Parliament Live from Holyrood – 07/10/2020
Parliament Live from Holyrood, including the First Minister’s COVID Statement and the debate on the Scottish Government’s motion to refuse consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.
2:00pm Portfolio Questions
Rural Economy and Tourism
Willie Coffey S5O-04657
1. To ask the Scottish Government how it will take forward a tourism recovery plan for Ayrshire, and what role it believes digital technology can play in assisting with this.
Liam Kerr S5O-04658
2. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for major projects in the north east to drive the area’s tourism sector.
Alasdair Allan S5O-04659
3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage new entrants to crofting.
Joan McAlpine S5O-04660
4. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the reported concerns of the National Sheep Association that the future trade deals with Australia and New Zealand negotiated by the UK Government could negatively impact Scotland’s sheep farmers.
John Finnie S5O-04661
5. To ask the Scottish Government what impact it expects on Scotland’s rural economy and Scottish producers’ ability to export their goods of the proposed Kent Access Permit scheme.
Kenneth Gibson S5O-04662
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Fraser of Allander Institute report, The Impact of Covid-19 on the Arran economy , including its comments on how this has affected tourism.
Jamie Greene S5O-04663
7. To ask the Scottish Government how much of the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme funding has been allocated.
Rachael Hamilton S5O-04664
8. To ask the Scottish Government what financial analysis it has carried out of the impact that restrictions on the hospitality sector will have on the wider supply chain.
Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
Emma Harper S5O-04665
1. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding changes to infrastructure and consequent improvements to the region’s arterial routes that will be required for the Port of Cairnryan after the Brexit transition period ends.
Rona Mackay S5O-04666
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the provision of superfast broadband in the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency.
Michelle Ballantyne S5O-04667
3. To ask the Scottish Government when the conclusion of the review of the upgrade to the Sheriffhall roundabout will be published.
Johann Lamont S5O-04668
4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with transport operators in Glasgow regarding compliance with the wearing of face coverings on public transport.
Alex Cole-Hamilton S5O-04669
5. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact on traffic levels on the A90/M90 of planned housing developments.
Sandra White S5O-04670
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the enforcement of the pavement and double parking provisions in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019.
John Scott S5O-04671
7. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve road connectivity in South Ayrshire.
Colin Smyth S5O-04672
8. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to make the transport system more affordable and accessible for people living in poverty.
First Minister Statement: COVID-19
Ministerial Statement: Assessment of SQA National Qualifications in 2020-21
Scottish Government Debate
Michael Russell S5M-22955 – Internal Market Bill – UK Legislation
That the Parliament agrees not to consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, as it reduces and constrains the competence of the Scottish Parliament and breaches international law.
Dean Lockhart S5M-22955.1 – Internal Market Bill – UK Legislation
As an amendment to motion S5M-22955 in the name of Michael Russell (Internal Market Bill – UK Legislation), leave out from “not to consent” to end and insert “to consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, as it will protect 550,000 jobs and livelihoods across Scotland during an unprecedented economic crisis, deliver significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament and secure additional direct investment from the UK Government in Scotland.”
6:00pm Decision Time
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