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Scottish Parliament: Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption (Islands) (4 Oct 2018)

Tavish Scott: 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether an islands impact assessment was carried out when it removed the water and sewerage charges exemption for charitable bodies, such as public community halls. (S5O-02439)

Scottish Parliament: Schools (4 Oct 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. Presiding Officer, “When you visit schools, people are most likely to tell you what you want to hear, through fear of repercussions.” That is the message from a primary school teacher in today’s press to the education secretary, speaking anonymously, because she fears being disciplined for speaking out. How does the First Minister think that that reflects on her Government?

Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week (4 Oct 2018)

Christine Grahame: The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-14031, in the name of Elaine Smith, on challenge poverty week. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament recognises Challenge Poverty Week 2018, which runs from 1 to 7 October; notes the activities and events across Scotland to mark the week, including at the...

Scottish Parliament: Health and Care Update (4 Oct 2018)

Jeane Freeman: ...is a matter on which we can all agree. I confirm that the Scottish Government remains committed to passing on health consequentials in full. That is reflected in the financial framework. Our commitments on health and care funding have delivered more than £13 billion in health funding this year, including more than £550 million of investment in social care and integration. Other...

Scottish Parliament: Women and Girls in Sport Week (4 Oct 2018)

Anas Sarwar: ...girls and those of men and boys. Although there are close similarities in participation rates in the early years, sadly, those rates move apart significantly over a short period from around the age of 11 or 12. From that age onwards, the gap is intolerably large. Between the 11 to 12 age group and the 13 to 15 age group, the level of participation drops by a third among girls but by only 1...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motion (4 Oct 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: ..., That the Parliament agrees that the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.—[ Graeme Dey ]

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (4 Oct 2018)

...Motion agreed to, That the Parliament agrees that the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. Meeting closed at 17:02.

Scottish Parliament: Childcare Provision (Expansion to 1,140 hours) (3 Oct 2018)

Alison Harris: 1. To ask the Scottish Government how the planned increase of childcare provision to 1,140 hours is progressing. (S5O-02419)

Scottish Parliament: Autistic Children (Exclusion from School) (3 Oct 2018)

John Swinney: ...under way to try to address the issues that are raised and I want the organisations involved in the survey to have confidence in those measures. I will be meeting the organisations concerned on 1 November to discuss their nine recommendations and determine what further action is required.

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (3 Oct 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-14182, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees— (a) the following programme of business— Tuesday 23 October 2018 2.00 pm Time for Reflection followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical Questions (if...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions (3 Oct 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. That the Parliament agrees that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of Poverty and Inequality Commission and Scottish Commission on Social Security as...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (3 Oct 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. That the Parliament agrees that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of Poverty and Inequality Commission and Scottish Commission on Social Security as...

Scottish Parliament: Age Scotland (75th Anniversary) (3 Oct 2018)

Liam McArthur: ...leave before the end of the debate as I am due to host an event on behalf of Heriot-Watt University. By way of atonement, I extend a cordial invitation to all members to join us in committee room 1 later on. I add my voice to those congratulating Sandra White—not just on securing the debate but on her valiant attempt to snatch back from Oliver Mundell the record for the longest-ever...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Charter (2 Oct 2018)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: Last week, I stood before members in the chamber and outlined the great progress that has been made since the passage of the Scotland Act 2016, including on plans to reform disability assessments, successfully making Social Security Scotland’s first payments and being in a position to deliver best start grants by Christmas, more than six months ahead of schedule. Today, following the...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (2 Oct 2018)

The Presiding Officer: The next question is, that amendment S5M-14160.1, in the name of Jeremy Balfour, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14160, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, on building a social security system together and co-designing the social security charter, be agreed to. Amendment agreed to. The next question is, that amendment S5M-14160.2, in the name of Mark Griffin, which...

Scottish Parliament: Cycle to Syracuse (2 Oct 2018)

Christine Grahame: ...be commemorated on the cycle journey. Their lives ended tragically, but now the cyclists are taking the journey to the destination that those students never reached. We are also reminded of the 11 Lockerbie residents who died that night, and the actions of the professionals who, through their sensitivity and kindness, then and over the years, have created a bond across the ocean between...

Scottish Parliament: River Clyde and Adjacent Communities (Industrial Strategy) (27 Sep 2018)

Kenneth Gibson: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to develop an industrial strategy for the River Clyde and its adjacent communities. (S5O-02409)

Scottish Parliament: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Apprentices (North and South Lanarkshire) (27 Sep 2018)

Jamie Hepburn: Currently, there are 21,050 STEM apprentices in Scotland—that figure is based on the published modern apprenticeship data for quarter 1 of 2018-19. Of those apprentices, 1,725 are in North Lanarkshire and 1,395 are in South Lanarkshire.

Scottish Parliament: Flu Vaccinations (27 Sep 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. Harold Laing is 72 and he lives in Perth. This week, he went to his general practitioner and was told that the enhanced flu vaccination that has been recommended for use this winter by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is not available to him. He has taken matters into his own hands by going to his local chemist to purchase it. Mr Laing asked us, “If Boots can get...

Scottish Parliament: Tourist Tax (Edinburgh) (27 Sep 2018)

Richard Leonard: Adam McVey says that at least £11 million of revenue could be raised in Edinburgh by the introduction of a small levy on overnight stays, and Highland Council says that a charge of £1 on beds per night in the Highlands would generate £12 million of additional annual revenue. We know that that revenue is badly needed. Adam McVey told this Parliament that the City of Edinburgh...


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