Parliament Live from Holyrood – 25/02/2021
Parliament Live from Holyrood including the Scottish Budget Bill Stage 1 Debate.
2:30pm – Portfolio Questions
Health and Sport
Tom Arthur S5O-05057
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce health inequalities.
Shona Robison S5O-05058
2. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to measure and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent mental health.
Stuart McMillan S5O-05059
3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Inverclyde HSCP regarding either a replacement for, or investment in, Port Glasgow Health Centre.
Alexander Burnett S5O-05060
4. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that older patients in hospital are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Alex Rowley S5O-05061
5. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address the reported increased demand for mental health services.
Finlay Carson S5O-05062
6. To ask the Scottish Government how many new staff will be required to meet the mental health needs of people following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tom Mason S5O-05063
7. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reduce the backlog of elective surgical procedures that have arisen in the NHS Grampian area due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colin Smyth S5O-05064
8. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of mental health services in rural areas.
Stage 1 Debate – Kate Forbes S5M-24224 – Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill
That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill.
Murdo Fraser S5M-24224.1 – Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill
As an amendment to motion S5M-24224 in the name of Kate Forbes (Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill), insert at end “, but, in so doing, regrets that the Scottish Government’s draft Budget fails to meet the level of funding required by local authorities, as set out by COSLA, and further regrets that the Scottish Government has made no commitment in this draft Budget to fund free breakfasts and lunches for all primary school pupils.”
Jackie Baillie S5M-24224.2 – Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill
As an amendment to motion S5M-24224 in the name of Kate Forbes (Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill), insert at end “, and, in so doing, notes the calls for an immediate rise in 2021-22 to £12 per hour for all social care workers followed by a review to establish steps to increase this to £15 an hour to fully recognise the value of their work.”
Scottish Government Debate – Kate Forbes S5M-24225 – Scottish Rate Resolution
That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of section 11A of the Income Tax Act 2007 (which provides for income tax to be charged at Scottish rates on certain non-savings and non-dividend income of a Scottish taxpayer), the Scottish rates and limits for the tax year 2021-22 are as follows—
(a) a starter rate of 19%, charged on income up to a limit of £2,097,
(b) the Scottish basic rate is 20%, charged on income above £2,097
and up to a limit of £12,726,
(c) an intermediate rate of 21%, charged on income above £12,726
and up to a limit of £31,092,
(d) a higher rate of 41%, charged on income above £31,092 and up
to a limit of £150,000, and
(e) a top rate of 46%, charged on income above £150,000.
Kate Forbes S5M-24223 – Appointments to the Scottish Fiscal Commission
That the Parliament agrees with the recommendation of the Scottish Government and the Finance and Constitution Committee that Professor Alasdair Smith be reappointed to the Scottish Fiscal Commission.
6:00pm Decision Time
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