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Scottish Parliament: Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest (14 Dec 2017)

Johann Lamont: 1. To ask the Scottish Government for its response to figures published in the Scottish out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data linkage project, which suggest that people living in the most deprived areas are 43 per cent less likely to survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest than those living in more affluent areas. (S5O-01574)

Scottish Parliament: Energy Efficiency (Existing Homes) (14 Dec 2017)

Kevin Stewart: Over the next 15 to 20 years, we will transform the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes through Scotland’s energy efficiency programme, building on the significant progress that we have made to date. We are currently making available £0.5 billion over four years and, by the end of 2021, we will have allocated more than £1 billion since 2009 for tackling fuel poverty...

Scottish Parliament: Income tax (14 Dec 2017)

Ruth Davidson: 1. Presiding Officer, “When inflation is rising and living standards are under a lot of pressure, it is not right to increase income tax for those who are on the basic rate.”—[ Official Report , 3 May 2017; c 9.] Does the First Minister agree with that statement?

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pay (14 Dec 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: The Scottish Government has already committed to lifting the 1 per cent public sector pay cap, and we remain the only Government in the United Kingdom to have made that commitment. Alongside the budget this afternoon, the finance secretary will also publish the public sector pay policy, which will include further details of the approach that we will take. As I have said previously, we want to...

Scottish Parliament: Bank Branch Closures (14 Dec 2017)

Richard Lyle: ...of members’ interests, as I am an ex-employee of RBS and receive a monthly pension from it. I thank Kate Forbes for bringing the debate to the chamber. I joined Royscot Financial Services in 1990. That company dealt in financial services and was part of the RBS group of companies. When I joined RBS, the shares were worth £1. Steadily, over the years, the share price climbed as...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2018-19 (14 Dec 2017)

Derek Mackay: T he fundamentals of the Scottish economy remain strong. Since 2007, Scotland has largely closed the productivity gap with the rest of the UK and, in 2017, our economy continued to grow, the number of people in work has reached a record high, and unemployment is close to its lowest-ever level. Today, the Scottish Fiscal Commission has published its first comprehensive report on...

Scottish Parliament: Race Equality (14 Dec 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...from the minority ethnic community, there should be 49 minority ethnic councillors in Scotland. In addition, it is sad to note that there are only three minority ethnic female councillors. Similarly, only 1 per cent of Police Scotland’s officers and staff are from a minority ethnic background. There is something seriously wrong there—there has to be something meaningful in the...

Scottish Parliament: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill: Final Stage (14 Dec 2017)

Alison Harris: ...of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet—the WS Society—looked after writers to the signet and their widows by making ad hoc charitable donations. The fund was formalised by private legislation in 1803, which provided for the payment of annuities to WS Society members’ widows. The legislation was subsequently updated, most recently by the Writers to the Signet...

Scottish Parliament: The Constitution (13 Dec 2017)

Linda Fabiani: 1. To ask the Scottish Government when it will next meet the United Kingdom Government to discuss matters relating to the constitution. (S5O-01584)

Scottish Parliament: Private Finance Initiatives and Public-Private Partnerships (Payments) (13 Dec 2017)

Derek Mackay: The total estimated private finance initiative unitary charge payments for 2018-19 will increase by almost £19 million, which will take the total figure for that year to more than £1 billion.

Scottish Parliament: Economy, Jobs and Fair Work (13 Dec 2017)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: Question 1 has not been lodged for reasons that were explained.

Scottish Parliament: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...the institute published on Tuesday makes it clear that “the Scottish Government’s total block grant (resource and capital but excluding financial transactions) is on track to increase by around 1% between 2016-17 and 2019-20.” We know that the finance secretary does not like that. It is the wrong sort of money. He does not like talking about capital or the total budget....

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (13 Dec 2017)

Kenneth Macintosh: The next item of business is consideration of three business motions: S5M-09545, setting out a business programme; and S5M-09541 and S5M-09548, on stage 1 timetables for two bills. Motions moved, That the Parliament agrees— (a) the following programme of business— Tuesday 19 December 2017 2.00 pm Time for Reflection followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (13 Dec 2017)

Division number 1 For: Adam, George, Adamson, Clare, Allan, Alasdair, Arthur, Tom, Beattie, Colin, Brown, Keith, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Denham, Ash, Dey, Graeme, Doris, Bob, Dornan, James, Ewing, Annabelle, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Forbes, Kate, Freeman, Jeane, Gibson, Kenneth,...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (12 Dec 2017)

.... We got talking about the way in which kids in the area were getting into trouble with the police. I asked the mothers what they believed the causes might be. It is helpful to ask people such questions. They were very candid. The number 1 cause was lack of respect. They said, “If I ever talked to my mum the way my kids talk to me, one look from my mum would have been enough to shut...

Scottish Parliament: Police Governance (12 Dec 2017)

Liam McArthur: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent reports from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland and Audit Scotland on police governance. (S5T-00813)

Scottish Parliament: Year of Young People (12 Dec 2017)

Iain Gray: ..., but I rise to support the Government motion, as well as to move the amendment in my name. Perhaps that will not last, but it is a good start. As someone for whom the personal highlight of 2017 was receiving his bus pass—I was particularly pleased to slip in under the wire before Mr Yousaf could mess with the qualifying age—I cannot help but feel a little ill-placed to be...

Scottish Parliament: A75 and A77 (7 Dec 2017)

Finlay Carson: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what the scope is of the recently announced report on developing the A75 and A77. (S5O-01544)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Grampian (Funding) (7 Dec 2017)

Shona Robison: service boards that are behind parity, and it has committed an additional £884 million over a six-year period to those boards that are below their NRAC parity levels. All boards are now within 1 per cent of parity. Given the year-to-year movements in the NRAC target allocations, it would not have been possible to move NHS Grampian—or any other board that is below...

Scottish Parliament: Named Person Scheme (7 Dec 2017)

Ruth Davidson: 1. I am sure that the whole chamber will join me in wishing Paisley well in its bid to become the United Kingdom city of culture 2021. The bid team has run an incredible campaign and we all wish them well for this evening. I ask the First Minister, after yesterday’s events, why the Scottish Government is persisting with its named person scheme?

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