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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 4 March 2010

Question Time

General

1. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered introducing probationary tenancies for use by housing associations. (S3O-9754)

2. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect vulnerable people in the event of cold or severe weather. (S3O-9712)

3. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the total central heating installations that have taken place in this financial year were under the Energy Assistance Package commencing in April 2009 rather than the previous central heating programme. (S3O-9702)

4. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times it has met representatives of the Scottish Funding Council to discuss the New Campus Glasgow complex and proposed merger. (S3O-9722)

5. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote affordable warmth in Scotland. (S3O-9732)

6. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce littering in public places. (S3O-9746)

7. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the Getting It Right For Every Child programme. (S3O-9720)

8. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it has had with the UK Government in relation to minimum pricing for alcohol. (S3O-9741)

9. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Highland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-9708)

10. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the impact that the lack of co-operation with MSPs by the UK Border Agency is having on research on life sciences being carried out in Scotland’s universities. (S3O-9742)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made toward creating a task force for coordinating marine renewables construction and transmission over the next five years. (S3O-9745)

2. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what notice it was given of the British Geological Survey’s proposal to relocate the national offshore oil and gas core storage facility based at Gilmerton in Edinburgh to Keyworth in Nottinghamshire. (S3O-9684)

3. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether regeneration of Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen is a matter for Scottish Enterprise or for Aberdeen City Council. (S3O-9718)

4. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth is planning to renew funding for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, which expires at the end of March 2011. (S3O-9700)

5. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will benefit from the extension to the Small Business Bonus Scheme after 1 April 2010. (S3O-9739)

6. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has had with the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment with regard to the percentage of waste prevention projects funded by INCREASE III to be terminated in 2010. (S3O-9728)

7. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the recommendation on transmission charges in the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee report, The Future of Britain’s Electricity Networks. (S3O-9756)

8. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what cost savings have been delivered by the Scottish Futures Trust. (S3O-9711)

9. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of the local government finance settlement for 2010-11 on the third sector. (S3O-9696)

10. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the value of the Equality Trust website as a resource for policy makers and whether the principles espoused there could shape the Scottish Government’s financial policies. (S3O-9761)

11. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the Forth Replacement Crossing. (S3O-9755)

12. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what methodology will be used to reprioritise other capital spending in order to pay for the Forth Replacement Crossing. (S3O-9685)

13. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring the progress of local authorities’ single outcome agreements. (S3O-9725)

14. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth considered maintaining the funding for the Town Centre Regeneration Fund. (S3O-9704)

15. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution sporting events held in Scotland involving overseas competitors make to the economy. (S3O-9750)

16. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are to support the development of the Harris Tweed industry. (S3O-9735)

17. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources it will give to Glasgow City Council to enable it to meet the particular needs of the city. (S3O-9716)

18. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commit to increasing the number and widening the range of fair trade products used by its catering services. (S3O-9698)

19. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of West Lothian Council and what issues were discussed. (S3O-9724)

20. Not Lodged

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

General

1. Cathy Peattie

2. Ken Macintosh

3. Willie Coffey

4. Nigel Don

5. Alison McInnes

6. John Lamont

7. Andy Kerr

8. Stewart Maxwell

9. Patrick Harvie

10. Christopher Harvie

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Mary Scanlon

2. Jim Hume

3. Gil Paterson

4. Anne McLaughlin

5. Jeremy Purvis

6. Peter Peacock

7. Alex Johnstone

8. Robert Brown

9. Dave Thompson

10. James Kelly

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Des McNulty

2. Bill Butler

3. Kenneth Gibson

4. Joe FitzPatrick

5. John Wilson

6. Dr Richard Simpson

7. John Farquhar Munro

8. Marilyn Livingstone

9. Pauline McNeill

10. Irene Oldfather

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