Parliament Live from Holyrood – 04/09/2019
Parliament Live from Holyrood – 04/09/2019
Join us for Parliament Live from Holyrood for debate of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government.
2:00pm Portfolio Questions
Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Colin Smyth S5O-03465
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support community land ownership in the South Scotland region.
Mike Rumbles S5O-03466
2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the 12-point plan published by the Climate Emergency Response Group on 26 August 2019.
Neil Findlay S5O-03467
3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address climate change.
Stewart Stevenson S5O-03468
4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the climate emergency.
Angela Constance S5O-03469
5. To ask the Scottish Government how water pollution is being reduced in the Almond Valley constituency.
Bill Bowman S5O-03470
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the holistic approach taken in the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy 2019 could be applied to Scotland in order to reduce carbon and other such emissions.
Keith Brown S5O-03471
7. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the glass sector regarding its proposed deposit return scheme.
Gail Ross S5O-03472
8. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in meeting its climate change targets, and how it works with the agricultural sector to maximise the potential that farmers have to help achieve these.
Richard Lyle S5O-03473
1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the Andersons Centre research on the impact of a no-deal Brexit on farm incomes.
Bill Kidd S5O-03474
2. To ask the Scottish Government what impact Brexit could have on farming in Scotland, and what action it will take to maintain current agricultural standards and measures.
3. [Not Lodged]
Jackie Baillie S5O-03476
4. To ask the Scottish Government what the value is of Scotch lamb exports to Europe.
Tom Arthur S5O-03477
5. To ask the Scottish Government what impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the agricultural sector in the Renfrewshire South constituency.
Graham Simpson S5O-03478
6. To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish a national development plan for crofting.
Maurice Corry S5O-03479
7. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to take forward the Beef Efficiency Scheme.
Jeremy Balfour S5O-03480
8. To ask the Scottish Government how many farm businesses in the Lothians region are still to receive 2016-17 and 2017-18 CAP basic and pillar 2 payments.
Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2019-20
Parliamentary Bureau Motions
Members’ Business – Joan McAlpine S5M-16000
Celebrating Hamish Henderson
That the Parliament notes that 2019 marks the centenary of the birth of Hamish Henderson, who it considers was one of the most brilliant Scots of his age; acknowledges that he was a poet, scholar, songwriter, folklorist, a co-founder of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Scottish studies and the catalyst of Scotland’s post-war folk revival; notes that Hamish was born to a single mother in Blairgowrie on 11 November 1919, and went on to win a scholarship to study modern languages at Cambridge; understands that he helped smuggle Jews to safety from Nazi Germany while a visiting student in the 1930s; praises his distinguished service as an intelligence officer in the Second World War, when he oversaw the drafting of the Italian surrender order of Marshal Graziani; notes that Hamish translated the prison diaries of Antonio Gramsci; praises his poetry collection, Elegies For The Dead in Cyrenaica, which received the Somerset Maugham Award; notes that, after the war, Hamish taught with the Workers Educational Association, founded the Edinburgh People’s Festival and began collecting and recording folk songs and stories from across the country, including South Scotland, which form part of the 9,000 field recordings at the School of Scottish Studies, where Hamish taught from 1951 to 1987; understands that he brought bearers of Scotland’s oral tradition, including travelling people such as Belle Stewart and Jeannie Robertson, to international attention; considers that Hamish wrote many beloved folk songs, including Freedom Come All Ye, John MacLean March and The 51st Highland Division’s Farewell to Sicily; remembers Hamish as an internationalist who campaigned for Scottish home rule, an end to apartheid in South Africa and nuclear disarmament; notes that he died in 2002 and is survived by his widow, Kätzel, and his daughters, Janet and Christine; understands that events are planned to mark his centenary, including in November at the Hamish Matters Festival in Blairgowrie and the Carrying Stream Festival at Edinburgh Folk Club, as well as in publications such as The Darg, a new anthology in tribute to Hamish by The Poets Republic Press; anticipates more events commemorating Hamish’s legacy throughout 2019, and believes that these are a fitting tribute to what it considers a visionary talent whose contribution to Scottish culture remains immense.
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