11:40 General Questions Joe FitzPatrick S6O-00950 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc. Gordon MacDonald S6O-00951 2. To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it currently provides to improve road safety. Tess White S6O-00952 3. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of the aviation industry to discuss the sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and what issues were discussed. Mercedes Villalba S6O-00953 4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Department for Work and Pensions regarding proposed changes to its office estate that could result in job losses in the north east and elsewhere in Scotland. Michelle Thomson S6O-00954 5. To ask the Scottish Government what the impact of the UK Chancellor’s Spring Statement will be on Scotland's SMEs. Martin Whitfield S6O-00955 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the SNP manifesto commitment for every child to leave school being able to cycle safely. Liz Smith S6O-00956 7. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on travel in Scotland of the recent changes to the Highway Code. Paul McLennan S6O-00957 8. To ask the Scottish Government what consultation will be undertaken in preparing the Wellbeing Economy Monitor and the Wellbeing Economy Framework, recently highlighted in Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-00954 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-00955 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Maggie Chapman S6F-00957 3. To ask the First Minister what changes the recent shifts in fossil fuel prices and the need for energy security have made to its plans for decarbonisation. Christine Grahame S6F-00968 4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government anticipates the impact will be of the Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land, which will launch on 1 April. Graham Simpson S6F-00958 5. To ask the First Minister what immediate improvements the Scottish Government plans to deliver for passengers when it takes control of ScotRail on 1 April. Jackie Baillie S6F-00984 6. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will provide an update on what the £10 million Long COVID Support Fund has been allocated for and how much has been spent. Jamie Greene S6F-00962 7. To ask the First Minister what immediate safeguarding measures will be in place to ensure that arrivals from Ukraine are protected from organised criminal activity, human trafficking and exploitation. followed by Members' Business — S6M-03259 Kaukab Stewart: Impacts of Benefit Sanctions That the Parliament notes with concern a recent paper by researchers from the University of Glasgow examining the impact of social security sanctions internationally on the labour market, and wider social impacts; understands that it found that any temporary positive impacts on employment carry with them negative impacts for job quality and stability in the longer term, along with increased transitions to non-employment or economic inactivity; further understands that the studies reported significant associations between sanctions and increased material hardship and health problems, and found some evidence that sanctions were associated with increased child maltreatment and poorer child wellbeing, and considers that this is further evidence of what it sees as the ineffective and punitive nature of the sanctions regime in the UK, which it considers negatively impacts people across Scotland, including in the Glasgow Kelvin constituency. 14:00 Portfolio Questions Constitution, External Affairs and Culture Russell Findlay S6O-00942 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how many of its staff members are working on the prospectus for another independence referendum. Neil Bibby S6O-00943 2. To ask the Scottish Government what response it has received to the external affairs secretary’s letter to the Russian Ambassador on 26 February. Annabelle Ewing S6O-00944 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its global affairs framework. Emma Roddick S6O-00945 4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how its international offices are functioning and improving international relations. Bill Kidd S6O-00946 5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Warm Scots Welcome scheme for Ukrainian refugees. Siobhian Brown S6O-00947 6. To ask the Scottish Government what support Ukrainian refugees will receive after arriving at a welcome hub in Scotland. Kenneth Gibson S6O-00948 7. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement the constitution secretary has had with UK Government ministers regarding the post-Brexit funding arrangements, including the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which is due to launch this Friday, on 1 April. Alexander Stewart S6O-00949 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting local authorities to make best use of their cultural attractions and facilities. followed by Ministerial Statement: Interim Principles for Responsible Investment in Natural Capital followed by Ministerial Statement: Scotland’s Vision for Trade – Annual Report followed by Stage 1 Debate: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill. followed by Decision Time
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