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Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (13 May 2020)

Shona Robison: I support the general principles of the bill. As a member of the COVID-19 Committee, I, too, pay tribute to the clerks, SPICe and broadcasting staff for their efforts. We are certainly all facing circumstances that we have never faced before. The whole Scottish Government is, of course, entirely focused on dealing with the pandemic, whether through the day-to-day response or through the...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Legislation (28 Apr 2020)

Shona Robison: The Scottish Government has been actively working to engage the public about the complex decisions that lie ahead of us as we look beyond the lockdown. The cabinet secretary mentioned the significant number of people who are accessing the guidance and the framework. What more can the Scottish Government do to encourage the public to feed into that conversation to keep them engaged and help us...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Health) (21 Apr 2020)

Shona Robison: The cabinet secretary will be aware of concerns raised by essential workers, including those caring for the most vulnerable in our communities, such as care workers, who have previously been told that they will be entitled only to statutory sick pay should they self-isolate rather than the 80 per cent of salary that has been offered to non-essential workers. Can the cabinet secretary provide...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Social Security) (1 Apr 2020)

Shona Robison: We clearly could not have a situation in which people could not apply for disability benefits, so the Scottish Government has taken a sensible, although difficult, decision. Did the Scottish Government look at options such as setting up a partial service or explore other delivery methods for disability benefits, or is delivery without the partners in DWP as you have described it simply not...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (1 Apr 2020)

Shona Robison: The clear advice to stay at home has been a very powerful and important message to everyone. However, for many victims of domestic violence, home is often not a safe place. Can the First Minister reassure people who are at risk that they should continue to report crimes during the crisis, and that they can still access services including Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland if they...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Update) (17 Mar 2020)

Shona Robison: Can the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government say what action she can take to support households with prepayment meters who, in the event of self-isolation, might be unable to front-load their meters. What more should the big six energies companies be doing to help their vulnerable customers in this situation?

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Services in Tayside (Independent Inquiry) (11 Mar 2020)

Shona Robison: I thank the minister for her statement and I welcome the changes to the governance arrangements for in-patient beds. I thank David Strang for the meeting last week, and I particularly thank those who shared personal experiences with the inquiry. How will NHS Tayside take forward the 51 recommendations, particularly those that relate to the building of trust and respect between patients and...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Services in Tayside (Independent Inquiry) (11 Mar 2020)

Shona Robison: What oversight will the Scottish Government provide to make sure that the changes happen?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [Draft] (10 Mar 2020)

Shona Robison: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland (Drug Overdose Nasal Spray) (27 Feb 2020)

Shona Robison: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the announcement that Police Scotland is developing proposals to trial the use of a lifesaving nasal spray that allows officers to treat victims of a drugs overdose. (S5O-04181)

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland (Drug Overdose Nasal Spray) (27 Feb 2020)

Shona Robison: Yesterday I attended the drug deaths summit in Glasgow and I was encouraged by the determination that is being shown to tackle the issue on many fronts, including through the role that is played by Police Scotland. Will the cabinet secretary expand on how he sees Police Scotland’s role developing in respect of the crucial work to reduce drug deaths in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Investment) (19 Feb 2020)

Shona Robison: 6. To ask the Scottish Government how increased investment, outlined in its draft budget, will help support the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. (S5O-04134)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Investment) (19 Feb 2020)

Shona Robison: I understand that firefighters are being balloted on a new pay and conditions offer, with the ballot closing at the end of the month. Will the minister provide an update on the negotiations and let us know what progress has been made so far with the main representative body, the Fire Brigades Union?

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow City Council (Funding) (5 Feb 2020)

Shona Robison: The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision to increase the rate of borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board by 1 per cent will be detrimental to Scotland’s councils’ ability to carry out essential infrastructure projects. Does the minister agree that the UK Government should urgently rethink that decision and engage with the Scottish Government and local authorities on the matter?

Scottish Parliament: Clare’s Law (30 Jan 2020)

Shona Robison: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse, Clare’s Law, to ensure that people deemed at risk are protected. (S5O-04081)

Scottish Parliament: Clare’s Law (30 Jan 2020)

Shona Robison: I have constituents who have been victims of abuse and are now facing the traumatic experience of possibly being dragged through the courts as their abusers use the tactic of counter-accusations to prolong their harassment. Does the cabinet secretary agree that protections need to be put in place to ensure that that type of judicial abuse is highlighted and taken into consideration when...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs and Alcohol (30 Jan 2020)

Shona Robison: I welcome the debate and hope that it will provide an opportunity to find areas of agreement rather than areas of division, to agree that there are no simple solutions to what are complex problems and to reject any infantilising of the issue. There is no single solution; rehab beds and safe consumption rooms are needed, along with many other changes. As others have said, we need to be honest...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs and Alcohol (30 Jan 2020)

Shona Robison: There are ADPs that underspend and ADPs that overspend. The performance of ADPs is hugely variable. The first thing that we need to agree is what services are needed and then we must fund the services that actually work. That is what today’s debate is about. The services must be adequately funded, but first we need to get what we are funding right—it must be evidence based and it must...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill: Stage 1 (9 Jan 2020)

Shona Robison: I am pleased to speak in the debate, and I support the general principles of the bill. Like others, I thank the clerks and the bill team for all their work so far. It has been an interesting experience for the Justice Committee to look at the bill, which has expanded my knowledge of all matters biometric. The key point is that we must recognise that technological advances have brought huge...

Scottish Parliament: Drug-related Deaths (7 Jan 2020)

Shona Robison: Given the seriousness and urgency of the issue, will the minister join me in welcoming the emerging cross-party consensus that is calling for transfer of the necessary powers to tackle this critical issue effectively? Given the high number of drug-related deaths in Dundee, will the minister give serious consideration to ensuring that Dundee is at the forefront of the roll-out of new and...

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