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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 5 June 2008

Question Time

General

1. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing considers that the proposal by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for continuing care beds to be withdrawn from St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank, with effect from April 2009, is in the best interests of patients or their relatives. (S3O-3645)

2. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the private sector has any role to play in the delivery of health services. (S3O-3659)

3. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to secure employment for probationary teachers coming to the end of their induction year.
(S3O-3641)

4. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the impact that increasing energy charges are having on the NHS. (S3O-3603)

5. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the audit of the Scots language will be complete. (S3O-3605)

6. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to assist people who suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (S3O-3653)

7. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water about the removal of the stench from the Seafield waste water treatment plant. (S3O-3621)

8. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the safety of level crossings. (S3O-3610)

9. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive why it is not consulting on the possibility of constructing a grade-separated junction at the Haudagain roundabout in Aberdeen. (S3O-3616)

10. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive when it next intends to meet SEStran and Fife Council to discuss the possibility of reopening the Leven to Thornton railway line to passenger and freight trains. (S3O-3602)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Not Lodged

2. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been charged and how many have been prosecuted for using illegal snaring practices on protected species, as designated in the EU habitats directive, in the last three years. (S3O-3650)

3. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it measures the effectiveness of publicly-funded CCTV systems. (S3O-3571)

4. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of breaches of enforcement or stop notices notified to Procurators Fiscal by planning authorities led to a prosecution in the most recent period for which figures are available. (S3O-3669)

5. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it will invest in the enforcement of environmental crime legislation. (S3O-3618)

6. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it expects to have 17,265 police officers in place by March 2011, in line with the commitment made in the SNP’s 2007 manifesto. (S3O-3637)

7. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Cabinet Secretary for Justice is taking to tackle drug misuse in Dundee. (S3O-3596)

8. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that laws to prevent retailers selling alcohol to minors are fully enforced. (S3O-3671)

9. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that police forces implement Galas and Events Affecting Public Roads - Guidance to Organisers so that local shows, Highland Games and other events are not burdened with excessive costs. (S3O-3578)

10. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will use seized proceeds of crime to fund sporting and cultural projects in the areas of Mid Scotland and Fife hardest-hit by crime. (S3O-3649)

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how waste recycling targets will be monitored under single outcome agreements. (S3O-3628)

2. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what communication has taken place between it and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency regarding industrial action at the agency. (S3O-3651)

3. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what further support it can give to local authorities to improve recycling rates. (S3O-3587)

4. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage recycling in the private sector. (S3O-3642)

5. Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership. (S3O-3629)

6. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to minimise the risk of an outbreak of the bluetongue virus in Scotland. (S3O-3647)

7. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Environment will report on the effectiveness of the byelaws applicable to Loch Lomond. (S3O-3615)

8. George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since Scottish Government support for Lothian and Borders Area Waste Team was withdrawn; how local authorities in the Lothians will meet EU targets in respect of diversion from landfill, and whether the Scottish Government will accept full liability for any fines imposed should they not meet such targets. (S3O-3626)

9. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it believes it can enhance rural development through the development of public transport. (S3O-3627)

10. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update with regard to country-of-origin labelling in the food service sector in Scotland. (S3O-3613)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 12 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 4 June 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. John Wilson

2. Joe FitzPatrick

3. John Park

4. Marlyn Glen

5. Bob Doris

6. Tom McCabe

7. Stuart McMillan

8. Rhoda Grant

9. Alasdair Morgan

10. Ross Finnie

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Dr Richard Simpson

2. Gavin Brown

3. Kenneth Gibson

4. Jamie McGrigor

5. Michael McMahon

6. Rob Gibson

7. John Farquhar Munro

8. Andrew Welsh

9. Sandra White

10. James Kelly

11. Hugh O’Donnell

12. David McLetchie

13. Bill Kidd

14. John Lamont

15. Cathy Peattie

16. Tricia Marwick

17. Sarah Boyack

18. Rhona Brankin

19. Duncan McNeil

20. Robert Brown

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