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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 26 November 2009

Question Time

General

1. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with ScotRail regarding services to and from Stranraer. (S3O-8627)

2. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to enhance economic growth through planning procedures. (S3O-8607)

3. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the Council of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s decision to establish an administrative region in Scotland. (S3O-8622)

4. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs will be lost in Scotland as a result of a minimum price per unit of alcohol set at (a) 40p, (b) 50p and (c) 60p. (S3O-8602)

5. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been carried out by Transport Scotland on its public transport strategy in and around the Forth. (S3O-8647)

6. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to maintain and improve bus services in light of recent decisions by bus companies to withdraw commercial services from many communities. (S3O-8605)

7. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees with the City of Edinburgh Council’s proposal to set its direct payments rate at a single level per client group irrespective of individual need. (S3O-8577)

8. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to support public transport in the Scottish Borders. (S3O-8555)

9. Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the trial of broadband-enabling technology will be expanded across Scotland. (S3O-8564)

10. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will now vaccinate all children against the influenza A (H1N1) virus as a priority. (S3O-8566)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken by the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution to help those people losing their jobs as a result of the establishment of Creative Scotland to find alternative employment. (S3O-8644)

2. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the next steps will be for the National Conversation. (S3O-8609)

3. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions ministers have had regarding the impact on Scotland of the United Kingdom joining the European single currency. (S3O-8558)

4. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its latest estimate is of the cost to the public purse of holding a referendum on independence. (S3O-8557)

5. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications for Scotland are of the ratification of the Lisbon treaty. (S3O-8556)

6. Not Lodged

7. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will send a delegation to Cuba to build on Scotland-Cuba relations and Scottish interests in the region. (S3O-8603)

8. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs of the proposed referendum on independence will be and from what budget they will be met. (S3O-8595)

9. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Scotland’s traditional arts play in the country’s economy. (S3O-8610)

10. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the provision of Gaelic-medium education at secondary level. (S3O-8630)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 236 new or refurbished schools mentioned in its press release of 8 October 2009 as completed since May 2007 were commissioned under a previous administration. (S3O-8592)

2. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the stringent economic times, whether the statutory right to school transport will be retained. (S3O-8589)

3. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to help ensure that permanent posts are available for newly qualified teachers. (S3O-8554)

4. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning last met East Ayrshire Council and what matters were discussed. (S3O-8583)

5. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that colleges receive sufficient bursary, hardship and childcare funds. (S3O-8611)

6. Not Lodged

7. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to assess the impact of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007. (S3O-8648)

8. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses have applied to the Adopt An Apprentice scheme. (S3O-8628)

9. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the bursaries available to further education students. (S3O-8590)

10. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning has had with the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution regarding the expansion of Gaelic-medium education throughout Glasgow. (S3O-8619)

The Member has provided the following Gaelic translation:

A dh’fhaighneachd de Riaghaltas na h-Alba dè na còmhraidhean a tha air a bhith ann eadar Rùnaire a’ Chaibineit airson Foghlaim agus Ionns leudachadh foghlam tro mheadhan a’ Ghàidhlig air feadh Ghlaschu.achadh Fad-bheatha agus am Ministear airson Cultair, Chùisean Taobh a-muigh agus a’ Bhun-reachd mu bhith a’ leudachadh foghlam tro mheadhan a’ Ghàidhlig air feadh Ghlaschu.

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 3 December 2009

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 November. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 26 November.

General

1. David Whitton
2. Mr Frank McAveety
3. Bill Butler
4. Derek Brownlee
5. Mike Pringle
6. Lewis Macdonald
7. Ross Finnie
8. Liam McArthur
9. Hugh Henry
10. Ms Wendy Alexander

Health and Wellbeing

1. Stuart McMillan
2. James Kelly
3. Duncan McNeil
4. Johann Lamont
5. Willie Coffey
6. Mary Mulligan
7. Michael Matheson
8. Angela Constance
9. Mary Scanlon
10. Malcolm Chisholm
11. Paul Martin
12. John Park
13. Ken Macintosh
14. Christopher Harvie
15. Dr Richard Simpson
16. Maureen Watt
17. Bill Kidd
18. Robin Harper
19. Margaret Curran
20. Christina McKelvie

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