First Minister’s Questions, live from the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.
Scottish Parliament – First Minister’s Questions.
Join us for First Minister’s Questions, live from the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.
11:40am General Questions
Patrick Harvie S5O-03727
1. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Referendums (Scotland) Bill adequately meets the objective stated by the constitutional relations secretary for “electronic means of communication to be subject to the same restrictions as print materials”.
Liam Kerr S5O-03728
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to replace HMP Barlinnie.
Stewart Stevenson S5O-03729
3. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to victims of financial crime in circumstances where banks seem to have failed to observe their own lending criteria and “know your customer” protocols.
Dean Lockhart S5O-03730
4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve public safety at popular tourist sites.
Ruth Maguire S5O-03731
5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address child poverty.
Adam Tomkins S5O-03732
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on infection management at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Donald Cameron S5O-03733
7. To ask the Scottish Government what further progress has been made following the announcement by NHS Highland of an independent review into allegations of staff bullying in Argyll and Bute.
Bill Kidd S5O-03734
8. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether Brexit will disproportionately impact on people living in areas of multiple deprivation.
Clare Adamson S5O-03735
9. To ask the Scottish Government how it is marking Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Bruce Crawford S5O-03736
10. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.
12:00pm First Minister’s Questions
Jackson Carlaw S5F-03683
1. Question to be taken in the Chamber.
Richard Leonard S5F-03684
2. Question to be taken in the Chamber.
Willie Rennie S5F-03685
3. Question to be taken in the Chamber.
Kenneth Gibson S5F-03702
4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to recent figures showing that the number of workers earning less than the real Living Wage has decreased by 13% in the last year.
Michelle Ballantyne S5F-03687
5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that attacks on staff at six NHS boards increased in the last year.
Daniel Johnson S5F-03688
6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children with additional support needs.
12:45pm Members’ Business – George Adam S5M-18772
Recognition for Nuclear Test Veterans
That the Parliament recognises the veterans who served in the Ministry of Defence atmospheric nuclear test programme in the 1950s and 1960s; understands that 22,000 veterans took part in the programme, of which, around 1,500 survive today, including Ken McGinley, a prolific campaigner for veterans, from Renfrewshire; acknowledges that a 1999 health study of these veterans found that 39% of veteran’s children were born with serious medical conditions, that partners of veterans were three times more likely to suffer miscarriage, and children were 10 times more likely to have a birth defect; understands that the UK is the only nuclear power to deny special recognition and compensation to its test veterans, and notes calls for compensation and an investigation into how future generations of these veterans may be affected.
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