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To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing the recycling of crutches, walking sticks and other support aids to help save the NHS money.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 27/10/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to reduce waiting times for initial hospital appointments following GP referrals in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.


Current Status: Due in Chamber on 05/10/2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether addressing the drop-out rate at universities is part of its Programme for Government.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/10/2016

To ask the Scottish Government when its new water rescue policy will be implemented.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/10/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it took over summer 2016 to help reduce the drop-out rate of students (a) at the University of the West of Scotland and (b) in other institutions.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/10/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage the recycling of household waste.


Answered by Roseanna Cunningham (14/09/2016):

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 require separate collection of dry recyclable materials and food waste. As well as introducing these regulations, we are taking a range of actions to support and encourage recycling.

For example, between 2011 and 2015, funding of around £25million was made available to councils to support start-up costs of introducing food waste collections. Three quarters of all households in Scotland now have access to a food waste collection service, up from 300,000 in 2010.

In December 2015 we launched the Household Recycling Charter, to achieve more consistent local collections, improving quantity and quality of recycling. We believe this will make it easier for people to recycle the right things, and we've put in place support to help Councils with that work.

In February 2016 published ‘Making Things Last’, our circular economy strategy for Scotland. It sets out our ambitions and priorities to keep products and materials in high value use for as long as possible. This includes measures promoting remanufacture, repair and recycling.


Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 14/09/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the forestry and timber processing industry regarding new charging levels being phased in over the next five years for Pollution Prevention and Control permits.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30/06/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the results of information gathered by local authorities on schoolchildren show about their career path aspirations, other than attending college or university.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15/06/2016