Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged from 22 December to 24 December 2014

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Government in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S4W-23778 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the country is on track to meet its annual target to tackle climate change and whether it plans to introduce additional measures.

S4W-23779 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government what the criteria are for appointment to the Justice Board.

S4W-23780 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the operation of the Justice Board would be enhanced by having members drawn from civic society.

S4W-23781 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government whether it provides the majority of the funding for (a) Scottish Rural Action and the (b) Scottish Rural Parliament.

S4W-23782 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23548 by Richard Lochhead on 19 December 2014 and in light of the information not being provided on the suggested website, whether it will now answer what process it used to choose the directors of Scottish Rural Action and which (a) people and (b) groups it consulted as part of this.

S4W-23783 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23549 by Richard Lochhead on 19 December 2014 and in light of the information not being provided on the suggested website, whether it will now answer what criteria were used to select the people who were invited to attend the first meeting of the Scottish Rural Parliament.

S4W-23784 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23550 by Richard Lochhead on 19 December 2014 and in light of the information not being provided on the suggested website, whether it will now answer how much it cost to (a) set up and (b) run the first meeting of the Scottish Rural Parliament, and what its annual operating costs will be.

S4W-23785 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23551 by Richard Lochhead on 19 December 2014 and in light of the information not being provided on the suggested website, whether it will now answer how many organisations it approached for assistance in funding the running costs of the first meeting of the Scottish Rural Parliament, and which contributed.

S4W-23786 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23552 by Richard Lochhead on 19 December 2014 and in light of the information not being provided on the suggested website, whether it will now answer how many organisations it has approached for assistance in funding the annual running costs of the Scottish Rural Parliament, and which have (a) made and (b) indicated that they will make a contribution.

S4W-23787 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23553 by Richard Lochhead on 19 December 2014 and in light of the information not being provided on the suggested website, whether it will now answer which (a) people and (b) organisations assisted in deciding the key themes of the first meeting of the Scottish Rural Parliament.

S4W-23788 John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what discussion it has had with those responsible for nuclear power generation in Scotland about what lessons they have learnt following the so-called cyber-attack on nuclear facilities in South Korea and what reassurance it can give on public safety.

S4W-23789 Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government whether it has contracted out work to Lockheed Martin.

S4W-23791 Kevin Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on welfare reform mitigation since April 2013 and how much it plans to spend in 2015-16, broken down by type of mitigation.

S4W-23792 Kevin Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities have a statutory duty to publish all papers relating to a planning application, in full and on a website that is publicly accessible.

S4W-23793 Kevin Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government what time period the public should have to scrutinise planning applications published on the web.

S4W-23794 Kevin Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government whether it monitors how local authorities deal with planning applications.

S4W-23795 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Government what factors determined the rate of loss of earnings compensation for jurors.

S4W-23796 Drew Smith: To ask the Scottish Government when it will next review the standard rate of loss of earnings compensation for jurors and what factors it will take into account.

S4W-23790 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government whether its forthcoming measures to tackle domestic abuse will include (a) emotional, (b) financial and (c) coercive abuse and (d) parental alienation.

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