The Week ahead in Holyrood – 07/05/2018

On Tuesday there will be a Scottish Government Debate on the Scottish National Investment Bank. This is an initiative previously outlined in The Programme for Government which aims to provide start-up funding and investment to Scottish businesses in order to encourage the economy to grow.

This will be followed by a Legislative Consent motion on the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill. This will see Parliament consenting to the relevant provisions of the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 13 March 2018, to have legal affect in Scotland.

On Wednesday Portfolio Questions will focus on Health and Sport. This will be immediately followed by a Scottish Labour Party Debate on Waiting Times. This debate will call on NHS boards to communicate an accurate expected waiting time range to patients.

There will also be a Scottish Labour Party Debate on an NHS Tayside Public Inquiry. This follows public concerns regarding mental health services in NHS Tayside raised by campaigners and families of people who have died by suicide in the region.  It calls upon the Scottish Government to begin a Public Inquiry into the matter.

On Thursday, General Questions will be followed by First Minister’s Questions. There will also be a Scottish Government Debate on A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland.

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