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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 24 April 2008

Question Time

General

1. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the Scottish Ambulance Service. (S3O-2966)

2. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met the Scottish Ambulance Service and what issues were discussed. (S3O-2988)

3. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it can take to alleviate the impact of rising rental prices and living costs on students and young people seeking to live in private rental accommodation. (S3O-3048)

4. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging the development of hydro power schemes. (S3O-2969)

5. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how the criminal justice system will ensure that children of drug addicted parents receive the correct support. (S3O-3001)

6. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and what matters were discussed. (S3O-3014)

7. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding will be provided in 2008-09 to continue Scottish Business in the Community’s Senior Executive Programme for volunteering. (S3O-3049)

8. Bashir Ahmad: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tackle the issue of forced marriages. (S3O-3017)

9. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders were served from 16 May 2007 to 16 April 2008. (S3O-2995)

10. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in relation to the restructuring of the enterprise networks. (S3O-2968)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture has made to the UK Government regarding the impact on matters within its responsibilities of summer time across Europe corresponding more closely. (S3O-3008)

2. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to help promote sustainable development in Zambia. (S3O-3019)

3. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to make Scotland a world leader in music and drama. (S3O-3047)

4. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what extra funding it will provide to Creative Scotland for its new responsibilities. (S3O-2980)

5. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what cultural and other links Scotland has with Cuba. (S3O-3011)

6. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives community music festivals in rural areas. (S3O-3046)

7. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will deliver the £3 million capital investment promised by the previous administration for national industrial museums. (S3O-2977)

8. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the promotion of the Scots language under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.(S3O-3037)

9. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to issue a revised international development policy. (S3O-3000)

10. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase cultural links with Asturias. (S3O-3033)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to help increase educational choices for pupils in Aberdeen. (S3O-2959)

2. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether every local authority, including Aberdeen City Council, is meeting the terms of the Scottish Governments’ concordat with local government with regard to educational provision. (S3O-2974)

3. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the view of the Scottish Funding Council that the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama should receive only £7,000 per annum for each drama student compared with £13,000 for a music student. (S3O-3042)

4. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes have been introduced to modern apprenticeship placements. (S3O-3035)

5. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive when the working groups involved in developing its early years strategy are due to complete their discussions. (S3O-3003)

6. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools it plans to build by 2011. (S3O-2993)

7. Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on its school building programme. (S3O-2965)

8. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new primary school teacher places will be available from August 2008. (S3O-3052)

9. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its proposals for legislation to introduce a presumption against closure of rural schools. (S3O-2991)

10. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the use of compulsory redundancy as part of the proposed reorganisation of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. (S3O-3002)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 1 May 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 23 April 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Andy Kerr

2. Hugh Henry

3. Robert Brown

4. Ross Finnie

5. Jackson Carlaw

6. Gil Paterson

7. Christina McKelvie

8. Iain Gray

9. Keith Brown

10. Sarah Boyack

Health and Wellbeing

1. James Kelly

2. Claire Baker

3. Ted Brocklebank

4. Tavish Scott

5. Liam McArthur

6. Bill Wilson

7. Willie Coffey

8. David Whitton

9. Aileen Campbell

10. Hugh O’Donnell

11. Jamie Stone

12. Margaret Mitchell

13. Irene Oldfather

14. Kenneth Gibson

15. Robin Harper

16. Richard Baker

17. Jackie Baillie

18. Tom McCabe

19. Helen Eadie

20. Mary Mulligan

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