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Section D – Oral questions selected for answer on 2 December 2010

Question Time

General

1. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what economic assistance it will provide the local community in Kinloss with to offset the impact of the proposed closure of the RAF base. ( S3O-12210)

2. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on implementing the improvements identified in the Strategic Transport Projects Review. ( S3O-12150)

3. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how many funded places in higher education will be transferred to unfunded places under its budget proposals. ( S3O-12201)

4. Not Lodged

5. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are of the draft budget proposals on transport projects for Aberdeen and the North East. ( S3O-12213)

6. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make changes to the Education Maintenance Allowance. ( S3O-12220)

7. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the number of firefighters in Scotland. ( S3O-12174)

8. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how many churches and charities have been required to reapply for exemption from water and sewage charges following transfer of responsibility for administration of the scheme to Business Stream. ( S3O-12215)

9. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is being made for new cases requiring free child advocacy, given that Barnardo’s Take Note project is reportedly not up and running and has only recently advertised for staff. ( S3O-12165)

10. Not Lodged

Health and Wellbeing

1. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to reduce the number of territorial NHS boards. ( S3O-12166)

2. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified nurse graduates have been employed by NHS Grampian in each of the last six intakes. ( S3O-12170)

3. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill is expected to have on the level of supply of rented housing. ( S3O-12157)

4. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of medications prescribed by the NHS are not used by patients. ( S3O-12171)

5. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has has had with Parkinson’s UK. ( S3O-12152)

6. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that homeopathy has a role to play in healthcare. ( S3O-12177)

7. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since 2007 in the early diagnosis and treatment of people with mental health problems. ( S3O-12154)

8. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Ayrshire and Arran. ( S3O-12204)

9. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the announcement by the UK Minister of State for Housing and Local Government on removing security of tenure from tenants of social landlords and whether it is considering a similar proposal. ( S3O-12156)

10. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on availability of qualified clinical personnel in accident and emergency services in NHS Fife. ( S3O-12181)

11. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Fife and what issues were discussed. ( S3O-12175)

12. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Violence Against Women Fund, the Rape Crisis Specific Fund and the Children’s Services Women’s Aid Fund will be maintained in 2011-12 and, if so, at what level. ( S3O-12179)

13. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions ministers have had with the Scottish Ambulance Service regarding the future provision of air ambulance services in Orkney. ( S3O-12161)

14. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives at a local level to groups providing assistance for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. ( S3O-12180)

15. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the standards at Queen Margaret Hospital and Stirling Royal Infirmary following the publication of their inspection reports by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate. ( S3O-12153)

16. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the replacement of the care services for older people currently delivered by the Mansionhouse Unit. ( S3O-12186)

17. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce bed blocking for dementia patients in Glasgow hospitals caused by the need to obtain orders under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. ( S3O-12158)

18. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive how the money for preventative treatment announced for NHS boards in the draft budget will help support Glasgow City Council in looking after vulnerable citizens . ( S3O-12218)

19. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the benefits of telecare services for remote and rural communities. ( S3O-12160)

20. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met the National Performance Management Committee and what issues were discussed. ( S3O-12190)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 9 December 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 1 December 2010. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 2 December 2010.

General

1. John Farquhar Munro

2. Mr Frank McAveety

3. Helen Eadie

4. Alex Johnstone

5. Ian McKee

6. Jim Hume

7. Elaine Murray

8. Michael Matheson

9. Bob Doris

10. Elizabeth Smith

Justice and Law Officers

1. Mike Rumbles

2. Alasdair Allan

3. Christina McKelvie

4. Nanette Milne

5. Tricia Marwick

6. Stewart Maxwell

7. Des McNulty

8. Murdo Fraser

9. Mary Mulligan

10. John Lamont

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Bill Butler

2. Joe FitzPatrick

3. Andrew Welsh

4. Robin Harper

5. Karen Gillon

6. Maureen Watt

7. Jamie McGrigor

8. Irene Oldfather

9. Jamie Stone

10. Margo MacDonald

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