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Petitions Commitee takes evidence on play, 20/09/12 [S]
During its meeting of 20 September 2012 the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee considered a petition on play.

Early Years Taskforce publishes priorities, 15/03/12 [S]
The Scottish Government's Easy Years Taskforce has published a vision and priorities paper.

Early Years Written Answer, 03/02/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Liam McArthur's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive how much new money it has allocated to the Early Years and Early Intervention Change Fund, as referred to on page 38 of the Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13, and what period the money will cover; whether the additional money for the Early Years and Early Intervention Change Fund is in addition to the Sure Start Fund referred to on page viii of the Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13 and how much, over what period, has been allocated to the Sure Start Fund; how much of the Early Years and Early Intervention Change Fund has already been allocated and how much remains available; and whether the remainder of the Early Years and Early Intervention Change Fund total of £270 million will come from existing NHS and local authority budgets and whether the successive year allocations of £20, £45 and £50 million referred to on page 59 of the Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13 will come from this £270 million.

Play Written Answer, 30/01/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Mark McDonald's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive what emphasis the Curriculum for Excellence places on the importance of play in the early years.

Play and Communication Written Answer, 18/03/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Robert Brown's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it supports the development of a play and communication strategy.

Parents urged to play, talk, read, 20/01/11 [S]
A new campaign to encourage parents and carers to play, talk and read to their young children to help give them the best start in life, has been launched by the Minister for Children and Early Years.

Playgroups Written Answer, 11/11/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jamie Stone's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what audit it is undertaking of local authorities’ spending on playgroups; and what communication it has had with local authorities on the funding of playgroups.

Play Written Answer, 05/08/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Margaret Smith's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it has taken since the publication of the Early Years Framework to develop local play and green space policies and improve play opportunities.

Play,Talk,Read, 25/09/09 [S]
The Scottish Government has kick-started a new nationwide parenting campaign which will will help parents stimulate young children and put in place the building blocks for future life chances.

Play Areas Written Answer, 13/08/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Cathy Jamieson's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what plans it has to invest in new play areas; what finance it has made available to local authorities to provide new play facilities for children in each year from 2008 to 2011; whether it expects every local authority to include children’s play in its single outcome agreement; and what guidance it gives to local authorities on the provision of play areas in local communities.