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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 29 October 2009

Question Time

General

1. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made with its commitment paper that outlines work to support military personnel through improving access to housing, health, transport, education and training. (S3O-8256)

2. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with voluntary sector organisations about future funding issues. (S3O-8189)

3. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that ministers are responsible for oversight of the procurement and delivery of major transport projects in its capital programme. (S3O-8198)

4. Not Lodged

5. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport on protecting socially necessary bus services. (S3O-8187)

6. Not Lodged

7. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions ministers have had with Orkney Islands Council about the funding for the next generation of vessels for Orkney’s internal ferry services. (S3O-8212)

8. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland’s plans to suspend its grant-making activities for the foreseeable future. (S3O-8215)

9. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it endorses the People’s Charter as supported by the Trades Union Congress. (S3O-8227)

10. Not Lodged

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the recent report by the Centre for Public Policy for Regions, what its views are on expenditure on education per pupil in Scotland. (S3O-8252)

2. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent progress has been made in taking forward the 12 recommendations in the Teacher Employment Working Group workforce plan. (S3O-8219)

3. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive which active education PFI project has the highest ratio of lifetime unitary charge to capital value. (S3O-8231)

4. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is being provided for apprenticeships and work-based training in community learning and development. (S3O-8204)

5. Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the University of Aberdeen regarding the provision of student accommodation. (S3O-8248)

6. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on the teaching and learning of modern languages. (S3O-8201)

7. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been provided to rebuild Dumbarton Academy; over which financial years, and when it expects pupils to be taught in the new school. (S3O-8170)

8. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address regional disparities in educational attainment. (S3O-8210)

9. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation local authorities are required to undertake among local communities before closing nursery and primary schools. (S3O-8235)

10. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what its criteria are for classifying a school as refurbished or rebuilt. (S3O-8200)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Not Lodged

2. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since completion of the audit of the Scots language.

3. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what it anticipates that the impact will be of the real-terms cut to the Cultural Collections budget in 2010-11. (S3O-8174)

4. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution is making to the European Union on the subject of climate change. (S3O-8245)

5. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives are in place to sustain and develop Scotland’s film industry. (S3O-8184)

6. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution has had with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning to ensure that the Youth Music Initiative continues to contribute to the future of instrumental music services in schools. (S3O-8194)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing and implementing protocols on ministerial relationships with the UK Government. (S3O-8209)

8. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution last visited Brussels. (S3O-8195)

9. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the Scots language alongside Gaelic in the summary of responsibilities of the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution on its website. (S3O-8251)

10. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it plans to have with the National Galleries of Scotland regarding the number of proposed venues across Scotland and their availability and accessibility to ensure that Titian’s Diana and Actaeon can be viewed by as large an audience as possible. (S3O-8183)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 5 November 2009

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 October. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 29 October.

General

1. Jamie McGrigor
2. Irene Oldfather
3. John Scott
4. Rhoda Grant
5. Alison McInnes
6. John Park
7. Cathie Craigie
8. Tricia Marwick
9. Elizabeth Smith
10. Patrick Harvie

Health and Wellbeing

1. Peter Peacock
2. George Foulkes
3. Helen Eadie
4. Mr Frank McAveety
5. Angela Constance
6. Robin Harper
7. Dave Thompson
8. Aileen Campbell
9. Shirley-Anne Somerville
10. Bill Kidd
11. David Stewart
12. Charlie Gordon
13. Patricia Ferguson
14. Ken Macintosh
15. Rob Gibson
16. Margaret Smith
17. Bill Aitken
18. Joe FitzPatrick
19. Nanette Milne
20. Alasdair Morgan

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