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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 17 January 2008

Question Time

General

1. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to mark Burns night this year and how it intends to encourage the celebration of Burns night. (S3O-1951)

2. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between ministers and Transport Scotland regarding the proposed upgrade of the A77 at Symington and Bogend Toll. (S3O-1871)

3. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council. (S3O-1941)

4. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that its proposals to freeze council tax do not breach any legislation. (S3O-1912)

5. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase tourism in the highlands and islands. (S3O-1955)

6. Not Lodged

7. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will provide to village halls during this session of the Parliament. (S3O-1873)

8. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage the development of scheduled train services from Scotland to continental Europe via the recently improved Channel Tunnel Rail Link. (S3O-1893)

9. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what response the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture has had from the US Congress to the concerns raised over the reclassification of Scottish literature as a subsection of English literature. (S3O-1947)

10. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in negotiations with the UK Government over elections to the Scottish Parliament, in light of the parliamentary debate on the Gould report. (S3O-1939)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available for healthy living centres in remote and island communities. (S3O-1872)

2. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress the NHS is making to improve fire safety in hospitals. (S3O-1949)

3. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the sudden death of the Motherwell captain, Phil O’Donnell, what plans the Scottish Government has to extend health checks for heart and kidney disease. (S3O-1917)

4. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the full range of children’s cancer services will continue to be delivered in Aberdeen. (S3O-1905)

5. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to tackle obesity. (S3O-1875)

6. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to help low-paid workers in the NHS. (S3O-1896)

7. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in relation to Glasgow Housing Association’s improvement plan. (S3O-1957)

8. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to promote active and healthy lifestyles among older people. (S3O-1946)

9. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy priorities are for 2008 for the Health and Wellbeing portfolio. (S3O-1889)

10. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it can take to assist in the elimination of the norovirus from Scottish hospitals. (S3O-1868)

11. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to improve the delivery of cancer treatment in Dumfries and Galloway. (S3O-1876)

12. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in order to involve local councillors in decisions about health services in their areas, it will consider extending their role and powers. (S3O-1924)

13. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what capital funding it is making available to respond to increasing demands at local health centres. (S3O-1911)

14. Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that medical services are not compromised while hospital wards are closed due to outbreaks of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus. (S3O-1878)

15. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what income will be generated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as a result of the introduction of car parking charges at Stobhill Hospital and the Southern General Hospital. (S3O-1902)

16. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to children and young people living with domestic violence. (S3O-1894)

17. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to it will be of the reduction in the costs of pre-payment prescription certificates and individual prescription charges in each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11. (S3O-1869)

18. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is with regard to the incidence of unplanned teenage pregnancies. (S3O-1950)

19. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will meet NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to discuss the NHS board’s decision to press ahead with plans to abolish the community maternity units in Inverclyde Royal Hospital and the Vale of Leven Hospital despite one of the recommendations by the Independent Scrutiny Panel. (S3O-1952)

20. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to ensure that its priorities regarding the Janny’s Hoose in Inverness and the other healthy living centres in the highlands and islands are met by local authorities. (S3O-1915)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 24 January 2008

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 16 January. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. John Park

2. Mike Pringle

3. Jeremy Purvis

4. Malcolm Chisholm

5. Pauline McNeill

6. Elizabeth Smith

7. John Lamont

8. Alasdair Allan

9. Duncan McNeil

10. Ian McKee

Justice and Law Officers

1. Robin Harper

2. Ross Finnie

3. Hugh O’Donnell

4. George Foulkes

5. Dr Richard Simpson

6. Claire Baker

7. Jackson Carlaw

8. Bill Kidd

9. Cathy Peattie

10. Jamie Hepburn

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Kenneth Gibson

2. John Farquhar Munro

3. Jim Hume

4. Iain Gray

5. Bashir Ahmad

6. Cathie Craigie

7. Ted Brocklebank

8. Bill Wilson

9. Brian Adam

10. Sandra White

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