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  Scottish Executive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scottish Executive is currently formed from a coalition between the Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
He is the senior civil servant in Scotland and is head of the management group of the Scottish Executive and of the Scottish Office of the Permanent Secretary (OPS).
The Coat of Arms of the Scottish Executive was adapted from the Royal Arms, but without the motto, the helm, the mantling, the crest, the war-cry above the crest, and the flags of Scotland and of England carried by the supporters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Executive   (762 words)

 Politics of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To replace the Scottish Office, the former UK government department who fought in Scotland's corner, a devolved administration called the Scottish Executive was established, with the First Minister of Scotland at its head.
The secretariat of the Executive is part of the UK Civil Service and the head of the Executive, the Permanent Secretary (presently John Elvidge), is the equivalent of the Permanent Secretary of a Whitehall department.
In order to facilitate this reduction in the number of MP's from Scottish constituencies, the necessary amendment to the Scotland Act 1998, was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom as the Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Act 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Scotland   (2405 words)

 Scottish Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba in Gaelic, Scots Pairlament in Scots) is the national unicameral legislature of Scotland, in the capital Edinburgh.
In September 1997 a referendum of the Scottish electorate secured a large majority in favour of the establishment of a new devolved Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
Expectations that Scottish government would dramatically change as a new, non-confrontational, politics took hold in Holyrood have been disappointed, but were arguably based on naïve perceptions of the nature of politics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Parliament   (1808 words)

 Scottish Executive: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The scottish parliament (pàrlamaid na h-alba in gaelic, scots pairlament in scots) is the national legislature of scotland....
Malcolm chisholm (born 7 march 1949) is a scottish labour party (uk)labour party politician, and minister for communities in the scottish executive....
Member of the scottish parliament (msp) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the scottish parliament....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sc/scottish_executive.htm   (1544 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Scotland smoking ban to go ahead
The decision, which was a unanimous one by Scottish ministers, was announced in the Scottish Parliament by the First Minister, Jack McConnell.
Scottish Executive insiders have said that the economic claims made by opponents do not add up, as trade had increased in New York bars and restaurants after a ban there.
A spokesman for the executive declined to confirm the findings and said the poll would be discussed during the cabinet meeting.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/3996587.stm   (862 words)

 Verity, Inc. - Press Releases : Verity wins Executive approval   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scottish Executive received a number of proposals for the deal but Verity was selected as being the most advantageous and the best value solution for the Scottish Executive's particular requirements.
The Scottish Executive has outgrown the disparate systems it was using prior to purchasing Verity K2E and needed better and more consistent use of its data.
The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland.
www.verity.com /company/press/releases/PRESSRELEASE-980.html   (619 words)

 Concordat between the Health and Safety Executive and the Scottish Executive
The Scottish Ministers' interest is in public safety, fire safety, structural building standards, sanitation, food standards, pest control, security, etc. The HSE have an interest in the safety of workers and the safety of members of the public and others affected by work activity.
However, the Scottish Ministers have an interest because of the part they would play in the event of a nuclear incident - they have, for instance policy responsibility for the civil emergency services in Scotland - and because of the connection between nuclear safety and the protection of the environment, which is a devolved matter.
However, the Scottish Ministers have an interest because of their executively devolved functions in relation to a number of aspects of the regulation of the rail industry in Scotland.
www.hse.gov.uk /scotland/scordat.htm   (2963 words)

 BBC - Crime Fighters - Scottish Executive Justice Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All departments of the Scottish Executive face scrutiny by a Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
After the referendum on Scottish Parliament in 1997, and the Scotland Act in 1998, the legislation for a devolved Scottish Parliament, separate from Westminster, was finally decided.
The SEJD are part and parcel of the newly devolved Scottish power and since the official opening of Parliament in July 1999, they have been responsible for the law and criminal matters in Scotland.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/scotsexecutivejusticedept.shtml   (948 words)

