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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 22 December 2005

Question Time

General

1. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive by what proportion it estimates that Scotland’s ecological footprint will be reduced by 2015 as a result of its Sustainable Development Strategy. (S2O-8599)

2. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the operation of the Memorandum of Understanding and Supplementary Agreements. (S2O-8559)

3. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for cancer treatments. (S2O-8592)

4. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to change the arrangements for health checks of pre-school children by health visitors. (S2O-8531)

5. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to report on the consultations on the future of emergency fire service control rooms in Scotland. (S2O-8540)

6. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the initial experience of the Domestic Abuse Court in Glasgow, what plans there are to extend the project across Scotland. (S2O-8546)

7. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the accident safety record on the A9 between Perth and Inverness. (S2O-8566)

8. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the use of solar power. (S2O-8586)

9. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that young people contribute to ensuring the sustainability of the environment for future generations. (S2O-8557)

10. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on excluding tallow from the scope of the Waste Incineration Directive, in light of its support for the UK Government’s representations to the European Commission on the matter. (S2O-8597)

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to the recommendations in respect of social work and related services of the joint Social Work Inspection Agency and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report on the Colyn Evans case. (S2O-8585)

2. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in encouraging education for peace in schools. (S2O-8595)

3. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what new or revised policies it is considering introducing in relation to initiatives in schools to address the issue of childhood obesity. (S2O-8578)

4. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that the sensitive and humane treatment of children is reflected in policies on the removal of failed asylum seeker families. (S2O-8596)

5. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to give young people the opportunity to participate in football. (S2O-8569)

6. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how young people in the Highlands are being encouraged to take part in sport. (S2O-8541)

7. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that education authorities ensure adequate provision for school nurses in primary schools to deal with young people’s health issues. (S2O-8581)

8. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how the funding to employ additional teachers is being distributed to local authorities. (S2O-8545)

9. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether special equipment and equipment adaptation for school pupils with learning needs are funded through the overall education budget or through a dedicated fund. (S2O-8590)

10. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage tourists to Loch Lomond to visit Scotland’s first National Park. (S2O-8525)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Glasgow City Council and what issues were discussed. (S2O-8542)

2. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what further steps it will take to assist local authorities to meet their equal pay responsibilities towards women workers who have been underpaid over the last six years. (S2O-8576)

3. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scotland’s local authorities will benefit from the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement that local authorities are to receive £500,000 each over the next two years to fund activities for young people. (S2O-8519)

4. Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made to eliminate development constraints on plans for socially rented housing. (S2O-8588)

5. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase resources for the regeneration of the most deprived communities. (S2O-8532)

6. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure access to public services for people whose first language is not English. (S2O-8534)

7. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to build capacity within the black and minority ethnic community. (S2O-8555)

8. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution it has made to ensure the availability of affordable housing in the Linlithgow constituency. (S2O-8552)

9. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial resources and practical measures it is taking to alleviate fuel poverty this winter. (S2O-8538)

10. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its relocation guide, published in June 2005, will ensure a fair distribution of civil service jobs around Scotland. (S2O-8553)

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