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
Mark Griffin S5O-03421
1. To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there is a median disability pay gap of 26% in Social Security Scotland.
Annie Wells S5O-03422
2. To ask the Scottish Government how it is meeting the objectives of its Equally Safe Strategy.
Fulton MacGregor S5O-03423
3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce domestic abuse.
4. [Not Lodged]
Gillian Martin S5O-03425
5. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to protect marine mammals from entanglement.
Elaine Smith S5O-03426
6. To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the most appropriate support and services are in place for women in the prison system.
Jenny Marra S5O-03427
7. To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the number of people starting Modern Apprenticeships reportedly fell by almost 12% in Dundee between 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Sandra White S5O-03428
8. To ask the Scottish Government what measures are in place to address the housing needs of older people.
Colin Beattie S5O-03429
9. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported 5% increase in crime in the area, what its position is on whether Midlothian Council’s disbandment of its community safety teams is in the public interest and appropriate.
Miles Briggs S5O-03430
10. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce and phase out the use of plastic cutlery and straws in the public sector.
12:00pm First Minister’s Questions
Ruth Davidson S5F-03441
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Richard Leonard S5F-03442
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Willie Rennie S5F-03443
3. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Ruth Maguire S5F-03455
4. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is marking Refugee Week.
Brian Whittle S5F-03459
5. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
Colin Smyth S5F-03444
6. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the Scottish Government’s plans to sell Prestwick airport.
12:45pm Members’ Business – Pauline McNeill S5M-17623
First Anniversary of the Glasgow School of Art Fire
That the Parliament notes with regret the first anniversary of the second devastating Glasgow School of Art fire; notes the deep and long-lasting damage that it has caused to the businesses and residents of Garnethill, Sauchiehall Street and the surrounding area; acknowledges the trauma experienced by displaced residents of Garnethill who were prevented from returning to their homes to collect their belongings on the night of the fire and for the following three months; understands that businesses and residents are still experiencing problems with vehicle access, refuse collection and insurance claims; recognises the severe impact on the local business community and is concerned that some businesses have been unable to reopen while others have had to relocate elsewhere at a huge loss to their business; welcomes the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee report, The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building: The loss of a national treasure; notes the belief that it is the shared responsibility of the UK Government, Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to secure the recovery and long-term future of Sauchiehall Street as an area of economic and cultural importance for Glasgow; acknowledges the concern that such a long-term plan is not yet in place a year on from the fire, and notes the calls on all political parties and relevant agencies to work together to ensure that a full recovery can be made as soon as possible.
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