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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 14 May 2009

Question Time

General

1. Not Lodged

2. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the first tranche of funds from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund to be disbursed. (S3O-6952)

3. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to help students who wish to study abroad as part of their degree courses. (S3O-6966)

4. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any Barnett consequentials resulting from the recently announced increase in funds for child protection in England will be used to improve child protection services in Scotland. (S3O-6935)

5. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of recent changes to the central heating programme, how it is addressing the issue of fuel poverty. (S3O-6960)

6. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will allocate in full the £45.3 million arising from housing spending in the UK Budget towards more affordable housing for Scotland. (S3O-6892)

7. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made across Scotland with private landlord registration. (S3O-6890)

8. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Ofgem in relation to Scotland’s Energy Assistance Package. (S3O-6945)

9. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what cross-border cooperation there has been between NHS Scotland and its English counterpart in combating the flu outbreak. (S3O-6946)

10. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to apply the elements of the Callander report on the operation of the Crown Estate Commission that are relevant to the Scottish Government. (S3O-6949)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers will inform the Parliament before the summer recess of how the Scottish Futures Trust will be used for any school building proposals. (S3O-6909)

2. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is likely to be available from the Scottish Futures Trust for modernisation of Glasgow’s primary school estate. (S3O-6924)

3. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional funding is being made available to Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to provide direct support to businesses. (S3O-6934)

4. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to assist small businesses during the recession. (S3O-6962)

5. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what the scope is of its joint review with COSLA of local government funding. (S3O-6873)

6. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive when it next plans to meet representatives of Project Scotland. (S3O-6888)

7. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what priority it gives to the development of the social economy. (S3O-6896)

8. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits the Scottish Investment Bank will bring to the economy. (S3O-6967)

9. Not Lodged

10. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in the development of the Saltire Prize for advances in wave and tidal energy. (S3O-6963)

11. Not Lodged

12. Not Lodged

13. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the UK Government to discuss the protection of jobs in Scotland. (S3O-6942)

14. Not Lodged

15. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how its proposed Scottish Investment Bank will raise funds and create jobs. (S3O-6891)

16. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget increase for Renfrewshire Council was in 2008-09 and 2009-10. (S3O-6899)

17. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits there will be for the north east from the proposals to develop carbon capture and storage as part of the European Commission’s Strategic Energy Review plans for a North Sea offshore grid. (S3O-6944)

18. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide marketing support for airports to develop further air routes to Europe and beyond. (S3O-6921)

19. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration ministers have given to the conclusions of The Audit of Best Value and Community Planning - Dumfries and Galloway Council report, published by Audit Scotland in March 2009. (S3O-6915)

20. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Transport Scotland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-6955)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 21 May 2009

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times on the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon on Wednesday 13 May. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 14 May.

General

1. Cathy Peattie

2. Derek Brownlee

3. Margaret Mitchell

4. Margaret Curran

5. James Kelly

6. Margaret Smith

7. Paul Martin

8. David Whitton

9. Jim Hume

10. David McLetchie

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Alasdair Morgan

2. John Scott

3. George Foulkes

4. John Farquhar Munro

5. Rhona Brankin

6. Ms Wendy Alexander

7. Mr Frank McAveety

8. John Lamont

9. Gavin Brown

10. Andrew Welsh

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Angela Constance

2. Alasdair Allan

3. Johann Lamont

4. Rob Gibson

5. Elaine Murray

6. Bill Wilson

7. Mike Pringle

8. Bill Butler

9. Dave Thompson

10. Nanette Milne

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