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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 8 January 2009
Question Time
General

1. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the operations of Disclosure Scotland with regard to adults who were looked-after children. (S3O-5442)

2. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to facilitate NHS patients living in Scotland’s remotest areas accessing transport to hospitals and clinics. (S3O-5447)

3. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police and what matters were discussed. (S3O-5416)

4. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will complete the dualling of the A9 from Perth to Inverness as set out in the Strategic Transport Projects Review. (S3O-5349)

5. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing next plans to meet the chairs of NHS boards. (S3O-5360)

6. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NFU Scotland. (S3O-5437)

7. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what representation it has made to the UK Government or Ofgem regarding the regulator’s investigation into excessive profits generated by energy companies through sharp rises in gas and electricity prices. (S3O-5386)

8. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in the review of the local government funding formula. (S3O-5446)

9. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to promote tourism in the Borders in 2009. (S3O-5355)

10. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what flexibility is permitted in council tax banding in areas of regeneration. (S3O-5422)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Not Lodged

2. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of funding will be provided to the National Theatre of Scotland for the financial year 2009-10. (S3O-5392)

3. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture next plans to meet EU counterparts and what business will be discussed. (S3O-5382)

4. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to bring a Creative Scotland Bill back to Parliament. (S3O-5398)

5. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to update the Scotland’s Culture website. (S3O-5401)

6. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to develop cultural exchanges and visits abroad for young people from Scotland and vice versa. (S3O-5353)

7. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture plans to meet the Scottish Artists Union to discuss the establishment of Creative Scotland. (S3O-5419)

8. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for architecture in Scotland. (S3O-5387)

9. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Directorate for Europe, External Affairs and Culture has in the cultural programme that will accompany the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and what progress has been made with that programme. (S3O-5404)

10. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on future funding for Scottish Language Dictionaries. (S3O-5406)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage the promotion of positive citizenship in schools. (S3O-5379)

2. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide Aberdeenshire Council with access to new funding arrangements in order for the council to construct new secondary schools at Laurencekirk and Kemnay. (S3O-5443)

3. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is confident of delivering its pledge of lower class sizes for P1 to P3. (S3O-5403)

4. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address the high proportion of young people from deprived backgrounds or with disabilities leaving school who are not going into employment, education or training. (S3O-5413)

5. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the chief executive of Skills Development Scotland and what was discussed. (S3O-5433)

6. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains concerned at the removal of nursery teachers from nurseries in some local authority areas. (S3O-5409)

7. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what barriers prevent asylum seekers from accessing further and higher education. (S3O-5362)

8. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects an announcement from UCAS about the tariff points that will be awarded to the new Scottish Baccalaureate when it is considered as part of a university application. (S3O-5351)

9. Not Lodged

10. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the re-establishment of a training course for rehabilitation workers for people with visual impairments. (S3O-5434)

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