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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 4 October 2007

Question Time

General

1. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what negotiations it has had with Her Majesty’s Government regarding the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order which came into effect in 2000. (S3O-831)

2. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in developing its strategy for the recruitment of additional police officers and on what date it expects the recruitment of such officers to commence. (S3O-817)

3. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports communities suffering environmental injustices that affect their health and wellbeing and what action it is taking to support such communities. (S3O-820)

4. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive on what subjects it has made representations to HM Treasury since May 2007. (S3O-812)

5. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to tackle antisocial behaviour among young people in rural towns and villages. (S3O-814)

6. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the Disabled Persons Parking (Scotland) Bill. (S3O-857)

7. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering any changes to the arrangements for the supply of home oxygen. (S3O-894)

8. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to minimise the impact on farmers and crofters of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey. (S3O-843)

9. Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop the role of public partnership forums as a mechanism for public engagement in community health partnerships. (S3O-874)

10. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many good neighbour agreements have been entered into by developers, councils and communities since the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 came into force and how compliance with this provision is being monitored. (S3O-840)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its priorities are for the primary education sector. (S3O-867)

2. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will deliver its proposed reduction in class sizes in Edinburgh, in light of the City of Edinburgh Council’s financial situation and the impact on teacher numbers, school accommodation and parental choice. (S3O-849)

3. Bashir Ahmad: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reduce the performance gap between male and female pupils in secondary schools. (S3O-823)

4. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many extra places it believes can be created in higher education institutions as a result of abolishing the graduate endowment fee. (S3O-866)

5. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the principles of A Curriculum for Excellence will cover both Gaelic and Scots languages. (S3O-830)

6. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it believes that reducing the number of primary schools is compatible with reducing class sizes in primaries 1 to 3. (S3O-883)

7. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure continuation of West Dunbartonshire Council’s Early Intervention Initiative and what plans it has to roll out the programme across Scotland. (S3O-888)

8. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that it delivers on its responsibilities under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education to teach children about the human rights of themselves and others. (S3O-833)

9. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional funding it intends to provide for new school buildings. (S3O-851)

10. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the proportion of women and minority ethnic people entering apprenticeships in construction and engineering. (S3O-872)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on its review of existing international strategy and agreements. (S3O-876)

2. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding will be made available to support local cultural development. (S3O-854)

3. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the British Academy of Film and Television Awards about the criteria for nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, in light of BAFTA’s decision to nominate no films in this category despite the Scottish Gaelic film, Seachd, being put forward for nomination. (S3O-824)

4. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to protect historic coastal sites. (S3O-875)

5. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements have been made to relations with European Union institutions since May 2007. (S3O-834)

6. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be represented at the Royal National Mod in Fort William and Lochaber. (S3O-893)

7. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Broadcasting Commission will meet and what the agenda is for its inaugural meeting. (S3O-899)

8. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategy is in place to promote the use of the Scots language. (S3O-836)

9. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote the development of the Scottish film industry. (S3O-856)

10. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of Glasgow’s cultural performance, whether it will consider providing additional metropolitan funding for the city to ensure that it has sufficient resources to provide the best culture and entertainment in the longer term. (S3O-881)

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