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Portfolio Questions

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Portfolio Questions

June 26, 2019 13:30

 

Communities and Local Government

Gil Paterson S5O-03431
1. To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling fuel poverty.

Alison Johnstone S5O-03432
2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the number of empty homes.

Rona Mackay S5O-03433
3. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to encourage local authorities to engage with community councils.

David Torrance S5O-03434
4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Fife Council on the action that it is taking to regenerate town centres across Fife.

Donald Cameron S5O-03435
5. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of reports of a shift in the population from the west coast to the east over the next few years to access better housing.

Stuart McMillan S5O-03436
6. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Inverclyde Council to discuss housing provision.

Iain Gray S5O-03437
7. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the third sector regarding the impact on it of the findings of the report, Handing Back Contracts , and its ability to contract a range of public services from local authorities.

Alison Harris S5O-03438
8. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Local Government Revenue Provision Outturns and Budget Estimates, which records councils using reserves to keep services running.


Social Security and Older People

John Scott S5O-03439
1. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in developing new face-to-face assessments for new devolved benefits.

Murdo Fraser S5O-03440
2. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with preparing to commence the delivery of Disability Assistance for Children and Young People.

Jackie Baillie S5O-03441
3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Social Security Committee’s recommendation that the housing element of universal credit should be paid directly to a landlord by default, with the option for a tenant to opt out.

Bob Doris S5O-03442
4. To ask the Scottish Government how many carers are in receipt of the Carers Allowance Supplement in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency.

Gordon Lindhurst S5O-03443
5. To ask the Scottish Government what reviews it has carried out of the cost of delivering and implementing wave 2 benefits.

Finlay Carson S5O-03444
6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that services for older people in Dumfries and Galloway are facing an in-year deficit of £6.85 million.

Miles Briggs S5O-03445
7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support third sector groups to help address loneliness among older people.

Liam Kerr S5O-03446
8. To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent of the £308 million that it plans to allocate to social security by 2022-23.


Finance, Economy and Fair Work

Neil Bibby S5O-03447
1. To ask the Scottish Government when the finance secretary last met Glasgow Airport to discuss the economy and fair work.

Kenneth Gibson S5O-03448
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether the UK Government has provided it with details about the Shared Prosperity Fund, which it claims will replace European structural funds, post-Brexit.

Alexander Burnett S5O-03449
3. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made since August 2018 on increasing the number of foundation, modern and graduate apprenticeships that are offered and taken up.

Liz Smith
4. [Not Lodged]

Patrick Harvie S5O-03451
5. To ask the Scottish Government what implications would arise under the fiscal framework if the UK Government made a significant rise in the threshold for the higher rate of income tax.

Brian Whittle S5O-03452
6. To ask the Scottish Government what the value of the third sector is to the economy.

Dean Lockhart S5O-03453
7. To ask the Scottish Government how the finance secretary determined the budget allocation for its proposed publicly-owned energy company.

Kezia Dugdale S5O-03454
8. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of tax flight since the introduction of the new income tax rates.