Ian Welsh: The minister will be well aware of my view that public money could have been used more productively to finance and promote football in ways other than building a new national stadium. However, the stadium having been built, is the minister completely satisfied that the rescue package, which I know to have been the product of tortuous negotiations, is robust enough to be sustainable in the...
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions have been taken by Locate in Scotland to promote Prestwick Airport as a location for aircraft maintenance facilities.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to address the training requirements of 16 to 19 year olds with special educational needs.
Ian Welsh: Is the minister aware of the outstanding success of the electronic fish market at Troon? How will the European Community address the key issues of quality and marketing in the fishing industry?
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement it can offer towards the development and expansion of Scottish ports.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of how the Scottish Office has been reorganised, what was the rationale behind this reorganisation and whether it will provide a detailed organisation chart of the new structure.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the proposal for a Scottish School of Music and Recording Technology in Ayr.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive where, in Scottish schools, there are models of good practice in the integration of children with special educational needs into "mainstream" schools, and what proposals and financial support it will offer to encourage such integration.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide examples of local partnership best practice between health boards and local authorities which address the issue of "bed-blocking".
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm its continued financial support for the Social Inclusion Partnership in North Ayr.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement it will offer to local authorities to provide sporting and leisure schemes for children and young adults with disabilities and/or special educational needs.
Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what operational difficulties the Scottish Legal Aid Board has faced in the last few years, and what steps it has taken to ensure that the Scottish Legal Aid Board will now operate efficiently and expeditiously.
Ian Welsh: In view of Mike Russell's comments about football as culture and given Rugby Park's undoubted status as a venue for live, participative and enthralling theatre-more Sturm und Drang than son et lumière-perhaps I should mention my connection with Kilmarnock Football Club as a registrable interest. I, too, welcome the minister's call for a national consultation on cultural strategy, but in...