Section E: Written Questions

Section E – Written questions lodged on 26 January 2015

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-24121 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government, further to paragraph 126 of the Finance Committee’s 1st report 2015, Draft Budget 2015-16, when it will provide detail on the repayments that NHS boards are incurring via the non-profit distributing model.

S4W-24122 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the recommendation at paragraph 132 of the Finance Committee’s 1st report 2015, Draft Budget 2015-16, whether the Scottish Fiscal Commission has now been instructed to monitor the Scottish Government’s long-term investment commitments.

S4W-24123 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government, further to paragraph 151 of the Finance Committee’s 1st report 2015, Draft Budget 2015-16, what year on year savings are projected to achieve the £1.1 billion saving noted in the financial memorandum to the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

S4W-24124 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the observation in paragraph 151 of the Finance Committee’s 1st report 2015, Draft Budget 2015-16, that "it was difficult to assert whether the timetable for achieving the £1.1billion saving by March 2026 was achievable."

S4W-24125 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government, further to paragraph 165 of the Finance Committee’s 1st report 2015, Draft Budget 2015-16, when it will publish a full cost analysis of what it will take to achieve the statutory target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016.

S4W-24163 Neil Bibby: To ask the Scottish Government on what dates over the last year the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Scottish Government Resilience has met.

S4W-24164 Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Government at which point in its procurement process it is possible to cancel a project without any penalties being applied.

S4W-24165 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-23717 by John Swinney on 18 December 2014, what happened to the 4,614 hard copies of the white paper that were reportedly not distributed.

S4W-24166 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Government whether the UK Government has implemented recommendation 4.21 of the Commission on Scottish Devolution and, if so, when it came into effect, what posts in Scotland it applies to, and whether it will apply to the appointment of a new Permanent Secretary.

S4W-24167 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will seek to have delegated to the First Minister the responsibility for appointing or approving appointments of senior civil servants previously held by the Prime Minister.

S4W-24173 Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of recorded religious hate crimes in 2013-14 expressed as the number of incidents per 1,000 members of each religious affiliation, also broken down by incidents recorded under section (a) 74 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 and (b) 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

S4W-24174 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Government what notification local authorities are required to give to residents prior to erecting or moving structures such as bus shelters outside their homes.

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