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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 9 October 2008

Question Time

General

1. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the independence and robustness of school inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education. (S3O-4552)

2. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are planned to increase the level of value for money achieved in the NHS. (S3O-4481)

3. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last held discussions with the house building industry and COSLA about the current housing situation. (S3O-4537)

4. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns in relation to their education were raised by young carers at the recent Young Carers Festival in West Linton. (S3O-4474)

5. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure adequate childcare facilities in order that parents can access further and higher education. (S3O-4509)

6. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what investment plans it has to address issues relating to flooding in the east end of Glasgow. (S3O-4511)

7. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will issue an instruction to NHS boards requiring them to give patients the opportunity to donate tissue for research purposes provided proper consent is granted. (S3O-4496)

8. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to ensure that private housing sector modernisation is delivered effectively. (S3O-4516)

9. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the fire service. (S3O-4548)

10. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it received about the 100 nuclear safety lapses at Faslane and Coulport since June 2006, given that one such incident was categorised as having a "high potential for actual radioactive release to the environment". (S3O-4546)

Finance and Sustainable Growth

1. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support delivery of National Outcome 10 in North Lanarkshire Council’s single outcome agreement. (S3O-4497)

2. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in efforts to acknowledge the funding implications of Edinburgh’s capital city status. (S3O-4570)

3. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Futures Trust will first be used in the commissioning of a new school building in 2008-09, 2009-10 or 2010-11. (S3O-4514)

4. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial issues were discussed during the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth’s recent visit to China. (S3O-4565)

5. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is planning to ensure that major economic opportunities of national importance located in geographically dispersed areas are underpinned by modern infrastructure and transport improvements. (S3O-4542)

6. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council about the implementation of a local income tax based on ability to pay. (S3O-4539)

7. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the Scottish Futures Trust to be fully operational and when is it anticipated that it will be used in the commissioning of a new school building. (S3O-4489)

8. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will reply to the responses submitted to the consultation on the second National Planning Framework. (S3O-4535)

9. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications for public services are of its tax-cutting agenda. (S3O-4508)

10. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the promotion of volunteering in Scotland. (S3O-4483)

11. Not Lodged

12. Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to fund Co-operative Development Scotland after March 2009. (S3O-4520)

13. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has data on the impact of the credit crunch on small businesses in Scotland. (S3O-4553)

14. Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with regard to the establishment of a capital city supplement to recognise Edinburgh’s role as capital and a main driver of the Scottish economy. (S3O-4549)

15. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, given the financial situation of Aberdeen City Council, whether it believes that efficiency savings of 2% are achievable. (S3O-4491)

16. Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of disruption to growth and investment from economic upheaval and scarcity of resources, whether it has plans to consider scenario-modelling strategies to envisage possible future developments and to audit the social, economic and environmental consequences of these. (S3O-4544)

17. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is in respect of allocation to directorates of additional resources arising from Barnett consequentials. (S3O-4515)

18. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for economic development in Hawick. (S3O-4484)

19. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional investment is planned for the A82. (S3O-4490)

20. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to redevelopment of the rail network in South Lanarkshire, including branch lines to Symington and Coalburn, and integration with any proposed high-speed rail link from London. (S3O-4534)

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