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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 22 February 2007

Question Time

General

1. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the recently introduced Child Protection Information Line will help vulnerable children. (S2O-12135)

2. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how fixed penalty notices for antisocial behaviour will help to combat such behaviour in the community. (S2O-12134)

3. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has, in addition to building two new prisons, to assess and address any increase in the prison population over the next four years resulting from factors such as the provisions of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill. (S2O-12096)

4. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the findings of the UNICEF report on child poverty in perspective. (S2O-12112)

5. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost is of outstanding maintenance and repairs of roads under the control of local authorities. (S2O-12074)

6. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to phase out trains not fitted with controlled emission toilets. (S2O-12107)

7. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to fast track the Aberdeen 50-metre swimming pool and other sporting facility projects so that top-class facilities in Scotland can be offered as training camps for the 2012 Olympics and, if Glasgow’s bid is successful, the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (S2O-12079)

8. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made, or intends to make, any representations to the UK Government on behalf of the Scottish live music industry in respect of the recent meeting between the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport and representatives of the UK industry concerning ticket touting. (S2O-12150)

9. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many affordable rented homes it intends will be built by 2012 to meet its aim of abolishing all unintentional homelessness by then. (S2O-12106)

10. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to concerns regarding toilet facilities on Highland trains. (S2O-12143)

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes have been built in the Western Isles under the Croft House Grants Scheme since its introduction and how this compares with the number built under the Crofting Building Grants and Loans Scheme. (S2O-12151)

2. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it has received to its consultation on the draft statutory instrument, The Animal Gatherings (Scotland) Order. (S2O-12101)

3. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the current performance of Scottish Water. (S2O-12130)

4. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting the application of the proximity principle for waste management in island communities. (S2O-12121)

5. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it believes that the performance of Scottish Water would be enhanced by mutualisation and whether it has any plans to change the current status of Scottish Water. (S2O-12093)

6. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage consumers to buy local produce. (S2O-12129)

7. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency is interpreting and enforcing regulations in a proportionate manner. (S2O-12110)

8. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect it considers its draft animal gatherings order will have on traditional agricultural shows. (S2O-12113)

9. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members will be of the committee of inquiry into crofting led by Professor Mark Shucksmith; when the committee will start work, and what timescale is envisaged for it to report. (S2O-12081)

10. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how any relocation of the freshwater laboratory from Faskally in Perthshire would fit with its policy of public sector job dispersal. (S2O-12099)

Health and Community Care

1. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the development of its strategy for carers. (S2O-12157)

2. Rosie Kane: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to take to improve children’s health following the publication of the UNICEF report on child poverty in perspective. (S2O-12115)

3. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is on its review of NHS prescription charges for patients with long-term conditions and on what date it expects to present the outcome of the review. (S2O-12124)

4. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet me and representatives of the communities served by Glencoe Hospital to discuss the future provision of services for elderly people in South Lochaber. (S2O-12076)

5. Gordon Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the steps it is taking to improve the health of children in our communities, schools and homes. (S2O-12139)

6. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to make Omacor available to patients to tackle the level of myocardial infarction in its area. (S2O-12146)

7. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurance it can give that it is taking all possible action to ensure that vulnerable groups receive the highest quality of health protection while reducing bureaucracy for local and national stakeholders. (S2O-12152)

8. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate the extent to which any shortage of nursing home places in Moray is exacerbating delayed discharges from local hospitals. (S2O-12082)

9. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the outcomes of the Keep Well pilot schemes, including the one in North Lanarkshire. (S2O-12148)

10. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated per capita expenditure on health will be in 2007-08 and what the comparable figure was in 1999-2000. (S2O-12136)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 1 March 2007

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 21 February. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. John Home Robertson
2. Karen Whitefield
3. Margaret Smith
4. Alex Fergusson
5. Mr Alasdair Morrison
6. Christine May
7. Cathy Peattie
8. Donald Gorrie
9. Michael Matheson
10. Mr Adam Ingram

Justice and Law Officers

1. Mr Jim Wallace
2. Carolyn Leckie
3. Mr David Davidson
4. Jeremy Purvis
5. Mr Stewart Maxwell
6. Patrick Harvie
7. Murdo Fraser
8. Mark Ballard
9. Cathie Craigie
10. Nora Radcliffe

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Alasdair Morgan
2. Susan Deacon
3. Richard Lochhead
4. Mr Charlie Gordon
5. Paul Martin
6. Bill Butler
7. David McLetchie
8. Alex Neil
9. Rob Gibson
10. Dr Elaine Murray

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