Section D: Oral Questions

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 10 May 2012

Question Time

General

1. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Housing and Transport last met the chief executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. (S4O-00969)

2. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it next plans to meet North Ayrshire Council and what will be discussed. (S4O-00970)

3. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had since May 2007 regarding providing support for destitute asylum seekers. (S4O-00971)

4. Aileen McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how EU project bonds could be used to support infrastructure investment in Scotland. (S4O-00972)

5. Jamie Hepburn: [Not lodged]

6. Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the level of morale among NHS staff. (S4O-00974)

7. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received the report into the management culture at NHS Lothian and, if so, what lessons can be drawn from it. (S4O-00975)

8. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the potential for the production of medical isotopes. (S4O-00976)

9. Mark McDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had discussions with the staff and management of Hall & Tawse joinery following the announcement that the business is to close, given the impact on employment in the area. (S4O-00977)

10. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the proposed development of a railway station in the Robroyston area of north Glasgow. (S4O-00978)

Justice and the Law Officers

1. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there have been under the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 for smoking in non-smoking premises and permitting another person to smoke in non-smoking premises. (S4O-00979)

2. Paul Wheelhouse: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in implementing the Farm Watch scheme across the Lothians and Borders police force area, in order to reduce the impact of crime on local farmers. (S4O-00980)

3. Kezia Dugdale: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that cyberbullying incidents are recorded accurately. (S4O-00981)

4. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to strengthen the role of mediation in resolving family contact disputes. (S4O-00982)

5. Mary Fee: To ask the Scottish Executive how it takes account of the rights of the child when a parent is being sentenced. (S4O-00983)

6. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to reform the legal aid system. (S4O-00984)

7. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to involve local communities in preventing the entry of contraband into the prison estate. (S4O-00985)

8. Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will complete its consideration of the Scottish Law Commission’s 2009 Report on Succession and take forward any resulting action. (S4O-00986)

9. James Dornan: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is used by a procurator fiscal in determining whether a case is tried on a summary or indictment basis. (S4O-00987)

10. Dennis Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for introducing a victims and witnesses bill. (S4O-00988)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Colin Beattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to encourage the establishment of farmers’ cooperatives to promote local produce. (S4O-00989)

2. Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to meet the international goals agreed in the NASCO Guidance on Best Management Practicesto address the impacts of sea lice and escaped salmon on wild salmon stocks. (S4O-00990)

3. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle animal cruelty. (S4O-00991)

4. Humza Yousaf: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking by means of its Climate Challenge Fund to promote walking and cycling to work initiatives in Glasgow. (S4O-00992)

5. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in establishing a climate justice fund. (S4O-00993)

6. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote the food and drink sector. (S4O-00994)

7. Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made to establish a rural parliament. (S4O-00995)

8. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact that proposed amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) Scotland Regulations 2011 will have on farmers in the north east of Scotland. (S4O-00996)

9. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review its proposal on General Binding Rule 18, which would prevent fertiliser and pesticides being applied to land with a slope greater than 12 degrees. (S4O-00997)

10. Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the importance of the contribution of the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth to wildlife restoration. (S4O-00998)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 17 May 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 9 May 2012. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 10 May 2012.

Question Time

General

1. Stewart Maxwell

2. Nanette Milne

3. John Scott

4. Richard Lyle

5. Fiona McLeod

6. Jamie McGrigor

7. Rhoda Grant

8. Kevin Stewart

9. Bob Doris

10. Claudia Beamish

Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy

1. Annabel Goldie

2. Joan McAlpine

3. Lewis Macdonald

4. David Stewart

5. Mark Griffin

6. Duncan McNeil

7. Hanzala Malik

8. Gil Paterson

9. Patricia Ferguson

10. Jean Urquhart

11. Alex Johnstone

12. Jenny Marra

13. Mike MacKenzie

14. Liam McArthur

15. Dave Thompson

16. Graeme Dey

17. Marco Biagi

18. Liz Smith

19. Rob Gibson

20. Alison Johnstone

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