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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 14 January 2010

Question Time

General

1. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what Barnett consequential money would arise from a cancellation of all nuclear weapons programmes by the UK Government for reinvestment in frontline services. (S3O-9077)

2. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to lay a statutory instrument relating to permitted development rights for domestic wind turbines and air source heat pumps. (S3O-9097)

3. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in exploring ways in which local agencies can help retain lifeline services for communities when a local post office closes. (S3O-9062)

4. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to substantially reduce the capacity of HMP Dumfries in the next five years. (S3O-9126)

5. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can confirm the long-term future of air services to the island of Barra.

The Member has provided the following Gaelic translation:

A dh’fhaighneachd de Riaghaltas na h-Alba an daingnich e gum bi seirbheisean adhar Bharraigh seasmhach anns an fad-ùine. (S3O-9070)

6. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what further representations it has received regarding the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi since 10 December 2009. (S3O-9105)

7. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to prevent prisoners from benefiting financially from their period in prison. (S3O-9116)

8. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish ministers approved the salaries for the senior staff of the Scottish Futures Trust. (S3O-9135)

9. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Chief Executive of Fife Council. (S3O-9103)

10. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs are expected to be created and safeguarded by the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and whether it still expects the route to be completed by the end of 2012. (S3O-9075)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in discussions with NHS Highland to ensure the provision of a seven-day rheumatology service in Dingwall providing specialist facilities to the whole NHS board area. (S3O-9079)

2. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have attended NHS emergency services due to falls during the recent cold weather conditions. (S3O-9094)

3. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle fuel poverty in Fife. (S3O-9096)

4. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met representatives of COSLA and what issues were discussed. (S3O-9114)

5. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to reduce the overprescribing of antipsychotic drugs to older people. (S3O-9098)

6. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, given the recent cold weather, what further steps it plans to take in addition to those outlined on 29 October 2009, to reduce the average waiting time for central heating installation for applicants who have qualified for Stage Four of the Energy Assistance Package. (S3O-9059)

7. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the letter of 17 December 2009 signed by all 17 of Scotland’s public health chiefs in support of minimum pricing for alcohol, what other support exists for its Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill. (S3O-9086)

8. Not Lodged

9. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions are being taken to improve services available to people affected by mental health issues. (S3O-9123)

10. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Lanarkshire. (S3O-9113)

11. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to tackle fuel poverty in areas of multiple deprivation in Glasgow and across Scotland given the impact that the recent severe cold weather will have on those already in or in danger of suffering the effects of fuel poverty. (S3O-9081)

12. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote the use of British Sign Language. (S3O-9101)

13. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it issues to NHS boards in respect of the cost of providing a nutritional diet to hospital inpatients. (S3O-9104)

14. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde patients have complained that renal consultants are seeing fewer patients and that waiting times have been adversely affected as a result of management decisions to relocate clinics from the inpatient unit at the Western Infirmary to outpatient clinics at the Victoria and Stobhill hospitals. (S3O-9124)

15. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how health services in Clydesdale have been affected by the recent cold weather. (S3O-9106)

16. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what value it places on swimming as a way of improving both physical and mental health. (S3O-9060)

17. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the installation of renewable sources of heating in local authority and housing association housing. (S3O-9089)

18. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in tackling health inequalities brought about by deprivation as highlighted in Equally Well: Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities and how many of the 78 recommendations have been implemented. (S3O-9147)

19. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Highland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-9133)

20. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to ensure that newly qualified midwives find positions in the health service. (S3O-9122)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 21 January 2010

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 January. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 14 January.

General

1. Jamie Stone

2. Tricia Marwick

3. Sarah Boyack

4. Linda Fabiani

5. Dr Richard Simpson

6. Peter Peacock

7. Jeremy Purvis

8. Stewart Maxwell

9. Bill Wilson

10. Cathy Jamieson

Justice and Law Officers

1. Michael Matheson

2. Johann Lamont

3. Rob Gibson

4. John Scott

5. Marlyn Glen

6. David McLetchie

7. Andy Kerr

8. Anne McLaughlin

9. Robin Harper

10. Angela Constance

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Bob Doris

2. Irene Oldfather

3. Willie Coffey

4. Charlie Gordon

5. Richard Baker

6. Rhoda Grant

7. John Wilson

8. Shirley-Anne Somerville

9. Andrew Welsh

10. David Whitton

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