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Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Out-of-hours Provision) (28 Jun 2018)

Jackie Baillie: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve out-of-hours provision at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S5O-02289)

Scottish Parliament: Rural Colleges (National Pay Bargaining) (28 Jun 2018)

John Swinney: This Government is committed to national bargaining for Scotland’s colleges and we are funding in full the costs of harmonisation of pay, terms and conditions. In 2018-19, that amounts to additional funding of £31.7 million. In addition, we have increased rural and remoteness funding by £1 million, to a total of £8 million this year .

Scottish Parliament: Insulin Pumps (Under-18s) (28 Jun 2018)

Joe FitzPatrick: The latest published data shows Scottish national health service boards’ performance for children under 18 years old at 34.4 per cent, which considerably exceeds the ministerial commitment of 25 per cent set in the chief executive letter that was issued in 2012. That commitment was met by 1 April 2015 and was supported by £7.5 million of Scottish Government funding. We expect NHS...

Scottish Parliament: Prisoners (Sentencing and Release) (28 Jun 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. Michelle Stewart was murdered in the Ayrshire village of Drongan on 14 November 2008. She was 17 years old. Her killer, John Wilson, having lain in wait for Michelle, stabbed her 10 times and was sentenced to life. The judge made it clear that he should serve 12 years before he could apply for parole but, on Saturday, just nine years later, Michelle’s sister Lisa received a letter...

Scottish Parliament: Education (28 Jun 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...are making good progress. I hope that they conclude well and soon. Finally, it was the Scottish Government, ahead of the United Kingdom Government and the Labour Welsh Government, that lifted the 1 per cent pay cap. I was very proud this week that it was also this Government that proposed a 9 per cent increase over the next three years for those working in our national health service. The...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Welfare Fund (Mid Scotland and Fife) (27 Jun 2018)

Claire Baker: 1. To ask the Scottish Government how many people in Mid Scotland and Fife are in receipt of support from the Scottish welfare fund. (S5O-02269)

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (27 Jun 2018)

Pauline McNeill: ..., given that the Government has had a decade so far to deal with that. Rough sleeping on our streets is on the rise, people are dying on our streets and homelessness becomes a matter for someone every 18 minutes. In fact, homeless applications are up 1 per cent, contrary to what the minister outlined in his statement. Does the minister agree that tackling homelessness must be an integral...

Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Jun 2018)

Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motion (27 Jun 2018)

Andy Wightman: The witness expenses scheme was agreed by the Parliament in 2000, and its focus at that time was on witnesses giving evidence during proceedings of the Parliament under the Scotland Act 1998 and standing orders. The commission on parliamentary reform has led to a renewed focus on strengthening the Parliament’s public engagement and drawing evidence from a wider range of...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (27 Jun 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: The next item of business is consideration of four business motions. Motion S5M-12985 sets out a business programme and motions S5M-12987 to S5M-12989 are on stage 1 timetables. Motions moved, That the Parliament agrees— (a) the following programme of business— Tuesday 3 September 2018 2.00 pm Time for Reflection followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (27 Jun 2018)

Division number 1 For: Baillie, Jackie, Adam, George, Adamson, Clare, Allan, Alasdair, Arthur, Tom, Baker, Claire, Balfour, Jeremy, Ballantyne, Michelle, Beamish, Claudia, Bowman, Bill, Briggs, Miles, Brown, Keith, Burnett, Alexander, Cameron, Donald, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Carson, Finlay, Chapman, Peter, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Corry, Maurice, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna,...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service at 70 (27 Jun 2018)

Emma Harper: ...historical information on the formation of the NHS. This is a personally significant debate for me. I proudly direct members to my entry in the register of interests. I started my nurse training in 1984 and am very proud to be a nurse. In fact, I have three sisters who are also nurses. Between us, the Harper sisters have almost 140 years of NHS nursing experience. Ash Denham’s motion...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail (Punctuality Targets) (26 Jun 2018)

Colin Smyth: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that ScotRail missed its punctuality targets for every reporting period in the last year. (S5T-01178)

Scottish Parliament: Education Reforms (26 Jun 2018)

Ross Greer: ...have been rejected by teachers, parents, young people, councillors and education experts, and he knows that they would be rejected by MSPs as well, so he is avoiding Parliament completely. The £10 million announced for the unwanted and unnecessary regional collaboratives could instead have been used for 260 desperately needed teachers for the rest of this session of Parliament. Can...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) (26 Jun 2018)

Adam Tomkins: ...House of Commons, screaming from the rooftops that Westminster has breached the Sewel convention, while insisting at the same time that this Parliament uses emergency legislative procedure because “these are not normal times”.—[ Official Report , 1 March 2018; c 29.] To make matters even worse, the continuity bill was enacted in the face of legal advice from the Presiding...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service 70th Birthday (26 Jun 2018)

Anas Sarwar: ...and—after almost a decade of pay restraint—underpaid. We say thanks, but that is not enough: we need to support the staff. We have debated many times in the past few months many of the challenges that are facing the NHS: the 3,000 nurse and midwife vacancies; the 1 million bed days that are lost to delayed discharge; the 1,200 children who are not receiving the mental health...

Scottish Parliament: Closing the Gender Pay Gap (21 Jun 2018)

Gillian Martin: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to close the gender pay gap. (S5O-02259)

Scottish Parliament: Literacy and Numeracy (Standards) (21 Jun 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. This week, the education secretary patted himself on the back and declared that more than 90 per cent of pupils in secondary schools are reaching the required standards in literacy and numeracy. Can the First Minister confirm that under the Scottish National Party’s new rules, a pupil is deemed to have met those required standards of attainment even if they fail English and maths?

Scottish Parliament: National Testing (Five-year-olds) (21 Jun 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...;s progress and to inform teacher judgment about achievement against curriculum for excellence levels. Children’s and young people’s interests are very much at the heart of the assessments. Primary 1 assessments are designed around the early level of curriculum for excellence and they are compatible with play-based learning approaches in primary 1. In best practice, the...

Scottish Parliament: Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Week (21 Jun 2018)

Kezia Dugdale: ...neurone disease research. That is an absolutely phenomenal amount of money, and we promised that in the event of his death we would keep raising funds for his campaign, with the goal of reaching £1 million as soon as we feasibly could. We hope to make a big step in progressing towards that goal at the dinner tonight, as part of which there will be an auction with a phenomenal range of...

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