Recent PQs

David Stewart : To ask the Scottish Government whether it would consider directing NHS boards to standardise and simplify the way that they respond to Freedom of Information requests on waiting times, so that comparisons between each NHS board can be made in relation to each speciality.

Shona Robison: It is for individual Scottish public authorities to comply with their statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. One public authority cannot seek to direct how another public authority responds to Freedom of Information requests.


David Stewart : To ask the Scottish Government how much funding Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has received in each of the last five years, and how much of this SNH allocated to its biodiversity strategy priorities each year. Holding answer issued: 16 December 2016 (S5W-5254)

Roseanna Cunningham: The funding, in terms of cash Grant-in-Aid, that Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has received from the Scottish Government in each of the last five years is set out in the table below. I have asked SNH’s Chief Executive to write to the Member to provide details on how much of this funding the organisation has allocated to its biodiversity strategy priorities in each year as this is an operational matter.

2011-12 £ 57.169m
2012-13 £ 53.270m
2013-14 £ 50.998m
2014-15 £ 53.071m
2015-16 £ 50.486m
2016-17 (Planned) £ 45.470m