First Minister’s Questions – 30/03/2023

Join us for First Minister’s Questions live from the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood with Humza Yousaf answering the questions for the first time, starting with General Questions to Ministers.

Scottish Parliament – First Minister’s Questions.

11:40am General Questions

Mark Ruskell S6O-02087
1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission’s recommendation that no further new greyhound tracks be permitted in Scotland.

Jamie Halcro Johnston S6O-02088
2. To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable homes are required to be built to meet the needs of rural communities in the Highland and Islands.

Neil Bibby S6O-02089
3. To ask the Scottish Government how many GP surgeries are not currently accepting new patients.

Bob Doris S6O-02090
4. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address any poverty-related issues in schools.

Maggie Chapman S6O-02091
5. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent reported comments by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland regarding children and families with no recourse to public funds being unable to access frontline services in Scotland, what action it can take within devolved powers to monitor the situation of any such children and families, including any support that can be provided.

Carol Mochan S6O-02092
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on investment in research and coordinated care services to support those living with long Covid.

Jackie Dunbar S6O-02093
7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of the Learning for Sustainability Action Plan in educational settings in the north east.

Rachael Hamilton S6O-02094
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Bute House Agreement with the Scottish Green Party.


12:00pm First Minister’s Questions

Douglas Ross S6F-01962
1. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Anas Sarwar S6F-01963
2. Question to be taken in Chamber.

Liz Smith S6F-01965
3. To ask the First Minister, in light of last week’s Fiscal Sustainability Report published by the Scottish Fiscal Commission, what the Scottish Government’s economic priorities are.

Jackie Dunbar S6F-01996
4. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the potential impact of the anticipated 1 April rise in energy bills on household finances in Scotland.

Pam Duncan-Glancy S6F-01981
5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the poverty statistics published last week in the report, Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2019-22 .

Ariane Burgess S6F-01967
6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government will take to tackle the climate and nature emergencies.


Thank you to everyone who has supported our emergency fundraiser. We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and support and we are happy to confirm that we have reduced our debt sufficiently to give us time to grow our subscriber base and resolve our funding concerns. We have now set ourselves the target of adding 500 new subscribers in the first instance and then to grow the number of Broadcasting Scotland Supporters to a sustainable level that will enable us to employ staff to make more programmes.


Broadcasting Scotland is Scotland’s independent broadcaster, producing programmes from a Scottish perspective, targeting audiences, inside Scotland and beyond. We can only be the independent TV channel you want with your support, so please consider becoming a Broadcasting Scotland Supporter.


, , , , , , ,

Broadcasting Scotland