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Portfolio Questions

Wednesday 23 June 2021 2:00 PM

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For closed captions, please watch this video on our YouTube channel, here. Finance and the Economy Liz Smith S6O-00049 1. To ask the Scottish Government what revenue it estimates it will receive from Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in 2021-22. Lorna Slater S6O-00050 2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that money invested in economic recovery by way of grants, loans and other funding will support fair work practices and climate obligations for any companies that receive support. Audrey Nicoll S6O-00051 3. To ask the Scottish Government what support it will make available to businesses in light of the continuation of the current COVID-19 restrictions. Claire Baker S6O-00052 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the economic recovery of town centres. Colin Smyth S6O-00053 5. To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it will provide to the hospitality sector to mitigate against the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions. Maurice Golden S6O-00054 6. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the growth of jobs that will support a greener economy. Pam Gosal S6O-00055 7. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the business sector regarding the current COVID-19 regulations. Jackson Carlaw S6O-00056 8. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the announcement that the UK-Australia free trade agreement will remove tariffs of up to 5% on Scotch whisky. Education and Skills Dean Lockhart S6O-00057 1. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to provide secure, sustainable and long-term post-COVID-19 pandemic skills and training opportunities. Paul Sweeney S6O-00058 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether demonstrated attainment from the 2020-21 school year will be used in determining learner grades. Natalie Don S6O-00059 3. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Rowley S6O-00060 4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to an NASUWT Scotland survey, which suggests that 53% of teachers have considered leaving the profession in the last year, feeling demoralised, unsupported and unrecognised. Liam McArthur S6O-00061 5. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to schools to enable them to hold modified sports events that can be attended by parents and carers. Paul O'Kane S6O-00062 6. To ask the Scottish Government when the National Qualifications Group agreed on the appeals process for 2021 National Qualifications, and whether the decision was unanimous. Jenni Minto S6O-00063 7. To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are for future investment in the school estate. Willie Rennie S6O-00064 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether funding allocations earmarked for new and existing teaching posts will be made permanent, to enable local authorities to award a greater number of permanent contracts.

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