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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 25 September 2008

Question Time

General

1. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to eradicate sectarianism in Scotland. (S3O-4328)

2. Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards the target of generating 50% of Scotland’s electricity from renewables by 2020. (S3O-4353)

3. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will introduce legislation to extend entitlement to free schools meals to all primary and secondary pupils whose parents or carers are in receipt of maximum child and working tax credit. (S3O-4300)

4. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it proposes to collect local income tax. (S3O-4296)

5. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to dual the A96 and A90. (S3O-4281)

6. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers permitting the sale of alcohol at Murrayfield on the occasion of international rugby matches to be consistent with its alcohol strategy. (S3O-4282)

7. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in taking forward the Scottish Futures Trust. (S3O-4305)

8. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contacts there have been to Business Gateway services since that responsibility was transferred to local authorities. (S3O-4340)

9. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners within the prison estate have been issued with injection packs. (S3O-4286)

10. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to the UK Government to ensure that the Immigration and Nationality Directorate is familiar with the relevant Scottish qualifications that meet the requirements of UK citizenship to avoid Scotland-based applications for citizenship being returned unprocessed. (S3O-4339)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what key issues arose from the recent Young Carers Festival in West Linton. (S3O-4280)

2. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how much flexibility is available to GP practices with regard to the organisation of their extended opening hours. (S3O-4319)

3. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Scottish Football Association about the development of youth football. (S3O-4321)

4. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to improve access to NHS dentists in Roxburgh and Berwickshire, given that only 17% of adults in this constituency are registered with an NHS dentist. (S3O-4274)

5. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness in NHS Grampian hospitals. (S3O-4290)

6. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on the One Scotland Many Cultures campaign. (S3O-4314)

7. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the recruitment of junior doctors across Scotland. (S3O-4306)

8. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many adults have been diagnosed with scoliosis. (S3O-4368)

9. Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current waiting times are between referral by a GP and consultation with a specialist at the Spinal Injury Unit at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. (S3O-4352)

10. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take in relation to the prevention of suicide. (S3O-4285)

11. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in response to the report, Scotland’s Health Deficit: An Explanation and a Plan, published by Dr Gillie on Monday 15 September 2008, which identified low levels of vitamin D in people in Scotland. (S3O-4284)

12. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve transport facilities at and services to and from health facilities. (S3O-4327)

13. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take, in addition to the introduction of two telephone based cognitive behavioural therapy pilots, given the need for people to be able to access a wide range of talking therapies. (S3O-4330)

14. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had on the issue of co-payments for health care. (S3O-4275)

15. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to raise awareness of oesophageal cancer. (S3O-4294)

16. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that ambulance services in the Highlands and Islands are fit for purpose. (S3O-4322)

17. Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive when referrals for mental health services will be guaranteed within 18 weeks, as they are for other specialisms. (S3O-4311)

18. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the chair of NHS Forth Valley. (S3O-4362)

19. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to inspect hospitals to ensure compliance with healthcare associated infection standards. (S3O-4289)

20. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors changes in the number of households threatened with homelessness through actions for repossession. (S3O-4351)

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 2 October 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 24 September 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Alison McInnes

2. Ken Macintosh

3. Charlie Gordon

4. Tom McCabe

5. Derek Brownlee

6. Margaret Curran

7. Ms Wendy Alexander

8. Margaret Smith

9. Iain Smith

10. Mr Frank McAveety

Justice and Law Officers

1. Sandra White

2. John Scott

3. Bill Kidd

4. Alex Johnstone

5. Mary Mulligan

6. Angela Constance

7. Jackson Carlaw

8. Rhoda Grant

9. Margo MacDonald

10. Ian McKee

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Duncan McNeil

2. Jim Hume

3. David Whitton

4. David Stewart

5. Dr Richard Simpson

6. Michael McMahon

7. Margaret Mitchell

8. Paul Martin

9. Michael Matheson

10. Joe FitzPatrick

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