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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 24 November 2005

Question Time

General

1. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the promotion in schools of the Billings Ovulation Method of family planning is consistent with the aims of its Sexual Health and Relationships Strategy.  (S2O-8232)

2. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the European Commission regarding the commission’s plans to simplify existing and forthcoming EU legislation.  (S2O-8175)

3. Not Lodged

4. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to tackle bullying in schools.  (S2O-8216)

5. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision on the proposed bye-laws for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  (S2O-8186)

6. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent meetings have taken place between it and sportscotland in respect of promoting sport and physical education.  (S2O-8147)

7. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reduce the number of appointments missed by patients at NHS hospitals and GP surgeries.  (S2O-8208)

8. Rosie Kane: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the same criteria apply to applications under the Fresh Talent initiative from Africans as to applications from Canadians.  (S2O-8168)

9. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in providing respite care for people who are cared for in their own homes.  (S2O-8214)

10. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that parents are adeqately and coherently informed of all factors relating to the performance of their child’s school.  (S2O-8204)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Lord Advocate has had with the Home Office in relation to proposals to detain terrorism suspects for 90 days.  (S2O-8154)

2. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the use of mobile CCTV cameras.  (S2O-8185)

3. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive why my letters of 1 August, 7 September and 14 October 2005 to the Minister for Justice requesting to know what the criteria are for moving prisoners to an open estate prior to their release have been referred to the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, given that the letters refer directly to Executive policy rather than operational matters.  (S2O-8176)

4. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what policy or procedural changes it has made to improve the quality of fingerprint evidence.  (S2O-8224)

5. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to take forward the recommendations of the recently published report by the Executive’s Expert Group on Corporate Homicide, including the creation of a new offence of corporate killing by recklessness.  (S2O-8194)

6. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to fulfil its Partnership Agreement commitment in respect of the enforcement of environmental law, including consideration of the establishment of environmental courts and other options for improving prosecution and dispute resolution, and when it expects to announce its proposals.  (S2O-8236)

7. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any new evidence regarding offences of attempting or conspiring to commit torture being committed in Scotland or Scottish airspace and what action it has taken as a result of any such evidence.  (S2O-8231)

8. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements are being made in dealing with violent crime in communities in Ayrshire.  (S2O-8200)

9. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many offences of environmental crime were reported to procurators fiscal during the last five years; how many resulted in prosecution, and how many secured a conviction.  (S2O-8234)

10. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how the new legislation is assisting local authorities in taking action against instances of anti-social behaviour.  (S2O-8201)

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in identifying an improvement scheme for the Hardgrove to Kinmont section of the A75.  (S2O-8215)

2. Mr Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be any delay to the original timetable for the proposed Glasgow Airport Rail Link as a result of possible changes to legislative procedures.  (S2O-8196)

3. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to help the Glasgow School of Art to develop and to continue to provide a first-class education for art students.  (S2O-8207)

4. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects work to commence on the M74 northern extension.  (S2O-8198)

5. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to inflation-proof the £375 million funding identified for Edinburgh Tram Lines One and Two.  (S2O-8174)

6. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities and other relevant agencies with regard to possible future development at Glasgow Airport.  (S2O-8211)

7. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the transportation of freight by rail.  (S2O-8161)

8. John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that it will be able to implement its promise to provide free bus transport for all senior citizens by April 2006.  (S2O-8155)

9. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the funding arrangements for further education colleges.  (S2O-8149)

10. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the further education sector is adequately funded.  (S2O-8188)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question times on 1 December 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 on Wednesday 23 November. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Christine Grahame
2. Tricia Marwick
3. Mr Kenneth Macintosh
4. Janis Hughes
5. Mr John Home Robertson
6. Cathy Peattie
7. Derek Brownlee
8. Brian Adam
9. Mr Charlie Gordon
10. Mr Alasdair Morrison

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Euan Robson
2. Mr Jamie Stone
3. Carolyn Leckie
4. Margo MacDonald
5. Bill Aitken
6. Nora Radcliffe
7. Paul Martin
8. Jeremy Purvis
9. Dennis Canavan
10. Dr Elaine Murray

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Jim Mather
2. Karen Whitefield
3. Mrs Mary Mulligan
4. Kate Maclean
5. Phil Gallie
6. Mary Scanlon
7. Richard Lochhead
8. Michael McMahon
9. Mr Kenny MacAskill
10. Marilyn Livingstone

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