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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 3 March 2005

Question Time

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mr Andrew Arbuckle: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take any action to counteract the decline in food self-sufficiency. (S2O-5626)

2. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures its Environment and Rural Affairs Department will take to help local authorities deliver efficiency gains in waste services. (S2O-5667)

3. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce offensive odours at wastewater treatment works. (S2O-5655)

4. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address the backlog of cattle that have missed the 27-day calf registration period. (S2O-5612)

5. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reviewing the Scottish Climate Change Programme. (S2O-5652)

6. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that it makes an equitable contribution to addressing climate change, for example, by introducing energy-saving measures in buildings for which it has responsibility. (S2O-5615)

7. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to rural development trusts. (S2O-5669)

8. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Scottish Water about fishing rights on reservoirs. (S2O-5580)

9. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what its responsibilities are for preventing damage to important features of candidate Special Areas of Conservation. (S2O-5664)

10. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution it envisages can be made to its climate change programme by waste-to-energy schemes. (S2O-5638)

11. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the deer cull recently carried out at Mar Lodge Estate was appropriate and carried out in accordance with best practice. (S2O-5599)

12. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council regarding the proposal to plant one million trees on the Paterson’s landfill site in Mount Vernon, Glasgow. (S2O-5577)

Health and Community Care

1. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any studies on the health effects of the Airwave police communications system, TETRA, are being undertaken by the NHS. (S2O-5619)

2. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will review the provision of accident and emergency services in the NHS Greater Glasgow area. (S2O-5593)

3. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister or Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care will visit Grampian to gather information on the region’s dental services. (S2O-5598)

4. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to use technology to cut waiting times, improve efficiency and increase access to services in the NHS. (S2O-5585)

5. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has conducted a review of NHS 24. (S2O-5596)

6. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to help those patients with learning disabilities who are still in long-stay hospitals to move into their own accommodation in the community. (S2O-5620)

7. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to give more support to people with dementia. (S2O-5582)

8. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Home Office regarding the costs to the NHS associated with refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow. (S2O-5579)

9. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it envisages for cottage and community hospitals in delivering an integrated health service. (S2O-5592)

10. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to the British Heart Foundation’s campaign to increase the number of specialist heart nurses in the NHS. (S2O-5608)

11. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to increase the proportion of Scottish-domiciled students studying medicine in Scottish universities. (S2O-5639)

12. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received about changing funding structures for voluntary community care forums. (S2O-5629)

General

1. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government regarding the referendum on the EU Constitutional Treaty. (S2O-5649)

2. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent representations it has received regarding the sale of playing fields and other sports facilities. (S2O-5581)

3. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the end of segregation of men and women in the workplace. (S2O-5578)

4. Mr Andrew Arbuckle: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will exploit the tourism potential for Perthshire and Scotland of Gleneagles hosting the G8 summit. (S2O-5625)

5. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve discipline in schools. (S2O-5653)

6. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the transfer of energy-related civil service jobs to Scotland. (S2O-5607)

7. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to meet COSLA to discuss the practical implications of Sir John Orr’s recent report, Review of Marches and Parades in Scotland. (S2O-5611)

8. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to increase the availability of Gaelic-medium education. (S2O-5651)

9. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposal by Scottish Borders Council to delay the implementation of the proposal to close Newlands Primary School on condition that parents of children at the school raise £1 million for repairs constitutes a precedent that the Executive would wish to see followed elsewhere. (S2O-5591)

10. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the time period and target number of surveys are for the single survey pilot scheme. (S2O-5602)

11. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish planning guidance on the use of green belt land. (S2O-5631)

12. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to use the G8 summit to promote tourism in Perthshire. (S2O-5614)

13. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making to ensure that individuals and communities know about their rights and responsibilities under the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004. (S2O-5658)

14. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to improve road safety on the A92 between New Inn and the Tay Road Bridge. (S2O-5623)

15. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to redraw the boundary for Dundee City Council to include parts of Angus. (S2O-5613)



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