Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how its planned long-term conditions strategy will address the distinct needs of children and young people living with long-term conditions, and the needs of their parents. (S2O-12566)
Eleanor Scott: I thank the minister for that answer. Can he explain how the strategy will reflect the full range of young people's needs, particularly by ensuring that it encompasses services beyond the national health service—for example, social work, education, eventual employment, psychological support and the transition from children's to adult's services?
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available to ensure that an island does not lose its only petrol station.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the criteria for eligibility for grants for rural petrol stations should be relaxed in cases where the petrol station is the only one on an island.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor the effect of reduced ferry fares for island residents on businesses located on the islands.
Eleanor Scott: When I was a community paediatrician, I came across perhaps four or five cases—I was trying to count them—of boys who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I want to tell the story of one of them. I knew him from the moment of diagnosis, because he attended one of the schools for which I was responsible in my role as a school doctor. He immediately sprang to mind when I saw the motion for this...
Eleanor Scott: Will the member explain which of the first four of his five concerns will have disappeared after the quinquennial review?
Eleanor Scott: In my brief speech, I will record my party's support for the bill. This is a short, circumscribed but very important bill, which, because it has received support from all parties, will probably not make any headlines in tomorrow's newspapers. I, too, pay tribute to everyone who has been involved: Des McNulty, whose member's bill received Green support; the parliamentary committees that...
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that employing authorities have the skills and knowledge to assess whether teachers who have not attended a recognised Teacher of the Deaf course but are employed to teach deaf or hearing impaired pupils have acquired the necessary competencies.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how teachers of deaf and hearing impaired pupils will find out about a range of methods to teach deaf children if they stay in their local authority to acquire competencies without attending a Teacher of the Deaf course.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that teachers of deaf pupils who are trained by their employers will engage with issues that may challenge these employers, for example by looking critically at the concept of inclusion and what it means in practice for deaf children.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether teachers of deaf pupils trained through the competency route will be able to have their qualifications recognised in other parts of the United Kingdom or in other European countries.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage more deaf people to train as teachers of deaf children.
Eleanor Scott: I, too, enjoyed the 2006 Hands Up for Trad event, as Rob Gibson well knows, because I was sitting with him at the same table. I know that the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport had intended to be there and would have enjoyed it greatly if she had been able to make it on the night. I am looking forward to the 2007 event as part of the Scottish year of Highland culture. I agree with the...
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the accident and emergency unit at Monklands Hospital will remain open until the accident and emergency unit opens at the new Larbert hospital.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether accident and emergency services at Wishaw and Hairmyres hospitals will be improved before the accident and emergency unit at Monklands Hospital closes.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how the cost of proposed works to improve the accident and emergency units at Wishaw and Hairmyres hospitals compares with the estimated cost of upgrading the accident and emergency unit at Monklands Hospital if it were to be retained.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what services will be offered at the proposed community casualty unit in Cumbernauld.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposed community casualty unit in Cumbernauld will have facilities to handle emergency chest conditions, such as asthma attacks.
Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the new Larbert hospital will have a maternity unit that can deal with bleeding during pregnancy.