Fiona McLeod: I have asked this question before in relation to another matter. Mr Galbraith is talking about consulting throughout the country. When we talked about the education improvement bill, he said that he would consult young people. I have to say that the efforts at consultation have not been inclusive of young people. Will Mr Galbraith assure us that consultation on the cultural strategy will be...
Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-759 by Susan Deacon on 23 August 1999, how it will ensure that the maximum waiting time guarantees correlate with the actual waiting times for outpatient appointments.
Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a detailed statement on the current financial situation at Hampden stadium and the Scottish football museum and on the implications for the future operation of the national stadium and museum. (S1O-294)
Fiona McLeod: I have been asking this question since July, and I am glad that the minister is giving members an answer.
Fiona McLeod: In light of today's news reports, will the Scottish Executive support a proposal to call in the receivers to put Hampden into administration, and how will that affect Scotland's crucial qualifying match against Lithuania on 9 October?
Fiona McLeod: I asked it in July.
Fiona McLeod: I wish to address the membership of the new committee. On the list are a local authority chief executive—
Fiona McLeod: Fine. Can the minister give an assurance that the vacant post will be filled by a representative from the unions, or is the Labour party now as hostile to the unions as the Tories are?
Fiona McLeod: Will the minister give way?
Fiona McLeod: I begin by commending—
Fiona McLeod: I have a point of order before I begin. At the domestic violence debate, the time was extended by half an hour.
Fiona McLeod: I will be as quick as I can.
Fiona McLeod: And I want to get a couple of questions in. On behalf of my constituents in Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch, I commend Paul for raising the matter. Many of my points have already been mentioned, so I will stick to the question of a full and meaningful consultation. The health board does not have a good track record on consultation so far. Greater Glasgow Health Board's web pages contain a code...
Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it is giving to Scottish League football clubs to build new or redevelop existing stadia.
Fiona McLeod: Will Ms Alexander give way?
Fiona McLeod: Thank you, fellow Jags supporter. We should all welcome youth and community sport development, especially when it involves young children in the league football clubs, with their connotations of prestige. However, we must approach such development as part of a strategic package. Today's motion mentions only the Scottish football leagues. If we look abroad, especially to Norway and Sweden, we...
Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive why a decision on the award of a contract to provide a training programme for social work residential workers was delayed from August to October of this year.
Fiona McLeod: The minister cannot get away with posing as the children's champion when his Government has brought the teaching profession to the brink of strike action. Brian Monteith spoke of the work load of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee. That committee must set priorities, and I would have hoped that Brian would agree that our children's education should be the highest priority. The SNP...
Fiona McLeod: Maureen Macmillan gives us details of all the hours that a teacher must work. How will the teachers' situation be helped by adding 50 hours of social inclusion work to that?
Fiona McLeod: rose —