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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 21 January 2010

Question Time

General

1. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is working with local authorities to asses the additional costs that they are facing as a result of the recent cold weather and whether additional funding will be provided to cover these costs. (S3O-9221)

2. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Fife Council regarding Fife Energy Park. (S3O-9238)

3. Not Lodged

4. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to workers’ co-operatives. (S3O-9230)

5. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the issue of stolen and lost equipment from NHS sites. (S3O-9194)

6. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional measures it is considering to better support people in keeping their homes warm and efficiently heated. (S3O-9192)

7. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects Scottish GDP growth to be higher than that of the United Kingdom. (S3O-9216)

8. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards have removed the monitoring of anticoagulation services from GPs and set up special anticoagulation clinics. (S3O-9240)

9. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the comments on the damaging effects of economic inequality on health in An Unequal Struggle for Health: Report of the Director of Public Health into the health of the Population of Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S3O-9251)

10. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the co-operative business model is included in the Determined to Succeed programme. (S3O-9174)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is being given to increasing the number of buildings that require to have fire sprinkler systems installed. (S3O-9239)

2. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has had with women’s organisations about the Scottish Government’s proposals for sentencing reform. (S3O-9177)

3. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to legislate in relation to the Scottish Law Commission’s Report on Succession, published in April 2009. (S3O-9233)

4. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to strengthen the role of community planning partnerships in dealing with crime and antisocial behaviour. (S3O-9199)

5. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in the criminal justice system to protect victims of domestic abuse from perpetrators. (S3O-9170)

6. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many cases involving domestic abuse the convicted person was given a custodial sentence of six months or less over the last three years for which figures are available. (S3O-9154)

7. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current status is of the Reliance contract. (S3O-9176)

8. Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many knife crime incidents have taken place since 2007. (S3O-9241)

9. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent it plans to follow changes made to the system of legal aid in England to comply with the access to justice provisions in the Aarhus Convention. (S3O-9152)

10. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it is giving to the needs of veterans in the criminal justice system. (S3O-9227)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive how it works in partnership with local authorities to promote waste reduction and recycling initiatives. (S3O-9229)

2. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with stakeholders regarding its proposals for the Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill. (S3O-9190)

3. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an assessment has been carried out of the number of sites in need of remediation resulting from industrial plants that closed during the recession. (S3O-9226)

4. Not Lodged

5. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new entrant farmers it has supported in North East Scotland since 2007. (S3O-9158)

6. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to deal with potential flooding situations resulting from the current severe weather conditions. (S3O-9172)

7. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many organisations in the (a) North Lanarkshire, (b) South Lanarkshire, (c) East Ayrshire and (d) Falkirk council areas have been allocated funding from the Zero Waste Fund. (S3O-9252)

8. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what feedback has been received from the grow-your-own working group, which first met on 10 December 2009. (S3O-9246)

9. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many projects supporting the environment and rural economy of Angus there have been since 2007; how much was invested in them, and what the employment benefit has been. (S3O-9249)

10. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provided to assist farmers during the recent winter freeze. (S3O-9198)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 28 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 20 January. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 21 January.

General

1. Michael Matheson

2. Ted Brocklebank

3. Lewis Macdonald

4. Margaret Smith

5. Iain Smith

6. Maureen Watt

7. Anne McLaughlin

8. Elizabeth Smith

9. Robin Harper

10. Linda Fabiani

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Christina McKelvie

2. Pauline McNeill

3. Mary Mulligan

4. Johann Lamont

5. Bill Aitken

6. Michael McMahon

7. Shirley-Anne Somerville

8. Richard Baker

9. Elaine Smith

10. Jamie Hepburn

11. Charlie Gordon

12. Ken Macintosh

13. Andy Kerr

14. Rob Gibson

15. Cathie Craigie

16. Tom McCabe

17. Cathy Jamieson

18. Ross Finnie

19. David Stewart

20. Patrick Harvie

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