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
James Dornan S5O-03659
1. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for women who have been affected by miscarriage.
Ruth Maguire S5O-03660
2. To ask the Scottish Government how it is marking Black History Month.
Bob Doris S5O-03661
3. To ask the Scottish Government what contribution NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will make to the proposed new national thrombectomy service.
Alexander Stewart S5O-03662
4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the call by ASH Scotland for a joined-up approach to services relating to tobacco and other health-harming substances.
Donald Cameron S5O-03663
5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any planned upgrades to the Gourock-Dunoon passenger ferry service.
David Torrance S5O-03664
6. To ask the Scottish Government how many local authority and affordable houses have been delivered in the Kirkcaldy constituency since 2012.
Liam McArthur S5O-03665
7. To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to set out a clear timetable for the delivery of the R100 programme.
Alison Harris S5O-03666
8. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the number of antisocial behaviour incidents.
Alex Rowley S5O-03667
9. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the current regulatory framework for insolvency practitioners is effective.
Bill Bowman S5O-03668
10. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the delayed implementation of the ban on sending biodegradable municipal waste to landfill, how it plans to reduce landfill use in the north east.
12:00pm First Minister’s Questions
Jackson Carlaw S5F-03625
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Richard Leonard S5F-03626
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Patrick Harvie S5F-03627
3. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Alex Cole-Hamilton S5F-03628
4. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Tom Arthur S5F-03635
5. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is marking Challenge Poverty Week.
Brian Whittle S5F-03631
6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to address the reported staffing shortfalls in psychiatric services, particularly those for children.
12:45pm Members’ Business – Bill Kidd S5M-18574 – World Day Against the Death Penalty
That the Parliament recognises World Day Against the Death Penalty 2019 on 10 October; considers that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights; notes that Amnesty International’s most recent annual report on the death penalty recorded at least 690 executions in 20 countries in 2018, a decrease of 31% compared with 2017, which is the lowest number of executions recorded by Amnesty International in the last decade; further notes that most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam in that order; welcomes news that Amnesty International’s overall assessment of the use of the death penalty in 2018 indicates that the global trend is towards its abolition, despite regressive steps from a small number of countries; notes the statement from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in October 2018 calling for all nations to abolish the practice of executions, and stands against the death penalty in all circumstances.
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