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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 20 March 2008

Question Time

General

1. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what rules are in place to allow the alteration of catchment areas for schools where more than one local authority is involved. (S3O-2682)

2. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Association of Scottish Community Councils.

3. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reviewing water charges. (S3O-2698)

4. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote citizenship in Scotland’s schools. (S3O-2696)

5. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts it is making to increase the number of places at specialist schools for children with autistic spectrum disorder. (S3O-2703)

6. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to distribute a magazine outlining its key policies and achievements to households across Scotland and what the reasons are for its position on the matter. (S3O-2667)

7. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote economic development in Fife. (S3O-2710)

8. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the funding settlement for local government in 2008-09 will be sufficient to maintain services at current levels. (S3O-2718)

9. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been put in place to support the new responsibilities of local government to develop local enterprise. (S3O-2721)

10. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commit to funding a new railway station at Kintore as a first step to improving commuter rail services in the north east. (S3O-2747)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met the chair of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what matters were discussed. (S3O-2706)

2. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what housing resources will be allocated to the City of Edinburgh Council for 2008-09. (S3O-2707)

3. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing’s decision to accept the recommendations of the NHS Scotland Resource Allocation Committee will affect the budget of NHS Dumfries and Galloway. (S3O-2733)

4. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions ministers have had regarding alternative approaches to social care. (S3O-2681)

5. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging healthy living and participation in sports in Aberdeen. (S3O-2702)

6. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the future of rural NHS dentists and their patients, should the recommendations in the Glennie report be implemented. (S3O-2748)

7. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further assist families with children on renal dialysis. (S3O-2690)

8. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Minister for Communities and Sport is taking to enhance excellence in sport by working collaboratively with the higher education sector. (S3O-2678)

9. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to promote sport in communities. (S3O-2722)

10. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many doctors are employed by NHS 24. (S3O-2749)

11. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what intermediate targets it has set for waiting times in the NHS on the way to the 2011 target of 18 weeks for referral for treatment. (S3O-2738)

12. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the British Medical Association. (S3O-2662)

13. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being put in place to ensure that NHS patients’ health records are not at risk of being lost or stolen. (S3O-2666)

14. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the recent conference held in Paisley at which various voluntary and public Renfrewshire agencies agreed a new addiction strategy and a joint alcohol policy and, in light of the rate of alcohol-related deaths in the west of Scotland, what steps will be taken to ensure that any new money available to tackle alcohol-related problems is targeted on the worst-affected areas. (S3O-2700)

15. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in developing a system of accreditation for bowel screening colonoscopists and a programme of training to guarantee sufficient numbers of colonoscopists to enable the national roll-out of the bowel cancer screening programme. (S3O-2714)

16. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what legal requirements are placed on NHS boards in respect of the level of provision provided by them under co-ordinated support plans. (S3O-2699)

17. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place to help solve the shortage of dentists in the Western Isles. (S3O-2676)

18. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the composition is of the Health Inequalities Task Force. (S3O-2736)

19. Bashir Ahmad: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to reduce the waiting times for male circumcision procedures. (S3O-2677)

20. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in developing its housing policy. (S3O-2742)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 27 March 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 19 March. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Tavish Scott

2. Paul Martin

3. Andrew Welsh

4. James Kelly

5. Willie Coffey

6. John Scott

7. Bob Doris

8. Elaine Murray

9. Christina McKelvie

10. Alex Johnstone

Justice and Law Officers

1. Hugh O’Donnell

2. George Foulkes

3. Cathy Jamieson

4. Bill Aitken

5. Hugh Henry

6. Keith Brown

7. Jeremy Purvis

8. Christine Grahame

9. Duncan McNeil

10. Ken Macintosh

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Sarah Boyack

2. Cathie Craigie

3. Ross Finnie

4. Iain Smith

5. Jim Tolson

6. Bill Butler

7. Stuart McMillan

8. Tricia Marwick

9. Tom McCabe

10. Liam McArthur

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