Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Justice and Veterans

    1 speech

    Good afternoon. The first item of business is portfolio question time, and the first portfolio is justice and veterans. If a member wishes to ask a supplementary question, they should press their...

  • Community Justice Interventions

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support greater use of community justice interventions. (S6O-00958)

  • Veterans (Health and Wellbeing)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s most recent report on the health and wellbeing of veterans. (S6O-00959)

  • Police Officers (Mental Health Support)

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what work it and Police Scotland have undertaken to ensure that police officers have access to additional trained mental health workers. (S6O-00960)

  • Crime (Victims and Survivors Services)

    10 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is making available to specialist services for victims and survivors of crime. (S6O-00961)

  • Scottish Solicitors Bar Association (Court Appointments)

    4 speeches

    5. I remind members that I am a practising solicitor. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Solicitors Bar Association’s announcement that criminal solicitors...

  • Cybercrime

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what measures it is taking in response to the reported growing threat of cybercrime. (S6O-00963)

  • Water Safety Action Plan

    8 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government how measures in the water safety action plan will support awareness of water safety among school pupils. (S6O-00964)

  • Prisoners (Assessment)

    5 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what role prisons have in the assessment of prisoners, including of their mental health, prior to their release. (S6O-00965)

  • Finance and the Economy

    1 speech

    The Deputy Presiding Officer: The next portfolio is finance and the economy. Any member who wishes to request a supplementary question should press their request-to-speak button or enter R in...

  • Four-day Working Week

    7 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any feedback from businesses that are making use of financial support to trial a four-day working week. (S6O-00966)

  • Construction Industry (Fair Work)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to implement the Fair Work Convention’s recommendations on building fair work into the construction industry. (S6O-00967)

  • Ferry Port Upgrades

    9 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated in its budget for port upgrades ahead of hulls 801 and 802 being completed. (S6O-00968)

  • Levelling Up Funding (Local Authorities)

    8 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is offering to local authorities to help them maximise the amount of levelling up funding that they receive from the United Kingdom Government....

  • Cost of Living

    5 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what financial resources it has allocated to help those across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders who are most impacted by the reported cost of...

  • R100 Broadband Programme

    8 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the R100 programme in rural areas. (S6O-00971)

  • High Streets and Businesses (Support)

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support it is providing to high streets and businesses. (S6O-00972)

  • Digital Single Market

    5 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has estimated the cost to Scotland of being removed from the European digital single market. (S6O-00973)

  • Ukraine (Displaced People)

    32 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Neil Gray on displaced people from Ukraine—an update. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no...

  • Cost of Living

    51 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S6M-04050, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, on the cost of living crisis.

  • Ferries

    48 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S6M-04051, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, on ferries. Members who wish to speak in the debate should press their request-to-speak buttons. I...

  • Business Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S6M-04077, in the name of George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved, That...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask George Adam to move, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, motions S6M-04080 and S6M-04081, on approval of...

  • Decision Time

    28 speeches

    There are nine questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Shona Robison is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Liz Smith...

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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.

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