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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 10 and 11 February 2010

Question Time

10 February

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

1. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consultation was undertaken with MSPs and their staff prior to the decision to introduce changes to the chamber ticketing procedures. (S3O-9559)

2. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will sign up to the 10:10 campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. (S3O-9561)

3. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much was spent on publicity in each of the last two years. (S3O-9560)

4. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether parliamentary staff are offered the opportunity to donate blood at private or organised group sessions and whether staff continue to be paid while taking time to donate blood. (S3O-9556)

5. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what progress has been made regarding the access audit that it agreed to carry out of the area between the main hall and the garden lobby. (S3O-9558)

6. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what progress has been made in upgrading the Parliament’s video conferencing facilities. (S3O-9557)

11 February

General

1. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the implementation of summary justice reforms. (S3O-9473)

2. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to combat the use of legal highs such as bubbles, which is a form of methadrone. (S3O-9520)

3. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to respond to the report of Lord Cullen’s Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation. (S3O-9465)

4. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it will have to find in total from 2010-11 onwards to fund all existing PFI and PPP contracts. (S3O-9521)

5. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress there has been in community planning. (S3O-9482)

6. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to address dangerous and antisocial parking since May 2007. (S3O-9491)

7. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that courses developed under the Curriculum for Excellence meet eligibility requirements for Scottish Qualification Authority awards. (S3O-9516)

8. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given to using people subject to community service orders, where appropriate, to work in alleviating flooding. (S3O-9533)

9. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated timescale is for consideration of the appeal in relation to the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009 through the possible stages of the Inner House of the Court of Session, the Supreme Court, and the European Court of Justice. (S3O-9517)

10. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of foster parents. (S3O-9541)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the catchment area is for maternity services at the Southern General Hospital and whether it considers that there is sufficient capacity in Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. (S3O-9484)

2. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what reports it has received from NHS Lothian regarding the New Pyjamas campaign organised by the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. (S3O-9535)

3. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what will be discussed at its next meeting with representatives of NHS Fife. (S3O-9457)

4. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the commitments made in Scotland’s Sporting Chance: a Manifesto for Sport in Scotland, recently launched by the Scottish Sports Alliance. (S3O-9478)

5. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in tackling fuel poverty. (S3O-9475)

6. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met the chief executive of NHS Fife. (S3O-9551)

7. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the MMR vaccination. (S3O-9459)

8. Not Lodged

9. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met representatives of Health Protection Scotland. (S3O-9474)

10. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures are in place to monitor the effectiveness of patient transport services, especially in relation to visits to accident and emergency departments. (S3O-9504)

11. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with regard to changes in testing for healthcare associated infections. (S3O-9492)

12. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing eating disorder services for children and young people. (S3O-9545)

13. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27069 by Nicola Sturgeon on 17 September 2009, in light of the almost 75% of consultation responses that raised concerns about applying national standard eligibility criteria and waiting times for personal and nursing care to adults with disabilities, what it means by saying that the criteria "should apply to older people in the first instance". (S3O-9458)

14. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress there has been in relation to the Home Owners’ Support Fund. (S3O-9486)

15. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage children to swim. (S3O-9481)

16. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29930 by Nicola Sturgeon on 11 January 2010, whether the rules regarding legal authority to access medical records without explicit consent apply equally to children and adults. (S3O-9461)

17. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes with a band E energy performance rating have been accepted for the Energy Assistance Package since the eligibility criteria were changed in November 2009. (S3O-9487)

18. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS Grampian patients have been treated by plastic surgeons following illness or injury in each of the last three years. (S3O-9480)

19. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding GPs’ recommendations on the physical and mental wellbeing of patients in relation to the employment and support allowance. (S3O-9512)

20. Not Lodged

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