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To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is putting in place to ensure that Ocean Certification will be able to certify the work that is carried out by Warmworks to deliver the Warmer Homes Scotland initiative.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 03/06/2019

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to make an assessment of the benefits of a freight rail siding at Corpach harbour.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 30/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-22844 by Paul Wheelhouse on 10 May 2019, for what reason the trades unions will be engaged only in discussions with the advisory board but not be represented on it, and what its response is to calls for it to review the membership of the board, including to consider inviting union participation.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 29/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-22841 by Paul Wheelhouse on 10 May 2019, whether it will consider reviewing the remit of the group so that it must consider and provide advice on aspects of the design and procurement of new ferries, including those serving Orkney and Shetland inter-island routes, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 29/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-22843 by Paul Wheelhouse on 10 May 2019, how it defines “in due course”, and whether it will confirm by what date the work on updating the Transport Scotland website will (a) commence and (b) be completed.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 29/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many miles of segregated cycle paths have been constructed in each year since 2010.


Answered by Michael Matheson (15/05/2019):

Since 2010, and with Scottish Government investment, we have worked in partnership with local authorities, Sustrans, Scottish Canals, the National Parks and other delivery bodies to build a total of 340 miles of segregated cycle paths. The figures below include all National Cycle Network (NCN) and non-NCN segregated paths.

Year

2010-
11

2011-
12

2012-
13

2013-
14

2014-
15

2015-
16

2016-
17

2017-
18

Total

          

Miles

4

2

25

34

34

118

72

51

340



Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 15/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the status is of each section of the (a) A9 and (b) A96 dualling programme, also broken down by how much has been spent each year, and what the budget is for (i) 2019-20 and (ii) future years.


Answered by Michael Matheson (15/05/2019):

The current status of each section of the A9 and A96 Dualling programmes can be found in the following tables.

A9 Dualling Perth to Inverness:

Scheme

Status

A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam

Under construction – expected to be operational spring 2021.

A9 Dualling Pass of Birnam to Tay Crossing

In Preparation – option assessment work on-going with a preferred route option expected to be announced later this year.

A9 Dualling Tay Crossing to Ballinluig

In Preparation – statutory process underway – Public Local Inquiry expected later this year.

A9 Dualling Pitlochry to Killiecrankie

In Preparation – statutory process underway – Public Local Inquiry Reporter is currently considering written evidence prior to submitting his report to the Scottish Ministers for consideration.

A9 Dualling Killiecrankie to Glen Garry

 

In Preparation – statutory process underway – Public Local Inquiry expected later this year.

A9 Dualling Glen
Garry to Dalwhinnie

 

In Preparation – statutory process underway – Public Local Inquiry Reporter has considered written evidence and submitted his report to Scottish Ministers for consideration.

A9 Dualling
Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore

 

In Preparation – statutory process underway – Public Local Inquiry Reporter is currently considering written evidence prior to submitting her report to the Scottish Ministers for consideration.

A9 Dualling Crubenmore to Kincraig

In Preparation – statutory process underway – draft Orders published with objection resolution process on-going.

A9 Dualling Kincraig
to Dalraddy

Complete.

A9 Dualling Dalraddy to Slochd

 

In Preparation – statutory process underway – draft Orders published with objection resolution process on-going.

A9 Dualling Tomatin
to Moy

 

In Preparation – statutory process underway –Public Local Inquiry expected later this year.

A96 Dualling Inverness to Aberdeen:

Scheme

Status

A96 Dualling
Inverness to Nairn (Including Nairn Bypass)

In Preparation – statutory process underway –Reporters are currently considering evidence heard at Public Local Inquiry prior to submitting their report to the Scottish Ministers for consideration.

A96 Dualling Hardmuir to Fochabers

In Preparation – preferred option announced December 2018 with the detailed development and assessment of the preferred option underway.

A96 Dualling East of Fochabers to East of Huntly

Strategic assessment work completed. Route option development and assessment work to be progressed.

A96 Dualling East of Huntly to Aberdeen

In Preparation – route options development and assessment work underway.

