Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Good afternoon. Our first item of business is portfolio question time. The first portfolio is finance.
1. To ask the Scottish Government what recent engagement it has had with the Treasury. (S5O-04729)
3. To ask the Scottish Government when it last spoke with the office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (S5O-04731)
2. To ask the Scottish Government how it will finance the green recovery. (S5O-04730)
4. To ask the Scottish Government what further funding it will allocate to support the regeneration of high streets and encourage footfall, in light of the rise in online shopping due to...
5. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it plans to take to meet any budget shortfall that local authorities are facing going into winter. (S5O-04733)
6. To ask the Scottish Government how the additional £700 million of funding from the United Kingdom Government for the current financial year will be spent. (S5O-04734)
7. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the furlough scheme. (S5O-04735)
1. To ask the Scottish Government how it is meeting its duty under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 to ensure the protection and enhancement of the health of the Scottish marine area. (S5O-04737)
2. To ask the Scottish Government what powers SEPA has with regard to Scotland’s sewerage system. (S5O-04738)
3. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to communities to support a green recovery from Covid-19. (S5O-04739)
4. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of the UK Government’s investment in measures to tackle climate change. (S5O-04740)
5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce harmful emissions in densely populated urban areas. (S5O-04741)
6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken in partnership with local authorities, landowners and tourism operators to prevent illegal dumping of waste in lay-bys. (S5O-04742)
7. To ask the Scottish Government what urgent action it is taking to protect the eggs of the critically endangered flapper skate, which have recently been found off the north-west coast of...
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