Sir David Amess, who represented Southend West in Essex, was attacked on Friday.
Malcolm Offord received a peerage to enable him to take the UK Government role.
The ripple effects are being felt across a wide range of sectors, from farming and construction to retail.
The proposals could see Glasgow and the north of Scotland lose out on seats.
Kate Forbes will meet the Simon Clarke, chief secretary to the Treasury, in London on Thursday.
The First Minister will give a speech to the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik on Thursday.
Around 300 applications have been received.
The government said criminal courts already have the power to keep offenders in custody for the rest of their life.
Royal College of Nursing members rejected the government's pay rise offer.
The Scottish Government has long advocated the use of the facilities.
Face coverings will still be required when moving through communal areas.
Home Office minister Damian Hinds defends Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to go on holiday.
Nicola Sturgeon will talk about the role of smaller countries in climate action at a conference in Edinburgh.