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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 15 April 2010

Question Time

General

1. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the use of public money in its appeal to the Court of Session regarding the Scottish Information Commissioner’s access to government documents. (S3O-10092)

2. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available for older people with intermittently working heating systems. (S3O-10069)

3. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being undertaken to train primary and secondary school children about energy efficient behaviour and provide them with a general understanding of scarce resources and fuel poverty. (S3O-10112)

4. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage people to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. (S3O-10103)

5. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the conclusions of the Treasury Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2009-10, The management of the Crown Estate, in relation to the management and development of Scottish waters. (S3O-10095)

6. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make public each NHS board’s planned investment for the next three to five years in insulin pumps and the associated structured education. (S3O-10065)

7. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to further education colleges to meet Scotland’s skills needs. (S3O-10094)

8. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve oral health in children. (S3O-10082)

9. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people charged with assault to injury have received a direct measure since 1 April 2008. (S3O-10138)

10. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact on patient care will be of a 5% reduction in departmental budgets in NHS Grampian. (S3O-10085)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met representatives of the Scottish Futures Trust. (S3O-10090)

2. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has been approached regarding the provision of additional funding to deal with derelict land sites in Glasgow. (S3O-10083)

3. Not Lodged

4. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of its reduction in support for concessionary travel from 73.6p to 67p in the pound, which equates to a £1.3 million reduction in funding for public transport in Fife, how it will support the transport industry there. (S3O-10081)

5. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions ministers have had with the management of Caledonian MacBrayne and what subjects were discussed. (S3O-10071)

6. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to secure manufacturing jobs and investment in Glasgow. (S3O-10070)

7. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to secure greater funding from the UK Government. (S3O-10109)

8. Not Lodged

9. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made on securing the release of funds from the fossil fuel levy account from the UK Government. (S3O-10126)

10. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is responding to the slump in the construction industry. (S3O-10059)

11. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it expects to publish details of a boiler scrappage scheme. (S3O-10099)

12. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport regarding the Glasgow subway. (S3O-10089)

13. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive when it estimates that engineering work to stabilise the Bervie Braes will commence. (S3O-10125)

14. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what investment it will make available to proceed with stage two of the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan. (S3O-10088)

15. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it is making to Network Rail and other interested parties regarding recent decisions that have contributed to the loss of 1,200 jobs at Jarvis Rail and Fastline, which are in administration. (S3O-10074)

16. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth will put in place to facilitate equalities budgeting in the public sector. (S3O-10073)

17. Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what stage discussions are at with the opposition parties regarding potential changes to the Scottish Budget after the general election on 6 May 2010. (S3O-10118)

18. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote a green economy by supporting homeowners to install energy efficiency or microgeneration measures. (S3O-10147)

19. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers will make an announcement regarding the funding for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. (S3O-10135)

20. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken following the Audit Scotland report on the performance of West Dunbartonshire Council. (S3O-10060)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 22 April 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 14 April. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 15 April.

General

1. George Foulkes

2. Ross Finnie

3. Gil Paterson

4. Elizabeth Smith

5. Margaret Curran

6. Jamie McGrigor

7. Iain Smith

8. Cathy Jamieson

9. Helen Eadie

10. Mary Mulligan

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Charlie Gordon

2. Nanette Milne

3. Willie Coffey

4. Murdo Fraser

5. Patricia Ferguson

6. Johann Lamont

7. Rhoda Grant

8. Bill Kidd

9. Dave Thompson

10. Michael Matheson

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Robert Brown

2. Ms Wendy Alexander

3. Shirley-Anne Somerville

4. Brian Adam

5. Angela Constance

6. Anne McLaughlin

7. Malcolm Chisholm

8. Dr Richard Simpson

9. Christopher Harvie

10. John Park

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