Spend on the A9 and A96 Dualling programmes since the Infrastructure Investment Plan announcement in December 2011 can be found in the following table.

Financial year

A9 Dualling Programme

A96 Dualling Programme

2018-19

£56,179,844.95

£13,384,939.36

2017-18

£55,256,961.44

£14,403,218.25

2016-17

£50,286,213.43

£9,718,183.82

2015-16

£39,580,271.17

£4,292,300.22

2014-15

£10,984,698.42

£2,999,789.06

2013-14

£7,253,605.71

£1,696,711.46

2012-13

£2,817,165.24

£497,580.06

Spend on the A9 and A96 Dualling Programmes in 2019-20 shall be managed within the Capital Land and Works allocation of £212.1m as part of the Motorway and Trunk Roads Spending Plans set out in the Scottish Budget: 2019-20.

Budget for future years will be dependent on the allocation of funding from future spending reviews.


Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 15/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the status is of each section of each trunk road infrastructure project with a total budget of at least £50 million that is planned or in construction, also broken down by how much has been spent each year, and what the budget is for (a) 2019-20 and (b) future years.


Answered by Michael Matheson (15/05/2019):

The current status of each trunk road infrastructure project that is planned or in construction with an estimate of at least £50 million can be found in the following table.

Scheme

Status

A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan

In Preparation – detailed development and assessment of the preferred option underway.with draft Orders expected to be published later this year.

A720 Sheriffhall Junction

In Preparation – detailed development and assessment of the preferred option underway.with draft Orders expected to be published later this year.

A9-A82 Longman Roundabout

In Preparation – option assessment work underway with a preferred option expected to be announced later this year.

Spend on the schemes referenced above can be found in the following table.

Financial year

A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan

A720 Sheriffhall Junction

A9-A82 Longman Roundabout

2018-19

£6,446,126.92

£2,220.966.21

£1,444,463.38

2017-18

£2,908,361.35

£960,100.84

£466,552.69

2016-17

£1,205,750.44

£763,649.39

£81,381.59

2015-16

£916,647.29

£205,954.29

 

2014-15

£1,699,830.55

£257,403.04

 

2013-14

£225,988.39

£45,000.00

 

2012-13

£276,471.53

  

Spend for continuing preparation of A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan, A720 Sheriffhall Junction and A9-A82 Longman Junction Infrastructure schemes in 2019-20 shall be managed within the Capital Land and Works allocation of £212.1m as part of the Motorway and Trunk Roads Spending Plans set out in the Scottish Budget: 2019-20.

Budget for future years will be dependent on the allocation of funding from future spending reviews.

For details on schemes forming part of the A9 or A96 Dualling Programmes I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-22992 on 15 May 2019. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http:--www.parliament.scot-parliamentarybusiness-28877.aspx


Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 15/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government what level of detail in respect of each lethal control licence issued under the Beaver Management Framework after 1 May 2019 will be retained in relation to why less severe mitigation measures had not been adopted in each particular site prior to the granting of the lethal control licence, and whether the reason for rejection of non-lethal measures will be in the public domain with appropriate redaction to protect individual identities and locations.


Answered by Roseanna Cunningham (16/05/2019):

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) discusses all licence applications with the applicant, including the problems being experienced and non-lethal measures. This information is summarised in each case. SNH will publish summary data annually on their website on what has been applied for and licensed, purposes for which licences have been granted, issues being experienced, alternatives considered or employed and actions undertaken.


Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 16/05/2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been accredited to act as potential lethal controllers under licence from Scottish Natural Heritage to kill beavers under the Beaver Management Framework, effective from 1 May 2019.


Answered by Roseanna Cunningham (16/05/2019):

139 people have been accredited by Scottish Natural Heritage to act as potential lethal controllers to kill beavers under the Beaver Management Framework, effective from 1 May 2019. However, this does not give them permission to kill beavers without an appropriate licence issued by Scottish Natural Heritage. As is made clear in the Framework, lethal control is the last resort.


Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 16/05/2019
 
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