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Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2019-20 (12 Dec 2018)

Shona Robison: The cabinet secretary has set out plans to invest almost £500 million in the expansion of early learning and childcare, which will be warmly welcomed across Scotland. Is he aware that some councils are already delivering the 1,140 hours in some nurseries, including in Dundee, where an estimated 290 extra jobs will be created by 2020? Will he join me in urging all councils to use the money to...

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Factory (Update) (6 Dec 2018)

Shona Robison: Can the First Minister provide an update to Parliament on the work of the Michelin action group, including the new joint agreement with Michelin, and on what the next steps forward are to maximise employment opportunities on the Michelin site in Dundee?

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Factory (Update) (29 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: Can the First Minister update Parliament on the progress that is being made in securing a future for Michelin in Dundee, in the light of the recent meeting between Derek Mackay and the Michelin executives?

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (29 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: Does Graham Simpson think that that increase might have something to do with the roll-out of universal credit, given that it covers the same period as is covered by the statistics? The roll-out of universal credit has certainly had an effect in my constituency.

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (29 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: I am pleased to take part in the debate. I acknowledge the work of the homelessness and rough sleeping action group in developing a report—which is informed by evidence and experiences from across Scotland—on how we can continue moving forward to stop homelessness and ensure that there is appropriate housing for all. Based on the recommendations in that report, the Scottish Government has...

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (29 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: Of course people who are affected by domestic violence should receive priority treatment. However, surely Oliver Mundell cannot get away from the fact that a policy of his party’s UK Government is exacerbating the situations of women who are in that position. He should join us in making sure that that is tackled. The UK Government could do that now. If the member is serious about the issue,...

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit (Food Banks) (22 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the impact of universal credit on food banks in Scotland, in light of the Trussell Trust reporting an increase in its distribution of emergency supplies. (S5O-02590)

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit (Food Banks) (22 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: Will the cabinet secretary join me in commending the invaluable work of food banks in Dundee, which have been stretched to capacity by the increasing impact of what the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights called “Universal Discredit”? There has been a 34 per cent increase in food bank use and a staggering 54 per cent increase in rent arrears across Dundee since last...

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Tyre plc (Action Group) (15 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made since the establishment of the action group for the Michelin plant in Dundee. (S5O-02562)

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Tyre plc (Action Group) (15 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: Can the cabinet secretary confirm that consideration will be given to putting more than one option to Michelin, including retention and repurposing? What commitments were made by the UK Government at the action group meeting, including in relation to any additional resources that could be made available through the Tay cities deal or other funding sources? How does that sit with the comments...

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Tyre plc (Dundee) (8 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: Will the First Minister take this opportunity to join me in paying tribute to the Michelin workforce and local managers in Dundee for showing such resilience, tenacity and flexibility in the face of previous and, of course, current challenges? Will she reaffirm her support and that of the Scottish Government, and do everything within her power and whatever is possible to help either to retain...

Scottish Parliament: Michelin Factory (Closure) (6 Nov 2018)

Shona Robison: The news has clearly been devastating for the workforce and the city in general, but does the cabinet secretary share my admiration for the workforce at Michelin, whose tenacity, flexibility and determination despite this challenge was so clearly demonstrated at the meetings that we held with them earlier today? Further, does he agree that what matters now is a focus and action on Michelin?...

Scottish Parliament: Harassment Complaints (Scottish Government) (4 Oct 2018)

Shona Robison: Does the First Minister agree that the behaviour that we have seen in the last week from President Trump and several United States senators, who in effect have put on trial a woman who says that she has been a victim of abuse, is utterly disgraceful? Does she also agree that we should stand together and not allow those who complain to be revictimised as part of any political or media scrutiny...

Scottish Parliament: Remand (3 Oct 2018)

Shona Robison: As a new member of the Justice Committee, I start by thanking those who helped to produce the report. Scotland’s justice system must be guided by evidence and be effective at tackling the root causes of crime. We aspire to have a justice system that is a world leader in pursuing progressive, evidence-based policy. The Scottish Government’s presumption against short-term prison sentencing...

Scottish Parliament: Remand (3 Oct 2018)

Shona Robison: I agree that we need to get to the bottom of that question, and there is more work to be done in that regard. I am sure that the Scottish Government will respond to the debate and, having looked at the issues, address the problem. I am pleased that the Scottish Government has announced that it will issue revised guidance and additional funding for supervised and supported bail. The Justice...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Charter (2 Oct 2018)

Shona Robison: I pay tribute to all those who have got us to this stage in the journey to build a dignified social security system in Scotland, including the work on the charter. I feel a bit late to the party, so it was great to have the Social Security Committee in Dundee yesterday, taking evidence—in particular from those with lived experience of the existing welfare system and its failings. Like many...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (26 Sep 2018)

Shona Robison: I welcome the in-house approach to assessment that has been announced. Will the cabinet secretary set out how assessor performance will be ensured and monitored by the Scottish Government?

Scottish Parliament: Tay Cities Deal (20 Sep 2018)

Shona Robison: Does the First Minister share my serious concerns over reports in The Courier earlier this week that the United Kingdom Government is planning to renege on the Tay cities deal? That would see the UK Government reduce its contribution to the deal by a reported £80 million. Will she raise the matter urgently with the UK Government to ensure that it delivers on its part of this crucial deal?

Scottish Parliament: V&A Dundee (13 Sep 2018)

Shona Robison: 7. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will mark the official opening of the V&A in Dundee. (S5F-02595)

Scottish Parliament: V&A Dundee (13 Sep 2018)

Shona Robison: Last night, I saw the inside of the V&A Dundee for the first time, and I can tell the First Minister that she is in for a real treat tomorrow night. Will the First Minister join me in thanking all the public and private sector partners who have worked so hard over the past 10 years to make the V&A Dundee dream a reality? What does she expect the transformational impact for Dundee to be from...


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