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Meeting of the Parliament

Wednesday 08 September 2021 2:00 PM


Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Portfolio Questions Portfolio: Health and Social Care Question ref: S6O-00099 Asked by: Donald Cameron To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on NHS Highland’s independent review into allegations of staff bullying in Argyll and Bute. Question ref: S6O-00100 Asked by: David Torrance To ask the Scottish Government what importance it places on recognising and addressing the societal issues that contribute to poor mental health. Question ref: S6O-00101 Asked by: Gillian Mackay To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time is for cataract surgery. Question ref: S6O-00102 Asked by: Meghan Gallacher To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the National Autistic Society, in light of its reported concerns regarding support for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Question ref: S6O-00103 Asked by: Bill Kidd To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to dental practices to alleviate pressures specifically related to COVID-19. Question ref: S6O-00104 Asked by: Pam Gosal To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported backlog of NHS operations. Question ref: S6O-00105 Asked by: Finlay Carson To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support rural health services following the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Question ref: S6O-00106 Asked by: Mercedes Villalba To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that patients and staff at Old Aberdeen Medical Practice are consulted on the future provision of its GP services. followed by First Minister’s Statement: COVID-19 Update followed by Scottish Government Debate: Programme for Government 2021-22 followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Decision Time followed by Members' Business Brian Whittle That the Parliament recognises what it considers the incredible achievements of Team GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games in winning a total of 65 medals, the same number that Team GB won in the home Olympics at London 2012; recognises the Team GB administration and coaching staff who help to make the athletes' experience the best it can be; considers that, behind every performance, there is the hard work of personal coaches, medical support, administrators and other support staff, many of whom are volunteers; believes that these performances would not be possible without the support of the National Lottery, UK Sport, sportscotland, national governing bodies, local authority facilities and many local clubs and volunteers, including in the South Scotland region, and notes the calls on the Scottish Government to work towards greater opportunity for all to participate in sport, irrespective of background or personal circumstance, with a recognition that sport can be such a force for good.

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