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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 21 February 2008

Question Time

General

1. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it considers that the funding settlement for local authorities will have on the delivery of key local public services. (S3O-2297)

2. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received on the abolition of the cultural co-ordinators scheme. (S3O-2302)

3. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to improve public transport in rural areas. (S3O-2263)

4. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how many vehicular accidents on the A87 and A887 were reported to the police in December 2007 and January 2008 and how these compare with figures for December 2006 and January 2007. (S3O-2262)

5. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle rising numbers of personal bankruptcies and home repossessions. (S3O-2274)

6. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on good road and rail links for the economic regeneration of Ayrshire. (S3O-2330)

7. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of community buy-outs of government-owned land. (S3O-2272)

8. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address antisocial behaviour by restricting inappropriate advertising of alcohol in and around retail premises. (S3O-2284)

9. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the referral to the European Commission of the procurement process for the M74 extension will have any impact on the start date for construction. (S3O-2320)

10. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive which public body will be responsible for taking forward the development of the former Ravenscraig site. (S3O-2261)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress has been made in discussions with representative bodies on extending the opening hours of general practices. (S3O-2273)

2. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with GPs about the impact of any changes to the GMS contract on the number of doctors willing to participate in out-of-hours services. (S3O-2254)

3. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is anticipated that any NHS boards will have a financial deficit in the next financial year. (S3O-2354)

4. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive when it next plans to meet NHS Lothian and what topics will be discussed. (S3O-2299)

5. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on establishing the Aberdeen dental school. (S3O-2276)

6. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address housing need in Glasgow. (S3O-2317)

7. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to address tooth decay. (S3O-2345)

8. Not Lodged

9. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to instigate a programme of GP-prescribed exercise. (S3O-2269)

10. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the admissibility criteria for blood donors. (S3O-2260)

11. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing has had with voluntary organisations to discuss their role in achieving health equality. (S3O-2334)

12. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve housing for veterans in Dundee. (S3O-2278)

13. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions have been made for primary care services in Lanarkshire. (S3O-2316)

14. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in Scotland are diagnosed as suffering from Barrett’s oesophagus. (S3O-2301)

15. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is making available to community patient transport services. (S3O-2323)

16. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure parity in the bandings applied under the Agenda for Change pay system for jobs requiring comparable levels of knowledge and experience, both within each NHS board and across all boards. (S3O-2291)

17. Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support people with epilepsy. (S3O-2328)

18. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that healthy living centres can continue to improve community health and wellbeing. (S3O-2268)

19. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met NHS Fife and what issues were discussed. (S3O-2305)

20. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met NHS Highland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-2311)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 28 February 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 20 February. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Richard Baker

2. James Kelly

3. Sarah Boyack

4. Des McNulty

5. Lewis Macdonald

6. Shirley-Anne Somerville

7. Cathy Peattie

8. Patricia Ferguson

9. Tom McCabe

10. Gavin Brown

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Cathy Jamieson

2. Willie Coffey

3. Marlyn Glen

4. Jackson Carlaw

5. Andy Kerr

6. Iain Gray

7. Charlie Gordon

8. Bill Aitken

9. Liam McArthur

10. Mike Rumbles

Justice and Law Officers

1. Margaret Curran

2. Jackie Baillie

3. Dr Richard Simpson

4. Margaret Smith

5. Bill Kidd

6. Andrew Welsh

7. Brian Adam

8. Jamie McGrigor

9. Jamie Hepburn

10. Jeremy Purvis

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