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Meeting of the Parliament

Thursday 28 September 2023 11:40 AM


General Questions Tess White S6O-02576 1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking ahead of the festive period to support poultry farms, in light of the potential threat of avian flu. Ivan McKee S6O-02577 2. To ask the Scottish Government when it will announce funding for its Innovation Centres. Rona Mackay S6O-02578 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the Scottish Education Exchange Programme initial test and learn project this year. Ross Greer S6O-02579 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it ensured that the views and experiences of young people, in particular LGBTQ young people, were reflected in the new draft guidance, Delivery of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) Education in Scottish Schools. Rachael Hamilton S6O-02580 5. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether equivalent measures in Scotland are needed to those introduced in England and Wales by the Equipment Theft (Prevention) Act 2023, in light of reports of a recent spate of thefts in the Scottish Borders. Fulton MacGregor S6O-02581 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the recent summit on tackling violence in schools. Liam McArthur S6O-02582 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to engage with Regional Screen Scotland regarding their call for funding for a new Screen Machine vehicle, in light of concerns that a lack of funding could lead to the end of the service. Foysol Choudhury S6O-02583 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors waiting times for medical procedures that require anaesthetic, and which may be required to allow people to return to work. followed by First Minister's Questions Douglas Ross S6F-02399 1. Question to be taken in Chamber. Anas Sarwar S6F-02400 2. Question to be taken in Chamber. Liz Smith S6F-02404 3. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking in response to reports of widespread contamination at many of Scotland’s outdoor swimming sites. Christine Grahame S6F-02405 4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to some members of the judiciary expressing opposition to juryless rape trials. Sue Webber S6F-02411 5. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the use of antidepressants in Scotland. Kaukab Stewart S6F-02415 6. To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on the work that the Scottish Government is undertaking to support the establishment of a pilot safer drug consumption facility. followed by Members' Business — S6M-10164 Miles Briggs: See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland That the Parliament notes the campaign, See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland, developed by the University of Stirling, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Salvation Army; understands that the campaign aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds deaths due to alcohol and drugs; further understands that, behind every death, there are families, friends and communities who are experiencing devastating loss; recognises the importance of challenging the judgement and stereotypes that people often bring to the topic of substance use, and to people who have problems with alcohol or drugs and their families; commends the campaign pledge committing to be respectful and compassionate towards those affected by substance use, to use non-judgemental language when talking about substance use problems, and to reach out to those they know who have been affected to try to reduce the isolation and stigma that can be faced by those who have been bereaved in this way, and notes the calls on people across Scotland, including in the Lothian region, to sign the campaign pledge at

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