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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 24 February 2022 11:40 AM

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General Questions Paul Sweeney S6O-00780 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported warnings from residents, business and advocacy groups that the current quality of ferry service represents a real threat to island life. Maggie Chapman S6O-00781 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the home insulation programmes in the north east. Colin Smyth S6O-00782 3. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it can take to encourage dentists to continue treating NHS patients. Graham Simpson S6O-00783 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to ensure that islanders are not left without food supplies due to the reported lack of resilience of the ferry fleet. Karen Adam S6O-00784 5. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to ensure that more fish caught by Scottish vessels is landed and processed at Scottish ports. Brian Whittle S6O-00785 6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce any adverse effects of food waste on climate change. Michelle Thomson S6O-00786 7. To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure access to care and support planning by a specialist team for people with ME and chronic fatigue syndrome, as recommended by NICE. Emma Roddick S6O-00787 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how the Distress Brief Intervention programme is supporting people experiencing mental health crises. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-00808 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-00809 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Alex Cole-Hamilton S6F-00832 3. To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet will next meet. Christine Grahame S6F-00842 4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the report by Andrew Webster QC into the handling by Scottish Borders Council of school assault allegations, in particular those relating to the abuse of vulnerable children in the Tweeddale Support Unit. Rachael Hamilton S6F-00816 5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the recent report on the Scottish Crofting Commission. Alex Rowley S6F-00815 6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on the reported view from Common Weal that action is needed to address weaknesses in social care provision due to it being in a critical state, not fit for purpose, underfunded, rationed, fragmented, centralised and risk averse. followed by Members' Business — S6M-02776 Craig Hoy: Decommissioning of Torness Nuclear Power Station That the Parliament notes that the decision has been taken to bring forward the decommissioning date of Torness Nuclear Power Station from 2030 to 2028; further notes EDF Energy's assessment that the station is one of the most productive in its fleet of nuclear power stations; recognises that, since the station first started generating electricity in 1988, EDF Energy reports that the plant has produced nearly 280 TWh of zero-carbon electricity, which is understood to be sufficient to power every home in Scotland for 28 years; understands that Torness employs around 500 staff and 250 contractors, with a salary bill of around £40 million annually, which, it considers, boosts the Dunbar and East Lothian economy; notes that Hunterston B power station, in North Ayrshire, has recently shut down for the last time, after what it considers to have been 46 years of reliable energy generation and job creation, and further notes calls urging the Scottish Government to review its decision to use the Scottish planning system to block the development of any future civilian nuclear energy projects in order that nuclear power continues to play a central part in the provision of zero-carbon electricity in Scotland.

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