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

Question Time

General

1. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met the Scottish Ambulance Service. (S3O-1030)

2. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take following the recent publication of the Social Work Inspection Agency report into Argyll and Bute Council. (S3O-1032)

3. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage secondary teachers to apply for vacancies in areas where there is a teacher shortage. (S3O-999)

4. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will deliver maximum class sizes of 18 for primary 1 to primary 3 by 2011. (S3O-1036)

5. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide further details of the working group which is to be set up to examine issues surrounding the replacement for Trident being based in Scotland. (S3O-1020)

6. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will make available to former coalfield communities. (S3O-1050)

7. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has held with the Scottish Association for Steiner Waldorf Education since May 2007. (S3O-1031)

8. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in taking forward the Scotland Malawi Partnership. (S3O-1044)

9. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the relocation of Inverness College to a greenfield site. (S3O-1072)

10. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tackle hospital-acquired infections. (S3O-1073)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tackle the illegal poisoning of wildlife using poisoned baits that also pose a health risk to humans and domestic animals. (S3O-1035)

2. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will establish a domestic abuse court in Edinburgh or support one if proposed by local agencies. (S3O-1038)

3. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to deal with child welfare issues arising out of underage alcohol consumption. (S3O-1000)

4. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to fight crime in Scotland’s communities. (S3O-1042)

5. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive, with the exception of fines imposed for breaches of health and safety at work legislation, what the total monetary value of fines imposed by Scottish courts has been in the last three financial years and what percentage of that figure has been collected. (S3O-1022)

6. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what account it took of the views of Aberdeen Prison Visiting Committee in making its decision on the closure of Aberdeen Prison. (S3O-1058)

7. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what protection it will offer to shop workers and retail staff who are compelled to work on New Year’s Day. (S3O-1037)

8. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on its ongoing justice reviews. (S3O-1052)

9. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is tackling prosecutions for alcohol consumption in public places. (S3O-1082)

10. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider the decision not to continue the process of levelling up the funding to Grampian Police beyond the 2008-09 financial year. (S3O-1083)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the tourism impact of achieving World Heritage Site status for the Antonine Wall. (S3O-1024)

2. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage economic growth on islands such as Luing in Argyll. (S3O-1026)

3. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to ensure the financial sustainability of voluntary organisations. (S3O-1012)

4. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive which SNP manifesto commitments will not be provided for in the Scottish budget. (S3O-1051)

5. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what conclusions and lessons for Scotland the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism identified in his meetings with economic, social and political representatives during his recent trip to Canada. (S3O-1005)

6. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to decentralise decision-making to local communities. (S3O-1007)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what alternatives to PPP are available for funding major capital projects in schools, hospitals and transport. (S3O-1086)

8. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the development of the renewable energy sector in Scotland. (S3O-1017)

9. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether representations have been received from Clackmannanshire Council concerning any unforeseen costs associated with PFI schemes and, if so, what the outcomes of any discussions have been. (S3O-1003)

10. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to upgrade the A1 in Berwickshire. (S3O-1023)

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

General

1. Roseanna Cunningham

2. Mr Frank McAveety

3. Andy Kerr

4. Ross Finnie

5. Mike Rumbles

6. Sandra White

7. James Kelly

8. Robin Harper

9. Marilyn Livingstone

10. Alison McInnes

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Bashir Ahmad

2. Patrick Harvie

3. Cathy Jamieson

4. Elaine Smith

5. Bill Aitken

6. Duncan McNeil

7. Peter Peacock

8. John Lamont

9. Bill Butler

10. Charlie Gordon

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. David McLetchie

2. Jackie Baillie

3. Rob Gibson

4. Mike Pringle

5. Cathie Craigie

6. Lewis Macdonald

7. Ian McKee

8. Kenneth Gibson

9. Marlyn Glen

10. George Foulkes

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