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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 15 November 2007

Question Time

General

1. Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase tourism to Scotland. (S3O-1201)

2. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the regulations for the installation of fire sprinklers. (S3O-1229)

3. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its consultation on the wider principles of charging for water and sewage services for 2010-14. (S3O-1199)

4. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what future it envisages for local tourist information centres. (S3O-1192)

5. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the future of all tourist information centres. (S3O-1188)

6. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to support economic development in Fife. (S3O-1207)

7. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to improve the education of young people. (S3O-1247)

8. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to bring forward a national strategy on the location of onshore wind farms. (S3O-1196)

9. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take action to raise the level of home loss payments for those affected by transport schemes. (S3O-1250)

10. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what direction is being given to Scottish Water regarding water rates and the application of rateable values. (S3O-1239)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it will provide to the British Red Cross in Scotland in 2008-09. (S3O-1223)

2. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to make Cetuximab freely available across NHS Scotland. (S3O-1248)

3. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what correspondence and discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in respect of infection outbreaks in its hospitals. (S3O-1200)

4. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to combat childhood obesity. (S3O-1191)

5. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in implementing the Scottish Diabetes Framework Action Plan 2006-09. (S3O-1283)

6. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have benefited from the Warm Deal since its introduction in 1999. (S3O-1285)

7. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the planned provision of accident and emergency units in Glasgow will be reviewed in light of the recent forecast of a higher than expected rise in the Scottish population. (S3O-1227)

8. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will increase funding to the Chief Scientist for medical research purposes, in light of media reports of a lack of research into, among other things, the causes of multiple sclerosis. (S3O-1225)

9. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in the exercise of its responsibilities for equal opportunities, it has taken account of any harm done to women as a result of extreme pornography. (S3O-1282)

10. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the outcome of the 2014 Commonwealth Games decision, what commitments it will give to the city of Glasgow that it will continue plans for regeneration through infrastructure investment and sport to tackle deprivation, particularly in the east end. (S3O-1267)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make interim payments to farmers and crofters to alleviate the impact of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S3O-1213)

2. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last had discussions on flooding and coastal erosion issues in the Forth estuary with the Forth Estuary Forum, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and relevant local authorities. (S3O-1252)

3. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what practical sustainable development measures are being taken in 2007 and 2008 to achieve a 3% per annum reduction in carbon emissions to fulfil the SNP commitment to reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint. (S3O-1274)

4. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scotland has the required capacity for rendering animals. (S3O-1271)

5. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to fulfil its commitment to safeguarding Scotland’s biodiversity, as stated by the Minister for Environment on 9 October 2007. (S3O-1205)

6. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings it has had with environmental organisations since May 2007 and what issues were discussed. (S3O-1197)

7. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to support the pig industry. (S3O-1189)

8. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to environmental initiatives in Glasgow. (S3O-1221)

9. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will introduce to improve recycling in the west of Scotland. (S3O-1232)

10. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to ensure that the volume of hen manure deposited by the planned free-range egg enterprise at Blythbank, set to be the largest in Europe, will not contaminate the water supply of the Edinburgh South parliamentary constituency via the Talla Main aqueduct which runs under the proposed site. (S3O-1210)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 22 November 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 14 November. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Elaine Smith

2. Duncan McNeil

3. Jamie McGrigor

4. Mike Pringle

5. Dave Thompson

6. Irene Oldfather

7. Margaret Smith

8. Rhona Brankin

9. Joe FitzPatrick

10. Jackie Baillie

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. David McLetchie

2. Jeremy Purvis

3. Karen Whitefield

4. John Lamont

5. Mike Rumbles

6. Sandra White

7. Johann Lamont

8. John Scott

9. Marlyn Glen

10. Bill Aitken

Justice and Law Officers

1. Bill Butler

2. Gil Paterson

3. Andy Kerr

4. Nigel Don

5. Murdo Fraser

6. Jamie Stone

7. David Stewart

8. Karen Gillon

9. Ted Brocklebank

10. Robin Harper

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