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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 2 June 2005

Question Time

General

1. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made on the Equal Opportunities Committee’s recommendations on hand-held health records for gypsy travellers. (S2O-6936)

2. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the outcomes were of its recent meetings with HIV organisations to discuss its consultation on compulsory blood screening. (S2O-6952)

3. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support businesses, communities and vulnerable individuals affected by the recent decision of Clydesdale Bank to close branches. (S2O-6972)

4. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that waste water services are not adversely affected by new housing developments. (S2O-6969)

5. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the specific programmed dates are for the start of construction of the six improvement schemes on the A75 between Stranraer and Dumfries. (S2O-6924)

6. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the publication of the report from Professor David Kerr, how it will ensure that health services are delivered as locally as possible. (S2O-6958)

7. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on First ScotRail’s increased journey times for its timetable in Fife and the impact that these may have on passengers’ willingness to travel by train. (S2O-6959)

8. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to improve oral health provision in Glasgow Springburn. (S2O-6976)

9. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to review the bail procedure. (S2O-6919)

10. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to assist any small care organisations like Crossroads Caithness that are disproportionately affected by Care Commission charges. (S2O-6940)

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution events like youth festivals make to Scotland’s culture and tourism sectors. (S2O-6904)

2. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to ensure that the current review of school education delivers sustainable development, as referred to in the Partnership Agreement, in particular in respect of school buildings, the curriculum and how schools are run. (S2O-6955)

3. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons can be learned from fellow EU education ministers following recent meetings in Brussels. (S2O-6980)

4. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage more parents to become involved in their children’s education. (S2O-6986)

5. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a strategy to ensure that young people in all communities have adequate access to leisure facilities. (S2O-6982)

6. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage area tourist boards to promote the coastal path network. (S2O-6973)

7. Mr Andrew Arbuckle: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will further promote the link between active sport and achieving the target of a healthier nation. (S2O-6930)

8. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities to ensure that the greatest possible use is made of schools after school hours, at the weekends and in holidays by sports, cultural and community groups, with no charge or low charges . (S2O-6932)

9. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the distribution of funding from sportscotland to each local authority area. (S2O-6992)

10. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in respect of its National and Regional Sports Facilities Strategy. (S2O-6923)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what evaluation it has made of the impact of PPP financing on community resources such as greenspace. (S2O-6917)

2. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address any concerns about the planning process in respect of retail developments. (S2O-6963)

3. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it measures efficiency in the public services. (S2O-6946)

4. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the work of the Delivery Unit at Whitehall and whether the Executive undertakes a similar approach with regard to achieving its priorities. (S2O-6987)

5. Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what safeguards are in place within the planning process to protect communities living close to contaminated land where development of that land is being proposed. (S2O-6920)

6. Not Lodged

7. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support the credit union movement. (S2O-6961)

8. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to modernise social housing in Glasgow. (S2O-6978)

9. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Finance and Public Sector Reform has any plans to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S2O-6945)

10. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to increase efficiency in government. (S2O-6943)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 9 June 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. Bill Butler
2. George Lyon
3. Mike Rumbles
4. Gordon Jackson
5. Iain Smith
6. Donald Gorrie
7. Alex Neil
8. Phil Gallie
9. Mr Bruce McFee
10. Karen Gillon

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mr Kenny MacAskill
2. Murdo Fraser
3. Michael Matheson
4. Fiona Hyslop
5. Sarah Boyack
6. Mr Adam Ingram
7. Richard Baker
8. Mr Jamie McGrigor
9. Helen Eadie
10. Maureen Macmillan

Health and Community Care

1. Bristow Muldoon
2. Ms Wendy Alexander
3. Jackie Baillie
4. Kate Maclean
5. Jim Mather
6. Mr Alasdair Morrison
7. Shona Robison
8. Mr Andrew Arbuckle
9. Mr Brian Monteith
10. Fergus Ewing