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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 01 June 2023 11:40 AM


General Questions Fulton MacGregor S6O-02316 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 has assisted the police in responding to reports of coercive control and stalking behaviours from members of the public. Michael Marra S6O-02317 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review its approach to drafting financial memoranda, in light of concerns raised by the Finance and Public Administration Committee. Stuart McMillan S6O-02318 3. To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the review by Zero Waste Scotland into the environmental impact of single-use vapes. Craig Hoy S6O-02319 4. To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it plans to provide to tourism, hospitality and leisure operators in the South Scotland region. Graham Simpson S6O-02320 5. To ask the Scottish Government what options it foresees for the future of Ferguson Marine after ferries 801 and 802 are built. Paul O'Kane S6O-02321 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on phase 3 of the learning estate investment programme, including in relation to the planned date for the announcement of the successful projects. Liam McArthur S6O-02322 7. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations update, whether it will provide an update on superfast broadband roll-out in Orkney. Tess White 8. [Withdrawn] followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-02174 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-02175 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Ariane Burgess S6F-02180 3. To ask the First Minister what priority the Scottish Government gives to protecting Scotland's environment. Christine Grahame S6F-02200 4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that the Community Pharmacy Scotland Board has described the financial settlement that it has been offered as "derisory". Meghan Gallacher S6F-02199 5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is regarding recent reports that suggest there is a mental health crisis emerging in the early years sector. Pauline McNeill S6F-02201 6. To ask the First Minister whether any objections or concerns were raised by the Scottish Ministers during the deliberations about the guidelines for sentencing under-25s, which came into effect in January 2022. followed by Members' Business — S6M-08947 Audrey Nicoll: Increasing the Participation of Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths That the Parliament believes that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) make an important contribution to driving economic growth and delivering new approaches to the climate emergency; notes the so-called leaky pipeline, whereby women and girls account for only 25% of the STEM sector, despite maths and science subjects being equally popular among girls and boys within school age education; recognises the work underway in schools and further and higher education institutions, including Robert Gordon University, located in the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine constituency, as well as in businesses and energy-related industries, to address the under-representation of women and girls in the STEM sector; welcomes the Scottish Government's STEM strategy and the work of Equate Scotland, which aim to change cultures in organisations and academia; commends Aberdeen City Council and its partners for what it sees as their innovative work to align the school curriculum to future skills demands in offshore energy production and other growth sectors, and notes the view that all stakeholders should continue to work together to increase opportunities for girls and young women in STEM.

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