Portfolio Questions Rural Affairs and Islands Richard Leonard S6O-00285 1. To ask the Scottish Government what specific targets it will apply to the Islands Bond. Christine Grahame S6O-00286 2. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has taken to improve the rural economy in the Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency. Pam Duncan-Glancy S6O-00287 3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support sectors in the rural economy in order to tackle rural poverty. Willie Coffey S6O-00288 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it can support Scottish food and drink producers, in light of reports of empty supermarket shelves. Craig Hoy S6O-00289 5. To ask the Scottish Government what consideration the rural affairs secretary has given to ensure that fish farms have the support they need to meet environment standards, in light of reports that SEPA has rated one in ten as "unsatisfactory". Gillian Mackay S6O-00290 6. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to address illegal trawling. Graham Simpson 7. [Withdrawn] Stephanie Callaghan S6O-00292 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the rural economy in light of the reported increased workforce pressures. followed by Ministerial Statement: NHS Endowment Funds followed by Scottish Government Debate: Covid Recovery Strategy That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Covid Recovery Strategy, published on 5 October 2021, which sets out the Scottish Government’s ambitious vision for a green recovery and details the actions that will be taken in partnership with local government, business organisations, the third sector and others across Scotland to address systemic inequalities made worse during the pandemic, make progress towards a wellbeing economy, and accelerate inclusive person-centred public services by focusing on improving financial security for low-income households, supporting the wellbeing of children and young people, and creating good, green jobs and fair work. followed by Decision Time
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