Parliament Live from Holyrood – 24/04/2019
Parliament Live from Holyrood – 24/04/2019
1:30pm – Statement by Michael Russell – Next Steps on Scotland’s Future.
Portfolio Questions – Health and Sport
Rachael Hamilton S5O-03290
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prevent passive smoking.
Gil Paterson S5O-03291
2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported concerns of NHS boards regarding the possible impact of Brexit on their services.
Michelle Ballantyne S5O-03292
3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage the recruitment of GPs in rural communities.
Iain Gray S5O-03293
4. To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that more young people and their families managing long-term health conditions can access art therapy.
Tom Mason S5O-03294
5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve NHS Grampian’s performance in meeting the 18 weeks referral to treatment target of at least 90%.
Jeremy Balfour S5O-03295
6. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with NHS Lothian regarding staff car parking at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Annabelle Ewing S5O-03296
7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on out-of-hours urgent care in Fife.
Liam Kerr S5O-03297
8. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to reduce the amount of meat containing nitrites being served in hospitals.
Communities and Local Government
Alex Rowley S5O-03298
1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to tackle rising levels of child poverty.
Colin Smyth S5O-03299
2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the level of new social housing building in Dumfries and Galloway.
Claudia Beamish S5O-03300
3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Land Commission’s recent call for a “fundamental rethink” on the approach to land development.
Jackie Baillie S5O-03301
4. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met COSLA and what was discussed.
Neil Findlay S5O-03302
5. To ask the Scottish Government how many full-time equivalent local government employees there are, and how this compares with 2007.
Colin Beattie S5O-03303
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report on the fact-finding visit to the UK by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
Johann Lamont S5O-03304
7. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Glasgow City Council and what was discussed.
Neil Bibby S5O-03305
8. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met COSLA to discuss local government finances.
Scottish Labour Party Debate: Build them at BiFab
Richard Leonard S5M-17425 – Build them at BiFab
That the Parliament supports the Fife – Ready for Renewal campaign calling for work to be delivered to the Fife construction yards in Methil and Burntisland; notes that EDF’s Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, worth up to £2 billion, will be located 10 miles off the Fife coast, as well as Inchcape and Seagreen offshore wind farms, worth further billions; further notes that hundreds of skilled, former BiFab workers in Fife stand ready to work; believes that continuing public support for Scotland’s climate change targets requires that people see local community benefit from the transition; congratulates the trade unions, community groups and environmental organisations that have come together to fight for a green energy revolution that brings benefit to workers and communities; believes that it would be bad for the climate if turbine jackets had to be shipped from overseas, and calls on the Scottish and UK governments to support the Fife – Ready for Renewal campaign and to review the contracts for difference and supply chain process as part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal to ensure that it brings significant work to the Fife yards during the construction phase of all projects.
Derek Mackay S5M-17425.3 – Build them at BiFab
As an amendment to motion S5M-17425 in the name of Richard Leonard (Build them at BiFab), insert at end “, and recognises the efforts of the Scottish Government to bring together trades unions, the UK Government and industry representatives at a summit on 2 May 2019 to ensure that all opportunities are taken to deliver supply chain work in Fife and across Scotland.”
Dean Lockhart S5M-17425.2 – Build them at BiFab
As an amendment to motion S5M-17425 in the name of Richard Leonard (Build them at BiFab), insert at end “, and further calls on the Scottish Government to work with the UK Government to take advantage of the opportunities under the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, which builds on the UK’s global leadership in offshore wind, maximising the advantages for the Scottish offshore wind sector from the global shift to clean growth.”
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