My latest motions to the Scottish Parliament:

Motion S5M-04512: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/03/2017

That the Parliament recognises that 24 March 2017 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day; recognises that this year will mark the 135th anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s groundbreaking discovery of the cause of the condition, TB bacillus, which paved the way for diagnosing it and a cure; understands that 10 million people across the world develop it each year and that it is the leading infectious killer, resulting in an estimated 1.8 million fatalities; acknowledges that the World Health Organization has stated that the UK has the one of the lowest TB mortality rates, but regrets that the British Lung Foundation has highlighted that, in the UK, Scotland has the highest rate for both female mortality and male emergency admissions to hospital.

 

Motion S5M-04480: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/03/2017

That the Parliament notes that 21 March 2017 marks the fifth annual World Down Syndrome Day; notes that the day was first observed in 2006 before being recognised and endorsed by the UN in 2011; recognises that this year’s theme is focused on enabling people with the condition, and their advocates, to speak up in an effort to influence government policy in order to ensure equal treatment and respect and to have the chance to fully participate in all aspects of society; congratulates Down’s Syndrome Scotland, which is a parent-led charity that has been supporting people to achieve their full potential for 25 years, and commends its work in attempting to influence policy outcomes to ensure that society reflects the needs of people with Down’s syndrome.

 

Motion S5M-04099: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2017

That the Parliament notes that 20 February 2017 marks the 11th annual UN World Day of Social Justice; considers that the social justice agenda must aim to reduce and eradicate all forms of discrimination and inequality that people face every day regarding their age, culture, ethnicity, disability, gender, race and religion; believes that, in relation to gender equality, the global community must redouble its efforts in order to meet the UN aims of empowering women through reducing poverty and promoting development as, at present, six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women, and notes with regret that the World Economic Forum has estimated that it will take another 118 years to completely eradicate gender inequality across the globe, despite this being a fundamental human right.

Motion S5M-04098: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2017
 
That the Parliament recognises the success of pupils at Port Glasgow High School who competed at the Inverclyde Music Festival; notes that 50 pupils from the school performed at the music festival, equating to 10% of the school’s pupil roll; congratulates the school on winning what it understands was the highest-ever number of prizes at the festival with four trophies, 18 first and 14 seconds in the music and drama contests, and commends the festival, which is organised and run by a committee of volunteers, for giving young people a platform to perform their talents and express their creativity in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

 

For my all my motions lodged in the Scottish Parliament – click here.

 

My latest question to the Scottish Government:

Question S5O-00942: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/04/2017

To ask the Scottish Government how leaving the EU will impact on third sector funding in the West Scotland region.

 

Question S5W-08940: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/04/2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action (a) the Scottish Prison Service and (b) private prisons take to comply with with rule 7(f) of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules 2015), regarding collecting data about a prisoner’s family.

 

Question 5W-08257: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2017

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what (a) short- and (b) long-term projects it has introduced that aim to improve diversity in the Parliament’s staffing; how much has been invested, and how the outcomes are or will be evaluated.

 

Question S5W-08255: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2017

To ask the Scottish Government which racial equality groups it has met to discuss the development of its equality outcomes strategy for 2017-21, and what issues were discussed.

 

 For my latest questions to the Scottish Government – click here.