Written Questions 22 May 2013

Below is a series of questions John put to the Scottish Government on Wednesday 22nd of May 2013.

Question S4W-15199: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-11963 by Nicola Sturgeon on 22 January 2013, whether it has had discussions with HM Revenue and Customs in relation to corporate tax avoidance or evasion and, if so, what the outcomes were.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15198: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it provides funding to any company involved in the research, development or manufacture of arms in Scotland and, if so, what companies and how much.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15197: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it maintains details of companies based in Scotland that are involved in research into, development or manufacture of armaments.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15196: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the possible environmental impact, what its position is on the Nuclear Decommission Authority’s statement in its letter to John Finnie dated 21 May 2013 regarding shipments of nuclear fuel by rail from Dounreay to Cumbria that “There are no plans to carry out a consultation exercise with specific communities along the route from Caithness to Cumbria.”

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15195: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the possible environmental impact,  what discussions it has had since December 2012 with the UK Government regarding the transportation of nuclear fuel from Dounreay to Cumbria; who participated, and what the outcome was.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15194: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has provided any funding to Direct Rail Services Ltd since 1999.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15193: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the possible environmental impact, what discussions it has had with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) regarding material at Dounreay described as exotics in the NDA’s strategy document.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15192: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the possible environmental impact, what discussions it has had with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority since December 2012 regarding the transportation of nuclear fuel by rail; who participated, and what the outcome was.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15191: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the transportation of radioactive waste by rail.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013

Question S4W-15190: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/05/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it responds to questions posed to it via Twitter and other social media.

Current Status: Expected Answer date 07/06/2013