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Portfolio Questions

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Portfolio Questions

October 31, 2018 14:00

 

Communities and Local Government

Sandra White S5O-02479
1. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives from the Home Office to discuss the resources that Scotland's local authorities require to support asylum seekers.

Colin Smyth S5O-02480
2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the development of better housing in Dumfries town centre.

Liam McArthur S5O-02481
3. To ask the Scottish Government how the views of local communities are taken into account by ministers during consideration of a planning appeal.

Alex Cole-Hamilton
4. [Not Lodged]

Michelle Ballantyne S5O-02483
5. To ask the Scottish Government how successful it considers participatory budgeting has been since the implementation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Jamie Greene S5O-02484
6. To ask the Scottish Government when it will next meet North Ayrshire Council.

John Scott S5O-02485
7. To ask the Scottish Government what role local government will have in implementing the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board's strategic plan.

Monica Lennon S5O-02486
8. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that planning policies and decisions do not discriminate against minority groups.

Gillian Martin S5O-02487
9. To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that the housing built as part of its affordable and social house building programme contributes to a low carbon future.

Gil Paterson S5O-02488
10. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making toward meeting its target of building 50,000 affordable homes during the current parliamentary session.


Social Security and Older People

Rachael Hamilton S5O-02489
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce levels of social isolation among older people.

Alison Harris S5O-02490
2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the estimates for social security spending in the Scottish Fiscal Commission’s May 2018 economic and fiscal forecasts.

John Mason S5O-02491
3. To ask the Scottish Government what support it can give to older people who find themselves lonely and isolated.

Linda Fabiani S5O-02492
4. To ask the Scottish Government how it defines "older people".

Mark Ruskell S5O-02493
5. To ask the Scottish Government what support it can provide in response to the reported increase in rent arrears among Universal Credit recipients in the Mid Scotland and Fife region.

Annie Wells S5O-02494
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress it is making with its commitment to recruit up to 250 community link workers to work in GP surgeries by the end of the parliamentary session.

Liam Kerr S5O-02495
7. To ask the Scottish Government what budget it expects Social Security Scotland to have for IT for the rest of the parliamentary session.

Jeremy Balfour S5O-02496
8. To ask the Scottish Government what measures are in place to protect vulnerable older people from bogus callers and rogue traders.

Joan McAlpine S5O-02497
9. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support food banks that are struggling to cope with increased demand following the roll-out of Universal Credit.

Alexander Stewart S5O-02498
10. To ask the Scottish Government what Social Security Scotland's full-time equivalent headcount will be by 31 December 2018.