Parliament Live from Holyrood – 07/09/2023

Parliament Live from Holyrood – 07/09/2023


Join us for Parliament Live from Holyrood for day 3 of the Scottish Government debate on Opportunity within the 2023-24 Programme for Government.

2:00pm – Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Motion of Condolence for Winnie Ewing

Humza Yousaf S6M-10350 – Motion of Condolence for Winnie Ewing

That the Parliament expresses its deep sadness at the death of Winnie Ewing; offers its sympathy and condolences to her family and friends; recognises the historic place she will hold in Scottish political life having served in three Parliaments as a result of her victory in the 1967 Hamilton by-election, her election as an MEP, and as an MSP, where she presided over the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament; further recognises the high esteem in which she was held by colleagues from all parties, and appreciates her contribution as a principled public servant dedicated to the people of Scotland.

2:30pm – Portfolio Questions

Net Zero and Just Transition

Willie Coffey S6O-02472
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards the decarbonisation of buildings and the schemes of assistance that are available to the public to help them make the transition.

Finlay Carson S6O-02473
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the second Strategic Transport Projects Review in relation to improving the A75.

Jim Fairlie
3. [Not Lodged]

Karen Adam S6O-02475
4. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support the development of the necessary harbour infrastructure, including in relation to the operations and maintenance support phase of offshore wind, to deliver a just transition to rural communities, such as Fraserburgh.

Mercedes Villalba S6O-02476
5. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the development of an offshore training passport, as funded by the Just Transition Fund.

Martin Whitfield S6O-02477
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its target for renewable heating systems in homes.

Bob Doris S6O-02478
7. To ask the Scottish Government how its action to achieve net zero will be supported by the recently agreed partnership between Skills Development Scotland and Built Environment – Smarter Transformation.

Sandesh Gulhane S6O-02479
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has conducted any analysis of how many deaths on the A9 could have been prevented if it had been fully dualled.

Ministerial Statement – Update on Professor Eljamel, NHS Tayside

Ministerial Statement – Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

Scottish Government Debate – Opportunity within the 2023-24 Programme for Government

Neil Gray S6M-10347 – Opportunity within the 2023-24 Programme for Government

That the Parliament recognises the actions set out in the Programme for Government 2023-24 to build a fair, green and growing wellbeing economy, while addressing the twin climate and nature emergencies; agrees that a fair work agenda and a real living wage support all of society, particularly during a cost of living crisis, and commends the proposed rise for workers in social care and childcare to £12 an hour; believes that tackling the global climate emergency is the defining challenge of current times and that the necessity of climate leadership could not be more stark, and commends the Scottish Government’s investment of £2.2 billion in 2023-24 to deliver a just transition to net zero and restore nature, which brings co-benefits in improved health outcomes, more accessible places, and empowered communities; acknowledges that the implementation of the recommendations of the New Deal for Business Group, close working with small businesses, and a £15 million package to support enterprise and entrepreneurship will create new opportunities to start, scale and sustain businesses; agrees that this support, along with the Scottish Government’s Green Industrial and Energy strategies, will ensure that businesses maximise the opportunities of a just transition to net zero; recognises the work of the Just Transition Fund, enabling pioneering work in a range of sectors, as well as the Scottish Government’s investment in nature restoration, and looks forward to initiatives to establish a new national park, as well as the publication of Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy; welcomes the commitment to establish a sector deal with the onshore wind industry, including halving the average determination time for section 36 applications to 12 months where there is no public inquiry, and acknowledges that both the Climate Change and Just Transition plans will secure a climate resilient and biodiverse future in a way that maximises community benefit and is fair and just for everyone.

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:45pm – Decision Time

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