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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Good afternoon. The first item of business is topical questions—sorry, general questions. [ Interruption .] I mean portfolio questions. [ Laughter .] So long as we are clear. Question 1 was...
2. To ask the Scottish Government what impact the reported reduction to revenue grants from the Scottish funding council has had on the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. (S5O-00366)
3. To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it provides to Moray College UHI. (S5O-00367)
4. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has introduced to assist the college sector in responding to the needs of employers. (S5O-00368)
5. To ask the Scottish Government when ministers last met the EIS and what matters were discussed. (S5O-00369)
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to disband the board of the Scottish funding council. (S5O-00370)
7. To ask the Scottish Government how many specialist primary school PE teachers there are. (S5O-00371)
8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with South Lanarkshire Council regarding the building of secondary schools. (S5O-00372)
9. To ask the Scottish Government whether the European Union referendum has led to an increase in hate speech in schools and, if so, what action its education directorate is taking to tackle it....
10. To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that gifted and talented pupils in all schools are properly supported. (S5O-00374)
11. To ask the Scottish Government what training opportunities are available for people over the age of 25. (S5O-00375)
12. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will issue guidance to schools regarding how the money that is raised through its council tax reforms can be spent to raise attainment levels. (S5O-00376)
13. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to review the protecting vulnerable groups scheme. (S5O-00377)
15. To ask the Scottish Government what effect it anticipates leaving the European Union will have on university student numbers studying in Scotland. (S5O-00379)
16. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that every eligible child has access to their entitlement to 1,140 hours of free childcare provision. (S5O-00380)
The next item of business is a statement by Humza Yousaf on rail services. The minister will take questions at the end of the statement, so there should be no interventions or interruptions during it.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-02651, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the future of social security in Scotland. Members will be aware that we now have no spare time in...
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-02680, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—...
There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S5M-02651.2, in the name of Adam Tomkins, which seeks to amend motion S5M-02651,...
The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-01243, in the name of Bob Doris, on year of the dad. I wonder what that is about. The debate will be concluded without...
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.