Parliament Live from Holyrood – 23/01/2019
Parliament Live from Holyrood – 23/01/2019
2:00pm – Portfolio Questions
Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
Pauline McNeill S5O-02789
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to allow young people access to cheaper transport, and what its position is on the discounts that are currently offered by the bus and train operators.
Alex Rowley S5O-02790
2. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in advancing the case and funding for a new Levenmouth rail link.
Annie Wells S5O-02792
4. To ask the Scottish Government how it promotes active travel.
Jamie Halcro Johnston S5O-02793
5. To ask the Scottish Government how Transport Scotland supports and promotes tourism.
Donald Cameron S5O-02794
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update following the last meeting of the A83 Taskforce.
Alasdair Allan S5O-02795
7. To ask the Scottish Government how many staff employed by Caledonian MacBrayne are resident in the Western Isles.
James Dornan S5O-02796
8. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met First Bus.
Maureen Watt S5O-02797
9. To ask the Scottish Government what its initial assessment is of the impact of the AWPR on north east transport.
Gail Ross S5O-02798
10. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the Far North Line Working Group’s proposals.
Justice and the Law Officers
Andy Wightman S5O-02799
1. To ask the Scottish Government how many proceedings have been raised against Scottish limited partnerships for failure to comply with the Scottish Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2017, and how many convictions there were.
Peter Chapman S5O-02800
2. To ask the Scottish Government when it will next publish the Police Strength Statistics for Scotland.
Mike Rumbles S5O-02801
3. To ask the Scottish Government what the Lord Advocate’s position is on its competency to authorise another referendum on Scottish independence without another section 30 order.
Ross Greer S5O-02802
4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the relationship between the police and the Kurdish community.
Gil Paterson S5O-02803
5. To ask the Scottish Government how much Police Scotland expects to receive from the proposals in the draft Budget, and how it will allocate this.
Edward Mountain S5O-02804
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether HMP Inverness exceeded prisoner capacity in 2018.
Claudia Beamish S5O-02805
7. To ask the Scottish Government how its policy on dealing with hate crime is informed by the expertise of women’s organisations.
Mark McDonald S5O-02806
8. To ask the Scottish Government what steps are in place to prevent disclosure of an accused’s identity from compromising the safety of innocent parties.
Liam Kerr S5O-02807
9. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a higher level of fixed penalty notices for more serious antisocial behaviour.
Joan McAlpine S5O-02808
10. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports victims of crime.
Ministerial Statement: Review of Personal and Social Education
Scottish Government Debate
Kate Forbes S5M-15507
That the Parliament recognises the successes of Scotland’s entrepreneurial businesses and the potential of all of Scotland’s people; welcomes the collaborative approach to increasing and supporting entrepreneurship between the private sector and the Scottish Government; notes the crucial role played by Scotland’s entrepreneurs and the all-sector enterprise support network in developing the “Scotland CAN DO” approach, including through the Unlocking Ambition Challenge; further notes the role of the public sector in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation through organisations such as CivTech, and welcomes the commitment to build on this momentum, as set out in the Economic Action Plan.
Dean Lockhart S5M-15507.1
As an amendment to motion S5M-15507 in the name of Kate Forbes (Supporting Entrepreneurship), leave out from “, as set out” to end and insert “; notes the economic forecasts of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, which state that Scotland’s economic growth will continue to be subdued over the next five years and will continue to underperform that of the UK as a whole; further notes that Scotland’s business creation rate continues to lag behind the rest of the UK; recognises the impact that the Scottish Government’s policy of making Scotland the highest taxed part of the UK has on Scotland’s reputation as being open to entrepreneurs, and calls on the Scottish Government to change direction in economic policy in order to create the skills, business and financial environment in which entrepreneurship can flourish.”
Rhoda Grant S5M-15507.2
As an amendment to motion S5M-15507 in the name of Kate Forbes (Supporting Entrepreneurship), insert at end “; notes the report from Women’s Enterprise Scotland highlighting barriers for women entrepreneurs getting support; further notes concerns about the fragmentation of support for start-up businesses, especially for social enterprises, worker co-operatives and sole traders, while budgets for Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise decrease, and calls on the Scottish Government to provide streamlined support to business start-ups and to ensure that such support should continue in order to discourage successful businesses being bought over, rather than grown rooted in the Scottish economy.”
Broadcasting Scotland is a new broadcaster for Scotland, producing programmes from a Scottish perspective, targeting audiences, inside Scotland and beyond. We can only be the independent TV channel you want with your support, so please consider becoming a Broadcasting Scotland Supporter. Click here for more information.