Thursday, 10 March 2016
Good morning. The first item of business is general questions.
1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish funding council’s announcement that the reduction to the higher education budget will prevent expansion of the...
2. To ask the Scottish Government how many registered sex offenders there are in Scotland and what resources are being allocated to monitor them. (S4O-05647)
3. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of planned reductions in higher education funding. (S4O-05648)
4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to no downgrading or closure of the children’s ward at St John’s hospital in Livingston. (S4O-05649)
5. To ask the Scottish Government when crofters and farmers will receive their less favoured area support scheme payments. (S4O-05650)
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that its drugs strategy, “The Road to Recovery”, is working effectively. (S4O-05651)
7. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to identify and implement improved flood mitigation measures. (S4O-05652)
8. To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the United Kingdom Government on behalf of the oil and gas sector ahead of the 2016 budget. (S4O-05653)
1. To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-03284)
2. To ask the First Minister when she will next meet the Prime Minister. (S4F-03286)
3. To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-03285)
4. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government considers that the rehousing provisions for victims of domestic abuse are satisfactory. (S4F-03287)
5. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the RMT-commissioned report on the future of Scottish ferry services. (S4F-03293)
6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions that show a 5.5 per cent increase in visitor numbers...
The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.