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Portfolio Questions

Wednesday 22 December 2021 2:00 PM

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Portfolio Questions Justice and Veterans Tess White S6O-00558 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review of the Victim Notification Scheme. Bill Kidd S6O-00559 2. To ask the Scottish Government what training is given to the police force to identify potential victims of modern slavery involved in organised crime. Maggie Chapman S6O-00560 3. To ask the Scottish Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the views of victims and survivors are considered by Community Justice Scotland and the Justice Board for Scotland and its subgroups. Finlay Carson S6O-00561 4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Victim Surcharge Fund. Liam McArthur S6O-00562 5. To ask the Scottish Government what update it can provide on delivering forensic examination services for children and young people in island and rural communities. Stephanie Callaghan S6O-00563 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on this year's review of the Justice Vision and Priorities Delivery Plan. Oliver Mundell S6O-00564 7. To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to enact sections 5 to 7 of the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019. Murdo Fraser S6O-00565 8. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for people calling Police Scotland’s non-emergency 101 phone line. Finance and the Economy Emma Harper S6O-00566 1. To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated in its draft Budget for 2022-23 for building social and affordable housing in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. John Mason 2. [Not Lodged] James Dornan S6O-00568 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support that it is providing to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. Brian Whittle S6O-00569 4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Fiscal Commission report, which anticipates a funding shortfall of £190 million in 2022-23 driven by slower growth in employment in Scotland compared to the UK. Colin Smyth S6O-00570 5. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on small businesses of non-domestic rates being reintroduced after the first three months of the new financial year. Fulton MacGregor S6O-00571 6. To ask the Scottish Government what further financial support it considers may be necessary to assist the hospitality sector as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Claire Baker S6O-00572 7. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on its commitment to increase the number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland to 500 by 2030. Pam Gosal S6O-00573 8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with relevant stakeholders regarding the draft Budget for 2022-23. Education and Skills Gillian Martin S6O-00574 1. To ask the Scottish Government what plans are being put in place for the 2022 school examinations. Pauline McNeill S6O-00575 2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the scale of the problem of sexual assault faced by girls at school. Alexander Stewart S6O-00576 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the efforts being made to close the poverty-related attainment gap. Alex Rowley S6O-00577 4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage uptake of science subjects by secondary school pupils. Jim Fairlie S6O-00578 5. To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in recruiting STEM teachers, especially in rural areas. Siobhian Brown S6O-00579 6. To ask the Scottish Government what measures are being put in place to keep pupils warm while they are in classrooms over the coming months, given the need for adequate ventilation to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. Sarah Boyack 7. [Not Lodged] Graham Simpson S6O-00581 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to close the attainment gap in light of the report, Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels 2020-21.

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