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To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many properties that are in close proximity to whisky bonds and plants are affected by black mould.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 16/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government what research it has commissioned on the issue of black mould on trees and premises in the proximity of whisky bonds.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 16/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government what advice it gives to people who live near whisky bonds and whose properties are affected by black mould.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 16/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the link between black mould on trees and their proximity to whisky bonds.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 16/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19389 by Derek Mackay on 30 October 2018, whether it considers that the response meets the commitment at paragraph 1.3(d) of the Scottish Ministerial Code, which states that "Ministers should be as open as possible with the Parliament and the public, reflecting the aspirations set out in the Report of the Consultative Steering Group on the Scottish Parliament", and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 14/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19389 by Derek Mackay on 30 October 2018, in light of the comment that appointment decisions are "usually" accompanied by a press release, whether it will confirm that, in the case of Ms Freeman, such press releases were published, and, if (a) so, whether it will publish links to these and (b) not, (i) for what reason this process was not followed and (ii) whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding whether it will publish a list of the public appointments that were taken up by Ms Freeman in each year since 2007, also broken down by remuneration.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 14/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government what recent contact it has had with women affected by transvaginal mesh implants.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 01/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it will make a statement on Professor Alison Britton’s consideration of the independent review of transvaginal mesh implants.


Answered by Graeme Dey (26/10/2018):

The Scottish Government will publish An Investigative Review into the Process of Establishing, Managing and Supporting Independent Reviews in Scotland today. It has no plans to make a statement on the report.

 


Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 26/10/2018

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Israel-Palestine educational resources that have been quality-approved by Education Scotland as a learning and teaching resource have reportedly been withdrawn, including whether this was at the request of any pressure group, and whether this was approved at ministerial level.


Answered by John Swinney (02/11/2018):

The development of educational resources on Israel/Palestine began in 2015. Following a much publicised incident involving a primary school homework exercise, a working group was established to scope out appropriate education materials dealing with the conflict. The aim was to ensure that schools were better-placed to address the question of Israel/Palestine.

An initial set of resources was made available through Education Scotland’s Glow system in early 2017. The purpose was to allow teachers to post comments as part of a piloting exercise. In May 2017, and following concerns expressed by stakeholders (specifically the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities), I asked Education Scotland to remove a specific animation from the resources.

The resources continued to be available on a password protected basis in order that they could be finalised to the satisfaction of all key stakeholder interests. A period of consultation and further development was then facilitated by Education Scotland. This included the opportunity in autumn 2017 for all interested stakeholders to contribute comments via meetings and in writing. The aim throughout this process was to ensure the production of a set of resources which could be agreed by all key stakeholders.

In February 2018, with no consensus amongst key stakeholders about the suitability of the resources, Education Scotland explored the potential of taking ownership of the resources in order that it could finalise them and make them available on Glow. While all eight local authorities involved in the initial development of the resources were content for ownership to be assumed by Education Scotland, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) indicated that they would not be content to agree to this. The EIS wrote to Education Scotland in June 2018 to make this clear. The EIS offered, as one of the initial developers and joint owners of the resources, to publish the material on its website.

Education Scotland has therefore been unable to secure ownership of these resources. Education Scotland and the Scottish Government are content to agree to the EIS’s request that as one of the original developers and joint owner of the resources, it is entitled to publish them. As with any educational resource, it will be a matter for individual local authorities and schools to determine if they would like to make use of the resources.

Education Scotland will write to all of the organisations who have been involved in the period of consultation to advise of this and to thank them for their contributions.

 


Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 02/11/2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will offer an apology to women who have been negatively impacted by transvaginal mesh implants, similar to that made by the Australian Government.


Answered by Jeane Freeman (25/10/2018):

I was alerted to the very serious issues with mesh procedures when I first became Cabinet Secretary for Health. I would like to add my own sincere apology to the apologies already given by the First Minister, the Chief Medical Officer and the previous Health Secretary. Women have suffered pain and life changing complications from some of these procedures and this must not happen in the future.


Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 25/10/2018
 
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