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Improved Provision of ScotRail Bicycle Storage

Question S4W-21203: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014   To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the provision of bicycle storage space on ScotRail services affected by the (a) Commonwealth Games, (b) Ryder Cup and (c) Year of Homecoming.   Answered by Keith Brown (02/06/2014): Within […]

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Bicycle Storage on ScotRail Services

Question S4W-21230: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014   To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all ScotRail services have sufficient bicycle storage space.   Answered by Keith Brown (02/06/2014): The invitation to tender for the next ScotRail franchise from 2015 requires bidders to provide […]

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Oil and Gas Sector (Employment)

Question S4O-03266: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014   To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support employment across the oil and gas sector.   The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): The Scottish Government has published its oil and gas strategy. The Scottish Government, […]

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Mental Health Problems (School Pupils)

Question S4O-03207: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2014   To ask the Scottish Government whether teachers and school nurses have the appropriate skills to notice the early signs of mental health problems in primary and secondary school pupils.   The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan): Education […]

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Impact of UK Government ministers at EU level on Scotland’s farming and fishing industries

Question S4O-03173: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 To ask the Scottish Government what impact it considers the actions of UK Government ministers at EU level are having on Scotland’s farming and fishing industries.   The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead): It gives me no pleasure […]

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Energy Industry

Question S4T-00611: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014   To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to strengthen and support the energy industry. The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): The energy industry remains a matter of huge and continuing importance to Scotland. We have made that […]

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Curriculum for Excellence (Energy Industry Pathway)

Question S4O-02913: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/02/2014   To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the curriculum for excellence is providing an effective pathway for young people to enter a career in the energy industry.   The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan): I […]

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Reopening of Kintore Railway Station

Question S4W-19597: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2014   To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made toward the reopening of Kintore railway station.   Answered by Keith Brown (20/02/2014): As specified in the Scottish Government’s High Level Output Specification (HLOS) in 2012, Kintore Station forms part of phase […]

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Oil and Gas Industry (Wood Review)

Question S4O-02782: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2014   To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the recommendations of the interim report by Sir Ian Wood on the oil and gas industry.    The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): The […]

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Improving employment opportunities for women in the oil and gas sector.

Question S4O-02637: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2013   To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the oil and gas sector about improving employment opportunities for women.   Answered by Fergus Ewing (27/11/2013): Supporting women to fulfil their potential in the labour market is a key aim […]

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