Saturday, 15th September 2012
Health and education questions for Parliament
Opposition member with responsibility for Health & Education, Isobel Ellul-Hammond, has submitted her questions to Parliament.
Mrs Ellul-Hammond plans on asking the Minister for Employment about the Graduate Employment Scheme and the skills audit of the labour market, as per the Government’s manifesto commitments.
In a question to the Deputy Chief Minister, she will be seeking an update on plans for the old St Bernard’s Hospital site.
With regards to Health, Mrs Ellul-Hammonds will ask for information on the GHA review by the UK consultants, how the new hospital meals system works, where the new Ambulances facility will be and the details of the colon cancer screening programme.
Among various questions relating to July’s GHA Board papers and this year’s Estimates Book, she will ask if more nurses have been recruited and seeks further clarification as to the definition of ‘disabled’, with reference to the extra 50% allowance for Sponsored Patients.
Some of the questions she plans on asking regarding education are the number of teachers due to take maternity/paternity leave this academic year, the increase in examination expenses, whether Bayside and Westside Schools will equalise their GCSE repeats programme and whether the Minister for Education will consider the Gibraltar Women’s Association request to open first school gates at 8.30am.