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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 20 May 2010

Question Time

General

1. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the reported legal action by objectors might cause delay to the completion of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. (S3O-10610)

2. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the financial impact that the change of UK Government might have on taxpayers in Scotland. (S3O-10608)

3. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve the Argyll and Bute road network. (S3O-10561)

4. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the economic impact in Scotland of disruption caused by any renewed volcanic activity in Iceland is kept to a minimum. (S3O-10621)

5. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how successful the one-year job guarantee scheme has been in finding positions for newly qualified midwives. (S3O-10592)

6. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to tackle adult obesity. (S3O-10626)

7. Not Lodged

8. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken to improve the inclines and hairpin bend on the A9 at Berriedale. (S3O-10556)

9. Not Lodged

10. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has commissioned research into back pain in adolescents. (S3O-10581)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to music teaching in schools. (S3O-10576)

2. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address concerns among parents and teachers regarding the Curriculum for Excellence, including in relation to the level of preparation for its introduction. (S3O-10599)

3. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect education funding. (S3O-10601)

4. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence it has that all teachers are being given adequate support in the lead up to the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence. (S3O-10549)

5. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met education officials from North Lanarkshire Council. (S3O-10543)

6. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it has given to develop forest schools across Scotland. (S3O-10559)

7. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities on the use of US-style yellow buses for schools. (S3O-10564)

8. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to be able to provide parents, teachers and pupils with full details on the new structure of the SQA examination system. (S3O-10558)

9. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers the Scottish Funding Council has to intervene when further education courses are withdrawn after they have commenced. (S3O-10596)

10. Not Lodged

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Not Lodged

2. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to ensure that British Sign Language users and deafblind people in Scotland have equality of access to information about the Games For Scotland Programme. (S3O-10575)

3. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to meet the new UK Government regarding Scotland’s role in Europe. (S3O-10631)

4. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to protect Scotland’s built heritage and what support it is offering to programmes such as the Dysart Townscape Heritage Initiative that aim to restore Scotland’s unique structures. (S3O-10585)

5. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Culture and External Affairs has plans to meet the incoming Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. (S3O-10591)

6. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding its intention to implement the recommendations of the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution. (S3O-10541)

7. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Scottish Opera and what issues were discussed. (S3O-10623)

8. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what external affairs issues will be discussed at the first meeting with the new Secretary of State for Scotland. (S3O-10609)

9. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is provided for adult learners of Gaelic. (S3O-10628)

10. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any recent changes to its procedures for supporting future cultural events. (S3O-10600)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 27 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 19 May. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 20 May.

General

1. Margaret Smith

2. Stuart McMillan

3. Aileen Campbell

4. Patrick Harvie

5. Patricia Ferguson

6. Ken Macintosh

7. Mary Scanlon

8. Mike Rumbles

9. Karen Whitefield

10. Karen Gillon

Health and Wellbeing

1. Christopher Harvie

2. David McLetchie

3. Angela Constance

4. Ian McKee

5. David Stewart

6. Margaret Curran

7. Bob Doris

8. Jim Tolson

9. Bill Butler

10. Rhona Brankin

11. Shirley-Anne Somerville

12. Robert Brown

13. Bill Kidd

14. Derek Brownlee

15. Marlyn Glen

16. Michael Matheson

17. Joe FitzPatrick

18. Cathie Craigie

19. Malcolm Chisholm

20. Kenneth Gibson

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