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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 6 September 2007

Question Time

General

1. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that all children living in families where there is parental drug or alcohol misuse are properly assessed and protected. (S3O-506)

2. Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop the role of voluntary organisations in supporting vulnerable and older people in their communities. (S3O-484)

3. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive how many probationary teachers who completed their probationary year in June 2007 have been unable to find full-time employment. (S3O-466)

4. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support Scottish art and culture. (S3O-517)

5. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is currently available to local authorities for community regeneration. (S3O-528)

6. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what it will do to ensure a sustainable future for village and community halls. (S3O-526)

7. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the performance of NHS 24. (S3O-458)

8. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its opposition to current proposals to build a 50-metre swimming pool in Aberdeen. (S3O-524)

9. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what investigations it has undertaken in relation to the recent outbreak of E. coli O157 in Paisley. (S3O-462)

10. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s plans to implement car parking charges at Stobhill Hospital. (S3O-491)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress has been made by the Scottish Law Commission on its work on rape and other sexual offences. (S3O-507)

2. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the legislation on antisocial behaviour. (S3O-510)

3. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the implementation of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Act 2007. (S3O-486)

4. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward legislation to deal with high hedges. (S3O-527)

5. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures will be taken to address the issue of low conviction rates in court cases involving charges of rape and other forms of sexual assault. (S3O-481)

6. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of training police officers. (S3O-476)

7. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce alcohol-fuelled crime and antisocial behaviour in the Highlands and Islands. (S3O-508)

8. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an agreement between eight leading banks and the Office of Fair Trading to put on hold the legal claims of customers regarding unfair penalty charges is being improperly applied to claims made under Scots law and preventing them from proceeding. (S3O-535)

9. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce offending related to alcohol misuse. (S3O-468)

10. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what value it places on community policing to tackle antisocial behaviour and youth crime. (S3O-461)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since June 2007 in relation to the abolition and reduction of business rates for small businesses. (S3O-512)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a special grant allocation to the City of Edinburgh Council to cover the financial deficit incurred by the previous administration. (S3O-453)

3. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting voluntary sector youth groups. (S3O-533)

4. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date a decision will be forthcoming about a replacement Forth crossing. (S3O-503)

5. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on which of the Howat recommendations have been accepted. (S3O-485)

6. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fully fund its intended council tax freeze. (S3O-496)

7. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve the rail service between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Shotts. (S3O-509)

8. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to sustain the capital investment in Dundee’s central waterfront project in the event of the closure of the Cities Growth Fund. (S3O-480)

9. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what responsibility the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth and the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism retain for Scotland’s creative industries and when they will outline their vision for the growth of this sector of the economy. (S3O-498)

10. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in developing a replacement for the council tax. (S3O-514)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 13 September 2007

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times on the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon on Wednesday 5 September. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Dr Richard Simpson

2. Iain Smith

3. Marilyn Livingstone

4. Alex Johnstone

5. Alison McInnes

6. Jeremy Purvis

7. Alasdair Morgan

8. Mike Rumbles

9. Stuart McMillan

10. David McLetchie

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Karen Whitefield

2. Paul Martin

3. Rob Gibson

4. Jamie Stone

5. Gil Paterson

6. Ted Brocklebank

7. Roseanna Cunningham

8. Robert Brown

9. Jackson Carlaw

10. Des McNulty

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Elaine Smith

2. Jamie Hepburn

3. Patricia Ferguson

4. John Farquhar Munro

5. Irene Oldfather

6. Jim Hume

7. Margaret Mitchell

8. Iain Gray

9. Michael McMahon

10. Murdo Fraser

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