Parliament Live from Holyrood – 19/11/2019
Parliament Live from Holyrood with a Scottish Government debate on Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations
2:00pm – Topical Questions
Bruce Crawford S5T-01892
1. To ask the Scottish Government what the implications are for its Budget of the General Election and the postponement of the UK Budget.
Jamie Greene S5T-01888
2. To ask Scottish Government what its response is to reports that NHS staff shortages are putting cancer survival rates at risk.
Andy Wightman S5T-01895
3. To ask the Scottish Government what fire safety checks it has undertaken on the building cladding used in private student accommodation, including whether it has been checked for high-pressure laminate cladding.
Ministerial Statement – Ministerial Statement: International Year of Plant Health 2020
Scottish Government Debate – Fergus Ewing S5M-19922 – Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations
That the Parliament acknowledges the conclusion of coastal state negotiations, the ongoing bilateral negotiation with Norway on shared stocks in the North Sea, and the forthcoming annual fisheries negotiations in the Faroe Islands and Brussels; notes that 2019 saw the full implementation of the landing obligation for whitefish stocks and that the outcome of negotiations will be pivotal in helping Scotland’s fishing fleet to reduce the potential impacts of choke species in mixed fisheries; is concerned that failure to explore and adopt all available solutions in this regard, coupled with challenging scientific advice, could potentially tie the fleet up; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to respect stock sustainability in relation to next year’s quotas, and supports its efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishermen, the wider seafood sector and coastal communities.
Peter Chapman S5M-19922.2 – Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations
As an amendment to motion S5M-19922 in the name of Fergus Ewing (Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations), insert at end “, and recognises the opportunities that leaving the EU and Common Fisheries Policy presents for the Scottish fishing industry.”
Colin Smyth S5M-19922.3 – Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations
As an amendment to motion S5M-19922 in the name of Fergus Ewing (Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations), insert at end “; recognises the value of the fishing sector and the jobs it provides, often in rural communities; believes that Scotland’s quota allocations must be distributed fairly, with a view to delivering the maximum social benefits; recognises the effect of climate change on the sector and emphasises the need to protect and enhance the sector’s long-term sustainability and Scotland’s marine environment; notes the need to support and develop Scotland’s fish processing industry; commends those working in the sector, and recognises the resilience and bravery of Scotland’s fishermen.”
John Finnie S5M-19922.1 – Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations
As an amendment to motion S5M-19922 in the name of Fergus Ewing (Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations), leave out from “and that the outcome” to “efforts” and insert “; recognises Scotland’s commitments under EU legislation to ensure that the marine environment is in good ecological status and that fishing stocks reflect maximum sustainable yield by 2020; is concerned that the marine environment is not currently in good ecological status and that ongoing discarding and quota limits in excess of maximum sustainable yield for 2020 may result in continued over-fishing; reaffirms its call for a robust maritime protection regime, including effective vessel tracking and monitoring technology on all Scottish fishing vessels, and calls on the Scottish Government to take a spatial approach to fisheries management, including extending and improving the Marine Protected Area network and reintroducing the three-mile limit”.
Committee Announcements – Education and Skills Committee: Inquiry into STEM in the early years
5:00pm Decision Time
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