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

Question Time

General

1. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been allocated for schools in the recent spending review statement. (S3O-1542)

2. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to review and improve services to armed service veterans. (S3O-1497)

3. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making towards the provision of broadband connections to homes and businesses currently out of reach of broadband. (S3O-1566)

4. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will welcome and endorse Petition PE1080 by the Capital Rail Action Group, calling for the Edinburgh South Suburban Railway to be reopened as an effective and environmentally friendly way of easing congestion problems in the South Edinburgh constituency and the city as a whole. (S3O-1564)

5. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the fastest possible end-to-end journey time was on the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts rail line during its recent examination of the case for electrification of that line. (S3O-1532)

6. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of universities to discuss funding. (S3O-1531)

7. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what its priorities are for education. (S3O-1522)

8. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for continued support for Determined to Broadcast and other projects and programmes funded through the Determined to Succeed strategy. (S3O-1555)

9. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has had with the Home Secretary regarding the provision of more powers to the Scottish Parliament. (S3O-1510)

10. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that no children are placed in adult prisons. (S3O-1576)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the decisions in the Scottish budget will have on the NHS. (S3O-1488)

2. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to achieve the aim of reducing the use of anti-depressants by 10% by 2009. (S3O-1573)

3. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many affordable houses it expects will be built during the current spending review period. (S3O-1528)

4. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to sustain community regeneration across Scotland. (S3O-1554)

5. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to increase access to NHS dental care across Scotland. (S3O-1565)

6. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met NHS board chairs. (S3O-1526)

7. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can confirm that the future of NHS Western Isles lies in remaining as a separate statutory NHS authority independent of any other NHS board. (S3O-1496)

8. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive how the recently announced extra £7 million for the central heating programme will benefit pensioners concerned that they may have to wait until after Christmas to have their heating installed. (S3O-1505)

9. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will plan to ensure effective consultation on health matters. (S3O-1559)

10. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on Modernising Medical Careers. (S3O-1546)

11. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts are being made to control the spread of infection in ambulances, given reports in England that ambulance crews are complaining about a shortage of cleaning products to sterilise their vehicles properly. (S3O-1503)

12. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve the detection and treatment of osteoporosis in Ayrshire and Arran. (S3O-1536)

13. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the way that Scottish Gas is handling the central heating programme. (S3O-1507)

14. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider setting up an independent review of the operation of the air ambulance service in the highlands and islands. (S3O-1574)

15. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific help it is giving to GPs in deprived areas. (S3O-1499)

16. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Highland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-1480)

17. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what its approach will be to specialised trauma units. (S3O-1543)

18. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that routine cleaning procedures are carried out in all ambulances. (S3O-1492)

19. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reintroduce school-based dental services in the most deprived areas. (S3O-1567)

20. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve the health of people in Dumfries and Galloway. (S3O-1479)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 13 December 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 5 December. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Cathy Peattie

2. Ken Macintosh

3. Bashir Ahmad

4. Mr Frank McAveety

5. Robin Harper

6. Ian McKee

7. Kenneth Gibson

8. Nigel Don

9. John Lamont

10. Karen Gillon

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Alex Johnstone

2. Bill Wilson

3. Michael McMahon

4. Rhoda Grant

5. Margo MacDonald

6. Jackie Baillie

7. Michael Matheson

8. Gavin Brown

9. Shirley-Anne Somerville

10. John Park

Justice and Law Officers

1. Alasdair Morgan

2. Malcolm Chisholm

3. Bill Kidd

4. Robert Brown

5. Johann Lamont

6. David Stewart

7. Jackson Carlaw

8. Lewis Macdonald

9. Derek Brownlee

10. Elaine Murray

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