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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 12 June 2008

Question Time

General

1. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions are taking place with North Lanarkshire Council in respect of concerns highlighted in its audit of best value report about pupil attainment levels in S3 to S6. (S3O-3718)

2. Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to review the presentation of exam results. (S3O-3700)

3. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide opportunities, support and empowerment for adults who wish to return to learning. (S3O-3753)

4. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to reduce class sizes in primaries 1 to 3 to a maximum of 18 by 2011, in light of the findings of last month’s survey by the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland. (S3O-3732)

5. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to contribute to reducing the occurrence of football violence, such as that witnessed in Manchester during the UEFA Cup final. (S3O-3699)

6. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it can take to ensure significant Scottish representation at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, in light of recent concerns raised by Scottish professional golfers. (S3O-3743)

7. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been made about where to base the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s fleet of three boats. (S3O-3710)

8. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting the provision of affordable rural housing. (S3O-3734)

9. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to encourage the growth of housing trusts. (S3O-3674)

10. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the availability of cheap alcohol products in supermarkets. (S3O-3762)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities on determining the specifics of efficiency savings. (S3O-3756)

2. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to monitor the take-up of the Small Business Bonus Scheme. (S3O-3683)

3. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it estimates that the recent fuel price increases will cost (a) the Scottish economy, (b) local government, (c) the NHS and (d) the remaining areas over which the Scottish Government has responsibility, in 2008-09 if such prices remain at current levels. (S3O-3701)

4. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on progress towards upgrading the A82. (S3O-3679)

5. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions about its proposals for future investment in Scottish infrastructure it has had with representatives of European governments. (S3O-3746)

6. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made to measure more accurately the elements which constitute rural deprivation so as to release a fair share of public funds for services in remote and rural areas. (S3O-3702)

7. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the heavy motorcycle traffic on the A87 and A887 over the summer months and what assesment it has made of the impact of the poor condition of these roads on motorcycle safety. (S3O-3766)

8. Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice is available to people facing increasing energy costs. (S3O-3715)

9. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has made in discussions with the UK Government regarding prison funding. (S3O-3716)

10. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in implementing its efficiency delivery plans. (S3O-3738)

11. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports the development of sustainable communities. (S3O-3767)

12. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to complete its review of Scottish Water and report to the Parliament on its conclusions. (S3O-3685)

13. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it can provide to people whose income is reduced as a result of the scrapping of the 10p income tax rate. (S3O-3705)

14. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support public transport, in light of recent fuel price rises. (S3O-3680)

15. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the inclusion in the Climate Change Bill of measures to support the reduction of emissions through reform of planning and building standards for new and existing domestic and non-domestic buildings to facilitate energy conservation and renewable generation, and through the creation of new incentives to make such improvements possible through grants and reductions in local taxation. (S3O-3755)

16. 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-3706)

17. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reverse its decision not to follow the example of the Department for Transport in England and increase the Bus Services Operators Grant in line with any increase in fuel duty. (S3O-3722)

18. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what engagements the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change had on 30 May 2008. (S3O-3723)

19. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that changes in the allocations formula for the funding of local government addresses the needs of elderly people in the Inverclyde area. (S3O-3747)

20. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the trends in funding support to the voluntary sector in Glasgow and how such support will be affected as a result of the Scottish budget. (S3O-3761)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 19 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 11 June 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Mike Rumbles

2. Joe FitzPatrick

3. Mary Scanlon

4. Ken Macintosh

5. Nanette Milne

6. Patricia Ferguson

7. John Lamont

8. Claire Baker

9. Robert Brown

10. Roseanna Cunningham

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Sarah Boyack

2. Jackson Carlaw

3. David McLetchie

4. Andrew Welsh

5. Margo MacDonald

6. Cathy Peattie

7. John Wilson

8. Iain Smith

9. Tom McCabe

10. Irene Oldfather

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Duncan McNeil

2. Murdo Fraser

3. Pauline McNeill

4. Dr Richard Simpson

5. Mike Pringle

6. Hugh Henry

7. Bob Doris

8. Alasdair Morgan

9. Hugh O’Donnell

10. Karen Whitefield

 
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