First Minister’s Questions – 23/11/2023

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

Keith Brown S6O-02773
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards addressing the reported concerns raised by local residents about HMP Stirling.

Christine Grahame S6O-02774
2. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has in place to reduce disruption to public services due to severe winter weather.

Alexander Stewart S6O-02775
3. To ask the Scottish Government how many civil servants worked on the production of the latest Building a New Scotland paper on immigration and EU policy.

Jamie Halcro Johnston S6O-02776
4. To ask the Scottish Government how many health services across the Highlands and Islands have been downgraded or lost entirely over the last 16 years.

Neil Bibby S6O-02777
5. To ask the Scottish Government when the education secretary last met with Renfrewshire Council, and what issues were discussed.

Bob Doris
6. [Not Lodged]

Audrey Nicoll S6O-02779
7. To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with third sector agencies to improve outcomes for vulnerable people.

Monica Lennon S6O-02780
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of HPV home testing and plans to prevent and eradicate cervical cancer.


12:00pm First Minister’s Questions

Douglas Ross S6F-02551
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Anas Sarwar S6F-02552
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Edward Mountain S6F-02557
3. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government policy to require households to replace their fossil fuel boilers with heat pumps or other green energy systems in off gas properties from 2025 and in on gas areas from 2030 is still going ahead.

Alasdair Allan S6F-02572
4. To ask the First Minister what support the Scottish Government is providing to households that are experiencing the pressure of increased energy bills, in light of Citizens Advice Scotland launching its Worried This Winter awareness campaign.

Sue Webber S6F-02562
5. To ask the First Minister what work is being done to support the expanding role of the GP surgery.

Kenneth Gibson S6F-02554
6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Autumn Statement.


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