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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 13 November 2008

Question Time

General

1. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to UK import agencies with regard to the importation of animal skins from Africa used in the manufacture of drums, in light of deaths from anthrax in Scotland and England. (S3O-4822)

2. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth last met representatives of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and what issues were discussed. (S3O-4788)

3. Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to hold local authorities to account when a building has been placed on the buildings at risk register. (S3O-4754)

4. Not Lodged

5. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it expects levels of student hardship to increase in this academic year. (S3O-4771)

6. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to architecture and design services. (S3O-4828)

7. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports the learning of Gaelic at pre-school level. (S3O-4823)

8. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that homeowners facing repossession orders receive protection under the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001. (S3O-4839)

9. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities that introduce free school meals for all P1 to P3 pupils will still be able to give priority to those children most in need. (S3O-4793)

10. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what it will do to ensure that public sector jobs are dispersed throughout Scotland. (S3O-4812)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that materials containing CFCs in buildings being demolished are disposed of in such a way as to minimise the release of these greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. (S3O-4784)

2. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its priorities are for rural development. (S3O-4785)

3. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the decline in breeding sea bird populations. (S3O-4761)

4. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support the provision of flood defences. (S3O-4768)

5. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board. (S3O-4770)

6. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it accepts evidence that a 90% reduction in plastic carrier bags will result in 13,700 tonnes of additional waste per annum. (S3O-4816)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to help improve rates of recycling in Glasgow. (S3O-4838)

8. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support fishermen in the west of Scotland. (S3O-4767)

9. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is responding to the points raised at the town hall meeting on flood management in Newmilns on 18 April 2008. (S3O-4815)

10. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many renewable energy projects Scottish Natural Heritage has objected to on environmental grounds, in particular in relation to the proposed height of turbines, and how many have been delayed as a result. (S3O-4830)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences have been removed from off-sales for selling alcohol to people under 18 since May 2007 and how many of those have been reinstated by a sheriff. (S3O-4792)

2. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the opening of HMP Addiewell will be brought forward to help reduce current overcrowding in prisons and how soon it will be able to take its full capacity of prisoners. (S3O-4773)

3. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers the Kirkwall Sheriff Court building to be fit for purpose. (S3O-4841)

4. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to monitor and analyse the effectiveness of the summary justice reforms. (S3O-4765)

5. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring it is carrying out of the impact of voluntary sector cuts on criminal justice services. (S3O-4799)

6. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to help reduce fire-related deaths. (S3O-4826)

7. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to prevent intrusive and humiliating questioning of women on their sexual histories in the course of rape trials. (S3O-4775)

8. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on how the fiscal fines system is working. (S3O-4813)

9. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address youth violence in the east end of Glasgow. (S3O-4777)

10. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what the requirements are for recruits to the police service and whether the standards have changed in the last 18 months. (S3O-4791)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 20 November 2008

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times for the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon on Wednesday 12 November 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day

General

1. Karen Whitefield

2. Marilyn Livingstone

3. Margo MacDonald

4. Tricia Marwick

5. Alasdair Morgan

6. Alison McInnes

7. David McLetchie

8. Jackie Baillie

9. Sarah Boyack

10. Jamie Hepburn

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Mr Frank McAveety

2. Liam McArthur

3. James Kelly

4. Margaret Smith

5. Elizabeth Smith

6. David Stewart

7. Angela Constance

8. Patrick Harvie

9. Jeremy Purvis

10. Bill Butler

11. Duncan McNeil

12. Jim Tolson

13. Tom McCabe

14. Nigel Don

15. Richard Baker

16. John Farquhar Munro

17. Christina McKelvie

18. Mike Pringle

19. John Scott

20. Margaret Curran

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