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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 20 September 2007

Question Time

General

1. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give an update on its response to the Post Office Network Change Programme. (S3O-636)

2. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive why it will not make a statement on its intended method of financing the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route until any public inquiry on objections to the road has been completed. (S3O-656)

3. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that excellent court services are available across the north east of Scotland. (S3O-653)

4. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in identifying efficiency savings to be included as part of the strategic spending review. (S3O-680)

5. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to bring forward a distinct energy policy and from what sources it expects to replace current installed nuclear capacity with non-nuclear alternatives. (S3O-658)

6. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to issue fresh guidance to schools and colleges to ensure that they meet their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. (S3O-632)

7. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it can take to encourage local food procurement by schools, hospitals and prisons. (S3O-620)

8. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support and invest in Edinburgh’s status and responsibilities as a capital city and one of Europe’s leading financial, academic and tourist centres. (S3O-642)

9. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is willing to legislate to oblige councils to freeze council tax. (S3O-703)

10. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the number of modern apprenticeships. (S3O-695)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what investment is planned to enhance primary health care services in Lanarkshire. (S3O-701)

2. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it continues to support the construction of the new Midlothian community hospital at Hardengreen. (S3O-665)

3. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on ensuring dignity and wellbeing in old age. (S3O-694)

4. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the role of community first responders in the Scottish Borders. (S3O-621)

5. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to take forward an increase in the number of cardiac rehabilitation centres. (S3O-650)

6. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure the transfer of Glasgow housing stock into community ownership. (S3O-635)

7. Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve access to NHS dentists in East Lothian. (S3O-678)

8. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made on the Delivering Care, Enabling Health strategy. (S3O-654)

9. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers it appropriate for staff working in the NHS to pay car parking charges at their places of work. (S3O-629)

10. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Monklands Hospital will be retained as a level three general hospital. (S3O-699)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of a doubling in funding for flood prevention in the last session of the Parliament, what level of funding will be provided for prevention measures in 2007-08 and 2008-09. (S3O-698)

2. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and what issues were discussed. (S3O-696)

3. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it recognises the importance of agri-environment scheme payments to croft and farm incomes. (S3O-645)

4. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to aid rural development, given the impact of a lack of affordable housing in rural areas. (S3O-672)

5. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution local authorities have made to exceeding recycling targets. (S3O-681)

6. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Glasgow City Council to discuss recycling targets. (S3O-684)

7. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their produce. (S3O-628)

8. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the required capital investment is available to modernise Glasgow’s water and sewerage infrastructure. (S3O-666)

9. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on encouraging supermarkets to reduce excess packaging. (S3O-657)

10. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address the need for new strategic waste management facilities to serve the city of Glasgow. (S3O-676)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 27 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 19 September. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Margo MacDonald

2. Johann Lamont

3. Derek Brownlee

4. Andrew Welsh

5. Malcolm Chisholm

6. Christina McKelvie

7. Elaine Smith

8. Sandra White

9. Alasdair Allan

10. Joe FitzPatrick

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Ted Brocklebank

2. Karen Gillon

3. Margaret Curran

4. John Lamont

5. Aileen Campbell

6. Ken Macintosh

7. Cathie Craigie

8. Christine Grahame

9. Michael Matheson

10. Bill Aitken

Justice and Law Officers

1. Claire Baker

2. Elaine Murray

3. David Whitton

4. Marilyn Livingstone

5. Gil Paterson

6. Duncan McNeil

7. Murdo Fraser

8. Rob Gibson

9. Des McNulty

10. Dave Thompson

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