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Meeting of the Parliament

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: The Future of Scotland

11.40 am General Question Time—

1. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that, over this session of the Parliament, a fair share of funding has been allocated to road and rail projects connecting the Highlands to the central belt that have been delivered, or are planned to be delivered by 2012, and which projects have been or are planned to be delivered. (S2O-12491)

2. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how children and young people have benefited from investment in the education system. (S2O-12530)

3. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide funding to the Mountain Weather Information Service. (S2O-12490)

4. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it recognises the need to continue to invest in school infrastructure so that schools such as Barrhead High and Eastwood High can benefit from the school building and refurbishment programme. (S2O-12546)

5. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how its planned long-term conditions strategy will address the distinct needs of children and young people living with long-term conditions and the needs of their parents. (S2O-12566)

6. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the next steps in its efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour. (S2O-12528)

7. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cardiac specialist nurses there are in the NHS Grampian area. (S2O-12513)

8. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in growing the economy over the last 12 months. (S2O-12534)

9. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that efforts by local authorities to meet the requirements of the EU landfill directive should focus on waste reduction and increased rates of reuse and recycling and whether these methods would be more timely and cost-effective than incineration. (S2O-12562)

10. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve signage for access to the Cairngorms from the A9. (S2O-12498)

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time—

1. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues they will discuss. (S2F-2801)

2. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet. (S2F-2802)

3. Robin Harper: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-2809)

4. Bill Butler: To ask the First Minister what progress has been made on the implementation of the Scottish Executive’s agreement on the treatment of asylum seeker families reached with the Home Office in March 2006. (S2F-2808)

5. Alex Neil: To ask the First Minister whether any of the additional £1.8 billion to be made available to the Scottish Executive, as announced in last week’s Budget, will be earmarked for tackling child poverty. (S2F-2806)

6. Euan Robson: To ask the First Minister what assessment has been made of the impact of the first year of the ban on smoking in enclosed public places. (S2F-2810)

followed by Motion of Thanks to the Presiding Officer—

S2M-5789 Mr Jack McConnell: Motion of Thanks to the Presiding Officer—That the Parliament expresses its thanks and gratitude to George Reid for his service to the Parliament and recognises the important role he has carried out as its second Presiding Officer.

1.00 pm Decision Time

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