To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to improve rail services in the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency.
Ross Greer (S6O-02609)
To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to any proposals to increase the frequency of services on the Milngavie rail line.
Submitting member has a registered interest.
Keith Brown (S6O-02610)
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with the UK Government, regarding the potential impact on net zero policy in Scotland, ahead of the announcement by the UK Government of its decision to delay key net zero targets.
Liz Smith (S6O-02611)
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the V&A Dundee has generated £304 million for the Scottish economy over the last five years, whether it will be pursuing any further joint projects with UK institutions.
Foysol Choudhury (S6O-02612)
To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to implement the Anti-Racist Curriculum Principles, which were published in June.
Gordon MacDonald (S6O-02613)
To ask the Scottish Government what its timeframe is for the implementation of the Strategic Framework for Scotland’s Early Learning and School Age Childcare Profession.
Colin Beattie (S6O-02614)
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the delivery of public services by local authorities, such as Midlothian and East Lothian, where the population growth has been higher than forecast, having risen by 16.1% and 12.6% respectively between 2011 and 2022.
Willie Rennie (S6O-02615)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will make a public apology, in light of reports that it did not deliver its policy of 100% coverage of superfast broadband by December 2021.
First Minister's Questions
Members' Business — S6M-10435 John Swinney: Welcoming the Impact of Climate Cafés
John Swinney (S6M-10435)
That the Parliament welcomes the growing number of community-led Climate Cafés emerging across Scotland and around the world; values the role of a Climate Café in creating what it sees as a welcoming, inclusive, safe space within a community that is open to everyone to chat and act on climate; believes that Climate Cafés benefit from being creative, intergenerational spaces, creating space for connections right across a community and leadership from children and young people; considers that local chat and climate action sparked by Climate Cafés has already had significant positive impacts, including, it understands, initiating engaging projects to reduce waste and energy costs, music events, fashion shows, swap shops, films, as well as international engagement, dialogue with local authorities and lots of collaboration across communities; understands that the home of the original Climate Café Dunkeld & Birnam, which was founded in 2015, hosts the Hub to support Climate Cafés to start up and to connect with other Climate Cafés to share ideas, support and learning; values the Climate Cafés across rural and urban Scotland, as more emerge in the Highlands, while established in Aberdeen, with vibrant new Climate Cafés in Inverness and Dundee, and notes that more communities, schools, workplaces and campuses are encouraged to consider establishing pop-up Climate Café spaces to chat and act on climate.
To ask the Scottish Government how its housing strategy is supporting people on low incomes to move towards greener energy use in their homes.
Sharon Dowey (S6O-02601)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how and when it will introduce a leavers fund for victims of domestic abuse, which would provide a social security payment for those who feel the need to flee their homes.
Ben Macpherson (S6O-02602)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering specific solutions to support the City of Edinburgh Council, and other relevant organisations, to address Edinburgh’s social housing shortage and growing population pressures, including providing additional resources in its 2024-25 Budget.
Sarah Boyack (S6O-02603)
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the City of Edinburgh Council regarding funding to address the housing shortage resulting from population growth.
Michelle Thomson (S6O-02604)
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the social justice secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the support available to families experiencing poverty, including as a result of high energy costs.
Christine Grahame (S6O-02605)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commission independent analysis of the impact that its interventions, including the Scottish Child Payment, Carer’s Allowance Supplement and the Baby Box, have had on social justice.
Miles Briggs (S6O-02606)
To ask the Scottish Government what additional resources are being allocated to help support Edinburgh City Council to address housing shortages, including the number of families in temporary accommodation, in light of figures showing that over a quarter of all children in temporary accommodation are in Edinburgh.
Tess White (S6O-02607)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on cladding
remediation in Scotland.
Scottish Government Debate: Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community