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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 29 May 2008

Question Time

General

1. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further consult with crofters over the findings of the Shucksmith report before it brings forward legislation. (S3O-3518)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had recently with the City of Edinburgh Council and TIE Limited regarding the financing of the Edinburgh trams project. (S3O-3473)

3. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice and support it is providing to the financial services sector in Scotland, in light of global economic circumstances. (S3O-3498)

4. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards providing a guarantee of five days outdoor education for every school pupil. (S3O-3524)

5. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning last met Glasgow City Council and what issues were discussed. (S3O-3549)

6. Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking with regard to the listing of the Coeval building in Prestonpans. (S3O-3544)

7. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it will make available for drivers in the south of Scotland facing rising fuel costs. (S3O-3515)

8. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many listed buildings have had demolition orders served on them in the past 12 months. (S3O-3512)

9. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve passenger access to railway stations. (S3O-3568)

10. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the location of the Gogar rail and tram station to indirectly serve Edinburgh Airport. (S3O-3525)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting services for homeless people and how it will encourage local authorities to support such services.

(S3O-3529)

2. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage people to donate blood. (S3O-3543)

3. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is currently implementing to ensure that more people are aware of the risks of deep vein thrombosis. (S3O-3481)

4. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to monitor the impact of violence and abuse in the workplace on the mental and physical health of betting shop workers. (S3O-3562)

5. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what primary care and mental health care initiatives it will ensure are taken forward to reverse the adverse population health trends identified in the Health of the People of West Dunbartonshire: Needs Assessment report published in August 2007. (S3O-3558)

6. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for local health services in Lanarkshire. (S3O-3548)

7. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure Highland Council maintains the current level of respite care at Beachview Lodge, Brora. (S3O-3526)

8. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are currently in place in hospitals to assist elderly people with eating their meals. (S3O-3468)

9. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific proposals the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing has for tackling below tolerable standard housing in the south side of Glasgow. (S3O-3551)

10. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to the elderly care home sector in Argyll and Bute. (S3O-3482)

11. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive how use of the Assign risk score would be likely to effect the overall number of people being treated for cardiovascular disease. (S3O-3534)

12. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how NHS boards and local authorities should support services for people affected by alcohol misuse. (S3O-3553)

13. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill will have on the delivery of services related to sexual and reproductive health and rights in Scotland. (S3O-3484)

14. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to help the homeless. (S3O-3569)

15. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the provision of a second scan for women in the 20th week of pregnancy. (S3O-3557)

16. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing or the Minister for Communities and Sport last met local authorities to discuss poverty and social justice. (S3O-3531)

17. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage breastfeeding. (S3O-3469)

18. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it is giving to the findings of the UK Inquiry into Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life in formulating its future strategy for promoting mental health in Scotland. (S3O-3560)

19. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in resolving outstanding issues related to out-of-hours, shift and on-call payments as part of the Agenda for Change. (S3O-3485)

20. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assess the impact of any changes to the health visitor service on GP practices. (S3O-3554)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 5 June 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 28 May 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Des McNulty

2. Ross Finnie

3. Ken Macintosh

4. Michael Matheson

5. Christina McKelvie

6. Elaine Smith

7. Malcolm Chisholm

8. Dave Thompson

9. Richard Baker

10. Tricia Marwick

Justice and Law Officers

1. David Stewart

2. Peter Peacock

3. Patrick Harvie

4. Iain Smith

5. Sarah Boyack

6. Paul Martin

7. Joe FitzPatrick

8. Jamie Stone

9. Jamie McGrigor

10. John Park

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Marlyn Glen

2. Cathy Peattie

3. Brian Adam

4. Michael McMahon

5. Charlie Gordon

6. Elaine Murray

7. Jackie Baillie

8. George Foulkes

9. Karen Gillon

10. Bill Wilson

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