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2. To ask the Scottish Government what the expected timetable is for the race equality and anti-racism in education programme to report. (S6O-01071)
The programme that the Scottish Government has set up is important, and I applaud the work that has been done so far. However, we cannot afford to miss the opportunity to ensure that the curriculum itself is inclusive and representative. Will the cabinet secretary reassure me that curriculum reform will be given equal weight to other considerations?
In the latest available statistics for reconviction rates, although the baseline rate is 28.3 per cent, the reconviction rate for those with a custodial sentence is struggling at 43.8 per cent. What is the Scottish Government doing to ensure that prison gates are not revolving doors?
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
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