I urge the minister to make early proposals to the UK Government to influence its forthcoming consultation on the future of Consumer...


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