Portfolio Questions Health and Social Care Sue Webber S6O-00524 1. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the role that clinical research has played in leading the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic, how it will support clinical research in the NHS to improve the care and treatment of patients with non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Liam Kerr S6O-00525 2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of GP numbers and surgery provision in the north east. Fiona Hyslop S6O-00526 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether the emergence of the Omicron variant has influenced its discussions with the UK Government regarding the four-nation approach to vaccine procurement, particularly in relation to the Valneva vaccine and any potential need to deploy different vaccine formulations both domestically and internationally. Paul McLennan S6O-00527 4. To ask the Scottish Government what the latest Open with Care guidance is for care homes, in light of the emergence of the Omicron variant. Neil Gray S6O-00528 5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in NHS Lanarkshire. Kaukab Stewart S6O-00529 6. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking, including any that may be funded through its Budget, that will help deliver free dental care during the current parliamentary session. Evelyn Tweed S6O-00530 7. To ask the Scottish Government what assurances it can offer to people that health and social care services are being supported during the ongoing pandemic. Emma Roddick S6O-00531 8. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that healthcare services in rural areas are working for the people that they serve. Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Siobhian Brown S6O-00532 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the latest Trussell Trust foodbank statistics in relation to Scotland. Jim Fairlie S6O-00533 2. To ask the Scottish Government what further support it will make available to help Perth and Kinross Council improve the availability of social and affordable housing in the Perthshire South and Kinross-shire constituency. Stuart McMillan S6O-00534 3. To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to allowing registered social landlords to purchase properties from homeowners who would like to remain in their homes but become social housing tenants. Jenni Minto S6O-00535 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it works with Argyll and Bute Council to support the delivery of local government services across the area’s islands and remote peninsulas. Stephen Kerr 5. [Not Lodged] Paul O'Kane S6O-00537 6. To ask the Scottish Government how many tenants in the West of Scotland have used the Tenant Grant Fund and Tenant Hardship Loan Fund. Donald Cameron S6O-00538 7. To ask the Scottish Government how its Housing Strategy is supporting action to prevent fuel poverty in households in rural and remote areas. Craig Hoy S6O-00539 8. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met COSLA. followed by Ministerial Statement: Update on Dalzell Historical Industrial Transaction followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Debate: Backing the North East Economy That the Parliament recognises that prematurely ending the oil and gas industry would decimate the economy of the north east of Scotland, and believes that it is irresponsible and counter to Scotland's net zero ambitions to undermine the future of the industry and the jobs of tens of thousands of north east workers that rely on it. followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Debate: Ending the Not Proven Verdict That the Parliament believes that the current three verdict judicial system in Scotland’s criminal courts is not fit for purpose, as it frequently does not deliver justice for the victims of many heinous crimes, including gender-based violence, rape and domestic abuse, and therefore calls for the removal of the not proven verdict. Decision Time Members' Business — S6M-02426 Mark Ruskell: Protecting Rural Bus Services That the Parliament recognises the importance of local bus services, which are often a lifeline that enables communities to access essential services; acknowledges that rural communities are especially vulnerable to the loss of routes, such as the X53 service that connects Clackmannanshire villages to Kinross and Stirling; recognises the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patronage levels, and the impact of driver shortages on service provision but also notes that the rollout of the Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme for under-22s in January 2022 is likely to increase bus patronage, and further notes calls on bus operators to meet the needs of all communities they serve by withdrawing planned service cuts.
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