Back to the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin No. 118/2008: Monday 1 September 2008
Archive Home

Business Bulletin 1999-2011

Minutes of Proceedings 1999-2011

Journal of Parliamentary Proceedings Sessions 1 & 2

Committees Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Annual reports

Contents An A B C D E F G H I J

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 4 September 2008
Question Time
General

1. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what action was taken during the summer recess to advance the National Conversation. (S3O-4015)

2. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding support is available for traditional community-based Scottish arts to ensure that our culture survives into the future. (S3O-4038)

3. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to sport in Lanarkshire. (S3O-4025)

4. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with COSLA and local authorities regarding the First Minister’s announcement of 19 August 2008 on housing investment. (S3O-4056)

5. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on

the replacement of PPP funding schemes. (S3O-4030)

6. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional training has been offered to HM Inspectorate of Education inspectors following the death of headteacher Irene Hogg in the Scottish Borders. (S3O-4018)

7. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether numbers are available for people suffering from autistic spectrum disorder, based on recent case studies of specific areas, that would allow for a detailed breakdown of numbers and severity of cases. (S3O-4019)

8. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new schools have been commissioned for (a) primary and (b) secondary for 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. (S3O-4052)

9. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government about the conduct of future elections in Scotland. (S3O-4027)

10. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in taking forward the policy priorities of the 2008-09 Scottish budget. (S3O-4054)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in relation to the new entrants scheme for farmers. (S3O-3980)

2. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what lead ministers are giving the public on reducing their individual carbon footprints. (S3O-4046)

3. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the composition and remit of the Seagull Task Force are and what resources the Executive has committed to the pilot project in Dumfries. (S3O-4067)

4. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the National Park Review will consider possible improvements to the mechanism by which Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park discharges its planning function. (S3O-4035)

5. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve environmental management in the business community. (S3O-3997)

6. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met local authorities to discuss flooding. (S3O-4044)

7. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the provision of locally produced food in the public sector. (S3O-4004)

8. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of its pig support package, announced on 7 August 2008, had not previously been announced. (S3O-3999)

9. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what tonnage of waste collected for recycling by local authorities has been diverted to landfill since May 2007. (S3O-4060)

10. Not Lodged

Justice and Law Officers

1. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with HM Treasury in relation to police and fire service pensions. (S3O-4002)

2. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in processing the application from the Association of Commercial Attorneys for third party right of audience in Scotland’s courts under the provisions of sections 25-29 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990. (S3O-4076)

3. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive how many petrol filling stations are licensed to sell alcohol. (S3O-4024)

4. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what statistics exist on the (a) incidence, (b) severity and (c) causes of fires in (i) domestic properties, (ii) hotels and (iii) bed and breakfast premises. (S3O-3984)

5. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had discussions with stakeholders, particularly in Grampian, on the need to act on deficiencies in the facilities and arrangements for police force custody management. (S3O-4005)

6. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will extend the provision of domestic abuse courts to rural areas. (S3O-4006)

7. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to reduce reoffending rates. (S3O-3992)

8. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on allowing fatal accident inquiries to be held in Scotland for Scottish armed services personnel who are killed in accidents abroad. (S3O-4008)

9. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources are being put in place to roll out the ASSIST victim support services needed to match the extended responsibilities of the Domestic Abuse Court in Glasgow and how similar support services across Scotland will be funded. (S3O-4048)

10. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Justice last met the Glasgow Bar Association. (S3O-4034)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 11 September 2008

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 3 September 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Ken Macintosh

2. Rhona Brankin

3. Bashir Ahmad

4. Rhoda Grant

5. Hugh Henry

6. Joe FitzPatrick

7. Helen Eadie

8. Ian McKee

9. Jeremy Purvis

10. Andrew Welsh

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Jackie Baillie

2. Elizabeth Smith

3. Jamie McGrigor

4. Hugh O’Donnell

5. Bill Kidd

6. John Park

7. Jim Hume

8. Willie Coffey

9. Gil Paterson

10. Bill Wilson

11. Richard Baker

12. Murdo Fraser

13. Derek Brownlee

14. Alex Neil

15. Mike Rumbles

16. Jim Tolson

17. Kenneth Gibson

18. Mary Mulligan

19. Gavin Brown

20. Christina McKelvie

Contents An A B C D E F G H I J