Section D: Oral Questions

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 19 April 2012

Question Time

General

1. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acres of farmland it estimates will be affected by the proposed changes to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011. (S4O-00879)

2. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with local authorities on the issue of staff pay and conditions. (S4O-00880)

3. Richard Lyle: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to help new graduates acquire jobs in their chosen fields of study. (S4O-00881)

4. Mark McDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of the likely impact of UK Government welfare reforms on carers in Scotland. (S4O-00882)

5. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when the decision was taken to relocate post-production staff in the forensic services. (S4O-00883)

6. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive a report from NHS Lothian on its inquiry into its management culture. (S4O-00884)

7. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given to the use of social impact bonds in the delivery of public services. (S4O-00885)

8. Marco Biagi: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle graduate unemployment and underemployment. (S4O-00886)

9. John Mason: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authorities are committed to paying a living wage. (S4O-00887)

10. Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged between 20 and 24 are unemployed. (S4O-00888)

Culture and External Affairs

1. Colin Beattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to promote culture and creativity abroad in the Year of Creative Scotland. (S4O-00889)

2. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the Year of Creative Scotland. (S4O-00890)

3. Gordon MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how the annual Scotland Week event in North America helps promote Scottish business, tourism and culture. (S4O-00891)

4. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on the location of public displays of significant historical artefacts found in Scotland. (S4O-00892)

5. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in its response to the BBC Trust consultation, Delivering Quality First, it raised the issue of the share of licence fee income that is spent on Scottish programming. (S4O-00893)

6. Dennis Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to heritage societies. (S4O-00894)

7. Paul Wheelhouse: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides for people who wish to purchase original pieces of Scottish craft from accredited producers. (S4O-00895)

8. Mike MacKenzie: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it provides to towns and villages whose historic built environment has fallen into disrepair. (S4O-00896)

9. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on exhibiting local artefacts in the area in which they are found. (S4O-00897)

10. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to the Scottish Maritime Museum as part of the National Strategy for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries. (S4O-00898)

Infrastructure and Capital Investment

1. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet Scottish Water. (S4O-00899)

2. Liz Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to fund road safety improvements on the A85. (S4O-00900)

3. Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged between 60 and 65 claim concessionary travel. (S4O-00901)

4. Jim Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact on homelessness in Scotland of UK welfare reforms. (S4O-00902)

5. George Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve transport infrastructure in the west of Scotland. (S4O-00903)

6. Humza Yousaf: To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements are being made in the regeneration of Glasgow’s infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (S4O-00904)

7. Hanzala Malik: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides to encourage bus travel. (S4O-00905)

8. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive when work will commence on the construction of the Dunragit bypass on the A75. (S4O-00906)

9. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what cost analysis was carried out prior to the ending of the road equivalent tariff for commercial vehicles travelling to the Western Isles. (S4O-00907)

10. Aileen McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support further investment in the economic infrastructure of south west Scotland. (S4O-00908)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 26 April 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 18 April 2012. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 19 April 2012.

Question Time

General

1. Liam McArthur
2. Jamie McGrigor
3. Stuart McMillan
4. Joan McAlpine
5. Richard Simpson
6. Mark McDonald
7. Graeme Pearson
8. Colin Beattie
9. Mary Fee
10. Roderick Campbell

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Joe FitzPatrick
2. John Scott
3. Annabelle Ewing
4. Clare Adamson
5. Christina McKelvie
6. Neil Findlay
7. Fiona McLeod
8. Alison McInnes
9. John Mason
10. Margaret McDougall
11. James Kelly
12. Jim Hume
13. Sarah Boyack
14. Jean Urquhart
15. Jim Eadie
16. Stewart Maxwell
17. Margaret Burgess
18. John Pentland
19. Jamie Hepburn
20. Michael McMahon

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