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I remind members that Covid-related measures are in place. Face coverings should be worn when moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-01009, in the name of Paul McLennan, on world mental health day 2021: mental health in an unequal world. The debate will be concluded without any question being put....
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the young persons guarantee scheme. (S6O-00251)
It would be helpful if specific information could be provided on the roll-out of the young persons guarantee scheme in Fife. In particular, what will the minister do to ensure that the opportunity for real job progression is built into the scheme, so that it can be truly life changing for the young people concerned?
Scottish National Party MSP for Cowdenbeath
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Also represented Mid Scotland and Fife
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