Portfolio Questions Health and Social Care Miles Briggs S6O-01215 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to allocate any funding specifically for alcohol services, in addition to that allocated to Alcohol and Drug Partnerships for drugs services. Audrey Nicoll S6O-01216 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support being made available to people with long COVID. Richard Leonard S6O-01217 3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the 6,600 nursing and midwifery vacancies reported at the end of 2021. Gillian Martin S6O-01218 4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the cervical screening programme. Willie Coffey S6O-01219 5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers it possible in the future for all residential care to be provided as a fully-funded public service. Katy Clark 6. [Not Lodged] Dean Lockhart S6O-01221 7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce waiting times at accident and emergency departments. Finlay Carson S6O-01222 8. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to unpaid carers who are experiencing poor mental health. Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Jeremy Balfour S6O-01223 1. To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to promote the creation of mid-market rental accommodation in the Lothians. Paul McLennan S6O-01224 2. To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the level of need for accessible housing in Scotland. Sandesh Gulhane S6O-01225 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to allow people who are seeking treatment for addiction to retain their tenancies through continued housing payments. Colin Beattie S6O-01226 4. To ask the Scottish Government what impact the reported labour shortages and significant cost increases on materials will have on social housing construction in Scotland. Graeme Dey S6O-01227 5. To ask the Scottish Government how it is prioritising the national mission to tackle child poverty. Michelle Thomson S6O-01228 6. To ask the Scottish Government how it will align its priorities for local government services with future projects by local authorities that are funded through the UK Government's Shared Prosperity Fund. David Torrance S6O-01229 7. To ask the Scottish Government what actions are being taken to ensure the success and viability of Scotland’s affordable housing supply programme. Craig Hoy S6O-01230 8. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met COSLA. followed by Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Debate: Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People followed by Stage 3 Debate: Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill That the Parliament agrees that the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill be passed. followed by Decision Time followed by Members' Business: S6M-01794: Meghan Gallacher: Better Protection for Scotland’s War Memorials That the Parliament notes the recent petition submitted on behalf of Dennistoun War Memorial, urging the Scottish Government to introduce stronger legislation, which would recognise the desecration or vandalism of war memorials as a specific criminal offence; understands that war memorials hold a very special place within the hearts of Scotland’s communities; further understands that there has been an unprecedented increase in the desecration and vandalism of Scotland’s war memorials since 2015, with some of those most recently targeted being the war memorial in the Duchess of Hamilton Park in Motherwell, the Carronshore War Memorial, the Boer War Memorial in Glasgow, the Spanish Civil War Memorial in Motherwell, the Kirkcaldy War Memorial, the Cowdenbeath War Memorial, and the Prestonpans War Memorial; notes calls to bring forward stricter legislation to ensure that war memorials are given special protection status; further notes the view that this would assist the authorities when prosecuting perpetrators of what it sees as these heinous crimes, and believes that war memorials are not representative of political or religious iconography, but are rather invaluable memorials to the young men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their countries, so that everyone today, irrespective of their background, can equally enjoy freedom from tyranny and oppression.
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