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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 8 May 2008

Question Time

General

1. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will review the operation of the air discount scheme. (S3O-3184)

2. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met representatives of housing associations in Glasgow. (S3O-3180)

3. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what commitment it has to advanced highers following its announcement on national qualifications. (S3O-3189)

4. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Communities and Sport last met with representatives of Labour/Conservative-led Falkirk Council. (S3O-3229)

5. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many council houses have been built by North Lanarkshire Council since 1996. (S3O-3226)

6. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on Edinburgh’s school building programme and whether more money is needed before progress on Portobello High, Boroughmuir and James Gillespie’s schools can begin. (S3O-3183)

7. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made to secure full broadband coverage across the Highlands and Islands. (S3O-3207)

8. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on small inter-island ferries. (S3O-3236)

9. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate has been made of the amount of additional climate-changing pollution, in tonnes of CO2, from increased air traffic as a result of the proposed expansions of Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. (S3O-3256)

10. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to monitor the range, quality, and content of websites operated by and on behalf of the Scottish Government and its agencies. (S3O-3219)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available for small farmers and crofters in the Highlands and Islands who wish to access funds from the Scottish Rural Development Programme. (S3O-3187)

2. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the call by the Association of British Insurers, what plans it has to stop developments designated as being at high risk of flooding across Scotland. (S3O-3181)

3. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities about the issue of environmental justice. (S3O-3193)

4. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria determine whether an environmental impact assessment should be undertaken. (S3O-3238)

5. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had discussions with the UK Government with regard to bringing in regulation at Glasgow Airport aimed at reducing the noise impact on residents living under the flight path. (S3O-3234)

6. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive how its policy decisions will improve the environment. (S3O-3186)

7. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how it’s environmental policies are improving Scotland’s sustainability. (S3O-3212)

8. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment has held with rural stakeholders on the impact of the rising cost of fuel on the viability of rural businesses. (S3O-3245)

9. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers there will be resources adequate to the task to monitor licensed snaring. (S3O-3225)

10. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for improving recycling in Glasgow. (S3O-3194)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what further consideration it is giving to the future provision of forensic science services. (S3O-3214)

2. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to expand Scotland’s open prison estate. (S3O-3248)

3. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure the dignity of women in custody is upheld. (S3O-3209)

4. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on a consolidated firearms bill. (S3O-3232)

5. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Justice last met with the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police and what issues were discussed. (S3O-3202)

6. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to rehabilitate offenders before and after their release from HM Prison Inverness. (S3O-3224)

7. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that licensing boards are doing enough to tackle the inappropriate advertising of alcohol at off-licence premises. (S3O-3228)

8. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that fingerprint witness Allan Bayle should be called to give evidence before the McKie inquiry and if so whether his previous record in giving evidence in other cases should be made available. (S3O-3198)

9. Not Lodged

10. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place regarding the integration of fire and ambulance services in rural communities. (S3O-3220)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 15 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 7 May 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Angela Constance

2. Margo MacDonald

3. Michael McMahon

4. John Scott

5. Jim Tolson

6. David Stewart

7. David McLetchie

8. Ken Macintosh

9. Des McNulty

10. Robert Brown

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Malcolm Chisholm

2. Duncan McNeil

3. Christina McKelvie

4. Bashir Ahmad

5. Johann Lamont

6. Ian McKee

7. Peter Peacock

8. Claire Baker

9. Karen Gillon

10. Rob Gibson

11. Marlyn Glen

12. Karen Whitefield

13. Shirley-Anne Somerville

14. Keith Brown

15. Irene Oldfather

16. Gil Paterson

17. Margaret Curran

18. James Kelly

19. Jamie Hepburn

20. Elaine Murray

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