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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 24 June 2010

Question Time

General

1. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports pyrolysis incineration. (S3O-11069)

2. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on good animal welfare. (S3O-11064)

3. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of the council tax freeze on local authority budgets. (S3O-11036)

4. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities and other bodies regarding the inspection and maintenance of air conditioning systems. (S3O-11068)

5. Not Lodged

6. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains its intention to extend the council tax freeze in 2011-12. (S3O-11058)

7. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to provide enhanced opportunities and more support for care leavers. (S3O-11061)

8. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to help East Renfrewshire Council address ongoing difficulties over the catchment area for St Ninian’s High School. (S3O-11057)

9. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the language skills of 5-year-olds starting school. (S3O-11076)

10. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with officials in Libya concerning the situation of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. (S3O-11043)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide capital funding to NHS Lanarkshire to allow progress to be made in improving primary health care facilities in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. (S3O-11040)

2. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurance it can give that the consultant-led maternity services at Caithness General Hospital in Wick will be safeguarded for future years. (S3O-11088)

3. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what issues were discussed. (S3O-11042)

4. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it will use to assess the pilot NHS board elections that took place in Dumfries and Galloway and Fife on 10 June 2010. (S3O-11063)

5. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring that frontline health workers are protected from violence in the workplace. (S3O-11059)

6. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the regulation of private letting agencies. (S3O-11046)

7. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what early intervention measures it is taking to tackle sight loss. (S3O-11078)

8. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the 1,500 people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Orkney to be registered. (S3O-11079)

9. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what adjustments it is making to the Low-cost Initiative for First-Time Buyers scheme. (S3O-11060)

10. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that proposals by NHS boards to reduce expenditure on services are fully consulted on with the affected community. (S3O-11077)

11. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last discussed the concerns of disabled employees with trade unions that represent NHS staff. (S3O-11041)

12. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how levels of patient care will be shown to be protected despite targets to reduce staffing numbers in the NHS. (S3O-11045)

13. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review targets to reduce waiting times for cancer testing and receiving results. (S3O-11072)

14. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to help first-time buyers. (S3O-11067)

15. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of knife crime on NHS services. (S3O-11049)

16. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met the chief executive of NHS Grampian and whether she discussed the impact of current funding difficulties on the delivery of frontline services. (S3O-11087)

17. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being put in place to ensure that healthcare professionals are following the most recent expert guidelines on coeliac disease to improve the diagnosis rates. (S3O-11089)

18. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Highland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-11070)

19. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the NHS funds private ambulance transfers of patients when a bed in a more suitable unit is available but no Scottish Ambulance Service vehicle is available. (S3O-11086)

20. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has concerns regarding NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s car parking policy. (S3O-11032)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 1 July 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 23 June. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 24 June.

General

1. Rob Gibson

2. Ms Wendy Alexander

3. Peter Peacock

4. John Wilson

5. Andrew Welsh

6. Marlyn Glen

7. Sandra White

8. Rhoda Grant

9. Jamie Hepburn

10. Alex Johnstone

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Elaine Smith

2. Stuart McMillan

3. Malcolm Chisholm

4. Iain Smith

5. Elaine Murray

6. Jim Tolson

7. Christopher Harvie

8. David Stewart

9. Michael Matheson

10. John Lamont

Justice and Law Officers

1. John Park

2. Patricia Ferguson

3. Ian McKee

4. Helen Eadie

5. Kenneth Gibson

6. David Whitton

7. Liam McArthur

8. Robert Brown

9. Karen Gillon

10. Mr Frank McAveety

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