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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 1 March 2007

Question Time

General

1. John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it estimates would be payable in local income tax by a household with two people earning average wages and how that compares with the average band D council tax in Scotland. (S2O-12223)

2. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in obtaining Fair Trade Nation status for Scotland. (S2O-12243)

3. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be increased community involvement in the ongoing work on the draft West Edinburgh Planning Framework. (S2O-12203)

4. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what weight will be given to local objections when determining the location of Scotland’s first marine national park. (S2O-12165)

5. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give an update on the PPP scheme for schools in the Western Isles. (S2O-12236)

6. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting housing regeneration in central Fife. (S2O-12230)

7. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to extend the availability of NHS dentistry. (S2O-12242)

8. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities to create a co-ordinated programme to improve the quality of football pitches and changing facilities in response to concerns illustrated by the march to the Parliament on 14 February 2007. (S2O-12204)

9. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the concerns of residents in town centres who suffer from high levels of noise pollution. (S2O-12167)

10. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the unitary charge paid out over the lifetime of the current South Ayrshire schools PPP project will be and how much of that cost will be borne by the Executive and South Ayrshire Council respectively. (S2O-12244)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions have been brought in respect of selling tobacco to underage purchasers in each of the last three years. (S2O-12199)

2. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to remove gender inequalities from the criminal justice system. (S2O-12175)

3. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates that local authorities will be in a position to implement the provisions of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill. (S2O-12193)

4. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community police officers there are in Scotland. (S2O-12202)

5. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost is for the public sector to bid for the right to build and operate the replacement HM Prison Low Moss and whether it will list what that money would be spent on. (S2O-12169)

6. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve the prosecution and detection of environmental crime. (S2O-12188)

7. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Chief Constable of Tayside Police and what issues were discussed. (S2O-12178)

8. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will carry out an investigation into CIA rendition flights, in light of the recent report of the European Parliament. (S2O-12186)

9. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken through the criminal justice system to tackle "loan sharks". (S2O-12217)

10. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what the relationship is between recidivism rates and whether people serve (a) community or (b) custodial sentences. (S2O-12201)

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will meet the Scottish Funding Council and the University of Glasgow to discuss the latter’s presence at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries. (S2O-12159)

2. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the involvement of business people, both at a local and national level, in the development and delivery of enterprise education in schools in line with the Determined to Succeed strategy. (S2O-12218)

3. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the dualling of the A96. (S2O-12180)

4. Mr Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it promotes entry to apprenticeships in the construction and engineering industries by women and ethnic minority people and whether it will provide figures for those categories in those industries, as a proportion of total apprenticeships available. (S2O-12222)

5. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve public transport links to health facilities. (S2O-12229)

6. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for improving bus services across Scotland. (S2O-12215)

7. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the principle of road pricing in Scotland. (S2O-12174)

8. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any changes have made to the enterprise and lifelong learning budget for 2007-08. (S2O-12184)

9. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support short sea shipping services as a means to reduce road congestion by heavy freight vehicles. (S2O-12181)

10. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with representatives of the University of Glasgow and the Scottish Funding Council regarding the proposed withdrawal of the university from the Crichton Campus in Dumfries (S2O-12239)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 8 March 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 28 February. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Mr Kenny MacAskill
2. Dave Petrie
3. Nora Radcliffe
4. John Home Robertson
5. Rob Gibson
6. Bristow Muldoon
7. Mike Rumbles
8. Dennis Canavan
9. Margo MacDonald
10. Linda Fabiani

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Colin Fox
2. Ms Rosemary Byrne
3. Mr Adam Ingram
4. Mr Stewart Maxwell
5. Margaret Jamieson
6. Jeremy Purvis
7. Mr Kenneth Macintosh
8. Bill Butler
9. Dr Elaine Murray
10. Marlyn Glen

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Mr Charlie Gordon
2. David McLetchie
3. Jackie Baillie
4. Mr Frank McAveety
5. John Farquhar Munro
6. Mark Ballard
7. Christine May
8. Jim Mather
9. Karen Gillon
10. Chris Ballance

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