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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (2 September 2014)

Social economy – Hazel Blears. 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Scottish Parliament: Major Trunk Road Works (Consultation of Cyclists) (21 August 2014)

David Stewart: ...minister knows, the A82 is subject to major road works. The A82 partnership is concerned that normal traffic on the road will be brought to a standstill, with an unnecessary negative impact on the economy. Can the minister raise the issue with Transport Scotland and Police Scotland, and inject some common sense into the proposal by rerouting it?

Scottish Economy (21 August 2014)

Scottish Economy

Scottish Parliament: North Sea Oil Reserves (21 August 2014)

Fergus Ewing: As Sir Ian Wood, a hugely respected figure in the oil and gas industry highlighted, implementing his report’s recommendations could add £200 billion to the economy. That includes the effective implementation of enhanced oil recovery—EOR—which could secure up to 6 billion barrels of oil in a best-case scenario, something which I discussed at length earlier this week with...

Scottish Parliament: Labour Market Statistics (21 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Swinney: ...03489) With a record number of people in work and the unemployment rate at its lowest since early 2009, the latest labour market statistics show a clear and sustained strengthening in the Scottish economy. The fall in youth unemployment over the past year is also welcome.

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (21 August 2014)

Johann Lamont: ...oil and gas production will last ... young voters must be fully aware that by the time they are middle aged, Scotland will have little offshore oil and gas production and this will seriously hit our economy, jobs, and public services.” Can the First Minister tell our children and grandchildren why Sir Ian Wood was wrong to give them that warning?

Scottish Parliament: Prime Minister (Meetings) (21 August 2014)

Ruth Davidson: ...Sir Ian’s point that “our young voters must be fully aware that by the time they are middle aged, Scotland will have little offshore oil and gas production and this will seriously hit our economy, jobs and public services.” That is a direct quotation from Sir Ian. Will the First Minister not concede it?

Scottish Parliament: Shipbuilding (Lower Clyde) (21 August 2014)

Duncan McNeil: ...view is shared by CMAL and CalMac? How will he ensure that, given the requirement for 12 new vessels, £240 million of public investment will be used in support of Ferguson’s and the wider Scottish economy?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 12 other results from this debate

Alex Salmond: ...early-years education and care. Alongside that, we have adopted policies to support economic growth: cutting business rates, promoting Scotland abroad and giving co-ordinated support to infrastructure and to key sectors of the economy. We now have higher employment and lower economic inactivity than the rest of the UK. That does not mean, of course, that this Parliament has not sometimes...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (21 August 2014)

...are the people who care most about Scotland, those who live and work here; further agrees that an independent Scotland will protect the founding values of the NHS, build a more secure, sustainable economy with greater job opportunities and will provide parents, children and disabled people with the support expected of a decent society, and agrees therefore that Scotland should be an...

Scottish Parliament: Innovation Centres (Economic Impact) (20 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Michael Russell: ...universities and research through investments such as the global excellence initiative. In an independent Scotland we can and will do even more. Our universities and research facilities are a core strength in our economy. They are an important growth sector, which is why we sought to improve the links between our universities and public and private sectors, to increase the economic and...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 16 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: This Government’s ambition—to secure sustainable economic growth—has been consistent, and the current strength of our economy and labour market reflects the strength of our commitment to that ambition. Women are key to the strength and resilience of Scotland’s economy and they have made a huge contribution to the recovery that we are seeing. Women work in every sector...

Scottish Parliament: Department for International Development (20 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Margaret McCulloch: ...has said that there is “no logical reason” why DFID would remain in Scotland. The House of Commons International Development Committee expects the East Kilbride office, which contributes £30 million to the local economy, to close within five years of a yes vote. East Kilbride-based staff, many of whom are in valuable, specialist, high-quality jobs, could face relocation or...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Scotland (19 August 2014)

Alex Neil: a wealthy nation. We do not need to limit our ambitions to the parameters of the Barnett consequentials. With the full powers of independence, the Scottish Government could do yet more to strengthen our economy, create more jobs and make the transformational investment that would help thousands of people back into work. More people in work is not just good for the economy but essential...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (19 August 2014)

Stewart Stevenson: the way in which the old Scots Parliament legislated. The Common Good Act 1491 was a mere four lines long. Dennis Robertson’s bill has the clarity in conception, the purity of purpose and the economy of expression that is contained in a mere four lines in the Common Good Act. Of course, the member’s bill process in this Parliament lends itself to tightly focused and clearly...

Scottish Parliament: Independent Retailers (19 August 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Elaine Smith: The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-10420, in the name of Gordon MacDonald, on celebrating the contribution of independent retailers to the Scottish economy. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament celebrates the contribution of independent convenience store retailers to the local economies of...

Scottish Parliament: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (Gender Balance) (14 August 2014)

Dr Alasdair Allan: ...and the ratio is about 50:50 in chemistry. We are not complacent about that. The Wood commission considered the issue a great deal in the context of its comments on the role of science in our economy. A great deal is being done through promotion of positive role models for young women in our schools when it comes to taking science subjects, not least physics.

Scottish Parliament: Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (14 August 2014)

Keith Brown: determined that we continue to look to deliver the benefits of the scheme—which will be about £6 billion over its lifetime—as early as possible. The project is vital for the north-east’s economy, and people in the north-east have waited far too long for it, with some having been campaigning for decades. This Government will deliver the scheme in partnership...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (14 August 2014)

Johann Lamont: set out a credible position on currency. This would put the livelihoods of millions of Scots at risk.” Does the First Minister care that his plans for separation could lead to the devastation of the Scottish economy? Is Andrew Large, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England, right when he describes the First Minister’s currency plan as a “huge deception”?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Pollinator Population (14 August 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Elaine Smith: feed and breed; notes the recent ban on damaging pesticides, and notes calls for similar work emphasising the importance of sustaining pollinators for Scotland’s agricultural and horticultural economies.

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