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Section D – Oral questions selected for answer on 10 February 2011

Question Time

General

1. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it expects prisoners to be allowed to vote in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election and what impact this will have on the Scottish Prison Service. (S3O-12926)

2. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to help young unemployed people in Edinburgh back into work. (S3O-12957)

3. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on preventive work with vulnerable young people at risk of becoming involved in criminal or antisocial behaviour. (S3O-12943)

4. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive what action the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has taken following his commitment to look again at funding for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire councils, as reported in The Press and Journal on 25 January 2011. (S3O-13004)

5. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth had with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing prior to reducing the budget line for access and support for the NHS from £151.3 million in 2009-10 to £102.80 million in 2011-12. (S3O-12962)

6. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding recent proposals to amend employment legislation. (S3O-12984)

7. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Network Rail regarding the reopening of Kintore Station. (S3O-13001)

8. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the availability of tourist information following the closure of tourist information offices across Perthshire and Kinross-shire. (S3O-12917)

9. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve the A92 around Glenrothes. (S3O-12956)

10. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Scottish Enterprise and what issues were discussed. (S3O-12974)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve equity of access to healthcare for people with Huntington’s disease. (S3O-12977)

2. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how the back-up and support for carers in Scotland’s remotest areas will be safeguarded during times of reduced government spending. (S3O-13005)

3. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met officials from NHS Forth Valley and what issues were discussed. (S3O-12987)

4. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to increase the number of people registered with an NHS dentist in the north east. (S3O-12929)

5. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities, carers and service users regarding its proposed changes to adult community care. (S3O-12967)

6. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the need for the St Brendan’s Hospital building on the Isle of Barra to be replaced. (S3O-12927)

7. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact of the reduced Scottish settlement is on the prospects for new housing in the West of Scotland. (S3O-12945)

8. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it has had with paediatric consultants regarding Glasgow’s new children’s hospital. (S3O-12980)

9. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in agreeing the basis on which the development of a new Balfour Hospital can be taken forward. (S3O-12995)

10. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Active Schools Coordinators there are and by how many sportscotland estimates this number will have to be reduced as a result of the 2011-12 budget. (S3O-12981)

11. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the Scottish Ambulance Service and whether issues relating to its operations in the west Highlands were discussed. (S3O-12985)

12. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to meet the 26-week referral to treatment target for specialist children and adolescent mental health services. (S3O-12996)

13. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive when the next report of the Audiology Services Advisory Group will be published. (S3O-12931)

14. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it is making for patients with chronic pain. (S3O-12971)

15. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve complaints handling in the NHS. (S3O-12928)

16. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available to carers’ forums. (S3O-12948)

17. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by NHS boards in increasing access to insulin pump therapy in line with the latest clinical guidance. (S3O-12989)

18. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the reduction in bed numbers at Monklands Hospital is having on patient care. (S3O-12990)

19. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it attaches to the recommendations in The Mackie Report. (S3O-12963)

20. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress NHS Ayrshire and Arran has made in delivering improved patient care in the last year. (S3O-12933)

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