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Meeting of the Parliament

Tuesday 22 November 2022 2:00 PM


Time for Reflection Mgr. John A. Hughes, Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s, Helensburgh, Former Rector of the Pontifical Scots College Rome followed by Topical Questions Stephen Kerr S6T-00982 1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to avoid industrial action by teachers. Alex Rowley S6T-00981 2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that a discussion of a "two-tier" health service is recorded in draft minutes of a meeting of NHS board chief executives in September. Mark Ruskell S6T-00978 3. To ask the Scottish Government what its assessment is of the outcome of COP27. followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scotland’s Approach to 2022 Coastal States Negotiations - Securing Principled Sustainable Outcomes That the Parliament acknowledges the ongoing negotiations with international partners to agree fishing opportunities for 2023, including coastal state and regional fisheries management organisation negotiations, and bi- and tri-lateral negotiations with the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands; notes that the outcome of these negotiations will be pivotal in providing fishing opportunities to the Scottish industry, and in ensuring the sustainable management of fish stocks in the long term, and supports the Scottish Government’s efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishers, the wider seafood sector, coastal communities and the environment through a collaborative and co-management approach with stakeholders. followed by Decision Time followed by Members' Business — S6M-05709 Christine Grahame: Brexit’s Impact on Inflation That the Parliament notes with concern the reported impact of Brexit on inflation and the cost of living across Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale and elsewhere in Scotland; further notes that research by the UK in a Changing Europe think tank reportedly revealed that Brexit has increased food prices by 6%; notes reports that sterling has lost 10% of its value, leaving households poor by increasing import costs and inflation while lowering wage growth; is aware of research published by the London School of Economics and Resolution Foundation stating that Brexit has reduced how open and competitive Britain is, leading to, it believes, reduced productivity and wages over the next decade; recognises that the Office for Budget Responsibility reportedly says that Brexit will have the long-term effect of cutting UK GDP by 4%; understands that the Financial Times agreed that such a decline will mean £100 billion of lost output and £40 billion less revenue for the Treasury each year; is concerned by reports that the UK has now fallen behind all other G7 countries in the pace of its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with, it understands, exports down significantly, and notes the view that Scotland will prosper more by regaining its independence and re-joining the EU than by remaining in the UK.

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