General Questions Jenni Minto S6O-01276 1. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle population decline in the Argyll and Bute constituency and other rural areas. Colin Smyth S6O-01277 2. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Dumfries and Galloway regarding the reinstatement of inpatient births at the Community Maternity Unit within the Galloway Community Hospital. Sharon Dowey S6O-01278 3. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is putting in place to mitigate the impact of industrial action by rail workers, including on the night-time economy. Alex Rowley S6O-01279 4. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making to address the reported recruitment and retention problems in the delivery of care at home. Fiona Hyslop S6O-01280 5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Hydrogen Action Plan. Jim Fairlie S6O-01281 6. To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to ensure there is a suitable and sustainable EV charging network in place across Scotland. Finlay Carson S6O-01282 7. To ask the Scottish Government how it will address the reported shortage of nurses in rural areas. Rhoda Grant S6O-01283 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it plans to improve ferry services to the islands. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-01246 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-01247 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Alex Cole-Hamilton S6F-01248 3. To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet will next meet. Christine Grahame S6F-01272 4. To ask the First Minister, in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases, what measures the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that everyone eligible for the spring booster vaccine receives it. Tess White S6F-01255 5. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of reports that incidents of bullying in NHS Scotland have risen by nearly 50% in five years. Carol Mochan S6F-01264 6. To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government plans to appoint a Women's Health Champion, in light of the appointment of a Women's Health Ambassador for England. followed by Members' Business — S6M-04871 Douglas Lumsden: Celebrating Success of Rugby in Scotland That the Parliament recognises the fantastic achievements of all of those involved in Scottish rugby in 2021-22; congratulates the women’s team for reaching the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2022, and the men’s team for winning the Calcutta Cup and Cuttitta Cup; notes the rise in popularity of Clan rugby and the work that is currently ongoing to encourage the playing of rugby with minority ethnic communities throughout Scotland; welcomes the return of the Rugby Sevens tournaments in 2022; believes that this has brought economic benefit to towns and villages, and enjoyment to all; commends the work of School of Hard Knocks, which is a charity that works with vulnerable children and adults to build self-confidence and self-respect through playing rugby, and supports the work that is being done with young people, boys and girls, in schools and communities up and down the country, including in North East Scotland, through an army of volunteers, coaches and supporters, without whom, it believes, community sports would cease to exist. followed by Portfolio Questions Education and Skills Katy Clark S6O-01268 1. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with COSLA and UNISON following the balloting of thousands of the trade union’s members working in schools and nurseries over pay. Kaukab Stewart S6O-01269 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of the baby box programme. Mark Ruskell S6O-01270 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to provide access to neurodevelopmental support for all children in schools. Christine Grahame S6O-01271 4. To ask the Scottish Government whether its priorities for the skills required to support the economy have changed as a result of any consequences of withdrawal from the EU. Meghan Gallacher S6O-01272 5. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to address the reported increase in incidences of violence in schools. Pam Duncan-Glancy 6. [Withdrawn] Clare Adamson S6O-01274 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the future of STEM learning in Scotland. Richard Leonard S6O-01275 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the role of Skills Development Scotland in delivering its economic recovery plans. followed by Ministerial Statement: Provisional Outturn 2021-22 followed by Ministerial Statement: Medication Assisted Treatment Standards followed by Stage 3 Amendments: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill That the Parliament agrees that, during stage 3 of the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated, those time limits being calculated from when the stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the stage being called) or otherwise not in progress: Groups 1 to 4: 1 hour Groups 5 to 7: 2 hours Groups 8 to 10: 3 hours Groups 11 to 13: 3 hours and 30 minutes. followed by Decision Time
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