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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 23 June 2005

Question Time

General

1. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how the police are addressing homophobic bullying in the workplace and in schools. (S2O-7206)

2. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to ensure that path networks are adequately developed and maintained. (S2O-7200)

3. Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the accuracy of data provided to IMD of Switzerland, the authors of the World Competitiveness Yearbook, and how it will ensure that the provision of this data does not adversely affect the economy. S2O-7223)

4. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that cancer treatment targets can be met. (S2O-7211)

5. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure access to dental provision for those living in the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-7193)

6. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is now satisfied with the operation of Disclosure Scotland. (S2O-7216)

7. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times are for cataract operations in the NHS Highland area. (S2O-7207)

8. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice and information it offers to university students and staff regarding how the points system for subject units operates. (S2O-7213)

9. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether cancer, mental health and heart disease will remain its health priorities in future years. (S2O-7180)

10. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on ending slopping out in prisons. (S2O-7264)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in introducing the Homestake shared equity scheme. (S2O-7272)

2. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to extend the central heating programme beyond March 2006 and whether it is consulting on options for extending the programme. (S2O-7280)

3. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it will give to local authorities to ensure that all council house tenants receive an equitable provision of services for their council tax. (S2O-7265)

4. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote the forthcoming UK presidency of the European Union. (S2O-7281)

5. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring that its relocation policy in respect of public sector jobs is managed effectively. (S2O-7256)

6. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to help to bring Europe closer to the people of Scotland following the rejection of the EU Constitution in France and the Netherlands. (S2O-7219)

7. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the second home market has on the affordability of houses in the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-7268)

8. Not Lodged

9. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the targets set for efficiency savings can only be fully met through privatisation. (S2O-7276)

10. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in establishing a licensing scheme for non-traditional housing. (S2O-7285)

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on its 2003 Partnership Agreement commitment to develop access to out-of-hours activity and facilities for all children. (S2O-7255)

2. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the policy of placing children with special needs in mainstream schools. (S2O-7222)

3. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the teaching of foreign languages in schools. (S2O-7205)

4. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the children’s panel system. (S2O-7228)

5. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any concerns about the statistical report for 2005 showing that the number of children taking school meals has fallen. (S2O-7275)

6. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on increasing teacher numbers. (S2O-7279)

7. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community-based sports organisations and clubs have made applications for funding to Futurebuilders Scotland. (S2O-7179)

8. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to Roman heritage sites. (S2O-7243)

9. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps education authorities are taking to prohibit smoking in and around school buildings and grounds. (S2O-7274)

10. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive how Perthshire’s tourism industry will benefit from the G8 summit. (S2O-7289)

Members Selected for General and Themed Questions on 30 June 2005

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times for the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon next Wednesday. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Michael Matheson
2. Sarah Boyack
3. Michael McMahon
4. Christine May
5. Fergus Ewing
6. Marlyn Glen
7. Trish Godman
8. Mr Alasdair Morrison
9. John Farquhar Munro
10. Mr John Swinney

Health and Community Care

1. Gordon Jackson
2. Mr John Home Robertson
3. Robert Brown
4. Ms Sandra White
5. Margaret Mitchell
6. Mrs Nanette Milne
7. Christine Grahame
8. George Lyon
9. Chris Ballance
10. Janis Hughes

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mike Rumbles
2. Dr Elaine Murray
3. Patrick Harvie
4. Phil Gallie
5. Alex Fergusson
6. Elaine Smith
7. Mr Bruce McFee
8. Eleanor Scott
9. Murdo Fraser
10. Mr Andrew Arbuckle



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