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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...

Scottish Parliament: Dover Fueling Solutions (Agency Workers) (19 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: I ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that Dover Fueling Solutions in my constituency has terminated, with little or no notice, the employment contracts of almost 200 agency workers, which is understandably devastating to many in the run-up to Christmas. Although it is a reserved matter, does the First Minister agree that it is time that the...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (17 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: Will the cabinet secretary further outline what impact the UK Government’s welfare cuts have had on children in Scotland and how that has affected the Scottish Government’s ability to tackle child poverty in areas with high levels of child poverty, such as my constituency in Dundee?

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Relations) (11 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with European partners regarding Scotland’s future relationship with the European Union. (S5O-03903)

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Relations) (11 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: Does the cabinet secretary agree that any form of Brexit will be hugely damaging, not only for my constituents in Dundee but for the whole of Scotland? Does she also agree that, tomorrow, the people of Scotland have the opportunity to take Scotland’s future into its own hands, to stop Boris Johnson, stop the Tories and stop Brexit—

Scottish Parliament: Cycle Provision (Dundee) (5 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to improve cycle provision in Dundee. (S5O-03871)

Scottish Parliament: Cycle Provision (Dundee) (5 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: Is the cabinet secretary aware of Dundee City Council’s application for funding to undertake a business case analysis for city-wide cycle network integration, to join up all the current routes? Does he share my hope that such an analysis will provide robust evidence of the positive impact of greater investment in and integration of Dundee’s cycle network and provide the necessary impetus...

Scottish Parliament: Environmental Governance (4 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: Does the cabinet secretary share my concern at the Tories’ plan to create an office for environmental protection with an apparently UK-wide remit over devolved matters such as climate change?

Scottish Parliament: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (4 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: In 2018-19, the Scottish Government invested more than £1.4 billion in supporting low-income households. Measures include free school meals, the pupil equity fund, delivering affordable homes, supporting people with council tax and the new social security measures. There is also a commitment to introduce the Scottish child payment, which is a benefit that is designed to tackle child poverty...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Prison Service (Auditor General’s Report) (3 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: Although we should never be complacent about the challenges faced by our prisons, does the cabinet secretary agree with Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, the chief inspector of prisons for Scotland? In the introduction to her 2018-19 annual report, she said: “I am pleasantly reassured to see that levels of violence, self-harm and prison suicide, although rising, have not risen as drastically as they...

Scottish Parliament: Glenrothes (Living Wage Town Campaign) (3 Dec 2019)

Shona Robison: I, too, thank Jenny Gilruth for bringing the debate to the chamber. It was fantastic to hear of the achievements in Glenrothes, and I congratulate all those who are helping Glenrothes on its journey to becoming a living wage town. Dundee has also been recognised for the work that it has been doing to become a living wage city. Back in May, an alliance of prominent employers in Dundee launched...

Scottish Parliament: Community Empowerment (27 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to further empower communities. (S5O-03817)

Scottish Parliament: Community Empowerment (27 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: In my constituency, Fairfield community sports hub is working on a plan for community asset transfer from Dundee City Council, in which I wish it every success. Does the cabinet secretary agree that community asset transfers can be a very powerful way to empower communities, and that in order to facilitate greater use, we need to look at how they can be more proactively promoted by councils?...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland as a Science Nation (26 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: As we have heard, Scotland has long been regarded as a world leader in the field of sciences, and is able to boast a number of discoveries that have shaped the modern world. In fact, Dundee is known as the city of discovery in honour of its scientific achievements, and, of course, its famous ship, the royal research ship Discovery. It was launched in March 1901 and designed for Antarctic...

Scottish Parliament: Austerity (7 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: I know first hand the devastating impact that Tory austerity has had in my constituency of Dundee East. Rising numbers of children are fed from food banks, families of European Union citizens are unsure whether they can stay here and businesses and jobs are on the line. Does the First Minister agree that the first words out of Boris Johnson’s mouth as he lands in Scotland today should be,...

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Site (Dundee) (6 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress on the future of the Michelin site in Dundee, in light of the first anniversary of the announcement to close it in 2020. (S5O-03704)

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Site (Dundee) (6 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: I welcome the fantastic announcement of the £60 million investment by the partners—Michelin, the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council. Will the minister join me in welcoming the launch of the new branding for the Michelin Scotland innovation park, which I attended this morning? The branding is absolutely fantastic. Will he also pay tribute to the Michelin workforce, without whom...

Scottish Parliament: Prison Officers (Stress-related Sickness Absence) (5 Nov 2019)

Shona Robison: Does the cabinet secretary agree that prison officers do an incredible job and should be recognised for the important work that they do in what are often difficult circumstances? I saw that for myself when I visited Barlinnie this morning with the Justice Committee. The Scottish Government is committed to reducing the prison population by introducing a presumption against short sentences....

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks (29 Oct 2019)

Shona Robison: During the first session of the Parliament, I tried to bring forward a member’s bill using the slogan, “Bombs by another name”. The bill would have done some of the work that the minister has announced today, which is very welcome. Is the minister thinking of introducing some sort of licensing system? What would local government’s role be within that?

Scottish Parliament: Food Insecurity (3 Oct 2019)

Shona Robison: Is the First Minister aware of the new report from A Menu for Change, which is out this week and was produced by Oxfam, the Poverty Alliance and others? It shows that Scots are being pushed into food insecurity by low wages, zero-hours contracts and delays in receiving universal credit. Does the First Minister agree that the social security safety net is failing to catch enough people? What...

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