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Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill (9 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: I do not agree with that. If Conservative members had concerns, they should have been expressed at the beginning of the process. They seem to have suddenly developed concerns. I wonder whether that is not more of a reaction to some of the publicity around the bill, and whether it has seemed somewhat convenient to jump on that bandwagon. Having said that, I say in a spirit of consensus—there...

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill (9 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: I think that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has said all along that he is very prepared to engage with the committee at all the bill’s stages. It is in no one’s interests not to try to build consensus on the bill. However, we must remember that at the heart of the matter is a debate about hate crime. The cabinet secretary reminded us that hate crime is on the rise and that there is an...

Scottish Parliament: Migration and Care Workers (15 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: I am pleased to be able to take part in this important and timely debate. Before I turn to immigration, I welcome the announcement of the independent review of adult social care, including consideration of a national care service. Without doubt, the pandemic has made us all take a long hard look at the care sector and made us focus on the weaknesses of the current system. Over the years,...

Scottish Parliament: Migration and Care Workers (15 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: I will in a second. Investment in care encourages job creation and provides economic stimulus, and I would hope that investment in building care facilities, for example, would be eligible for funding from—and an attractive proposition for—the Scottish National Investment Bank and other funding streams. We need to think differently about that.

Scottish Parliament: Migration and Care Workers (15 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: I actually agree with Neil Findlay, but I think that by recognising the economic impact of the sector and changing the way in which we view care, we can drive up the status of the sector and its terms and conditions. That will help the public to see it as an investment rather than as a drag on taxation, as investment in care can, unfortunately, sometimes be seen. A rise in quality is...

Scottish Parliament: Dundee (Regeneration) (17 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: What support measures are being put in place to help Dundee to recover and regenerate after the Covid-19 pandemic? Does the First Minister welcome the confirmation that Social Security Scotland’s headquarters will be at the heart of the city’s regeneration project on the waterfront, where it will potentially employ up to 900 people?

Scottish Parliament: Local Authority Decision-making Powers (24 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: O n that point, we have seen communities pulling together during the coronavirus crisis. Can the cabinet secretary say a bit more about how the Scottish Government has supported organisations and local authorities to do that?

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (29 Sep 2020)

Shona Robison: Although the Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill is a short, technical bill, it makes some important changes to the administration of Scottish social security with regard to appointees, terminal illness and topping up reserved benefits. The bill also extends existing provisions to allow judges from other jurisdictions to sit on Scottish tribunals. Although...


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