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Portfolio Questions

January 08, 2020 14:00

 

Social Security and Older People

Joan McAlpine S5O-03951
1. To ask the Scottish Government how many gender recognition certificates it expects to be issued under its proposed system of self-declaration, and how this compares with the current system.

Jenny Gilruth S5O-03952
2. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the WASPI campaign.

Willie Rennie S5O-03953
3. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to change the qualifying criteria for Carer’s Allowance.

Ruth Maguire S5O-03954
4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address child poverty in North Ayrshire.

Alison Harris S5O-03955
5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action that it is taking to reduce loneliness among older people.

Monica Lennon S5O-03956
6. To ask the Scottish Government how much the Carer’s Allowance earnings threshold will be in 2020-21, and how many claimants reported earnings in 2019-20.

Gordon Lindhurst S5O-03957
7. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that there will be a functioning equivalent to the Motability scheme in Scotland.

Daniel Johnson S5O-03958
8. To ask the Scottish Government what the maximum backdating period is for the Scottish Child Payment.


Finance, Economy and Fair Work

Alexander Stewart S5O-03959
1. To ask the Scottish Government how much it has provided in loans through its Digital Growth Fund.

John Mason S5O-03960
2. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the timing of the UK and Scottish budgets.

Maureen Watt S5O-03961
3. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the UK Government's spending pledges and the Barnett consequentials that might arise from these.

Gillian Martin S5O-03962
4. To ask the Scottish Government how transitional rates relief would be affected if business rate powers were devolved to local government.

Finlay Carson S5O-03963
5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to increase its digital economy budget.

Pauline McNeill S5O-03964
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to calls for it to no longer offer contracts to private firms that employ people on zero-hours contracts.

Michelle Ballantyne S5O-03965
7. To ask the Scottish Government how much funding Skills Development Scotland has received through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Gordon MacDonald S5O-03966
8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the timing of the block grant settlement.