To ask the Scottish Government how it ensured that the views and experiences of young people, in particular LGBTQ young people, were reflected in the new draft guidance, Delivery of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) Education in Scottish Schools.
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether equivalent measures in Scotland are needed to those introduced in England and Wales by the Equipment Theft (Prevention) Act 2023, in light of reports of a recent spate of thefts in the Scottish Borders.
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to engage with Regional Screen Scotland regarding their call for funding for a new Screen Machine vehicle, in light of concerns that a lack of funding could lead to the end of the service.
Members' Business — S6M-10164 Miles Briggs: See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland
Miles Briggs (S6M-10164)
That the Parliament notes the campaign, See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland, developed by the University of Stirling, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Salvation Army; understands that the campaign aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds deaths due to alcohol and drugs; further understands that, behind every death, there are families, friends and communities who are experiencing devastating loss; recognises the importance of challenging the judgement and stereotypes that people often bring to the topic of substance use, and to people who have problems with alcohol or drugs and their families; commends the campaign pledge committing to be respectful and compassionate towards those affected by substance use, to use non-judgemental language when talking about substance use problems, and to reach out to those they know who have been affected to try to reduce the isolation and stigma that can be faced by those who have been bereaved in this way, and notes the calls on people across Scotland, including in the Lothian region, to sign the campaign pledge at seebeyondscotland.com.
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received any recommendations from the independent reporter to consider any outstanding objections to the development of the A720 Sherrifhall roundabout, in light of the public local inquiry, which took place at the beginning of February 2023.
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.
2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments— Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2023.
3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 from—
Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Scottish Government
Jane Sterry, Policy Lead for Carer Support Payment, Scottish Government
Euan Geddes, Policy Official, Carer’s Allowance Case Transfer , Scottish Government
Ross Grimley, Lawyer, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government
4. Subordinate legislation: Shirley-Anne Somerville (Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice) to move—S6M-10324—That the Social Justice and Social Security Committee recommends that the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 [draft] be approved.
5. Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2024-25: The Committee will take evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2024-25 from—
Paul Bradley, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
Alison Davis, Business Manager, Saheliya
6. Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2024-25: The Committees will consider the evidence heard earlier under agenda item 5.
7. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, Claire Menzies on 85219 or at [email protected]