General Questions Liz Smith S6O-02822 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is in relation to employment-based routes to teacher training. Evelyn Tweed S6O-02823 2. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to local authorities to ensure that any subsidised bus routes are maintained. Bob Doris 3. [Not Lodged] Monica Lennon S6O-02825 4. To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for COP28. Finlay Carson S6O-02826 5. To ask the Scottish Government what funding it is providing for regeneration and economic renewal projects in the south of Scotland. Alex Rowley S6O-02827 6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the use of buses across Scotland. Martin Whitfield S6O-02828 7. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with East Lothian Council regarding the future of local public service provision in the area, including in relation to the Loch Centre in Tranent. Sandesh Gulhane S6O-02829 8. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life regarding the future provision of public services and facilities in the region, including the Glasgow National Hockey Centre. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-02574 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-02575 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Clare Haughey S6F-02595 3. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to tackle any stigma associated with disclosing a diagnosis of HIV, in light of World AIDS Day on 1 December. Liam Kerr S6F-02577 4. To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government will publish the results of the A96 Corridor Review. Pam Duncan-Glancy S6F-02596 5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that some young people are leaving school struggling to read. Rona Mackay S6F-02606 6. To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. followed by Members' Business — S6M-11282 Mark Ruskell: Restoring Nature to Tackle Climate Change That the Parliament recognises what it sees as the success of the Nature Restoration Fund, which it understands has now granted over £30 million worth of funding to 150 projects across all of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas; understands that the funding is supporting a wide range of nature restoration work, including habitat and species restoration, tackling invasive species, and health and wellbeing projects for local communities; notes that, in the Mid Scotland and Fife region, this includes funding for Argaty Farm to protect water courses and integrate beavers, for Forth Rivers Trust to improve natural flood management and support wading birds, and for the University of St Andrews to restore coastal habitats; recognises that the fund was announced on Nature Day at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021; notes the belief that restoring nature and halting biodiversity loss are key components in tackling the climate crisis; understands that nature will once again be a key theme in the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, and notes the calls for a recommitment to supporting urgent action on the twin nature and climate crises, to ensure that there is a liveable planet for future generations of people in Scotland.
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