Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it endorses the aims of the Scottish Human Rights Centre.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimated level of abuse exists of the use of Orange badge parking spaces within each local authority area.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate whether the recent increase in fuel costs has had a disproportionate effect on the financial wellbeing of disabled people.
Shona Robison: To ask the Presiding Officer what plans there are for disability awareness training for staff and Members of the Scottish Parliament.
Shona Robison: To ask the Presiding Officer what plans there are for racial awareness training for staff and Members of the Scottish Parliament.
Shona Robison: As Maureen has already said, domestic violence affects all sections of society. It does not depend on class or whether people live in rural or urban areas; it affects all sections of society. As has been said, women's aid groups provide excellent services throughout Scotland, despite their piecemeal funding. Helen Liddell's Scottish Office campaign against domestic violence raised...
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many day care places are provided for people with dementia in each local authority area.
Shona Robison: There is nothing in what Susan Deacon said that any reasonable person could disagree with. Everyone wants to improve public health in Scotland. In "Towards a Healthier Scotland" we read about improving life circumstances and tackling inequalities in health. Stress is laid on working in partnership and the development of plans and projects is a key part of the health strategy. That is all...
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial provision exists to assist higher and further education students who become ill during their studies.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many higher and further education students have fallen ill during their studies and been unable to continue with their course as a result, in 1998-99 and the previous three academic years.
Shona Robison: To ask the Presiding Officer who is responsible for the development of an equal opportunities policy for the Scottish Parliament.
Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement the recommendations of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry as contained in the Macpherson report. (S1O-126)
Shona Robison: The recent case of Ghulam Rabbani raises many issues relevant to Macpherson, such as the chronic underfunding of interpreting services in Scotland. What does the minister intend to do about that in relation to the criminal justice system?
Shona Robison: Will the member give way?
Shona Robison: I am not aware that I have received an answer. Do you know how it was communicated, Sir David?
Shona Robison: I have checked my mail, but I will double-check; as far as I am aware, it has not arrived yet. The Presiding Officer: Thank you very much.
Shona Robison: May I make a point of order?
Shona Robison: Thank you. Last week I attempted to submit an emergency question on the case of the Chhokar family. You said that it was not an emergency question, Mr Presiding Officer.
Shona Robison: If I can finish my question my point will become clear. You then suggested that I submit the question as a written question requiring an urgent response. That was fine, but my point of order is to seek clarification on when that urgent response should be given. As yet there has been no response and the chamber office has been attempting to get one. I raise this matter because I could not find...
Shona Robison: Thank you.