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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 3 June 2009

Question Time

General

1. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the generic community health nurse role being piloted by the Review of Nursing in the Community will be appropriate for delivering its health priorities. (S3O-7233)

2. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was informed of the Ministry of Defence’s decision to move the remaining three nuclear-powered Trafalgar class submarines from Devenport in Plymouth to Faslane as of 2017 and what impact this will have on emergency planning in Scotland. (S3O-7206)

3. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the purpose of the system of distinction awards for NHS consultants. (S3O-7211)

4. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to support Edinburgh’s festivals. (S3O-7216)

5. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to complete both the initial Agenda for Change process and subsequent appeals. (S3O-7264)

6. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 75,000 additional training and skills development places announced on 18 April 2009 will be delivered to people in Glasgow. (S3O-7235)

7. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what considerations it has given to traffic congestion on the Kessock Bridge. (S3O-7262)

8. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive which health workers will be exempt from car parking charges at the Southern General Hospital. (S3O-7243)

9. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take steps to restore Project Scotland’s funding. (S3O-7230)

10. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to the recommendations contained in the Audit Scotland report, Overview of mental health services. (S3O-7191)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the initiatives that it has or plans to put in place to improve the welfare of animals. (S3O-7260)

2. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what immediate and long-term measures it will take to address the decline in sheep and cattle numbers in the south of Scotland. (S3O-7271)

3. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the two week A Bag for Life trial at a leading supermarket, what is being done in addition to encourage people to reuse plastic carrier bags. (S3O-7213)

4. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle the falling number of bathing beaches being recommended for excellent water quality status. (S3O-7190)

5. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote new markets in the food and drink industry. (S3O-7245)

6. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is being given to increasing the commercial exploitation of recycled waste products. (S3O-7195)

7. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in achieving its targets on waste management. (S3O-7257)

8. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to restore peatlands and what environmental impact this will have. (S3O-7212)

9. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what statutory powers are available to local authorities in preventing damage to the local environment.

10. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to assist the dairy farming industry. (S3O-7201)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Not Lodged

2. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals serving sentences of less than six months are doing so for defaulting on fines resulting from offences that would not normally result in jail sentences. (S3O-7221)

3. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what independent or supervisory authority exists to investigate complaints about management bullying made by coordinators for Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Scotland. (S3O-7204)

4. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents of domestic abuse were reported in the wake of the Old Firm match on 9 May 2009. (S3O-7251)

5. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to combat antisocial behaviour in our communities. (S3O-7183)

6. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a nationwide rehabilitation programme available for offenders convicted under section 74 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003. (S3O-7232)

7. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community sentence placements it has made provision for in Lanarkshire. (S3O-7234)

8. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Justice next intends to meet the Chief Constable of Fife Constabulary. (S3O-7207)

9. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive how many trainee police officers are undergoing on-the-job training rather than undertaking the Scottish Police College programme and for what proportion of their course. (S3O-7226)

10. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current status is of the development of an Acknowledgement and Accountability Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse. (S3O-7248)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 11 June 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 3 June. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 4 June.

General

1. Johann Lamont

2. Margaret Smith

3. Marilyn Livingstone

4. Cathy Peattie

5. Hugh Henry

6. Andy Kerr

7. Bill Aitken

8. Alison McInnes

9. Ms Wendy Alexander

10. Christopher Harvie

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. David McLetchie

2. Tom McCabe

3. Sandra White

4. Rhoda Grant

5. Alasdair Morgan

6. Ian McKee

7. Karen Gillon

8. Claire Baker

9. Kenneth Gibson

10. John Lamont

11. Dr Richard Simpson

12. John Wilson

13. Michael Matheson

14. Richard Baker

15. Murdo Fraser

16. Stuart McMillan

17. Elaine Murray

18. Christine Grahame

19. Paul Martin

20. Iain Smith

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