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Wednesday, 9 March 2016
The first item of business this afternoon is portfolio questions. To get as many people in as possible, I would be grateful for short and succinct questions and answers.
1. To ask the Scottish Government what the impact in Scotland would be of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. (S4O-05626)
2. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of the film and television industry to discuss the building of a film studio. (S4O-05627)
3. To ask the Scottish Government how traditional instrument tuition fits in with its strategy for Scottish traditional arts. (S4O-05628)
4. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports the historic houses and built heritage sector. (S4O-05629)
5. To ask the Scottish Government what it considers the benefits to Scotland are of the UK’s membership of the EU. (S4O-05630)
6. To ask the Scottish Government what value it places on the culture and traditions of North East Scotland. (S4O-05631)
7. To ask the Scottish Government whether the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs will be attending any events in the Aye Write! festival in Glasgow. (S4O-05632)
8. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Creative Scotland and what matters were discussed. (S4O-05633)
9. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support culture in the Highland and Islands. (S4O-05634)
1. To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made on the construction of the Aberdeen western peripheral route. (S4O-05636)
2. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to develop transport infrastructure in Glasgow. (S4O-05637)
3. To ask the Scottish Government how its procurement processes encourage the use of local small and medium-sized enterprises. (S4O-05638)
4. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to make infrastructure improvements north of Aberdeen. (S4O-05639)
5. To ask the Scottish Government what improvements have been made at Stirling railway station to improve the experience for passengers. (S4O-05640)
6. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Network Rail regarding the upgrading of the railway station at Prestwick airport. (S4O-05641)
7. To ask the Scottish Government how the Forth road bridge closure has affected the condition of roads on diversionary routes. (S4O-05642)
8. To ask the Scottish Government what actions it is taking to increase active travel. (S4O-05643)
9. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the RMT union-commissioned report, “The Economic Benefits of Public Sector Ferry Provision”, on lifeline ferry services in...
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The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.