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Section D – Oral questions selected for answer on 19 May 2005

Question Time

General

1. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the retention of auxiliary fire units. (S2O-6729)

2. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve rail links to Scottish airports. (S2O-6740)

3. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the Bathgate to Airdrie rail link. (S2O-6782)

4. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the implementation of the Community Ownership housing programme. (S2O-6781)

5. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it can take to ensure that private housing developers put in place measures to guarantee that open spaces in private housing developments are adequately maintained. (S2O-6759)

6. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people have been charged with riding motorbikes while under age in each of the last three years. (S2O-6731)

7. Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to help secure the short-term future of Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow. (S2O-6743)

8. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to increase the availability of affordable housing. (S2O-6768)

9 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to develop appropriate accommodation for young adults with complex needs. (S2O-6762)

10. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the shortage of skilled tradesmen. (S2O-6801)

Health and Community Care

1. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the list of chronic conditions qualifying for free prescriptions will next be revised. (S2O-6752)

2. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring the improved delivery of health care in remote and rural areas. (S2O-6737)

3. Mr Andrew Arbuckle: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in dealing with autism. (S2O-6790)

4. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action was taken at a national level to promote breastfeeding in Scotland during National Breastfeeding Awareness Week. (S2O-6787)

5. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to establish a register of lupus sufferers. (S2O-6803)

6. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the new standards for patients waiting for diagnostic tests and procedures will be published. (S2O-6799)

7. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to tackle healthcare-associated infections in the NHS. (S2O-6744)

8. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on increasing the awareness of the public to the dangers of too much exposure to the sun and of unregulated use of sunbeds. (S2O-6761)

9. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance was issued to NHS boards to safeguard their staff who were displaced by single system working. (S2O-6769)

10. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the NHS is playing in the delivery of the Executive’s targets on cycling. (S2O-6807)

Environment and Rural Development

1. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to assess the impact on rural areas and industries such as agriculture and fisheries of rising road fuel prices. (S2O-06741)

2. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to meet air quality obligations under EU directives. (S2O-06742)

3. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to ensure that all horse owners are aware of the procedures and timescales involved in obtaining a horse passport. (S2O-06730)

4. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what investment it is making in the provision of recycling facilities in West Lothian. (S2O-06783)

5. Gordon Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the environmental impact will be of the Paisley Road West busway. (S2O-06767)

6. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it encourages the import of waste into Scotland for disposal. (S2O-06804)

7. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution, that would otherwise contribute to climate change, it estimates will be prevented over the next five years as a result of its policies in respect of making the use of energy more efficient. (S2O-06806)

8. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what input its Environment and Rural Affairs Department has had into discussions with Queen Margaret University College regarding environmental sustainability to support the college in its aim of achieving standards of excellence for sustainability in its new campus development. (S2O-06760)

9. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on implementing the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy in respect of enhancing protection afforded to ancient woodland. (S2O-06772)

10. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation has been undertaken with the local community prior to the publication of the draft Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Plan. (S2O-06754)

Members selected for General and Themed Question Times on 26 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. Mr Mark Ruskell

2. Michael McMahon

3. Janis Hughes

4. Shona Robison

5. Mrs Margaret Ewing

6. Mr Kenneth Macintosh

7. Mr Alasdair Morrison

8. Scott Barrie

9. Elaine Smith

10. Susan Deacon

Enterprise , Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Maureen Macmillan

2. Alex Johnstone

3. Jackie Baillie

4. Trish Godman

5. Fergus Ewing

6. Christine May

7. John Farquhar Munro

8. Stewart Stevenson

9. Chris Ballance

10. Pauline McNeill

Justice and Law Officers

1. Richard Lochhead

2. Michael Matheson

3. Mr John Home Robertson

4. Mr Andrew Arbuckle

5. Mr Bruce McFee

6. Mr Adam Ingram

7. Donald Gorrie

8. Brian Adam

9. Mr Stewart Maxwell

10. Mr Frank McAveety



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