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Portfolio Questions

Portfolio Questions

June 28, 2017 14:00

 

Communities, Social Security and Equalities
1. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government whether the ministerial working group on fire
safety will review building standards regulations regarding the provision of automatic fire
suppression systems. (S5O-01165)
2. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the
devolution of powers to communities, and whether it plans to allow communities to have a greater
say regarding the impact of major infrastructure projects. (S5O-01166)
3. Jenny Gilruth: To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to raise awareness among
young carers of welfare support that they may be entitled to. (S5O-01167)
4. Fulton MacGregor: To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK
Government regarding the impact on Scotland of the UK Government's policy on refugees and
asylum seekers. (S5O-01168)
5. Brian Whittle: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help promote women
to more senior positions in the public and private sector. (S5O-01169)
6. Dean Lockhart: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the
availability of social housing in rural communities. (S5O-01170)
7. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that local
authorities and the housebuilding sector can be confident that the goal of 50,000 new affordable
homes by 2021 is reached. (S5O-01171)
8. Mairi Evans: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure the safe and
timely delivery of the first payments to be made under Scotland’s new social security system.
(S5O-01172) 9. Colin Beattie: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of
the equalities and social security aspects of proposals in The Queen's Speech. (S5O-01173)
10. Daniel Johnson: [Not Lodged] (S5O-01174)
11. Richard Lyle: To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Communities,
Social Security and Equalities last met North Lanarkshire Council and what was discussed. (S5O-
01175)
12. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that new
housing developments do not have a negative impact on existing live music venues. (S5O-01176)
13. John Mason: To ask the Scottish Government how it can ensure that organisations in the
third sector are able to have their voices heard. (S5O-01177)
14. Liam Kerr: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in tackling poverty.
(S5O-01178)
15. George Adam: To ask the Scottish Government how it will protect and promote the rights of
disabled people, including those guaranteed under international conventions, in light of the
reported possible impact of a so-called hard Brexit. (S5O-01179)
16. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government when it last organised a nationwide street
count of rough sleepers. (S5O-01180)
17. Graeme Dey: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide disabled
people with the necessary skills and tools to have an equal chance of competing in the labour
market. (S5O-01181)
18. Finlay Carson: To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle poverty. (S5O-
01182)
19. Maurice Corry: To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to reduce the
number of empty residential properties. (S5O-01183)
20. Alexander Burnett: To ask the Scottish Government what initiatives it is introducing to help
integrate minority community groups into wider society. (S5O-01184)