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To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the possible impact of Brexit on the fishing industry, and whether it will publish this.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 08/03/2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Scottish Parliament has the legislative competence to introduce a so-called wealth tax similar to that proposed by the Scottish Labour Party.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 15/03/2018
Dog Attack Figures

That the Parliament expresses its concern at figures obtained by a recent Clyde News investigation, which suggest that, between January and June 2017, 205 children were taken to A&E due to dog bites; understands that the number of people receiving treatment for such bites in Scotland has risen from 1,939 in 2015 to 2,027 in 2016 and that, in the first six months of 2017, 1,057 children and adults in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area went to hospital; considers these figures to be very worrying, and notes calls for a post-legislative review of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, including the degree to which the Act is being effectively enforced by local authorities.

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, John Mason, Ash Denham, Christine Grahame, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Haughey, Clare Adamson, Richard Lyle, Graeme Dey, Ivan McKee, David Torrance, Gail Ross, Neil Findlay, Alex Rowley, Jackson Carlaw


Current Status: Achieved Cross Party Support

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recent report by Options for Scotland on alternative strategies for decommissioning, whether it will review its policy on decommissioning of offshore oil rigs, and, if so, whether it plans to ask the UK Government to do the same.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 27/02/2018
City of Glasgow College Student Wins Gold at WorldSkills UK Competition

That the Parliament wishes to draw much-deserved attention to the achievements of the City of Glasgow College student, Mark Scott, from Shotts, who has won a gold medal at the WorldSkills UK Competition in Birmingham; congratulates Mark and the City of Glasgow College team on winning the competition overall; extends its warmest congratulations to Mark on also securing a place in Squad UK for Kazan, and appreciates the support given to Mark and all other competitors from the City of Glasgow College, both from college staff and their employers, in achieving their success.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Clare Haughey, Kenneth Gibson, Stuart McMillan, Joan McAlpine, Bob Doris, Gillian Martin, Sandra White, Ruth Maguire, Clare Adamson, Ivan McKee, Stewart Stevenson


RBS Airdrie

That the Parliament condemns the plans by RBS to close its Airdrie town centre branch; notes with concern that the Airdrie branch is one of 62 RBS closures in Scotland planned for 2018; recognises that these closures will disproportionally affect people with limited knowledge of and/or access to online banking; maintains that RBS has a responsibility to provide face-to-face customer service catering to all of its customers, and asks RBS to reconsider its cost-saving strategy to better reflect the needs of Scotland's people and businesses.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Clare Haughey, Monica Lennon, Joan McAlpine, Bob Doris, Gillian Martin, David Torrance, Ruth Maguire, Neil Findlay, Ivan McKee, Stewart Stevenson


To ask the Scottish Government what legal requirements there are on private car park providers to allocate parking spaces for the specific use of disabled drivers.


Answered by Humza Yousaf (29/11/2017):

The Equality Act 2010 states that providers of services to the public must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to remove barriers which may discriminate against disabled people. Private car park operators should provide larger ‘disabled’ parking spaces near to the entrance or amenities for disabled people whose mobility is impaired. We continue to work with the private parking industry and other stakeholders to improve how disabled parking provision is managed and enforced in Scotland.


Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 29/11/2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 can be used in Scotland by private car park providers to impose parking fines.


Answered by Humza Yousaf (22/11/2017):

Private parking companies operating in Scotland cannot rely on the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to administer parking charge notices in Scotland as the Act currently does not apply here. Private car park operators can charge for parking but, only those who are members of an Accredited Trade Association can obtain vehicle keeper information from the DVLA for parking enforcement purposes. Currently only the British Parking Association and the Independent Parking Community have such accreditation and have approximately 200 members between them.

Regulation 27 of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002 provides for the release of information from the DVLA's vehicle register to private and public sector organisations, including private parking operators in Scotland providing they can demonstrate reasonable cause to have it.


Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22/11/2017
Dog Attack Figures

That the Parliament expresses its concern at figures obtained in a recent Clyde News investigation, which reportedly show that, between January and June 2017, 205 children were taken to A&E due to of dog bites; understands that the number of people receiving treatment for dog bites in Scotland has risen from 1,939 in 2015 to 2,027 in 2016; further understands that, in the first six months of 2017, 1,057 children and adults in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area went to hospital after being bitten; believes that these figures are very worrying; notes calls on local authorities to more effectively implement the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, and further notes calls on the Scottish Government to review existing legislation aimed at protecting people from such attacks.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Kenneth Gibson, David Torrance, Colin Beattie, Christine Grahame, Emma Harper, Fulton MacGregor, Jenny Gilruth, Neil Findlay, John Mason, Claire Baker, Clare Adamson, Maurice Golden, Jackson Carlaw, John Finnie, Alexander Burnett, Andy Wightman, Jackie Baillie, Mark Ruskell, Ivan McKee


Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2018
Catalonia

That the Parliament expresses its deep disappointment and concern at what it considers the failure of the EU to defend the fundamental civil rights of the people of Catalonia in respect of the violent attacks on pro-independence voters and residents by the Spanish authorities; condemns the reported comments of the European Commission's First Vice-president, Frans Timmermans, when he supported the actions of the Spanish police against Catalan citizens trying to exercise their democratic right to vote in the referendum, which it considers represented unwarranted brutality; expresses deep regret at what it sees as the EU’s lack of respect for the rights of national minorities, as expressed in Article 2 of the EU's founding treaty and Article 21 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; believes that, while the commission has no specific powers, it and its member states have a general responsibility to ensure that the fundamental rights of groups such as the Catalans are protected in accordance with European and international law; calls on all EU member states to singularly and collectively use every available diplomatic and political tool to persuade the Spanish Government to adhere to the fundamental principles governing the EU and to pursue a negotiated settlement between itself and the Government of Catalonia, and believes that such a settlement must respects civil rights and the right to self-determination, as laid out in the charter of the UN.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Kenneth Gibson, Ivan McKee, Ash Denham, Angus MacDonald, Bob Doris, Sandra White, John Mason, Christine Grahame, Gordon MacDonald, David Torrance, Rona Mackay, Bill Kidd, Jenny Gilruth, Ben Macpherson, Stuart McMillan, Fulton MacGregor, John Finnie, Gillian Martin, Clare Haughey, Bruce Crawford, Maree Todd, Willie Coffey


Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2018