Section D: Oral Questions

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 22 December 2011

Question Time

General

1. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prevent hospital-acquired infections. (S4O-00509)

2. Roderick Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2009, as amended by the 2011 regulations. (S4O-00510)

3. Clare Adamson: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers the benefits will be of the Year of Creative Scotland 2012. (S4O-00511)

4. Margaret Burgess: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle high unemployment and stimulate economic regeneration in deprived areas. (S4O-00512)

5. Neil Bibby: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding public consultation on the future of the children’s ward at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. (S4O-00513)

6. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Dunragit bypass on the A75 will be completed. (S4O-00514)

7. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers the impact will be on the oil industry of the UK’s recent use of its EU veto. (S4O-00515)

8. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 allows for the dismissal of a failing or uncooperative factor. (S4O-00516)

9. Johann Lamont: Not Lodged

10. Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met NHS boards and what was discussed. (S4O-00518)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has made of the latest recycling figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. (S4O-00519)

2. Gordon MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the outcomes of the recent UN Climate Change Conference will have on Scotland. (S4O-00520)

3. Bill Walker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the radioactive contamination detected at Dalgety Bay. (S4O-00521)

4. Humza Yousaf: To ask the Scottish Executive how it raises awareness of environmental issues in cities. (S4O-00522)

5. Claudia Beamish: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has committed to its rural priorities and how much it will commit for 2012 and 2013. (S4O-00523)

6. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of greylag geese in Orkney and the effectiveness of the measures to limit the damage to agricultural land that the birds cause. (S4O-00524)

7. Marco Biagi: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to update or publish a progress report on its climate change delivery plan. (S4O-00525)

8. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it expects all local authorities to recycle at least 70% of their waste by 2025, with a maximum of 5% being sent to landfill. (S4O-00526)

9. Jenny Marra: Not Lodged

10. Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how it advises livestock producers about their on-farm obligations regarding the electronic identification of sheep. (S4O-00528)

Justice and the Law Officers

1. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on ending automatic early release of prisoners. (S4O-00529)

2. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Justice last met officials from the Highland Council. (S4O-00530)

3. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the UK Government has replied to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s letter of 1 December 2011 regarding the Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill. (S4O-00531)

4. Hanzala Malik: Not Lodged

5. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will conduct a review of the effectiveness of community payback orders. (S4O-00533)

6. Richard Lyle: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applicants have failed the police force entrance exam in the last five years. (S4O-00534)

7. Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional 1,000 police officers it has recruited have been assigned to frontline duties, in light of the 2% increase in violent crime in the last year. (S4O-00535)

8. Margaret McDougall: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for prison visiting committees. (S4O-00536)

9. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of those accused of murder in Tayside in 2010-11 was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offence. (S4O-00537)

10. Colin Keir: Not Lodged

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 12 January 2012

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 21 December 2011. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 22 December 2011.

Question Time

General

1. Neil Findlay

2. Helen Eadie

3. Stuart McMillan

4. Jenny Marra

5. John Pentland

6. Paul Wheelhouse

7. David Stewart

8. Nanette Milne

9. Tavish Scott

10. Bob Doris

Health, Wellbeing and Cities

1. George Adam

2. Jamie Hepburn

3. Linda Fabiani

4. Margaret McDougall

5. Liam McArthur

6. Dennis Robertson

7. Mary Scanlon

8. Alison Johnstone

9. Nigel Don

10. Annabelle Ewing

11. Willie Coffey

12. Neil Bibby

13. Sarah Boyack

14. Duncan McNeil

15. Roderick Campbell

16. Clare Adamson

17. Rhoda Grant

18. Margaret Burgess

19. Sandra White

20. John Lamont