First Minister’s Questions – 18/04/2024

Join us for First Minister’s Questions live from the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, starting with General Questions to Ministers.

Scottish Parliament – First Minister’s Questions.

11:40am General Questions

Neil Bibby S6O-03316
1. To ask the Scottish Government what the Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy meant by her reported comments to the Ferguson Marine workforce on 9 April 2024, that the Scottish Government will “stand with you long into the future”.

Liz Smith S6O-03317
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its recent consultations with local authorities about community access to the school estate, including sports facilities.

Marie McNair S6O-03318
3. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support childcare groups that provide afterschool care and care outwith school term times.

Monica Lennon S6O-03319
4. To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it reportedly delayed the approval of the budget for Skills Development Scotland, which, according to the National Union of Students Scotland and the National Society of Apprentices, led to unnecessary distress and disruption for thousands of apprentices.

Ariane Burgess
5. [Withdrawn]

Bob Doris S6O-03321
6. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to progress the recommendations contained in its Fair Fares Review.

Finlay Carson S6O-03322
7. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to promote and improve rail services in Dumfries and Galloway.

Martin Whitfield S6O-03323
8. To ask the Scottish Government what its response it to the latest report on childcare costs by Pregnant Then Screwed.


12:00pm First Minister’s Questions

Douglas Ross S6F-03005
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Anas Sarwar S6F-03006
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Ariane Burgess S6F-03007
3. To ask the First Minister, in light of the recent report by the Climate Change Committee, how the Scottish Government plans to accelerate action to ensure that Scotland achieves net zero by 2045.

Keith Brown S6F-03030
4. To ask the First Minister what impact the Scottish Government considers this month’s changes to UK migration rules will have on the seasonal workforce in Scotland, as the soft fruit sector begins to prepare for the summer season.

Craig Hoy S6F-03010
5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports of significant financial pressures within NHS Lothian and NHS Borders.

Pauline McNeill S6F-03033
6. To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the Lord Advocate regarding the exoneration of Scottish sub-postmasters and mistresses whose convictions were based on evidence from the Post Office’s Horizon computer system.

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