First Minister’s Questions – 20/04/2023

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

Pauline McNeill S6O-02124
1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to support the development and expansion of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District in the past year.

Mark Ruskell S6O-02125
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it is supporting communities and local authorities to strengthen local bus networks across Scotland.

Russell Findlay S6O-02126
3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reviewed the guideline, Sentencing young people , issued by the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Gordon MacDonald S6O-02127
4. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recent analysis by the International Monetary Fund, which predicts that the UK economy’s performance in 2023 will be the worst among the G20 economies, what assessment it has made of the potential impact of this in Scotland.

Stephen Kerr S6O-02128
5. To ask the Scottish Government how many apprenticeship places it will commit to funding this financial year.

Annabelle Ewing
6. [Not Lodged]

Daniel Johnson S6O-02130
7. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase the rate of business start-ups in Scotland.

Annie Wells S6O-02131
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will support the Proposed Right to Addiction Recovery (Scotland) Bill in order to aim to save lives and tackle Scotland’s drug deaths crisis.


12:00pm First Minister’s Questions

Douglas Ross S6F-01997
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Anas Sarwar S6F-01998
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Maggie Chapman S6F-02014
3. To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on what recent engagement the Scottish Government has had with the UK Government regarding the proposed development of the Rosebank oil and gas field, in light of the Scottish Government’s draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan.

Audrey Nicoll S6F-02027
4. To ask the First Minister, in light of his recent visit to the Port of Aberdeen, what engagement he has had with the business community since taking office.

Donald Cameron S6F-02002
5. To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on the Scottish Government’s plans for Highly Protected Marine Areas, following the end of its public consultation.

Rhoda Grant S6F-02011
6. To ask the First Minister what immediate action the Scottish Government will take to improve the situation regarding ferry services across the Highlands and Islands, in light of recent reports of unprecedented disruption.

Beatrice Wishart S6F-02017
7. To ask the First Minister what urgent action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that everyone who is eligible for any cancer testing and screening programme is receiving their invitation on time, in light of recent reports that 13,000 women who were mistakenly removed from the national database are being offered an appointment for a cervical smear.


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