First Minister’s Questions – 22/02/2024

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

Collette Stevenson S6O-03110
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Read Write Count with the First Minister programme.

Rachael Hamilton S6O-03111
2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of the £58.7 million reduction to the College Operational Expenditure budget for 2024-25 on the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency.

Kevin Stewart S6O-03112
3. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the operations of the Parole Board for Scotland.

Stephen Kerr S6O-03113
4. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of its current relationship with local authorities.

Paul Sweeney S6O-03114
5. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that railway infrastructure is safe and fit for the future.

Ash Regan S6O-03115
6. To ask the Scottish Government, as part of its work to further the case for Scottish independence, and in light of the Supreme Court ruling that the Scottish Parliament cannot legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence, for what reason its position is that there should not be a referendum at this stage on the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

Martin Whitfield S6O-03116
7. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the First Minister’s reported comments that it “has to go further” to ensure that plans to radically reform how young people are cared for in Scotland are realised, whether it has identified what steps it will take to achieve this.

Colin Smyth S6O-03117
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its inquiries with Glasgow City Council regarding the circumstances in which children came to be placed at Fornethy House.


12:00pm First Minister’s Questions

Douglas Ross S6F-02823
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Anas Sarwar S6F-02824
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Maggie Chapman S6F-02825
3. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on whether successive changes to national taxation policy in Scottish Budgets will support the redistribution of wealth and help sustain vital public services.

Fergus Ewing S6F-02848
4. To ask the First Minister, regarding the delivery of the Scottish Government’s recently published depopulation action plan, what will be different about this approach, which is described as “local by default, national by agreement”, particularly towards the approval of new developments supported by local communities.

Douglas Lumsden S6F-02845
5. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government still has a policy of a presumption against any new oil and gas licences.

Paul Sweeney S6F-02847
6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the analysis by Citizens Advice Scotland suggesting that over 660,000 people are experiencing mental health problems due to increasing household debt.

Members’ Business — S6M-12177 Ivan McKee: Immediate Ceasefire in Palestine and Israel.

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