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Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 18 June 2009

Question Time

General

1. Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what structures are in place to monitor the transportation of nuclear material in Scotland. (S3O-7463)

2. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring local authorities through single outcome agreements to ensure that they continue to commit to providing high quality sports facilities, as detailed in Reaching Higher, the national strategy for sport. (S3O-7404)

3. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Promoting Positive Outcomes: Working Together to Prevent Antisocial Behaviour in Scotland framework will contribute to resolving repeated instances of antisocial behaviour by users of holiday flats. (S3O-7423)

4. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many portions of fresh fruit and vegetables patients in hospitals operating a cook-chill system receive on a daily basis. (S3O-7430)

5. Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what investment it will make in the current financial year towards achieving the target of having 10% of all journeys made by bicycle by 2020. (S3O-7409)

6. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish regular progress reports on the implementation of the specified set of commitments contained in the concordat agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. (S3O-7396)

7. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce the findings of the public local inquiry into the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route before the summer recess. (S3O-7413)

8. Nicol Stephen: To ask the Scottish Executive from which budget its £5 million contribution to the proposed 50-metre swimming pool in Aberdeen will come. (S3O-7416)

9. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consult over the summer on whether the socioeconomic duty in the UK Equality Bill should be extended to Scotland. (S3O-7426)

10. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the capital projects planned in NHS Lanarkshire’s A Picture of Health modernisation programme will be completed in the timescale agreed when the proposals were first approved. (S3O-7446)

Education and Lifelong Learning

1. Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to commission any school building in the east end of Glasgow. (S3O-7428)

2. John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive when the measures agreed at the apprenticeship summit held on 28 April 2009 will be implemented. (S3O-7453)

3. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is confident that it will, in this parliamentary session, fulfil the pledge in the SNP manifesto to ensure that every pupil has two hours of quality PE each week delivered by specialist PE teachers. (S3O-7456)

4. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent statistics are on drop-out rates among full-time first degree students and whether it has any concerns regarding these statistics. (S3O-7448)

5. Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to improve prospects for probationer and newly qualified teachers in the Highlands and Islands. (S3O-7454)

6. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has evidence that shared headships for rural primary schools impact positively on the education of children. (S3O-7387)

7. Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in encouraging schools to procure food from local sources. (S3O-7394)

8. Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to increase the provision of education for adult learners of Gaelic. (S3O-7462)

9. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a target for teacher numbers in Scotland. (S3O-7405)

10. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting Scottish literature in schools during the Year of Homecoming. (S3O-7475)

Europe, External Affairs and Culture

1. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will make use of the six Scottish MEPs to further Scotland’s best interests in the European Union. (S3O-7471)

2. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to engage with Latin American countries. S3O-7457)

3. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to explore areas of opportunity in Latin America that would prove beneficial to Scotland. S3O-7488)

4. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide funding to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland for a national storage facility. (S3O-7459)

5. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution has had with the organisers of the Edinburgh festivals about the impact on the festivals of the economic downturn. (S3O-7415)

6. David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the recommendations of the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution. (S3O-7460)

7. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last attended a Council of Ministers meeting. (S3O-7429)

8. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides for the Scottish Maritime Museum. (S3O-7420)

9. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting cultural development in the Borders. (S3O-7412)

10. Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides for arts and cultural events that celebrate Scotland’s multicultural society. (S3O-7484)

Members selected for General and Themed Questions on 25 June 2009

The following members have been randomly selected for General and Themed Question Times on the above date. The deadline for lodging the text of questions is 12 noon on Wednesday 17 June. These will then appear in this Section of the Business Bulletin on Thursday 18 June.

General

1. Cathy Jamieson

2. Tricia Marwick

3. Paul Martin

4. Mary Scanlon

5. Jamie McGrigor

6. Mike Rumbles

7. Sandra White

8. Hugh Henry

9. David McLetchie

10. Angela Constance

Health and Wellbeing

1. Kenneth Gibson

2. Karen Gillon

3. Jamie Hepburn

4. Karen Whitefield

5. Margaret Curran

6. Stuart McMillan

7. Nigel Don

8. Derek Brownlee

9. Iain Smith

10. Brian Adam

11. Michael Matheson

12. Lewis Macdonald

13. Christina McKelvie

14. Johann Lamont

15. Bill Wilson

16. Rob Gibson

17. John Lamont

18. Nicol Stephen

19. Willie Coffey

20. John Park

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