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Meeting of the Parliament

Tuesday 04 October 2022 2:00 PM


Time for Reflection Dr Mary Njoki, PhD, Research Fellow at Stirling University and Social Worker followed by Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Emergency Bill Motion That the Parliament agrees that the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill. followed by Topical Questions Claire Baker S6T-00904 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland's report, Ending the exclusion: Care, treatment and support for people with mental ill health and problem substance use in Scotland . Maurice Golden S6T-00897 2. To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to meet air quality limit values, in light of the recent report from Environmental Standards Scotland. followed by Stage 1 Debate: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill. followed by Ministerial Statement: Health and Care Recovery and Winter Planning followed by Decision Time followed by Members' Business — S6M-05778 Elena Whitham: Challenge Poverty Week 2022 That the Parliament recognises Challenge Poverty Week 2022, which runs from 3 to 9 October; notes that activities, events and actions are taking place across Scotland aimed at highlighting the realities of, and solutions to, poverty, as well as increasing public support for tackling poverty; understands that over one million people in Scotland are living in poverty and that the cost of living crisis is pushing even more into hardship; notes the view that governments, politicians, civil society and communities all have a role to play in solving poverty; understands that particular groups of people, including low-paid women, lone parents, disabled people and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, are disproportionately more likely to experience poverty; notes the view that poverty in Scotland can and must be solved, by boosting incomes and reducing the cost of living; considers that people in Scotland believe in compassion and justice, and support action to end poverty, and celebrates the work undertaken by organisations and communities across Scotland to stem the rising tide of poverty.

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