Presiding Officer, perhaps I can start by craving your indulgence to allow me to welcome pupils from Law primary school from my constituency to the public gallery. Not half an hour ago, I assured them that being a member of the Scottish Parliament is extremely interesting, so I hope that the next 10 minutes does not disabuse them of that. Nor should it, because what we are debating today has...
Yes, I agree with that. Progress has been too slow for a number of reasons. As an adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland 10 years ago, I visited a housing association development in Islay that used ground-source heat pumps; 10 years on, that has still not become anything like the norm, but it surely must if we are to achieve our aspirations. Just to address Mike MacKenzie’s...
There might be some truth in what Mr Fraser says, but if our approach to climate change is just to shift the blame from one layer of government to another, we are not going to move forward. Indeed, when the Scottish Government does that, Mr Fraser is usually the first to leap to his feet and complain—and rightly so. We share the minister’s aspirations, for they are ours too, and...
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