Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Lothian University Hospitals’ Trust have informed it of any adjustment to the levels of service which will be required to eliminate or minimise the projected overspend of £5 million.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer, if penalty clauses are invoked by the contractors in the event of the feasibility studies being undertaken on the Holyrood Project indicating the unsuitability of the site for the construction of the amended design and volume of the parliamentary complex, whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body or Her Majesty's Government as the original client would be...
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will arrange for an independent survey to be carried out on the state of repair of the structure of Queensberry House, in particular its foundations, by a person recognised as being expert in the preservation and restoration of listed buildings such as Queensberry House.
Margo MacDonald: I wonder whether the minister will favour me with a response. With regard to the monitoring and control of the cost of our major capital project, the Holyrood project, is the suggested figure of £109 million the figure at which the Executive is prepared to see the cost level off? If so, can it say now what other facilities will have to be sacrificed to meet that cost? If that is not the...
Margo MacDonald: On a point of order. The Minister for Finance has just given straightforward information about the information that will be available to and decided upon by the members of this Parliament, and I thank him for that. I read today that a spokesman for the Parliament had refused to—
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will include in the information supplied to MSPs the resale or development value of the site of the Holyrood Project, excluding Queensberry House.
Margo MacDonald: Will the minister say on which days she was consulted by the MOD on the action that took place at Cape Wrath?
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it was made aware of the current state of repair of the roof at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer at which of its meetings the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body became aware of a greater deterioration in the state of repair of Queensberry House than was known when the contract for the Holyrood Project was signed.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is assuming a cost limit of £109 million for the present Holyrood Project and whether the facilities and space feasible at that cost are unaltered since those outlined to, and supported by, a majority of MSPs last June.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether a cost limit of more than £109 million for the Holyrood Project is envisaged and, if so, what it is.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer how much of the office and ancillary accommodation required by the Scottish Parliament can be located on the site of the Holyrood Project and how much will be located elsewhere in Edinburgh.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer what will be the function of Queensberry House in the parliamentary complex.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposed Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000 will include powers to restrict the number of such HMO’s in a specific area and, in particular, in each (a) tenement stair and (b) street.
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer which members of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, if any, have carried out any visits outside Scotland in connection with the Holyrood Project, and the dates and costs of any such visits.
Margo MacDonald: In supporting Kenny MacAskill's motion, I must declare an interest—a member of my immediate family will join Lothian and Borders finest shortly. That is not the only reason that prompts me to support the motion and to ask the minister to find the money to give Sir Roy Cameron a dedicated city-centre community policing force. As the minister knows perhaps better than I do, there are areas...
Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all patients requiring orthotic equipment have equal access to shoes, callipers, splints, corsets and night braces regardless of their home health board area.
Margo MacDonald: Will the member accept an intervention?
Margo MacDonald: I am sorry to upset the apple cart. Does Annabel Goldie realise that the choice is not between two different ways of choosing money but between a first-rate health service—which we had in the old Edinburgh royal infirmary—and a substandard one? At present, a grade G nurse has responsibility for 32 or 33 beds. I have just learned that in the new Edinburgh royal infirmary—which was...
Margo MacDonald: In view of the reports that are built on leaks and spin in today's The Daily Telegraph , The Times and The Scotsman concerning the Holyrood project and the outcome of the Spencely report, will the Prime Minister join me in urging the Presiding Officer to make available to all members of this chamber Sir John's report when it is published? If that entails having an emergency meeting of the...