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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 12 May 2005

Question Time

General

1. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under 16 are currently detained in institutions in Scotland. (S2O-6652)

2. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in improving neurology services. (S2O-6716)

3. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support migrant workers in the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-6705)

4. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to regenerate the economy in Fife. (S2O-6640)

5. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support the work of the family mediation network. (S2O-6647)

6. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the right to buy provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, which enable community bodies to register an interest in land after it has been placed on the market, are working effectively and are beneficial to rural communities. (S2O-6670)

7. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an estimate has been made of the benefits derived from the provision of homeopathic medicine within the NHS. (S2O-6691)

8. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging people to put their names on the NHS Organ Donor Register. (S2O-6710)

9. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what responsibility it has for the high-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste produced at Torness, Hunterston and Chapelcross nuclear power stations and from the nuclear site at Dounreay. (S2O-6668)

10. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive whether medical rehabilitation is available to patients who have travelled abroad for a surgical operation that is not available in Scotland. (S2O-6679)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to involve communities in the planning system. (S2O-6712)

2. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accountants it employs and what their annual cost is. (S2O-6642)

3. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how it envisages that the Parliament will be involved in consideration of any planning applications for new nuclear power stations. (S2O-6655)

4. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive which Highland locations are currently being considered for the relocation of its departments and agencies. (S2O-6685)

5. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is applying new guidance for the relocation of civil servants. (S2O-6680)

6. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive why there is a need for the Fresh Talent initiative, given that the level of inward immigration in 2003-04 was 27,000, three times the fresh talent target. (S2O-6636)

7. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on its plans for civil service reform. (S2O-6693)

8. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures have been taken to improve housing conditions in Glasgow Springburn. (S2O-6706)

9. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to address the shortage of affordable housing in Edinburgh. (S2O-6684)

10. Not Lodged

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it and its agencies are committed to spending to promote London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics. (S2O-6662)

2. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are taken to guarantee that sportswomen receive funding, provision of sports facilities and respect equal to their male counterparts. (S2O-6696)

3. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines exist to ensure that parents of autistic children have a choice on whether their children are educated in special educational needs units attached to mainstream schools or in stand-alone special educational needs schools. (S2O-6666)

4. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is addressing any decline in outdoor education caused by teachers’ concerns about increasing risk of insurance claims for accidents. (S2O-6676)

5. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on reducing class sizes. (S2O-6638)

6. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging the continuing professional development of social workers. (S2O-6689)

7. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the first awards in the Schools of Ambition programme. (S2O-6707)

8. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the other devolved assemblies with regard to gathering support for Glasgow’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. (S2O-6699)

9. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to promote cultural contacts and tourism from France based on the historic links between Scotland and France. (S2O-6698)

10. Not Lodged

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Time on 19 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. Mary Scanlon
2. Mr Adam Ingram
3. Bristow Muldoon
4. Mr Alasdair Morrison
5. Cathie Craigie
6. Brian Adam
7. Mr Bruce McFee
8. Dr Sylvia Jackson
9. Karen Gillon
10. Mr Jamie Stone

Health and Community Care

1. Stewart Stevenson
2. Rob Gibson
3. Mr Andrew Arbuckle
4. Elaine Smith
5. Mark Ballard
6. Iain Smith
7. Tricia Marwick
8. Helen Eadie
9. Margaret Jamieson
10. Mr Mark Ruskell

Environment and Rural Development

1. Richard Lochhead
2. Mr Kenny MacAskill
3. Miss Annabel Goldie
4. Mrs Mary Mulligan
5. Gordon Jackson
6. Chris Ballance
7. Patrick Harvie
8. Susan Deacon
9. Maureen Macmillan
10. Jackie Baillie



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