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Meeting of the Parliament 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018
The member might be interested to know that the strategic transport projects review will consider the entirety of the A720. That work, which will start next year,...
The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson)
The Scottish Government recognises the important role that the A720 plays for Edinburgh and its region and for the national economy. Transport Scotland is currently monitoring the queuing on...
Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018
We provide a range of discount provisions in the domestic flight network in Scotland because we recognise the lifeline nature of...
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd has to meet the increasingly regulatory nature of air traffic control, and it must look at the challenges that that creates to ensure that it can meet the ...
HIAL has a responsibility to ensure that it can balance its budget and it must look at opportunities to do that, which is part of the reason why the car-parking charges were introduced. We h...
The member has raised a number of different issues. I am aware that HIAL is trying to take action in relation to the environmental impact issues at Inverness airport. One of those issues is ...
The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands met the interim chair and managing director of Highlands and Islands Airpo...
Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018
That is a very reasonable point. I know that ScotRail has made significant progress on reducing its own carbon footprint. If Network Rail can make a contribution ...
That is part of the work that is currently being carried out.
That the Parliament agrees that the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill be passed.
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing
That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Searches under Part 5: Constables in Scotland: Code of Practice) Order 2018 [draft] be approved.
That the Parliament agrees that the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill be passed.
As an amendment to motion S5M-10038 in the name of Liam Kerr (Justice), leave out from “believes” to end and insert “notes the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s statement to the Parliament of 10 January 2018 regarding the Chief Constable’s leave of absence; recognises the importance of due process being followed in respect of all investigations relating to officer conduct, and accepts the need for careful judgement to be exercised when commenting on ongoing investigations in order to ensure fairness to all affected parties.”
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Support for Victims) Regulations 2018 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2018 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance and Property Interference - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2018 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Equipment Interference - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2018 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Application and Modification of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016) (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] be approved.
However, as part of a cervical cytology laboratory review a detailed exercise took place to identify and allocate costs to cervical laboratory services. The total estimated costs across the cervical cytology laboratories only, as of May 2010, was calculated at £5,849,159.
Introduce an annual payment of £12,800 for those living with hepatitis C who qualify for Stage 2 payments from the Skipton Fund;
Allow posthumous clams for support to be made on behalf of people who died before 29 August 2003;
Increase the one-off payment made to those who qualify for Stage 2 payments from £25,000 to £50,000 (whether the patient is alive or dead);
Give access to discretionary fund for patients and/or their dependants suffering financial hardship;
Relevant patients who develop hepatitis C-related B cell lymphoma to be eligible to claim for Stage 2 payment; and
Increase the annual payment for those with hepatitis C/HIV in line with the consumer price index.
I understand that patient representatives believe that payments to those in Stage 1 of the illness should also be increased. I am also therefore announcing that this issue, and the implementation of the measures confirmed today, will be reviewed when we consider the final report (and any recommendations) of the Penrose Inquiry.
The cost of these new provisions is estimated to be around £18 million over the next five years. Funding for the first year has been earmarked from the health budget for 2011-12 and, thereafter, funding will be provided through future health budgets.
The revised term of reference 6 will be amended to read:
To investigate the deaths of Reverend David Black, Mrs Eileen O''Hara, Alexander Black Laing and Victor Tamburrini, with particular reference to the circumstances in which they became infected with the hepatitis C virus, HIV or both.
The work is ongoing and covers a multitude of developments requiring different solutions, including some at pre-planning stage, so it is not possible to apply any timescales for completion.
Further information on the issue and the feasibility report can be obtained on the SG website at:
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