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Section D – Oral questions selected for answer on 11 November 2010

Question Time

General

1. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last had discussions with the UK Minister for Tourism and Heritage. (S3O-11858)

2. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist economic development in North Ayrshire. (S3O-11913)

3. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the number of watercourses, weirs and dams used previously for mills and power generation, whose potential might be explored for water supply, drainage and microgeneration initiatives. (S3O-11933)

4. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its priorities for the establishment of grade-separated junctions following the publication of figures showing that, between 1999 and 2009, there were no fatalities at the Broxden, Inveralmond and Keir roundabouts compared with four on the A90 at Laurencekirk. (S3O-11877)

5. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers will be the impact on local authorities of the increase in the interest rate of the Public Works Loan Board. (S3O-11928)

6. Not Lodged

7. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve dental services in Fife. (S3O-11936)

8. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive when the individual board settlement for the National Waiting Times Centre will be published. (S3O-11910)

9. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reduction in crashes, injuries and deaths has been since the introduction of road safety cameras and what the estimated financial savings have been. (S3O-11938)

10. Not Lodged

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the role of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in combating wildlife crime. (S3O-11891)

2. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to prepare for potential flooding emergencies. (S3O-11885)

3. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote the proper management of peatlands and the repair of damaged areas. (S3O-11883)

4. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to dairy farmers. (S3O-11924)

5. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the financial implications are for it and for farmers as a result of the over declaration of eligible land that was identified in the EU audit of the 2006 Single Farm Payment scheme. (S3O-11866)

6. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to ensure independent scrutiny of its record on sustainable development. (S3O-11951)

7. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent it has reduced the impact of regulation on the farming community since it came into office. (S3O-11876)

8. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking with NFU Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive to improve health and safety awareness among the farming community. (S3O-11927)

9. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what environmental criteria Scottish Natural Heritage assesses prior to the installation of onshore wind farms. (S3O-11860)

10. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how and when it will respond to the findings of the Inquiry into Future Support for Agriculture and Rural Development by Brian Pack. (S3O-11946)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 33 recommendations in the Justice 2 Sub Committee’s 2006 report on managing child-sex offenders have been delivered since 10 May 2007 and on what date these were or are expected to be implemented. (S3O-11903)

2. Not Lodged

3. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been consulted by the UK Government regarding its response to the European Court of Human Rights’ decision on convicted prisoners having the right to vote. (S3O-11917)

4. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on calls for urgent post-legislative scrutiny of the Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 2010. (S3O-11878)

5. Not Lodged

6. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures have been issued for assault to injury since 1 April 2008. (S3O-11862)

7. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in implementing the specific statutory offence in relation to stalking. (S3O-11916)

8. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Advocate General for Scotland on the implications of the Cadder case. (S3O-11932)

9. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. (S3O-11949)

10. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in tackling knife crime. (S3O-11908)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 18 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 10 November 2010. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 11 November 2010.

General

1. Mike Rumbles

2. Irene Oldfather

3. Cathy Peattie

4. Sarah Boyack

5. Bill Butler

6. Bill Kidd

7. Robert Brown

8. Gil Paterson

9. Margaret Smith

10. Liam McArthur

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Nanette Milne

2. Patrick Harvie

3. Marilyn Livingstone

4. Mary Scanlon

5. Pauline McNeill

6. Robin Harper

7. Andrew Welsh

8. Ross Finnie

9. Rhoda Grant

10. Bill Wilson

11. Derek Brownlee

12. Bob Doris

13. Ken Macintosh

14. Margaret Mitchell

15. Peter Peacock

16. Nigel Don

17. Iain Smith

18. Jim Tolson

19. Andy Kerr

20. Jamie Stone

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