John’s Submitted Questions on Gaelic

Below is a list of questions John has submitted this week in relation to Gaelic:
Question S4W-13434: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the levels of (a) oral and (b) written Gaelic proficiency among its staff, broken down by (i) directorate, (ii) department and (iii) location, and what plans it has to increase these levels.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13432: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what subjects are taught in both Gaelicand English at (a) S1, (b) S2 and (c) from S3 to S6, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) school.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13426: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what the most recent figure is for the number of pupils discontinuing Gaelic bi-lingual education (a) in the transition to secondary school, (b) at S2 and (c) from S3 to S6; what analysis it has made of the reasons for this, and whether it plans to take steps to reduce these numbers.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13425: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what sanctions there are to deal with public (a) bodies and (b) service providers that do not pursue the terms of theirGaelic language plans.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13424: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government how it measures the success of the Gaeliclanguage plans of public (a) bodies and (b) service providers.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13423: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government how it encourages public (a) bodies and (b) service providers to (i) promote and (ii) use Gaelic.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13422: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what action can be taken by people concerned that a public body might be disregarding its Gaelic language plan.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13421: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what autonomy Cairngorm National Park Authority has regarding its use of Gaelic.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13420: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government when the Cairngorm National Park Authority will (a) complete and (b) publish its Gaelic Language Plan, and for what reason it has not yet been completed.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13419: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what autonomy Transport Scotland has not to engage in the active promotion and use of Gaelic.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13418: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will update the Gaelic Language Plan regarding signage on trunk roads.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013

Question S4W-13417: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what direction it gives to Transport Scotland about the active promotion and use of Gaelic.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 18/03/2013