Parliament Live from Holyrood – 03/10/2018
Parliament Live from Holyrood – 04/10/2018
Ministerial Statement: Health and Care Update
Scottish Government Debate – Women and Girls in Sport Week
Joe FitzPatrick S5M-14194
That the Parliament agrees that increased participation in sport and physical health improves health and wellbeing, leads to improved self-esteem and, at the elite level, brings international success; recognises that, although physical activity levels among women and girls are increasing, everyone must work together to remove the barriers that some still face when it comes to getting involved in sport and physical activity; recognises the positive work that Active Schools is taking in increasing the participation of girls, and welcomes the work of the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board and the continued commitment to a dedicated Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week.
Brian Whittle S5M-14194.1
As an amendment to motion S5M-14194 in the name of Joe FitzPatrick (Women and Girls in Sport Week), insert at end “; recognises the inequality of access to sport and physical activity across demographics, which is especially significant to women and girls’ participation, and considers that the goal must be equal access for all irrespective of background or personal circumstances.”
Anas Sarwar S5M-14194.2
As an amendment to motion S5M-14194 in the name of Joe FitzPatrick (Women and Girls in Sport Week), insert at end “; notes the continued disparity in participation rates between boys and girls, as outlined in the most recent Scottish Health Survey, as well as the ongoing link between deprivation and low participation rates, and raises concern regarding the Scottish Government’s limited success in making progress on this issue; recognises the importance of having inspirational role models that are representative of all backgrounds to encourage more people to get involved in sport; congratulates the Scotland women’s national football team on qualifying for the World Cup finals in 2019, and warmly welcomes the Scottish Government’s support for the team as it prepares for the tournament.”
Derek Mackay S5M-14208
Appointments to the Scottish Fiscal Commission
That the Parliament agrees the recommendation of the Finance and Constitution Committee that the Scottish Government nominations to the Scottish Fiscal Commission be approved.
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