General Questions Donald Cameron S6O-01924 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Deposit Return Scheme. Pam Duncan-Glancy S6O-01925 2. To ask the Scottish Government how many free bicycles it has issued to children in Glasgow. Foysol Choudhury S6O-01926 3. To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding it will provide to local authorities in response to reported concerns about swimming pool closures. Pauline McNeill S6O-01927 4. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Prison Service regarding the lifting of all COVID-19-related restrictions in prisons. Annabelle Ewing S6O-01928 5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on improvements to rail journeys in Fife. Paul McLennan S6O-01929 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Hydrogen Action Plan, including regarding the role that local authorities can play in defining demand. Rachael Hamilton S6O-01930 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the possible extension of the Borders Railway through Hawick to Carlisle. Evelyn Tweed S6O-01931 8. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of Brexit on investment in Scotland, in light of reports that Brexit has cost the UK economy £29 billion in lost investment. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-01823 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-01824 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Gillian Mackay S6F-01844 3. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will provide an update on how it is responding to the Climate Change Committee's report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland. Fiona Hyslop S6F-01832 4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on the future role of women in driving entrepreneurial activity and economic growth, in light of the publication of the report, Pathways: A New Approach for Women in Entrepreneurship . Tess White S6F-01828 5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to research by the Royal College of General Practitioners reportedly showing that a third of Scotland's GP staff who were surveyed said their practice was at risk of closing in the next few months. Martin Whitfield S6F-01829 6. To ask the First Minister what recent action the Scottish Government has been taking to keep The Promise to young people in care. followed by Members' Business — S6M-07832 Alex Cole-Hamilton: Chinese State Surveillance That the Parliament notes the reported shooting down of a Chinese state surveillance balloon over the United States on 5 February 2022; understands that this is not the first occasion that such a balloon has been deployed over the sovereign territory of another state; considers this to be a worrying expansion of attempts by the People’s Republic of China to monitor and gather information in a covert way; expresses concern about the reported implications of China's National Intelligence Law regarding the ability of the state to gather private data and information from within the UK, including through those companies required to cooperate; notes the reported call by Alicia Kearns MP, Chair of the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, for UK citizens to delete the TikTok app from their phones; further notes the reported remarks of the UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, who likened the use of Hikvision technology in public surveillance infrastructure to "digital asbestos"; understands that such technology is used by public bodies across Scotland, including in Edinburgh; notes the reports of the intimidation of dissidents, challenges to freedom of expression and the existence of unofficial so-called "Chinese police stations", including in Glasgow, and notes the calls for both the Scottish and UK governments to undertake a comprehensive investigation into the reach of Chinese surveillance in Scotland. followed by Portfolio Questions Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Jeremy Balfour S6O-01916 1. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any benefits of paying the Winter Heating Payment in November rather than February. Tess White S6O-01917 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what discussions it has had with COSLA about the delivery of local services over the next financial year. Rona Mackay S6O-01918 3. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding support that can be provided for women living in Scotland who are fleeing domestic violence and have no recourse to public funds. Mark Ruskell S6O-01919 4. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made toward increasing the availability of longer-term housing options for displaced people from Ukraine using the £50 million Ukraine Longer Term Resettlement Fund. John Mason S6O-01920 5. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether housing associations should remain independent where possible, rather than being subsumed by larger organisations. Carol Mochan S6O-01921 6. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact on its ongoing targets to tackle child poverty of any reduction in local government funding. Liam Kerr S6O-01922 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Rural Housing Fund. Oliver Mundell S6O-01923 8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the social justice secretary has had with the health secretary regarding any disproportionate impact on households experiencing poverty, and any other social justice impacts, of the reported lack of NHS dental care provision in some parts of Scotland. followed by Scottish Government Debate: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - UK Legislation Angus Robertson S6M-07997 That the Parliament agrees with the recommendation in the Scottish Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum to withhold consent for the UK Government’s Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill. followed by Scottish Government Debate: Marking One Year of War in Ukraine Neil Gray S6M-07998 That the Parliament condemns in the strongest possible terms the illegal Russian war against Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022; reiterates its solidarity with the people and government of Ukraine; repeats its concern about the grave threat to the safety and security of Ukrainian citizens, and mourns each and every death caused by Russia’s illegal aggression; asserts the vital importance of Ukraine defeating Russia’s aggression and calls upon the international community to provide Ukraine with the necessary military, financial and humanitarian support; rejects Russia’s illegal attempts to annex the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia via sham referenda; commends all countries who have welcomed displaced Ukrainians and are providing crucial life-saving humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians in need of support; thanks the organisations and people that have supported displaced Ukrainians to settle in Scotland; declares unequivocally that all Ukrainians who have made Scotland their temporary home will be welcome for as long as they need; welcomes the poignant Postcards from Ukraine exhibition hosted in the Scottish Parliament, and wishes a speedy and peaceful resolution to the war that ensures Ukrainian sovereignty, democracy, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally-recognised borders.
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