 Scottish Executive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Scottish Salon: 18th Century Paintings from the Nationa...
Scottish degrees are recognized around the world as first class certification of excellence.
The Scottish government has a presence in the British Embassy in Washington,DC, where it works to promote Scottish interests in the United States.
www.tartanweekny.com /Scottish_Executive34.html   (445 words)

 Scottish Statistics
Scottish Crime Survey (SCS) is a repeat cross-sectional survey measuring the incidence and prevalence of victimisation among the Scottish population.
Scottish Health Survey - provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland.
Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) survey - SSA survey is carried out by the National Centre for Social Research in conjunction with the Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh.
www.lib.gla.ac.uk /Depts/MOPS/Stats/scotstats.shtml   (955 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scottish Executive
THE Executive was last night forced to abandon its plans to appoint a human rights "tsar".
THE Scottish Executive is facing a bill of £50 million to compensate home-owners, farmers and...
THE Scottish Executive today rejected claims Chancellor Gordon Brown had a veto over its spending...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=867   (502 words)

 Scottish links
The Scottish Arts Council is a one of the main channels for Government funding for the arts in Scotland, receiving its funding from the Scottish Executive.
Scottish Arts Council A comprehensive source of information on the arts in Scotland, covering everything from crafts and film, to literature and music.
ITI Techmedia Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, has established Intermediary Technology Institutes (ITIs) in three key areas of market opportunity for Scotland, the Techmedia ITI is one of these.
www.scottish-enterprise.com /sedotcom_home/services_to_business_international/lis/aboutscotland/scottish-links.htm?siblingtoggle=1   (1596 words)

 Scotland Poised for 'World's First' Schools Intranet | eGov monitor
The Scottish Executive has sealed a multi-million pound deal to link up every pupil and teacher through what is said to be the world's first national school intranet.
The project is part of a Scottish Executive initiative to set up a secure online learning environment connecting all schools in the country.
The Executive's claim to a world-first may, however, be doubtful - Northern Ireland's Classroom 2000 (C2K) project appears to have achieved all of this already.
www.egovmonitor.com /node/2779   (340 words)

 Scotland: Scottish Executive
The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland, responsible for most issues of day-to-day concern to its citizens, including health, education, justice, rural affairs and transport as well as arts, culture and heritage.
The current Executive is a coalition between the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrat Party.
Under its National Cultural Strategy, launched in 2000, the Executive aims to encourage the widest possible participation in a vigorous and diverse cultural life, bringing benefits to both artists and audiences, communities and individuals.
www.culturalprofiles.org.uk /scotland/Units/125.html   (341 words)

 Scottish Re | Profile | Executive Management
He will continue to serve as Scottish Re’s President as he has since March 2000 and as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, a position he has held since June 2000.
Scottish Re is a NYSE-listed life reinsurance company with headquarters in Bermuda and operations in ten countries and clients in over 48 countries.
During his tenure with Prudential Securities, he assisted the founders of Scottish Re with the formation of the Company, the creation of its original business plan and lead-managed the Company’s initial public offering in 1998.
www.scottishannuity.com /profile/executive.asp   (1388 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - Opinion - Comment - Executive must tell Scottish Opera the score   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was 1961, and barely a year later Scottish Opera was launching its first repertoire, with Puccini’s Madam Butterfly and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande on the programme.
No one inside the Scottish Arts Council or the Scottish Executive is giving away a thing.
The idea seems to be that if Scottish Opera became a medium-scale touring company, bringing opera highlights to theatres up and down the country, that would be ideal.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /comment.cfm?id=436412004   (990 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Special report: Scottish parliament
March 3: The Scottish parliament building was at the centre of a safety scare yesterday when a heavy wooden roof beam came loose in the main debating chamber.
November 9: Annabel Goldie was confirmed as the leader of the Scottish Conservatives yesterday after a pact with the rightwinger Murdo Fraser left her unchallenged for the position.
February 20: The Scottish Executive's high-profile summit to end sectarianism was last night dismissed as tokenism by the SNP, who claimed that prejudice was inevitable as long as legislation banning Catholics from the throne remained on the statute book.
politics.guardian.co.uk /scotland/0,9054,440999,00.html   (1634 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Scottish Executive to axe 760 jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
THE Scottish Executive today admitted it is to axe 760 jobs - just as Labour said it was aiming for full employment in Scotland.
But the Executive said the job cuts would be achieved by natural wastage and redeployment, with only one person being made redundant.
The Executive’s "efficient government" drive was launched last year by the finance minister, Tom McCabe, who promised to cut waste, bureaucracy and duplication.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=394672005   (696 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Scots won't share in Brown's big idea to help first-time buyers
Only 1,000 Scottish families are currently helped by the Executive's equivalent plans, meaning that thousands have missed out on important financial assistance that could have allowed them to buy their first home.
But political opponents condemned the Executive's reluctance to take up the scheme north of the Border, which will be administered in England by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Eleanor Laing, the shadow Scottish secretary, said it was "very worrying" that large numbers of key workers were being priced out of the market.
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=561412005   (915 words)

