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DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

This website was established while I was a Member of the Scottish Parliament. I have not been a Member of Parliament Session 4 of Parliament was dissolved on 23 March 2016.    

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Teacher Recruitment and Retention (Aberdeenshire)

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP):  To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Aberdeenshire Council to discuss the recruitment and retention of teachers. (S4O-04133) The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Angela Constance):  The recruitment and retention of teachers was one of a number of matters that were discussed when I met representatives from Aberdeenshire […]

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Gritting Roads in Rural Areas

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to ensure that roads in rural areas are gritted. (S4O-03968) The Minister for Transport and Islands (Derek Mackay): Transport Scotland and its operating companies are responsible for winter treatment on trunk roads in rural areas, while local authorities are responsible […]

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Road and Rail Network (Aberdeenshire)

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what improvements are planned to upgrade the road and rail network in Aberdeenshire. (S4O-03916) The Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities (Keith Brown): The Scottish Government is addressing years of underinvestment in the north-east. We are currently committed to schemes that include the Aberdeen […]

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Climate Change Conference in Lima

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the outcomes of the recent climate change conference in Lima. (S4O-03865) The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (Aileen McLeod): The Lima call for climate action has kept the international negotiations moving forward, but very important issues—principally, the […]

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Meningitis B vaccine

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government how many babies would be eligible each year for the meningitis B vaccine if it was included in the national immunisation programme. (S4W-23509) Minister of Public Health (Maureen Watt): The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that there should be a national meningococcal […]

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Tackling Inequality

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to tackle inequality. (Question S4O-03789) The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil): The Scottish Government is determined to tackle all forms of inequality, including poverty, discrimination and disadvantage.A wide range of measures is in place to help us to do […]

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Scottish Economy

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to strengthen and grow the economy. (S4O-03484) The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney): The Scottish economy is continuing to strengthen and grow. Scottish gross domestic product grew by 2.6 per cent in the year to […]

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Scottish Enterprise Annual Review 2013 – 14

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP):  To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Enterprise annual review for 2013-14. (S4O-03464) The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): Although Scottish Enterprise’s full annual report will not be published until September, figures released in July give the welcome news that Scottish Development International […]

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General Practitioners (Rural and Remote Practices)

Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to help recruit and retain GPs in rural and remote practices. (S4O-03377)   The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil): The Scottish Government is working with NHS Highland to promote a range of initiatives to recruit and support GPs […]

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