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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 10 September 2009

Question Time

General

1. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support anti-racism education during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (S3O-7781)

2. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the impact of single outcome agreements on direct service provision for mental health services by the third sector has been fully evaluated. (S3O-7756)

3. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that maintenance loans available to full-time higher education students in Scotland under the non-means tested support system remain at the level of £890 per year while in England all students studying away from home can access more than £3,000 of non-means tested maintenance loans. (S3O-7784)

4. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners have been released from custodial sentences after serving a quarter of their sentences as a result of powers exercised by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice. (S3O-7690)

5. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to safeguard the future of the Lighthouse in Glasgow. (S3O-7761)

6. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency over the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. (S3O-7694)

7. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making with regard to devolving powers over firearms to the Scottish Parliament. (S3O-7707)

8. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what role incineration has in its waste management policy. (S3O-7774)

9. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Crofting Foundation. (S3O-7697)

10. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that the work of the Lighthouse in Glasgow to promote architecture and design in Scotland can be continued. (S3O-7762)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support tourism in the north east. (S3O-7708)

2. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure a fair deal for members of the public seeking compensation payments for the impacts of the proposed Forth Replacement Crossing. (S3O-7786)

3. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Fife Council about its budget for 2010-11. (S3O-7742)

4. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met representatives of the renewables industry and what issues were discussed. (S3O-7754)

5. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether consideration has been given to the relationship between the scrutiny aspects of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill and the equality duties in the UK Equality Bill. (S3O-7752)

6. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers the proposals by Diageo for its operations in Kilmarnock and Glasgow to be consistent with the principles of sustainable economic growth. (S3O-7777)

7. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has had with Edinburgh City Council in the last 12 months on the subject of the Edinburgh trams project. (S3O-7721)

8. Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive how important it considers the whisky industry is to the economy of Scotland. (S3O-7720)

9. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to promote the use of more environmentally friendly buses. (S3O-7718)

10. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with COSLA on local authority budgets for 2010-11. (S3O-7758)

11. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent it considers the Tennent’s brewery at Ladywell in Dennistoun contributes to the drinks industry. (S3O-7709)

12. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had regarding funding for the voluntary sector. (S3O-7747)

13. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist economic development in North Ayrshire. (S3O-7765)

14. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been made to it by COSLA regarding COSLA’s anticipation of significant funding pressures over the next 10 years. (S3O-7763)

15. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recent changes to the planning system, in particular the neighbourhood notification process, are proving effective. (S3O-7789)

16. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many small businesses in West Dunbartonshire have applied for the Small Business Bonus Scheme. (S3O-7725)

17. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its view is on the development of carbon-capture coal-fired power stations and their role in Scotland’s future energy procurement strategy. (S3O-7724)

18. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what commitments it has received from the UK Treasury about allowing a further acceleration of capital spend to help address the threat to Scotland’s economy identified by the latest OECD projections that indicate that the United Kingdom is facing zero growth. (S3O-7722)

19. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings there have been since January 2009 involving ministers to discuss its green jobs strategy; on what dates and what organisations were involved. (S3O-7768)

20. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that public bodies and local authorities pay their bills within 10 days of receipt. (S3O-7732)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 17 September 2009

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 9 September. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 10 September.

General

1. Irene Oldfather
2. Paul Martin
3. Sandra White
4. Jamie McGrigor
5. Nigel Don
6. Ms Wendy Alexander
7. Liam McArthur
8. Lewis Macdonald
9. Mike Pringle
10. Nicol Stephen

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Brian Adam
2. Murdo Fraser
3. Des McNulty
4. Bill Wilson
5. Willie Coffey
6. Sarah Boyack
7. Hugh Henry
8. John Lamont
9. Marilyn Livingstone
10. Shirley-Anne Somerville

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Elaine Murray
2. Cathy Jamieson
3. Gavin Brown
4. Jamie Hepburn
5. John Park
6. Mary Scanlon~
7. Mary Mulligan
8. Alex Johnstone
9. Christopher Harvie
10. Michael Matheson

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