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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 25 October 2007

Question Time

General

1. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its priorities are for young people. (S3O-923)

2. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to ensure that Orkney Islands Council is able to maintain Orkney’s internal public transport services. (S3O-961)

3. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide Barra with a purpose-built airport runway. (S3O-920)

4. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is on the handling by the Crown Office of the anthrax outbreak in the Scottish Borders which led to the death of Pascal Norris. (S3O-983)

5. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take through the planning system to protect parkland and other greenspace in Glasgow. (S3O-971)

6. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met VisitScotland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-972)

7. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial assistance will be available to Scottish Borders Council to continue the provision of free school meals after the initial pilot ends. (S3O-956)

8. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of allegations that KKL Scotland is funding discriminatory land-purchase policies in Israel which, if true, would make KKL Scotland ineligible for charitable status. (S3O-994)

9. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the funding of the Edinburgh tram scheme. (S3O-948)

10. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to evaluate how children who are alleged to be abused are treated by the court system. (S3O-989)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what new measures it will take to promote a sustainable livestock industry after the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak ends. (S3O-982)

2. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional funding has been made available to address flooding in Lanarkshire. (S3O-933)

3. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the procedure for designating sites of special scientific interest. (S3O-985)

4. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it reached its decision not to provide funding in 2007 for agri-environment management agreements expiring this year. (S3O-917)

5. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will set increased recycling targets. (S3O-967)

6. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is on the action it is taking to minimise the impact on farmers and crofters of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey. (S3O-964)

7. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional support it can provide for the sheep sector to help it recover from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S3O-949)

8. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided, or will provide, to Greenspace and other similar organisations that promote local action to improve the environment for the citizens of our towns and cities, as in the development of the Drumchapel Way in Glasgow. (S3O-984)

9. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will pursue a welfare scheme for farmers affected by restrictions on the export of cast sows and deer carcases as a result of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. (S3O-962)

10. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to promote the use of compost on agricultural land to enhance the organic content of soils. (S3O-918)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, or will take, to address fuel poverty resulting from the policy of energy suppliers to backcharge prepayment meter customers. (S3O-905)

2. Bashir Ahmad: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on the specific health needs of ethnic and religious minorities. (S3O-975)

3. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure access to hospitals for all sections of the community. (S3O-922)

4. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it still intends to implement the 2007 SNP manifesto pledge to double the number of school nurses. (S3O-959)

5. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assist local authorities to meet sustainable targets for the construction of affordable housing for purchase and rent. (S3O-947)

6. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what spending priorities have been allocated to health in the 2007 strategic spending review. (S3O-924)

7. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve the health of the people of Scotland. (S3O-995)

8. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the new Aberdeen dental school. (S3O-974)

9. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering changes to the arrangements for supplying home oxygen. (S3O-942)

10. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets have been set for NHS Scotland to deliver energy efficiency and what incentives the Scottish Government has put in place for NHS boards to meet its overall reduction targets for CO2 emissions. (S3O-908)

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

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times on the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon on Wednesday 25 October. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Mary Scanlon

2. Jackie Baillie

3. Alasdair Morgan

4. Rhona Brankin

5. Sandra White

6. Cathy Jamieson

7. David McLetchie

8. Karen Gillon

9. David Stewart

10. Karen Whitefield

Justice and Law Officers

1. Sarah Boyack

2. Malcolm Chisholm

3. Brian Adam

4. Patricia Ferguson

5. Bill Aitken

6. Lewis Macdonald

7. Bill Butler

8. Andy Kerr

9. Hugh O’Donnell

10. Alison McInnes

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Margaret Mitchell

2. Jamie McGrigor

3. Michael Matheson

4. James Kelly

5. Bob Doris

6. Kenneth Gibson

7. Robert Brown

8. Shirley-Anne Somerville

9. Keith Brown

10. John Lamont

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