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Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture (Fiona Hyslop)

Covid-19 is the biggest challenge that we have faced in our lifetime. It is first and foremost a public health crisis, and this Government makes no apologies for focusing squarely on the hea...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

I was going to thank Maurice Golden for his comments and his support in our national endeavour, but if he wanted to spread doom and gloom he has done so. We need ...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

I welcome Richard Leonard’s question. The placements and jobs that are provided must be quality placements and jobs. With regard to the basis of the UK Government...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

In answer to that question, I state that we should consider the scale of the challenge. Other countries have had much higher levels of economic stimulus. For example, the German economic sti...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

There are not mixed messages; the guidance that is set out is quite clear. The hospitality sector is crucial to all of Scotland and I recognise that it is particu...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

Job retention is far better than having to fund massive levels of unemployment. Keeping people in jobs that are already there is...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

The member’s point about supporting women is absolutely right; the impact on women is more severe. I understand that there is a degree of uncertainty about what w...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

The Scottish Government believes in fair work and, as I said in response to other questions, employers’ commitment to tackling the gender pay gap is part and parc...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

We provided leadership by moving very swiftly to set up not only the basic small business grant but the creative, tourism and hospitality enterprises hardship fun...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020 View PDF version
Fiona Hyslop

The key areas of concern are tourism and hospitality and culture—for example, many theatres are not open, which is why we have u...

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