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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 30 September 2010

Question Time

General

1. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will benchmark the attainment of Scottish school pupils and the performance of the school education system against those of other countries. (S3O-11509)

2. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received representations from bodies seeking to re-establish a passenger ferry link between Rosyth and continental Europe. (S3O-11561)

3. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to tackle poverty. (S3O-11528)

4. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it will have with people in Lewis and Harris concerning whether there should be one or two replacement vessels on the Stornoway to Ullapool ferry route in the future. (S3O-11521)

5. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what total annual amount was paid to councillors in salaries and allowances in the three years prior to 2007 and how much has been paid in each year since 2007. (S3O-11475)

6. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve standards of literacy. (S3O-11469)

7. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Aberdeen City Council, Moray Council and Aberdeenshire Council regarding the closure of the Achbuie respite unit in Alford. (S3O-11556)

8. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assist the construction industry. (S3O-11510)

9. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding the future of services in the east end of Glasgow, such as Lightburn Hospital. (S3O-11501)

10. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been consulted by the UK Government concerning the date for the next UK general election. (S3O-11526)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the work being undertaken by the Scottish Policing Board to examine structural reform options. (S3O-11557)

2. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce methadone dependence among prisoners. (S3O-11470)

3. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is reviewing any aspect of Scots law in relation to the European Convention on Human Rights. (S3O-11508)

4. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Minister for Community Safety has had with the Minister for Housing and Communities regarding the introduction of a statutory instrument to ensure that landlords of short-term lets can be issued with an antisocial behaviour notice. (S3O-11485)

5. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the victims of people trafficking do not find themselves prosecuted for unlawful activities arising out of their situation. (S3O-11494)

6. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what stage has been reached in its plans to construct HMP Grampian and close Craiginches prison in Aberdeen. (S3O-11483)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that best use is made of the open prison estate. (S3O-11548)

8. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it anticipates changes being made to the operation of HMP Kilmarnock to address the concerns expressed by prison staff by means of petition PE1241 and, if so, what changes. (S3O-11523)

9. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to make court processes more efficient and better serve the needs of the victims of crime. (S3O-11499)

10. Not Lodged

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in diverting waste from landfill in the north east. (S3O-11503)

2. Not Lodged

3. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that effective action is taken to address the recurring flooding problems in the Inverclyde area. (S3O-11507)

4. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote Scottish food and drink. (S3O-11497)

5. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities regarding the joint commissioning of waste processing facilities. (S3O-11547)

6. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to ensure that dairy farmers receive a fair price for their milk. (S3O-11564)

7. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in encouraging the growth of green cities. (S3O-11545)

8. Not Lodged

9. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the renotification process for the Portencross Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest will take place. (S3O-11549)

10. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to combat Johne’s disease in cattle. (S3O-11525)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 7 October 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 29 September. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 30 September.

General

1. Margaret Smith

2. Jamie Stone

3. David Stewart

4. Cathy Peattie

5. Malcolm Chisholm

6. Des McNulty

7. Aileen Campbell

8. Helen Eadie

9. Brian Adam

10. David McLetchie

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Bob Doris

2. Robert Brown

3. Rhona Brankin

4. Richard Baker

5. Alasdair Allan

6. Elaine Smith

7. Murdo Fraser

8. Margo MacDonald

9. Stuart McMillan

10. Maureen Watt

11. Bill Kidd

12. Nicol Stephen

13. George Foulkes

14. Bill Butler

15. Kenneth Gibson

16. Nigel Don

17. Derek Brownlee

18. Jackie Baillie

19. Jim Hume

20. Hugh O’Donnell

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