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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 16 November 2023 11:40 AM


General Questions Daniel Johnson S6O-02736 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the ADHD medication shortages, as referred to in the National Patient Safety Alert of 27 September. Ruth Maguire S6O-02737 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for a Human Rights Bill. Graham Simpson S6O-02738 3. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to carry out its commitment to put community audiology services on a par with free community eye care services. Liz Smith S6O-02739 4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Transport Scotland about motorway gantry signage ahead of winter. Finlay Carson S6O-02740 5. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the role that peatland plays in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Colin Smyth S6O-02741 6. To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish a delivery plan for improvements to the A75 and A77 trunk roads. Keith Brown S6O-02742 7. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of UK Government migration policy on Scotland’s economy and workforce. Brian Whittle S6O-02743 8. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact that preventable illnesses have on the Scottish economy. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-02528 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-02529 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Alex Cole-Hamilton S6F-02537 3. To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet will next meet. Stephanie Callaghan S6F-02550 4. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the impact of the Low Emission Zone in Glasgow. Douglas Lumsden S6F-02532 5. To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on when the Scottish Government will review its ban on alcohol consumption on ScotRail train services. Jackie Baillie S6F-02538 6. To ask the First Minister what immediate action the Scottish Government is taking to address the reported crisis in social care, in light of the letter from the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland stating that the social care pay uplift is insufficient. followed by Members' Business — S6M-10827 Paul O'Kane: Dying in the Margins That the Parliament welcomes the University of Glasgow and Marie Curie research project, Dying in the Margins, as well as The Cost of Dying photography exhibition taken from the project; understands that the project ran from 2019 to 2023, and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); further understands that the project shed light on what it sees as the profound effect that people’s socio-economic circumstances can have on their end of life experience; understands that, as part of the project, participants who were living with a terminal illness were photographed by Margaret Mitchell to create images conveying aspects of their end of life experience, and were given a camera to document their end of life experience themselves; considers that the project highlights the important challenges that are faced by people with a terminal illness who are living with poverty, and what it sees as structural disadvantage, including, but not limited to, unsuitable housing, energy costs and lack of income support; commends the bravery of the project’s participants, their families and carers, who documented their lives at, it considers, the most challenging time, to inform the public conversation around improving the end of life care for those living with poverty, including those in the West Scotland region, and what it sees as structural disadvantage; recognises the expertise of those who worked on the project, including University of Glasgow researchers, Dr Naomi Richards and Dr Sam Quinn, University of Auckland researcher, Professor Merryn Gott, and Marie Curie Head of Research and Innovation, Dr Emma Carduff; notes that the photography exhibition will be displayed in the Scottish Parliament on the week commencing 13 November 2023, and further notes the encouragement for MSPs to visit it and consider how they can tackle some of the issues that it raises.

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