First Minister’s Questions, live from the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.
Scottish Parliament – First Minister’s Questions.
11:40am General Questions
Alasdair Allan S5O-03144
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how its resilience fund to reduce the risk of ferries breaking down has been spent.
Angus MacDonald S5O-03145
2. To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed the proposed growth deal for Falkirk district with the Secretary of State for Scotland.
Rhoda Grant S5O-03146
3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Highlands and Islands Airports Limited regarding the incident on 5 April 2019 when a plane left Kirkwall Airport without air traffic control clearance.
Angela Constance S5O-03147
4. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports research into and the treatment of endometriosis.
Anas Sarwar S5O-03148
5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prevent hospital acquired infections.
Liam McArthur S5O-03149
6. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that freight capacity on Northern Isles ferry routes meets
Keith Brown S5O-03150
7. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the decision by the DWP to reject the recommendation of the Work and Pensions Committee to set the default rate for recovery of universal credit hardship payments at 5% of the Standard Allowance.
Liz Smith S5O-03151
8. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with sportscotland with regard to the development of women’s football.
Gillian Martin S5O-03152
9. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the delivery of the R100 superfast broadband programme.
Tom Mason S5O-03153
10. To ask the Scottish Government how many deaths there were in 2018 in the NHS Grampian area that can be attributed in some way to the use of Xanax.
12:00pm First Minister’s Questions
Jackson Carlaw S5F-03255
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Richard Leonard S5F-03256
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Patrick Harvie S5F-03257
3. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Willie Rennie S5F-03258
4. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Stuart McMillan S5F-03275
5. To ask the First Minister what assistance will be provided to help the mental health of school pupils.
Liz Smith S5F-03268
6. To ask the First Minister what measures the Scottish Government will put in place to reverse the reported decline in subject choice in secondary schools.
12:45pm Members’ Business – Bill Kidd S5M-16795
International Workers’ Memorial Day 2019
That the Parliament recognises International Workers’ Memorial Day 2019, which will be marked on 28 April to remember the estimated 50,000 people who are killed each year through work-related incidents or illnesses; notes that the day also aims to encourage steps towards ensuring that such tragedies do not happen again, and recognises that this year’s theme is “Dangerous substances, get them out of the workplace”, which focuses on workers’ exposure to carcinogens.
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