Shona Robison: Given Mr Stone's description of the importance of the teachers' voices, does he agree that it would have been better to have a classroom teacher on the committee of inquiry?
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of all appointments to Non-Departmental Public Bodies, by Body, which it has made since 6 May 1999.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the predicted £10 million overspend by Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust will have any adverse impact on patient services.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive to specify the resources allocated for health promotion within each health board area.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether arrangements are in place to tackle social exclusion by ensuring that those moving into employment are given the appropriate help in the transition from benefits to wages by letting people know that they may be entitled to housing and council tax benefit extensions.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the change to objective 2 status will have in Dundee, specifically in relation to the exclusion of the science and technology park and the universities from the new objective 2 boundary. (S1O-473)
Shona Robison: What criteria will the minister use when considering the amendments? What will be the time scale, given that the whole package requires to be approved by Christmas?
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take with regard to cancer beds closing in Ninewells Hospital Dundee and whether these closures are due to staff shortages.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £10 million deficit in Tayside NHS Trust has resulted in any staff shortages in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
Shona Robison: Today is an opportunity to applaud the work of the voluntary sector in Scotland—it has a crucial role to play in enriching the life of Scotland. Since being elected, I have met a large number of voluntary organisations of various kinds, from One Parent Families Dundee to the Tayside Recyclers. Their energy and enthusiasm—often in the face of a lack of resources—have impressed me. From...
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was aware, when an announcement was made in July 1999 that all first year students would be offered a meningitis vaccination, that GPs would be unable to cope with the demand due to a shortage of vaccine.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to obtain further supplies of meningitis vaccine, and how will it ensure that these are distributed to GPs.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Parliament will have an opportunity to debate the proposed amendments to the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 as contained within the Immigration and Asylum Bill.
Shona Robison: Although we now have the beginnings of a child care strategy, the aspirations are set far too low. Where is the vision of universal, full-time child care? Helen Eadie has unfortunately left the chamber, but I wonder whether she really was saying that aspirations are no longer relevant in the new Labour world. We must aspire to full-time child care provision—not to do so undermines the whole...
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be concluding a concordat regarding the terms of the forthcoming immigration and asylum legislation with Her Majesty's Government. (S1O- 667)
Shona Robison: I am sure that the minister will be aware of the controversial nature of that legislation, particularly the voucher scheme, and of the cross-party concern about it. Will he assure us that this Parliament will be able to debate the terms of the concordat?
Shona Robison: A precedent has been set in this Parliament that we can discuss and debate reserved matters, regardless of whether we have legislative competence over them. Will the minister give the Parliament an opportunity to debate this matter, which is of cross-party concern?
Shona Robison: Will the member give way?
Shona Robison: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will be giving consideration to the budgetary and service implications of holding meetings of the Parliament in Dundee during the period in May 2000 when the Church of Scotland will be using the Assembly Hall.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received a request from Dundee City Council to meet a deputation to discuss recent job losses at Agritay in Dundee and, if so, when it intends to meet the deputation.