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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 11 January 2007

Question Time

General

1. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage young people to live and work in the Highlands. (S2O-11594)

2. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the new powers to retain DNA will have on the detection of crime in communities. (S2O-11618)

3. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many social workers there are in Scotland and whether this figure has increased in recent years. (S2O-11599)

4. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether police forces are required to follow its guidance on recruitment, contained in police circular 8/2003. (S2O-11662)

5. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision on the business case for Edinburgh trams. (S2O-11597)

6. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what knowledge it has of complaints that Glasgow Housing Association’s acquisition of commercial properties in 2003 was in breach of competition law. (S2O-11655)

7. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to include statistics on the Irish community in Scotland on the website of its One Scotland Many Cultures campaign and what the reasons are for its position on the matter. (S2O-11633)

8. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to guided busway development across Scotland. (S2O-11591)

9. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have not yet completed audits of community greenspace and when all such audits will be completed and published. (S2O-11601)

10. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when the next round of capital funding for the building of new schools will be made available to local authorities. (S2O-11600)

Environment and Rural Development

1. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution biomass will make to its climate change programme, for example by increasing microgeneration. (S2O-11620)

2. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Scottish Water’s revenue and capital expenditure will be in 2007; what its projected expenditure is for future years, and whether the south of Scotland’s share of spending is proportionate to need. (S2O-11648)

3. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects a decision to be made regarding the location of Scotland’s first coastal and marine national park. (S2O-11639)

4. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor the work of community service volunteers in setting up the proposed Glasgow Parks’ Young Park Rangers scheme. (S2O-11629)

5. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the view of Scotland’s new chief scientific adviser, Professor Anne Glover, that people should embrace genetically modified food as an answer to poverty, hunger and toxic pollution. (S2O-11645)

6. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist agricultural colleges to fulfil their potential in helping to develop the rural economy. (S2O-11592)

7. Gordon Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how Glasgow will benefit from its allocation of the funding to clean up contaminated land. (S2O-11624)

8. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what account it is taking of the debate within the veterinary profession on the use of slaughter as a disease control measure. (S2O-11606)

9. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how it calculates the environmental impact of energy use in Scotland. (S2O-11583)

10. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how the funding scheme to promote household composting will operate in urban areas without gardens. (S2O-11605)

Health and Community Care

1. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the strategy to enhance community hospitals will have on healthcare in the Western Isles. (S2O-11636)

2. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reducing local authority waiting lists for free personal care. (S2O-11644)

3. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place to increase respite provision for carers. (S2O-11584)

4. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the new community casualty facility in Lanark to be operational. (S2O-11619)

5. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the recent announcement by the Minister for Health and Community Care about accident and emergency services in Ayrshire and Arran, when the downgrading of Ayr Hospital’s accident and emergency department will begin. (S2O-11650)

6. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards rezoning medical admissions to St John’s Hospital in Livingston. (S2O-11637)

7. Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the quality of the care provided in the community if primary care levels are increased above the current 98% as a result of the planned reduction in hospital intervention. (S2O-11586)

8. Not Lodged

9. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how it proposes to cut waiting times for orthodontic treatment in the Highlands. (S2O-11596)

10. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the adult population were registered with an NHS dentist in Aberdeen and Scotland in 1997 and in 2006. (S2O-11646)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 18 January 2007

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 10 January. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Donald Gorrie

2. Mr Duncan McNeil

3. Mr Charlie Gordon

4. Susan Deacon

5. Kate Maclean

6. Alasdair Morgan

7. Patrick Harvie

8. Chris Ballance

9. Karen Gillon

10. Janis Hughes

Justice and Law Officers

1. Roseanna Cunningham

2. John Home Robertson

3. Maureen Macmillan

4. Jeremy Purvis

5. Mr Adam Ingram

6. Bill Butler

7. Mr Mark Ruskell

8. Brian Adam

9. Richard Baker

10. Mr Kenny MacAskill

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Ms Wendy Alexander

2. Alex Fergusson

3. Mr Andrew Welsh

4. Mrs Mary Mulligan

5. Cathy Peattie

6. Scott Barrie

7. Mike Pringle

8. Karen Whitefield

9. Fiona Hyslop

10. Phil Gallie

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