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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 15 May 2008

Question Time

General

1. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is given to the funding of the Scottish Ambulance Service in areas of population growth. (S3O-3283)

2. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive why there have been no approvals to the scheme designed to produce proper competition in the legal services market in Scotland, incorporated under sections 25 to 29 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990. (S3O-3272)

3. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the shortest average waiting time has been for central heating installations since the introduction of the central heating programme in 2001. (S3O-3347)

4. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on its needs assessment of services for people who suffer from ME. (S3O-3267)

5. Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to police forces and agencies that wish to start up Problem Oriented Partnerships in their locality. (S3O-3319)

6. Not Lodged

7. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with the City of Edinburgh Council since 1 May 2007 regarding housing stock transfer. (S3O-3265)

8. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how classroom assistants will play a role in reducing class sizes. (S3O-3346)

9. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that any truth and reconciliation process for dealing with the legacy of historic child abuse in Scotland should involve hearings about cases of abuse that have previously been subject to the time bar and whether victims should be entitled to support in meeting the costs of legal representation at such hearings. (S3O-3350)

10. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give priority to a play and communications strategy within its programme for government. (S3O-3305)

Finance and Public Services and Communities

1. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will assist the City of Edinburgh Council in providing rate relief to shop traders whose businesses have been adversely affected by tram line construction work. (S3O-3326)

2. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the local government funding arrangements to reflect the needs of local authorities which have ageing and declining populations. (S3O-3348)

3. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had on the future of the Ravenscraig development. (S3O-3295)

4. Bashir Ahmad: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the amount of foreign inward investment to Scotland. (S3O-3279)

5. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is putting in place to measure the effectiveness of the Small Business Bonus Scheme and how this will be reported. (S3O-3341)

6. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards increasing the number of homes in Scotland in which energy needs are met wholly or partially by domestic micro-generation. (S3O-3294)

7. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional investment plans it has for the Western Isles economy following its rejection of the proposed Lewis windfarm planning application. (S3O-3355)

8. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what its transport priorities are for the Fife area. (S3O-3322)

9. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in discussions between South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire on taking forward local regeneration services. (S3O-3332)

10. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made to ensure the installation of interconnectors for renewable energy transmission from the Highlands and Islands to urban markets. (S3O-3288)

11. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what its current position is on developing and publishing its proposed model of local income tax. (S3O-3333)

12. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to the public purse is of extending the Scotrail franchise. (S3O-3360)

13. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government about the UK Energy Bill. (S3O-3299)

14. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that in the next application round for European Structural Funds there is a level playing field for smaller local authorities that have fewer administrative resources. (S3O-3280)

15. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with

stakeholders regarding the regeneration of the Ayrshire economy. (S3O-3353)

16. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to monitor the long-term effects of PPP schemes on local authority finances. (S3O-3298)

17. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth last met representatives of the voluntary sector. (S3O-3328)

18. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the implementation of the Scottish Futures Trust. (S3O-3339)

19. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect it considers that global economic circumstances will have on the financial services industry in Scotland. (S3O-3290)

20. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether discussions with COSLA on the transfer of responsibility for local regeneration projects from enterprise agencies have been concluded. (S3O-3352)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 22 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 14 May 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Robert Brown

2. John Wilson

3. Rhoda Grant

4. Alison McInnes

5. Hugh Henry

6. Gavin Brown

7. Des McNulty

8. Johann Lamont

9. John Park

10. Derek Brownlee

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Robin Harper

2. Ross Finnie

3. Paul Martin

4. Liam McArthur

5. George Foulkes

6. Duncan McNeil

7. Sarah Boyack

8. Ken Macintosh

9. Mary Mulligan

10. Tricia Marwick

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Roseanna Cunningham

2. Hugh O’Donnell

3. Irene Oldfather

4. Jeremy Purvis

5. James Kelly

6. Karen Whitefield

7. Margaret Curran

8. Elaine Smith

9. Ian McKee

10. Michael McMahon

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