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
Alexander Stewart S5O-03839
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle fly-tipping.
Gillian Martin S5O-03840
2. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to improve the safety of young drivers.
Ross Greer S5O-03841
3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it takes to support the training of pupil support assistants on working with pupils with additional needs.
Alex Rowley S5O-03842
4. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of public authorities not taking the necessary action to clear waste from the M90 Commerce Park at Lathalmond near Dunfermline, what action it can take to address local residents’ environmental concerns.
John Mason S5O-03843
5. To ask the Scottish Government what it can do to tackle the issue of “split ticketing” for train fares, whereby it can be cheaper to purchase tickets for component parts of a journey rather than one straight-through ticket.
Liz Smith S5O-03844
6. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Fife and Lothian councils since January 2019 regarding traffic flows on the Queensferry Crossing.
Stuart McMillan S5O-03845
7. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Abellio ScotRail regarding revenue protection.
Bob Doris S5O-03846
8. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports people living with dementia.
Anas Sarwar S5O-03847
9. To ask the Scottish Government when the health secretary last met the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what was discussed.
Alexander Burnett S5O-03848
10. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase investment in the Autism Training Framework.
12:00pm – First Minister’s Questions
Jackson Carlaw S5F-03746
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Richard Leonard S5F-03747
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Willie Rennie S5F-03748
3. Question to be taken in Chamber.
Stuart McMillan S5F-03755
4. To ask the First Minister what actions the Scottish Government is taking to eliminate violence against women and girls.
Jamie Greene S5F-03754
5. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to address the reported £3 billion backlog in road maintenance repairs.
Monica Lennon S5F-03756
6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to reassure patients and families of the safety of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children.
12:45pm – Members’ Business
Tom Arthur S5M-19741 – St Andrew’s Day 2019
That the Parliament welcomes the celebration of St Andrew’s Day on 30 November 2019; notes that this will also mark the start of Scotland’s winter festivals; recognises that the national day is an opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s culture, heritage and national identity both at home and worldwide in an inclusive, compassionate and outward-looking manner; celebrates St Andrew’s Fair Saturday, which this year falls on the national day itself; notes that this is a global movement that encourages communities to follow the consumerism of “Black Friday” with a response through cultural activity in support of social causes in a spirit of social empathy; understands that the All About Barrhead Business Improvement District is hosting an event, the Awfy Scottish Winter Wonderland, as part of the initiative; notes that this will be a festive fair featuring Scottish entertainment in aid of Barrhead Christmas Dinner packs; acknowledges that the Johnstone’s Christmas Lights Switch On, which is being organised by Renfrewshire Council and is also part of the Fair Saturday initiative, will support St Vincent’s Hospice and Active Communities; believes that a diverse programme of events will be taking place across the country, and commends the efforts of all communities the length and breadth of Scotland in getting involved in the Fair Saturday movement on St Andrew’s Day.
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