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Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon)

Teachers, parents and sometimes older pupils email me regularly—I am sure that that is also the case for the Deputy First Minister—to openly tell me their views on schools. Often, they talk ...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister

First, it is important to be clear on this and I want to be crystal clear on this. I would say not just to people across the chamber but perhaps particularly to l...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister

Having read the letter that Ruth Davidson opened with in her question, I would say that there are many serious issues in that letter that Ruth Davidson could have...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister

Let me issue this message to teachers or any other public sector worker across the country, “Come and tell the Government how you feel about your job and your pub...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon)

We welcome the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s report. It clearly outlines the challenges that we all face in tackling poverty. The Scottish Government has set targe...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister

The estimate shows that the policy would lift 20,000 children out of poverty, which would mean a drop in child poverty of just two percentage points. I am not say...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister

I will address some of the points that were raised in what seemed to be a speech, rather than a question. Let us start with childcare. We are in the process of doubling childcare for three-y...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon)

The judgment by the Scottish Land Court is, of course, a legal matter. I understand that that decision is likely to be appealed against, so I cannot comment on th...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon)

I am aware of that case, and I share Joan McAlpine’s concern. Guidance for landowners makes it very clear that communities should play a part in decisions about h...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018 View PDF version
The First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon)

We will always discuss with health boards plans for new health centres. It is, of course, very much for local health boards to decide on local priorities. More ge...

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