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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 01 February 2007

Question Time

General

1. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact its policies have had on economic growth since 1999. (S2O-11820)

2. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the role of mediation will be in the reformed planning system. (S2O-11893)

3. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to give local authorities more powers to move unauthorised gypsy/traveller encampments quickly to official sites and to recover the costs of relocation, provision of toilet and waste facilities and clean-up after the unauthorised sites have closed. (S2O-11837)

4. Not Lodged

5. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to upgrade junction 4 on the M77 to improve access to Barrhead. (S2O-11875)

6. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what further steps it is taking to improve the marketing of tourism in Scotland. (S2O-11812)

7. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on the Air Discount Scheme. (S2O-11879)

8. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it is having with the UK Government regarding the possibility of implementing a ban on personal use of fireworks. (S2O-11869)

9. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to tackle child poverty in the Glasgow Springburn parliamentary constituency. (S2O-11872)

10. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review education provision in Fife. (S2O-11887)

Health and Community Care

1. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how the investment in NHS Fife will improve services to patients and staff. (S2O-11870)

2. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that there is sufficient accident and emergency unit capacity in Lanarkshire. (S2O-11813)

3. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS Lanarkshire has carried out the transport impact assessment that it stated it would undertake after the decision was taken to close Monklands Hospital’s accident and emergency department and, if so, what the results were of the assessment. (S2O-11832)

4. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial contribution NHS boards are making towards the funding of motor neurone disease clinical specialists. (S2O-11810)

5. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking as a result of the response by the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland on 17 January 2007 to the Audit Committee’s report, Implementing the NHS Consultant Contract in Scotland. (S2O-11817)

6. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the impact of abolishing all targets for the NHS in Scotland. (S2O-11876)

7. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are currently diagnosed as suffering from wet age-related macular degeneration. (S2O-11830)

8. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that NHS Tayside made the correct decision in respect of the number and location of minor injury and illness units in its area. (S2O-11854)

9. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it considers that midwife-led units will play in maternity services in the future. (S2O-11877)

10. Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the impact that Sir Gerry Robinson is reported to have had on NHS waiting times and given how NHS Tayside health professionals demonstrated in the Parliament last year their commitment to perpetual improvement, what steps the Executive is taking to empower all NHS professionals to achieve similar results by using comparable working principles and methods across the NHS. (S2O-11818)

Environment and Rural Development

1. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive how CO2 emissions can be reduced and climate change targets met by the use of hydrogen. (S2O-11873)

2. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to review the approach to minimising flooding risks to communities, in light of recent incidents highlighting the failure of hard engineering flood defence schemes. (S2O-11894)

3. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the extent and current status are of the restricted areas arising from the Chernobyl incident. (S2O-11850)

4. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution Scotland is making to reducing its carbon footprint in respect of food miles, in light of the decision by Young’s of Annan to send prawns to Thailand for processing. (S2O-11825)

5. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor the success of the Declaration on Climate Change, signed by all of Scotland’s local authorities. (S2O-11874)

6. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in improving the recycling of household waste by local authorities. (S2O-11880)

7. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to reduce the risk of flooding in Moray and across Scotland. (S2O-11836)

8. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the impact on Scottish producers of the initial findings of the Competition Commission’s inquiry into the UK grocery market. (S2O-11828)

9. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive whether applications for financial support from Phase 2 of the Strategic Waste Fund will be expected to be fully compatible with the guiding principles of the National Waste Plan. (S2O-11890)

10. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how voluntary and not-for-profit waste recycling organisations are being supported. (S2O-11871)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 8 February 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 31 January. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Tommy Sheridan
2. Mr Andrew Welsh
3. Patrick Harvie
4. Mark Ballard
5. Mr David Davidson
6. Mr Adam Ingram
7. Bill Aitken
8. Richard Lochhead
9. Christine Grahame
10. Mrs Mary Mulligan

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Mr Charlie Gordon
2. Jeremy Purvis
3. Mr Duncan McNeil
4. Iain Smith
5. Christine May
6. Shona Robison
7. Marilyn Livingstone
8. Irene Oldfather
9. Margaret Smith
10. Stewart Stevenson

Justice and Law Officers

1. Karen Gillon
2. Ms Wendy Alexander
3. Euan Robson
4. Ms Rosemary Byrne
5. John Farquhar Munro
6. Frances Curran
7. Cathie Craigie
8. Mr Mark Ruskell
9. Alex Fergusson
10. Ms Sandra White

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