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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 4 December 2008

Question Time

General

1. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages meeting all of its expenditure commitments as outlined in its draft budget for 2009-10. (S3O-5067)

2. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its news release of 12 November 2007 stating that an extra 150 police officers would be recruited by the end of the financial year, whether these were recruits whom chief constables were already planning to recruit. (S3O-5085)

3. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving the crofting community. (S3O-5137)

4. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has determined a date on which the findings of the strategic transport projects review will be announced. (S3O-5096)

5. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the 2012 London Olympics will have on funding for the voluntary sector. (S3O-5124)

6. Keith Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will quantify the cuts that would be required to local government and other services in Ochil were they to meet the UK Government efficiency savings target of 3%. (S3O-5107)

7. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the management of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport following the publication of the airport’s development master plan. (S3O-5058)

8. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the City of Edinburgh Council and TIE Limited regarding the Edinburgh trams project. (S3O-5055)

9. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect jobs in Edinburgh from the impact of the economic downturn given the large number of city residents employed in the banking sector. (S3O-5139)

10. Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive how it expects the level of economic growth to change in each year to 2012. (S3O-5057)

Health and Wellbeing

1. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to upgrade and improve the health centre facilities at Whyteman’s Brae, Kirkcaldy. (S3O-5084)

2. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that as much as possible is being done to introduce telehealth links ensuring easier, faster and more local access to health care. (S3O-5060)

3. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is preparing for winter pressures on the NHS. (S3O-5091)

4. Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the level of support services available to people with multiple disabilities in the Perth and Kinross Council area. (S3O-5059)

5. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report from the short-life working group examining options for assisting women who have no recourse to public funds, referred to by the Minister for Communities and Sport on 29 May 2008 (Official Report, col. 9252). (S3O-5092)

6. Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve access to health care services in the Highlands and Islands. (S3O-5145)

7. Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has estimated or will estimate how bullying impacts on the NHS and in other areas, in light of an increasing body of evidence linking bullying to mental and physical health problems. (S3O-5128)

8. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce regular reporting on hospital-acquired infection rates and, if so, whether the reports will be broken down by hospital. (S3O-5063)

9. Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS Orkney regarding the benefits of locating a CT scanner in Orkney. (S3O-5135)

10. Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prevent NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde from withdrawing funding from St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank in light of public and political support for its continued existence. (S3O-5133)

11. Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met with the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S3O-5089)

12. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider altering the guidance to local authorities on use of the second homes fund to include the option of disbursing funds to community housing trusts. (S3O-5062)

13. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what savings it expects the Scottish Ambulance Service to achieve in the current financial year. (S3O-5098)

14. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of referrals for cancer treatment in NHS Grampian are seen within 62 days. (S3O-5061)

15. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist epilepsy nurses are employed in the NHS and what action it has taken to increase this number. (S3O-5099)

16. Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will implement the NHS Scotland Resource Allocation Committee formula for health board funding. (S3O-5138)

17. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage increase there was in emergency inpatient admissions in Fife in 2007-08, broken down by age group and community health partnership area; what the reasons were for this increase, and what measures the Scottish Government will take in response. (S3O-5066)

18. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children are eligible for priority access to NHS dental services and how many are receiving these services. (S3O-5144)

19. Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Lanarkshire. (S3O-5082)

20. Not Lodged

Members Selected for General and Themed Question Times on 11 December 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 3 December 2008. These will then appear in this section of the Business Bulletin the following day.

General

1. Bill Wilson

2. Bill Kidd

3. Des McNulty

4. Aileen Campbell

5. Robert Brown

6. Duncan McNeil

7. Robin Harper

8. Elizabeth Smith

9. Elaine Murray

10. Nigel Don

Justice and Law Officers

1. Alasdair Morgan

2. Mike Rumbles

3. Cathy Jamieson

4. Willie Coffey

5. Claire Baker

6. Ms Wendy Alexander

7. Christine Grahame

8. Johann Lamont

9. George Foulkes

10. Jamie McGrigor

Rural Affairs and the Environment

1. Christina McKelvie

2. Patrick Harvie

3. Tom McCabe

4. Peter Peacock

5. Tricia Marwick

6. Hugh Henry

7. Karen Whitefield

8. Joe FitzPatrick

9. Roseanna Cunningham

10. Liam McArthur

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