Diesel Spillages

29 May 2013

John Mason MSP (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle diesel spillages as a result of brimming. 

(S4W-15124)

Mr Keith Brown MSP (Minister for Transport & Veterans): The design of vehicles is covered by European standards. EC Directive 70/221 requires that commercial vehicles have in place appropriate measures to ensure that minimum leakage occurs.

Cost of Bannerman High School PFI Project

29 May 2013

John Mason MSP (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): To ask the Scottish Government  what costs were associated with the PFI project for the refurbishment of Bannerman High School in 2002.

(S4W-15127)

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP (Minister for Learning & Skills)The costs relating to the individual schools within the associated PFI contract are not held centrally and are a matter for the local authority.

The costs relating to the overall PFI contract are available from the Scottish Government website under ‘PPP/PFI Projects (operational)’ by way of the following link www.scotland.gov.uk.

Promoting Financial Education

29 May 2013

John Mason MSP (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): To ask the Scottish Government  how the curriculum for excellence promotes financial education.

(S4W-15122)

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP (Minister for Learning & Skills): Curriculum for Excellence supports Financial Education as part of a wider focus on the development of numeracy. The expectation is that all teachers should seek to develop young people’s numeracy skills in all areas and at all levels.

In addition, support for Financial Education is provided by Education Scotland through a range of on-line teaching resources, professional development opportunities for teachers and the Scottish Financial Education Forum.

Parkhead Station

23 May 2013

John Mason MSP (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): To ask the Scottish Government  what recent discussions it has had with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport regarding the potential for a new railway station in Parkhead.

(S4W-15121)

Mr Keith Brown MSP (Minister for Transport & Veterans): The Scottish Government has had no recent discussions with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport regarding the potential for a new railway station at Parkhead.