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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 15 September 2005

Question Time

General

1. Mr Andrew Arbuckle: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures it can take in respect of the food purchase practices of supermarkets. (S2O-7537)

2. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to build freight rail lines in Dumfries and Galloway. (S2O-7565)

3. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to minimise the effects of rising fuel costs in remote and rural areas and what representations it is making to HM Treasury about the level of fuel duty in these areas. (S2O-7545)

4. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether details of the costings, intended routes and impact assessments for the A68 Dalkeith northern bypass are up-to-date and accurate. (S2O-7547)

5. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of its policy of free personal care for elderly people. (S2O-7558)

6. Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the future delivery of criminal justice social work in island communities. (S2O-7566)

7. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Disability and Carers Service over its attempt to recover up to £60.60 a week from Scottish pensioners who are receiving help under the free personal care scheme. (S2O-7499)

8. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor any proposals or decisions by NHS Argyll and Clyde in the period prior to its formal dissolution on 31 March 2006. (S2O-7501)

9. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is offered to organisations that help vulnerable people and those at risk of suicide. (S2O-7522)

10. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the project to introduce a crossrail link for Glasgow. (S2O-7505)

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it and VisitScotland respond to changes in visitor numbers on a regional basis. (S2O-7541)

2. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to assist mainstream schools to support pupils with special educational needs. (S2O-7533)

3. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in promoting dance in Scotland. (S2O-7510)

4. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what help is available for football supporters’ trusts wishing to develop community links, especially with schools, colleges and the voluntary sector, to encourage young people to participate in sport. (S2O-7517)

5. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether physical education is a more attractive school subject to students now than it was in 1999. (S2O-7484)

6. Not Lodged

7. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to promote greater opportunities for young people to participate in sport. (S2O-7481)

8. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the East Football Project and other initiatives to encourage people of all ages to play football. (S2O-7544)

9. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that existing community sports facilities are maintained to an adequate standard. (S2O-7493)

10. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in implementing the proposed significance recognition scheme for non-national museums and galleries. (S2O-7496)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the new legislative proposals in relation to planning will assist in the provision of affordable housing. (S2O-7515)

2. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the public sector gains the greatest possible benefit from the use of free and open source software. (S2O-7549)

3. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the £15 million fine imposed on Transco in respect of the Larkhall gas explosion will be spent. (S2O-7509)

4. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what new steps it is taking to address the issue of fuel poverty. (S2O-7553)

5. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the residents of Abbeyfield Homes are not unfairly disadvantaged with regard to their council tax levels as a consequence of amendments made to the Local Government Finance Act 1992. (S2O-7536)

6. Gordon Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to enhance the rights of private sector tenants. (S2O-7514)

7. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that public services are protected as a result of negotiations of single status pay agreements between local authorities and employees. (S2O-7540)

8. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons have been learnt for Scotland from the G8 summit. (S2O-7500)

9. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has issued to local authorities in respect of considering possible conflicts of interest when appointing consultants to assist in assessing planning applications. (S2O-7548)

10. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that council tax levels are maintained at a reasonable level. (S2O-7520)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 22 September 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 on Wednesday 14 September. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Margaret Smith

2. Alex Neil

3. Mr Andrew Arbuckle

4. Mr Adam Ingram

5. Alasdair Morgan

6. Shona Robison

7. Donald Gorrie

8. Maureen Macmillan

9. Mike Pringle

10. Bristow Muldoon

Environment and Rural Development

1. Miss Annabel Goldie

2. Chris Ballance

3. Irene Oldfather

4. Mr Jamie Stone

5. Murdo Fraser

6. Mr Bruce McFee

7. Christine May

8. Scott Barrie

9. Susan Deacon

10. Mr Jamie McGrigor

Health and Community Care

1. Marilyn Livingstone

2. Fergus Ewing

3. Michael McMahon

4. Brian Adam

5. Mrs Nanette Milne

6. John Farquhar Munro

7. Mr Frank McAveety

8. Mary Scanlon

9. Janis Hughes

10. Mark Ballard



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