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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 13 January 2005

Question Time

Environment and Rural Development

1. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on protecting wildlife habitats. (S2O-4834)

2. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how single farm payments will affect farms with holdings on both sides of the Scotland and England border. (S2O-4821)

3. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is addressing the concerns of communities situated along major roads regarding air quality. (S2O-4851)

4. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it will take into account in any decision to review the boundaries of Cairngorms National Park. (S2O-4855)

5. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether lack of water and sewerage services in rural Scotland is impeding economic growth and, if so, what action it is taking to address any such provision of these services. (S2O-4853)

6. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in December 2004. (S2O-4822)

7. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address noise nuisance. (S2O-4824)

8. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish marine national parks. (S2O-4812)

9. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Scottish Water regarding water charges. (S2O-4852)

10. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the reopening of the abattoir on Islay. (S2O-4848)

11. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to encourage the recycling of Christmas cards, trees and packaging. (S2O-4836)

12. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage community recycling initiatives in the Highlands. (S2O-4835)

Health and Community Care

1. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the availability of NHS dentists in the north east. (S2O-4865)

2. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether more action can be taken to protect NHS staff from verbal and physical violence from patients. (S2O-4904)

3. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the health effects are of untreated dental caries. (S2O-4883)

4. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. (S2O-4859)

5. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether children’s health is being affected by the loss of school playing fields. (S2O-4868)

6. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will take a decision on the NHS Argyll and Clyde financial recovery plan. (S2O-4906)

7. Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will urge the board of NHS Argyll and Clyde to suspend the closure of the assessment ward at Campbeltown Hospital and direct it to refocus its cost recovery plan on areas that have consistently overspent in the past and on specific measures that will not result in the saved costs for NHS Argyll and Clyde being achieved at the expense of other agencies and individuals. (S2O-4815)

8. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that accurate statistics on cancer in Scotland continue to be available. (S2O-4871)

9. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is assisting NHS boards with long-term financial planning. (S2O-4862)

10. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prevent deaths caused by radon gas. (S2O-4908)

11. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects postcode prescribing to end. (S2O-4882)

12. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people suffering from the effects of alcohol were admitted to hospital accident and emergency units during the festive season. (S2O-4820)

General

1. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address issues causing low turnouts in elections. (S2O-4843)

2. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether qualifications gained at English universities will be accepted as suitable qualifications to teach in Scottish schools. (S2O-4831)

3. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the Partnership Agreement commitment to make kerb-crawling a criminal offence. (S2O-4811)

4. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage people to travel to work by public transport. (S2O-4840)

5. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to discourage criminal activities undertaken by "boy racers". (S2O-4819)

6. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many claims there have been to the courts under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Scotland. (S2O-4810)

7. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide further strategic guidance on the siting of wind farms. (S2O-4900)

8. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure adequate standards of heating in homes. (S2O-4893)

9. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were arrested for drug-driving during the festive season. (S2O-4817)

10. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve punctuality and passenger satisfaction on the railways. (S2O-4842)

11. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the role of prison-visiting committees. (S2O-4827)

12. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to market Scotland as a tourist destination overseas. (S2O-4828)

13. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to review the sex offender registration scheme. (S2O-4830)

14. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the rationale is for the provision of free drinking water for school children and whether the provision of free milk would give better nutritional value. (S2O-4899)

15. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the proportion of holidays by Scots that are taken in Scotland. (S2O-4894)



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