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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 30 September and 1 October 2009

30 September

Question Time

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

1. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what changes it plans to make to the safety and security arrangements for the Parliament building. (S3O-8167)

2. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what account it takes of political affiliations in its management of the parliamentary estate. (S3O-8168)

3. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what progress has been made to equip all committee rooms with telepresence systems. (S3O-8164)

4. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much the recent security improvements to the Parliament have cost in the current financial year. (S3O-8166)

5. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when it plans to complete the IT refresh in MSPs’ local offices. (S3O-8165)

1 October

Question Time

General

1. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will meet the SNP manifesto commitment to provide free swimming for school children. (S3O-8010)

2. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to make science more accessible to the public in Kilmarnock and Loudoun. (S3O-7980)

3. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in taking forward transport projects under the Strategic Transport Projects Review. (S3O-7970)

4. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will produce a national strategy for autism. (S3O-8013)

5. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are known to be on a waiting list for physiotherapy treatment in the NHS. (S3O-7964)

6. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on the escalation of abnormal loads. (S3O-7975)

7. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met representatives of voluntary organisations and what issues were discussed. (S3O-8042)

8. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have taken place between ministers or their special advisers and Mr Osama Saeed or representatives of the Scottish Islamic Foundation since June 2008; which ministers or special advisers were present, and what matters were discussed at each meeting. (S3O-8052)

9. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will grant additional funding to Glasgow City Council in recognition of the metropolitan services provided by it and, if so, when. (S3O-8036)

10. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will be in a position to outline its plan for the extension of outdoor education places for secondary schools pupils. (S3O-7962)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency regarding the environmental impact of power stations. (S3O-7986)

2. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made to assist people who have been affected by the recent flooding in the Moray area. (S3O-8037)

3. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage responsible access to the countryside through the development of paths in rural areas. (S3O-8039)

4. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to promote new markets in the food and drink industry. (S3O-8040)

5. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support rural development during the economic downturn. (S3O-7979)

6. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the state of negotiations with regard to the forthcoming round of EU fisheries talks. (S3O-7978)

7. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment last met representatives of animal welfare groups. (S3O-8055)

8. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Food Standards Agency regarding the meat inspection system. (S3O-7973)

9. Not Lodged

10. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to develop Scotland’s waste infrastructure to ensure that it is sufficient to meet the demands of current and future waste policy. (S3O-7966)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for the delay in implementation of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. (S3O-7965)

2. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it believes that a person travelling abroad to assist a terminally ill person who is seeking to end their life should be charged with culpable homicide. (S3O-8015)

3. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider changing the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 with regard to land maintenance companies. (S3O-7981)

4. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been an examination of the extradition treaty arrangements between the UK and United States of America in so far as they impact on Scotland. (S3O-7963)

5. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were convicted of handling an offensive weapon or assault with a knife in Glasgow Sheriff Court and the High Court in Glasgow in July 2009. (S3O-8031)

6. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address problems associated with those parts of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 that came into effect on 1 September 2009. (S3O-8059)

7. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has had with Lothian and Borders Police about rural policing priorities. (S3O-7972)

8. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the number of bankruptcies in the Glasgow and Strathkelvin sheriffdom. (S3O-8028)

9. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it expects the number of community wardens to increase as a result of the budget changes. (S3O-8043)

10. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Justice is aware of the problems being caused by illegal encampments in Montrose and the Bridge of Dun area and if he will consider whether further action is required to protect local communities. (S3O-8003)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 8 October 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 30 September. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 1 October.

General

1. Andrew Welsh
2. Michael McMahon
3. Rob Gibson
4. Sandra White
5. Ken Macintosh
6. Murdo Fraser
7. Margo MacDonald
8. Ted Brocklebank
9. Stewart Maxwell
10. John Park

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Patrick Harvie
2. Patricia Ferguson
3. Linda Fabiani
4. Dr Richard Simpson
5. Elaine Murray
6. Ms Wendy Alexander
7. Bob Doris
8. Karen Gillon
9. Robert Brown
10. Mike Pringle
11. Rhona Brankin
12. Andy Kerr
13. Jamie Hepburn
14. Bill Butler
15. Christopher Harvie
16. Marilyn Livingstone
17. Ross Finnie
18. Mike Rumbles
19. Jamie Stone
20. Gavin Brown

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