 Scotland and Freedom of Information
This response to the Scottish Executive's consultation on the draft Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations, expresses concern at the potentially high fees and points out that it will be easier for authorities to withhold environmental information than other information.
Response to the Scottish Executive's consultation on the code of practice to be issued under section 60 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act providing guidance to public authorities on best practice.
Scottish Executive document summarising the results of the consultation on its FOI proposals.
www.cfoi.org.uk /scotland.html   (1505 words)

 Scottish Green Party :: Executive failing on organic food targets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Executive appears to be failing in its Partnership Agreement commitment which states: “We will increase the finance available for farmers wishing to convert to organic farming.”
This week, Scottish Environment Week, Ministers have been claiming that Scottish organic food suppliers had risen to over half the total organic food consumed every year in Scotland.
The Executive has slashed the budget for organic farming from £8.44 million last year to £2.6 million.
www.scottishgreens.org.uk /site/id/5030/title/Executive_Failing_On_Organic_Food_Targets.html   (480 words)

 elcom.com | Government of Scotland’s (Scottish Executive) Highland Council to Deploy Elcom’s eProcurement System ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arthur McCourt, Chief Executive of The Highland Council, said, “The Highland Council is pleased to become the first Scottish public sector body to implement PECOS Internet Procurement Manager as part of the Scottish Executive agreement.
The creation of a Scottish Parliament and the establishment of the Scottish Executive began a new era in the government of Scotland.
The Scottish Executive manages an annual budget of approximately £20 billion and is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including government administration, health, education, justice, rural affairs, transport and many other affairs affecting Scotland and its people.
www.elcom.com /news_story.asp?id=417   (708 words)

 Who We Are About Scottish Executive : Scottish Development International
It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport and manages an annual budget of around 20 billion.
The Executive is led by a First Minister who is nominated by the Parliament and in turn appoints the other Scottish Ministers.
Scottish Executive civil servants are accountable to Scottish Ministers, who are themselves accountable to the Scottish Parliament.
www.scottishdevelopmentinternational.com /pages/FAQs/ScottishExecutive/ScotExec.asp   (145 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Kirk backs same-sex adoption move
Its church and society council said some within the Kirk felt the Scottish Executive reform undermined marriage.
The executive unveiled its plans for a radical overhaul of Scotland's adoption and fostering legislation in June.
However, it said the executive needed to take action to persuade more people to come forward and government ministers should put resources into supporting efforts to help keep families together.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/4393326.stm   (500 words)

 elcom.com | Government of Scotland's (Scottish Executive) East of Scotland Water to Deploy Elcom's eProcurement System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The East of Scotland Water implementation is part of the contract awarded by the Scottish Executive to Cap Gemini Ernst & Young UK in November 2001 for the provision of an eProcurement system available to public sector organisations in Scotland.
The Scottish Executive is the executive function for the government of Scotland created by devolution in 1999.
The Scottish Executive manages an annual budget of approximately £20 billion (approximately $28.5 billion) and is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including government administration, health, education, justice, rural affairs, transport and many other affairs affecting Scotland and its people.
www.elcom.com /news_story.asp?id=425   (795 words)

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