First Minister’s Questions – 20/06/2024

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

Evelyn Tweed S6O-03613
1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to improve access to childminders.

Paul O’Kane S6O-03614
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its ongoing work with local authorities, Police Scotland and other partners to tackle the reported increasing antisocial behaviour in town centres.

Sue Webber S6O-03615
3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide further details of the progress that it has made regarding the delivery of a railway station in Winchburgh, including the date by which it anticipates the business case and cost will be finalised.

Alexander Burnett S6O-03616
4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support schools in rural communities.

Annabelle Ewing S6O-03617
5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Developing the Young Workforce programme in the Cowdenbeath constituency.

Rachael Hamilton
6. [Withdrawn]

Elena Whitham S6O-03619
7. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies indicating that forecast UK Government tax and spending plans would be funded by reductions in public investment, what assessment it has made of the potential impact that any changes to Scotland’s block grant resulting from this would have on Scotland’s public finances.

Fergus Ewing
8. [Not Lodged]


12:00pm First Minister’s Questions

Douglas Ross S6F-03240
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Anas Sarwar S6F-03241
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Patrick Harvie S6F-03242
3. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Clare Adamson S6F-03255
4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the call from the Federation of Small Business Scotland for the next UK administration to pilot a remote visa to benefit remote areas such as the Highlands, in line with the Migration Advisory Committee recommendation, and any implications that this could have for Scotland’s economy.

Graham Simpson S6F-03246
5. To ask the First Minister what his response is to the reported comment from the Nuclear Industry Association that his stance on nuclear power is “hopelessly ideological and anti-science”.

Neil Bibby S6F-03260
6. To ask the First Minister what assurances the Scottish Government can provide to the arts and culture sector to ensure confidence, in light of the reported issues with the sponsorship of cultural events.


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