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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 28 April 2005

Question Time

General

1. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive how the New Deal is helping young people in Fife into secure employment. (S2O-6523)

2. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce unemployment in East Lothian. (S2O-6514)

3. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities regarding sheltered housing tenants’ concerns about the financial burden of Supporting People charges. (S2O-6492)

4. Kate Maclean: To ask the Scottish Executive what new action it will take in light of the increase in violent attacks on firefighters in Tayside in the last six months. (S2O-6520)

5. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a national strategic rail development plan for Scotland over and above the local initiatives in the Partnership Agreement. (S2O-6498)

6. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote participation in Europe Day. (S2O-6534)

7. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is working with trade unions to encourage workplace learning. (S2O-6529)

8. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address the shortage of skills in the oil and gas industry. (S2O-6491)

9. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is essential to road traffic reduction. (S2O-6542)

10. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by the independent Local Government Finance Review committee. (S2O-6502)

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the network of special protection areas. (S2O-6537)

2. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in achieving mountainous area status for the most disadvantaged and peripheral areas. (S2O-6521)

3. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current position is with regard to a horse strategy for Scotland. (S2O-6499)

4. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact has been of initiatives to encourage greater recycling of domestic waste. (S2O-6531)

5. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review legislation on the environmental impact of, and environmental safety in relation to, demolition activity. (S2O-6539)

6. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure that environmental damage caused by developers does not adversely affect communities. (S2O-6508)

7. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress it has made on the development of forest crofting. (S2O-6547)

8. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to publish more information about the amount of subsidies received by farmers. (S2O-6485)

9. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when, in this calendar year, it expects to consider revised by-laws for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. (S2O-6503)

10. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to improve flood prevention measures and whether any such measures will inform revision of the relevant planning guidelines. (S2O-6543)

Health and Community Care

1. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, now that it has published separate Scottish data for some of the indicators on the World Health Organisation’s European health for all database, it will submit a separate return for Scotland to the database to enable Scottish statistics on health to be compared on a like-for-like basis with those of other European countries. (S2O-6487)

2. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the replies it received to its questionnaire on the current and future role of community hospitals. (S2O-6500)

3. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards implementing its strategy and action plan for improving sexual health. (S2O-6545)

4. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the work of the four national health demonstration projects is being developed to inform practice across Scotland. (S2O-6509)

5. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the current performance of NHS 24. (S2O-6489)

6. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the prevalence of osteoporosis is amongst men and women over 50. (S2O-6540)

7. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support people moving from long-stay mental health hospitals into the community. (S2O-6538)

8. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what investigations have been made into any concerns expressed in respect of linkage between incidences of ill-health in Fife and the operation of TETRA masts in the area. (S2O-6546)

9. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements can be made to manage the use of nursing banks more efficiently and reduce the need for agency nurses. (S2O-6506)

10. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in recruiting specialist nurses to support people with cancer. (S2O-6532)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 4 May 2005

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times for the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon next Wednesday. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Mike Watson

2. Tricia Marwick

3. Janis Hughes

4. Rosie Kane

5. Mr Mark Ruskell

6. Sarah Boyack

7. Irene Oldfather

8. Mr John Swinney

9. Richard Baker

10. Patrick Harvie

Justice and Law Officers

1. Helen Eadie

2. Scott Barrie

3. Jim Mather

4. Bill Butler

5. Brian Adam

6. Mr Stewart Maxwell

7. Karen Whitefield

8. Rob Gibson

9. Linda Fabiani

10. Mary Scanlon

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Ms Rosemary Byrne

2. Des McNulty

3. Bruce Crawford

4. Dennis Canavan

5. George Lyon

6. Mr Duncan McNeil

7. Frances Curran

8. Gordon Jackson

9. Christine May

10. Donald Gorrie



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