Section D: Oral Questions

Portfolio Questions selected for answer on 12 June 2013

Health and Wellbeing

1. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Government what impact family nurse partnerships have on people’s wellbeing. (S4O-02232)

2. Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what issues were discussed. (S4O-02233)

3. Claudia Beamish: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the health and wellbeing benefits of community transport for older people across rural South Scotland and the rest of the country as noted in Age Scotland’s report, Still Waiting. (S4O-02234)

4. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others, which was commissioned by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in Australia. (S4O-02235)

5. Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage young people to learn to swim in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. (S4O-02236)

6. Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Government how the NHS supports people with heart disease. (S4O-02237)

7. Jean Urquhart: To ask the Scottish Government what support it makes available to multiple sclerosis national therapy centres. (S4O-02238)

8. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met its national accident and emergency waiting time target. (S4O-02239)

9. Dennis Robertson: To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it has given to NHS boards in relation to cardiac rehabilitation. (S4O-02240)

10. Dave Thompson: [Not Lodged]

11. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the adequacy of the enforcement of requirements and implementation of recommendations by the Care Inspectorate for the care of older people. (S4O-02242)

12. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Government what elements of its 20:20 vision for the NHS will focus on improved healthcare in Wester Ross, North West Sutherland and other remote areas. (S4O-02243)

13. Graeme Pearson: To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the individual patient treatment request system meets the needs of patients. (S4O-02244)

14. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Government what action NHS Forth Valley has taken to improve waiting times for accident and emergency patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. (S4O-02245)

15. Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Government what support it gives to people with motor neurone disease. (S4O-02246)

16. Mary Fee: To ask the Scottish Government what the annual cost is of prescribing drugs for prisoners with depression. (S4O-02247)

17. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Government what support it gives to the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils and its member councils. (S4O-02248)

18. Iain Gray: [Not Lodged]

19. Clare Adamson: To ask the Scottish Government what support it gives to pregnant women trying to give up smoking. (S4O-02250)

20. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Government what the level of take-up is for the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme. (S4O-02251)

General Questions selected for answer on 13 June 2013

1. Mike MacKenzie: To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the final report of the Scottish Islands Renewable Project. (S4O-02252)

2. Chic Brodie: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on a possible strike by the Fire Brigades Union. (S4O-02253)

3. Colin Keir: To ask the Scottish Government what the implications are for the ambitions set out in Scotland’s Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland of the UK Government’s super-connected cities initiative funding for Edinburgh not meeting state aid rules. (S4O-02254)

4. Graeme Dey: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in conjunction with local authorities to tackle scamming. (S4O-02255)

5. Ken Macintosh: [Not Lodged]

6. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to promote the uptake of the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme in rural areas. (S4O-02257)

7. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to exploit the potential of Scotland’s shale gas reserves. (S4O-02258)

8. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish greenhouse gas inventory will show that the emission target for 2011 has been reached, and whether the shortfall resulting from the missed target in 2010 has been compensated for. (S4O-02259)

9. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Government what impact Ministry of Defence rules for procurement of naval vessels will have on jobs in Scotland. (S4O-02260)

10. Margaret McCulloch: To ask the Scottish Government how the National Planning Framework 3 will support town centre regeneration. (S4O-02261)

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