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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 10 and 11 May 2006

10 May

Question Time

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

1. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it has any plans to recognise the contribution of staff in the Holyrood Project Team to the achievement of the Holyrood Parliament building. (S2O-9904)

2. John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what steps it is taking to eliminate discrimination in the Parliament. (S2O-9908)

3. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will make a statement in respect of the work of the Post-Completion Advisory Group and, in particular, whether claims will be pursued by the group in relation to breach of contract by the construction managers in respect of their performance against their contractual obligations and whether Bovis will be sued for the Flour City losses. (S2O-9905)

4. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what measures it will take to ensure that its policies and procedures will not encourage the further involvement of the private sector in health care. (S2O-9910)

5. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will support CowParade Edinburgh 2006 by hosting one of the fibreglass cows on the Parliament estate for the duration of the event. (S2O-9906)

6. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, further to the creation of the advisory group in January 2006, what progress has been made in reviewing and developing the use of the Parliament’s crèche facility. (S2O-9909)

7. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what progress has been made in respect of a Scottish food fortnight in the Members’ Restaurant. (S2O-9911)

8. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide an up-to-date report on the repair to the roof of the Chamber. (S2O-9903)

9. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when it intends to review the allowances system, with specific emphasis on MSPs’ staff salaries. (S2O-9907)

11 May

Question Time

General

1. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assist students of the University of Aberdeen to graduate with the awards to which they are entitled. (S2O-9764)

2. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual emissions of carbon dioxide are from electricity generating stations in Scotland. (S2O-9790)

3. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can give a further update on when the examination of the economic, social and environmental impact and cost of retaining or removing tolls from the Tay and Forth bridges is likely to be concluded. (S2O-9759)

4. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any concerns in respect of the provision of out-of-hours health care services in the Highland Perthshire area. (S2O-9765)

5. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last had discussions with the European Union about osteoporosis. (S2O-9786)

6. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water in respect of the connection of properties in the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-9743)

7. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the extension of the National Entitlement Card to local and national concessionary rail travel and what discussions it has had with current providers of concessionary rail travel schemes regarding the maintenance of existing provision. (S2O-9810)

8. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees with the conclusions and recommendations of Scottish Water’s draft National Sludge Strategy. (S2O-9741)

9. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend the list of conditions exempt from paying prescription charges. (S2O-9767)

10. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how the planned Modern Transport System in north-east Scotland will help tackle congestion, sustain and enable development and improve the quality of life for residents. (S2O-9778)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on what new duties the UK Electoral Administration Bill will place on electoral registration officers and to what extent the cost of performing these duties will be funded by the Executive. (S2O-9736)

2. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what the overall impact on local authority budgets, council tax levels and local services will be of implementing free personal care. (S2O-9761)

3. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits it believes are delivered by requiring all local authorities to advertise plannning applications in the Edinburgh Gazette. (S2O-9812)

4. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it now expects the Local Government Finance Review Committee to publish its report. (S2O-9768)

5. Mr Andrew Arbuckle: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to allocate the Barnett consequentials of HM Treasury’s Budget 2006. (S2O-9772)

6. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from local authorities and private landlords regarding difficulties associated with the Executive’s scheme for the registration of private landlords. (S2O-9735)

7. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals are contained in the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill to protect local small businesses. (S2O-9794)

8. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive when the independent budget review group, established last autumn, will publish its report. (S2O-9745)

9. Not Lodged

10. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes for rent in the public sector were built in Penicuik and the Scottish Borders in 2005. (S2O-9770)

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to continue programmes to increase the recruitment of social care workers. (S2O-9776)

2. Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives are in place for small tourist establishments to register their businesses with VisitScotland. (S2O-9750)

3. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides to angling. (S2O-9802)

4. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of how many children’s charities, anti-poverty groups and health organisations support the proposed School Meals and Snacks (Scotland) Bill. (S2O-9756)

5. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures will be available to encourage local authorities to promote healthy eating and good nutrition in schools, following the publication of the consultation document, Improving the Health and Nutrition of Scotland’s Children. (S2O-9800)

6. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on Scotland’s maritime heritage. (S2O-9809)

7. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what recreational and tourism opportunities are being encouraged in Scotland’s forests. (S2O-9784)

8. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how VisitScotland ensures that it is providing a good service for the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-9771)

9. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in respect of providing full-size indoor football facilities. (S2O-9760)

10. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the contribution of golf tourism to the Scottish economy. (S2O-9805)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 18 May 2006

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times for the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon on Wednesday 10 May. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Linda Fabiani

2. Pauline McNeill

3. Patrick Harvie

4. Jim Mather

5. Mr Charlie Gordon

6. Marlyn Glen

7. Mr Frank McAveety

8. Karen Gillon

9. Chris Ballance

10. Cathy Peattie

Health and Community Care

1. Mr Alasdair Morrison

2. John Swinburne

3. Des McNulty

4. Dr Jean Turner

5. Iain Smith

6. Derek Brownlee

7. Mr John Home Robertson

8. Shona Robison

9. Christine Grahame

10. Margaret Mitchell

Environment and Rural Development

1. Cathie Craigie

2. Donald Gorrie

3. Irene Oldfather

4. Bruce Crawford

5. Scott Barrie

6. Mark Ballard

7. Roseanna Cunningham

8. Mr Andrew Welsh

9. Bill Butler

10. Tricia Marwick

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