Section D: Oral Questions

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 2 June 2011

Question Time

General

1. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made regarding the transfer of powers from the Crown Estate Commission to the Scottish Parliament. (S4O-00001)

2. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review planning regulations regarding waste incinerators. (S4O-00002)

3. Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it is making available for the development of new affordable housing. (S4O-00003)

4. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the Gourock to Dunoon ferry tender. (S4O-00004)

5. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure the safeguarding of national forestry treasures as set out in the Scottish Forestry Strategy. (S4O-00005)

6. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to build a grade-separated junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk. (S4O-00006)

7. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce secondary legislation under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and, if so, what regulation it is considering. (S4O-00007)

8. James Dornan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that local authorities have a duty of care and responsibility to the most vulnerable in society. (S4O-00008)

9. Hanzala Malik: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken in the current economic climate to protect organisations working in the equality field. (S4O-00009)

10. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of new apprentices in 2010-11 were in work before beginning their training. (S4O-00010)

First Minister’s Question Time

1. Iain Gray: To ask the First Minister what engagements he has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-00023)

2. Annabel Goldie: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister. (S4F-00001)

3. Willie Rennie: To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government will set out its detailed spending plans for this session of the Parliament to allow its commitments to be met. (S4F-00022)

4. Nigel Don: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government considers that the High Court of Justiciary should be the final arbiter of criminal cases in Scotland. (S4F-00009)

5. Jackie Baillie: To ask the First Minister what measures the Scottish Government will take to ensure the highest possible standards of care are in place for older people. (S4F-00015)

6. Murdo Fraser: To ask the First Minister what support is being provided to berry farmers whose crops and infrastructure were badly damaged by the recent severe weather. (S4F-00005)