Back to the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin No. 151/2010: Monday 25 October 2010
Archive Home

Business Bulletin 1999-2011

Minutes of Proceedings 1999-2011

Journal of Parliamentary Proceedings Sessions 1 & 2

Committees Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Annual reports

Contents An A B C D E F G H I J

Section D – Oral questions selected for answer on 27 and 28 October 2010

Question Time

27 October 2010

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

1. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it has identified a figure or a percentage of total expenditure feasible to achieve the budgetary savings it has identified as necessary. (S3O-11767)

2. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much has been spent on consultants in the last financial year and in what specialist areas of expertise. (S3O-11769)

3. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it is satisfied that all toilets in the Parliament complex are fully compliant with relevant disability discrimination legislation. (S3O-11768)

28 October 2010

General

1. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of reduction in public expenditure in Scotland for which it is responsible it would not consider to be "too far too fast" given the financial situation inherited by Her Majesty’s Government. (S3O-11715)

2. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fulfil its commitment to replace the Inveramsay Bridge during its current term of office. (S3O-11670)

3. Not Lodged

4. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific support the Carbon Trust gives the agricultural sector in terms of advice or loans. (S3O-11666)

5. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to protect the Bervie Braes from future landslips. (S3O-11681)

6. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons have been learnt from Audit Scotland’s report on the role of boards. (S3O-11703)

7. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met UK Government ministers to discuss the provision of broadband services in Scotland. (S3O-11675)

8. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for the tendering of the Gourock to Dunoon ferry service. (S3O-11755)

9. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 8, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2010 will come into force and for what reason it has not already done so. (S3O-11745)

10. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Glasgow City Council and what was discussed. (S3O-11701)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in assisting adults to learn Gaelic. (S3O-11698)

2. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports the Scots language. (S3O-11683)

3. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how the economic benefits from Scotland’s Roman heritage are maximised. (S3O-11758)

4. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether plans for the relocation of Creative Scotland will be carried forward or reassessed in light of funding constraints. (S3O-11746)

5. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports and promotes theatre in Scotland. (S3O-11671)

6. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with staff representatives since the establishment of Creative Scotland. (S3O-11735)

7. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given by it and Creative Scotland to the future of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. (S3O-11725)

8. Not Lodged

9. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to help Scotland’s museums to survive difficult economic conditions. (S3O-11732)

10. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect Scotland’s built heritage. (S3O-11688)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much net saving per annum it expects to make through the replacement of Learning and Teaching Scotland and HM Inspectorate of Education with the new Scottish Education Quality and Improvement Agency. (S3O-11662)

2. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence. (S3O-11743)

3. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist and fund further education colleges to meet the challenge of strengthening the economy during the current financial crisis. (S3O-11700)

4. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning last met officials or councillors from Clackmannanshire Council and what issues were discussed. (S3O-11753)

5. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified teachers not employed at the beginning of the new school year it expects will find employment in the course of the remainder of the school year. (S3O-11728)

6. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive where engineering provision will be provided in the college sector in Glasgow following its decision to approve the City of Glasgow College merger. (S3O-11661)

7. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to conduct a review of the range, quality and relevance of courses on offer in further and higher education institutions. (S3O-11706)

8. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what position it takes on tuition fees. (S3O-11695)

9. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will continue to provide educational maintenance allowances for college students. (S3O-11719)

10. Not Lodged

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 4 November 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 27 October 2010. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 28 October 2010.

General

1. David Whitton

2. Rhona Brankin

3. Jamie McGrigor

4. Rhoda Grant

5. Claire Baker

6. Patricia Ferguson

7. John Scott

8. Hugh Henry

9. Anne McLaughlin

10. Joe FitzPatrick

Health and Wellbeing

1. Cathie Craigie

2. Elaine Smith

3. Pauline McNeill

4. Bill Butler

5. Margaret Smith

6. Elaine Murray

7. Ms Wendy Alexander

8. Nanette Milne

9. Bill Kidd

10. Bill Wilson

11. Andy Kerr

12. David Stewart

13. Charlie Gordon

14. Jamie Stone

15. Helen Eadie

16. Alex Johnstone

17. Stewart Maxwell

18. Sarah Boyack

19. Marilyn Livingstone

20. Robert Brown

Contents An A B C D E F G H I J