General Questions Sharon Dowey S6O-01828 1. To ask the Scottish Government what road improvements are being carried out on the A77 and A70 to address any challenges faced by road users. Martin Whitfield S6O-01829 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, including the latest discussions it has had with the UK Government. Audrey Nicoll S6O-01830 3. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with stakeholders regarding retraining and upskilling the north east energy sector workforce. Ruth Maguire 4. [Withdrawn] Claire Baker S6O-01832 5. To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging increased patronage on rail routes serving Mid Scotland and Fife. Jamie Halcro Johnston S6O-01833 6. To ask the Scottish Government how it will improve transport connectivity for Scotland’s islands. Annie Wells S6O-01834 7. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on zero tolerance of sexual harassment and supporting victims of abuse. Gillian Martin S6O-01835 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling the gender pay gap. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-01740 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-01741 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Maggie Chapman S6F-01743 3. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that dozens of people living in Scotland with no recourse to public funds are being made homeless and forced to sleep rough on the streets or in cars. John Mason S6F-01745 4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the second round of the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund allocations in Scotland. Jamie Greene S6F-01753 5. To ask the First Minister what steps are being taken to tackle unethical and illegal dog breeding, in light of recent reports of high value extreme breeding programmes operating in Scotland. Jackie Baillie S6F-01754 6. To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine, in light of warnings from Jo’s Trust that girls in the most deprived areas of Scotland are missing out. followed by Members' Business — S6M-07477 Fergus Ewing: Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 That the Parliament recognises what it sees as the importance of continuing to impart the lessons of the Holocaust to each generation; considers that the Holocaust was the systematic attempt by a genocidal regime in Europe to murder all Jewish people on the continent between the years 1941 and 1945, with six million men, women and children tragically losing their lives; notes that the annual Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on 27 January 2023, and that the chosen theme for this year’s event is “ordinary people”; recognises that this particular theme has been chosen to highlight the ordinary people who were involved in all elements of, not just the Holocaust, but later genocides including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur; acknowledges that, to better understand ordinary people, the theme has been subdivided into five categories: perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses and crucially, victims; further acknowledges that, according to the theme, particular groups of people do not always belong to just one of the categories, with railway workers cited as an example where some in this job at the time of the Holocaust are considered as perpetrators, for driving trains to concentration camps, and others as rescuers, for hiding Jewish people; understands that the theme can be widened to include ordinary locations and sites, including schools and hospitals, as such buildings can be used to perpetrate genocide; notes that the theme also highlights that there are extraordinary individuals in all genocides, including those who were part of what it considers remarkable efforts to rescue and save the lives of people targeted by murderous regimes, and believes that underpinning the theme is the powerful narrative that everyone living today is an ordinary person, who is able to be extraordinary in their actions through making the choice to challenge prejudice, stand up against hatred, and speak out against identity-based persecution. followed by Portfolio Questions Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Michelle Thomson S6O-01820 1. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with local government about any impact the prevailing economic conditions are having on the delivery of local services. Mark Griffin S6O-01821 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what guidance it gives to landlords in all sectors to help prevent and deal with damp, condensation and mould in their properties, including when this was last revised. Mercedes Villalba 3. [Not Lodged] Liz Smith S6O-01823 4. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the effects of the current rent freeze on the availability of rented accommodation. Graham Simpson S6O-01824 5. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has conducted on the effect of the rent cap on the number of homes available for rent in the private sector. Fulton MacGregor S6O-01825 6. To ask the Scottish Government how many children are estimated to be eligible for the Scottish Child Payment in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency. Paul O'Kane S6O-01826 7. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with East Renfrewshire Council. Stephanie Callaghan S6O-01827 8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with COSLA about ensuring resilience within local authorities to continue delivering externally commissioned statutory services in the event of provider failure. followed by Ministerial Statement: Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 followed by Finance and Public Administration Committee Debate: Scottish Budget 2023-24 Kenneth Gibson S6M-07602 That the Parliament notes the pre-budget scrutiny undertaken by the Finance and Public Administration Committee, and other parliamentary committees. followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Debate: Appointment of a New Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life Christine Grahame S6M-07650 That the Parliament agrees to the appointment of Ian Bruce as the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. followed by Decision Time
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