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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 29 April 2010

Question Time

General

1. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council regarding recycling. (S3O-10290)

2. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address indiscipline in schools. (S3O-10305)

3. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of various recently reported high-profile child protection issues, whether it has reconsidered its overall child protection strategy. (S3O-10284)

4. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what bodies for which the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth is responsible, apart from Caledonian MacBrayne, have subsidiaries based in tax havens. (S3O-10270)

5. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports an increase in domestic aviation between Scotland and other mainland UK airports. (S3O-10310)

6. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made to upgrade the A96 at the Inveramsay Bridge. (S3O-10306)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains committed to freedom of information. (S3O-10311)

8. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding proposals to increase national insurance contributions. (S3O-10347)

9. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what decisions have been made regarding the implementation timetable of the Curriculum for Excellence and new qualifications. (S3O-10322)

10. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to protect the stock of wild salmon in rivers. (S3O-10318)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any NHS boards have recently announced a need to reduce services, nurse training or the recruitment of nurses and doctors as a consequence of budget pressures. (S3O-10323)

2. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to ensure that dispensing GP practices in rural areas are protected. (S3O-10313)

3. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make any changes to the Energy Assistance Package to increase uptake of the scheme. (S3O-10292)

4. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive when it next plans to meet the Scottish Ambulance Service to discuss the future of air ambulance provision in Orkney. (S3O-10314)

5. Not Lodged

6. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how the required numbers of palliative care specialists and nurses are established and calculated and what these numbers are, broken down by NHS board. (S3O-10337)

7. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it reallocated any of the £128,000 repaid to it by the Scottish-Islamic Foundation to any other organisation or charity in the financial year 2009-10. (S3O-10265)

8. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis the recently announced £31 million from Barnett consequentials for housing will be distributed. (S3O-10266)

9. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it has received for its proposals to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. (S3O-10331)

10. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Aberdeen City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership on its current priorities. (S3O-10261)

11. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what reciprocal healthcare arrangements are in place between the Isle of Man and the NHS in Scotland. (S3O-10332)

12. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that the views of local communities are taken into account when considering the provision of pharmacy and dispensing services. (S3O-10321)

13. Not Lodged

14. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce its proposed minimum price per unit of alcohol before the Stage one debate on the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill. (S3O-10324)

15. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to allocate the £31 million from Barnett consequentials for affordable housing developments. (S3O-10326)

16. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received a copy of any reports by the Scottish Football Review Committee chaired by Henry McLeish. (S3O-10348)

17. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that sheltered businesses, such as Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries, have been invited to bid or had the chance to match best price for procurement contracts for supply of NHS uniforms under £144,000, in line with European regulations that allow organisations to reserve public contracts for such businesses. (S3O-10268)

18. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-32301 by Alex Neil on 24 March 2010 confirming that less than half of the fuel poverty budget had been spent by the end of February, whether it is confident that the full amount was spent by the end of 2009-10. (S3O-10269)

19. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make a submission to the EU consultation on sport policy. (S3O-10341)

20. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when the business case for a new Glenwood Health Centre in Glenrothes will be approved by ministers. (S3O-10262)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 5 May 2010

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 28 April. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 29 April.

General

1. Sarah Boyack

2. Des McNulty

3. John Wilson

4. James Kelly

5. Charlie Gordon

6. John Park

7. Aileen Campbell

8. Gil Paterson

9. Jackie Baillie

10. Andrew Welsh

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Shirley-Anne Somerville

2. Linda Fabiani

3. Lewis Macdonald

4. Mary Scanlon

5. Michael McMahon

6. Robert Brown

7. Helen Eadie

8. Alison McInnes

9. Mike Pringle

10. Margaret Mitchell

Justice and Law Officers

1. Iain Smith

2. Marilyn Livingstone

3. Bob Doris

4. Jim Hume

5. Richard Baker

6. Rhona Brankin

7. Stuart McMillan

8. Nanette Milne

9. Murdo Fraser

10. Ian McKee

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