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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: *No heading* (1 Oct 2015)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: The Government values the contribution that international students make to the UK’s economy, and to making our education system one of the best in the world. According to the OECD’s Education at a Glance we remain, by some way, the second most popular destination in the world for international higher education students. The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI)...

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Severance Payments (Regulation) (1 Oct 2015)

John Swinney: ...May 2013, including bringing more bodies within the scope of the “Scottish Public Finance Manual”. The manual sets out the relevant statutory, parliamentary and administrative requirements; emphasises the need for economy, efficiency and effectiveness; and promotes good practice and high standards of propriety. Audit Scotland’s 2013 report on early departures acknowledged...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Freight Transport (30 Sep 2015)

Gordon MacDonald: Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Government’s continued investment in rail freight is necessary to ensure that we continue to decarbonise our freight industry and build a greener economy?

Scottish Parliament: Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (30 Sep 2015)

Keith Brown: ...dialogue is being held with the ONS and Eurostat to see how we can resolve the question of additional revenue costs. The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy reported to Parliament on 9 September and has undertaken to come back to update Parliament as soon as we get further information. In the meantime, we will continue with the dialogue that...

Scottish Parliament: City of Edinburgh Council (Cultural Investment) (30 Sep 2015)

Fiona Hyslop: ...and strategic priorities for cultural capital spending projects. Scottish Government officials had a follow-up meeting with the chief executive and the executive director of culture, city strategy and economy on 11 August.

Scottish Parliament: Victoria and Albert Project Dundee (Audit) (30 Sep 2015)

Fiona Hyslop: ...;s design heritage. Importantly, also fundamental to its mission will be the fostering of creative design thinking among businesses to improve innovation, profitability and opportunity. It is very important to the economy of Dundee and all of Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: T in the Park 2015 (Financial Assistance) (30 Sep 2015)

Fiona Hyslop: in Scotland’s annual events programme. It delivers significant economic impact, drives additional tourism and supports jobs. In 2014, the event generated £15.4 million for the Scottish economy. The event faced unanticipated costs and reduced returns, and the funding was to support a successful transition to the Strathallan site and to support the format at that site in...

Scottish Parliament: Employment (30 Sep 2015)

Jackie Baillie: ...and the prosperity of their family has been broken. Families across Scotland naturally look to their Government for answers rather than more excuses. Labour’s values and vision are about an economy that works for all, a politics in which everyone’s voice is heard and a society that is based on common good. After eight years of inaction, Scotland needs a Government that is...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (30 Sep 2015)

Tricia Marwick: ..., agreed to, That the Parliament believes that Scotland’s Economic Strategy provides a clear framework for reducing inequalities and promoting sustained economic growth; celebrates the Scottish economy having experienced its longest period of uninterrupted economic growth since 2001; notes that, at 74%, Scotland has a higher employment rate than the UK as a whole and independent...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: PSNI Tactical Support Group in County Fermanagh (29 Sep 2015)

Phil Flanagan: ...makes life much easier for criminals. That gap needs to be addressed as a matter of priority. Those crimes might appear low level in nature, but they are not victimless and deserve to be dealt with properly. Crime costs the local economy millions of pounds every year. Efforts need to be put in to preventing crime, taking criminals off the streets and dismantling their operations, not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: City Deal for the North-west (29 Sep 2015)

Cathal Ó hOisín: ...A5. The railway will be worked on, but that work has not been delivered on as yet. There are also shortcomings with the deep-water port at Lisahally and at Derry City Airport. Some Members talked about population figures and the economies of scale needed for any city deal. The Derry City and Strabane District Council area has a population of some 147,000. However, if the other former...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Children's Services Co-operation Bill: Consideration Stage (29 Sep 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: ...who work in the sector and result in a great improvement. It is about rolling it out. There is no reason why this model cannot help us to tackle environmental issues, the need to build a more socially just economy and issues to do with education in a more holistic and joined-up way. Overall, I welcome the Bill and call on all parties to support the amendments and continue working in a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Disability Employment Strategy: Consultation Launch (29 Sep 2015)

Robin Swann: not want to turn negative about this, but I am afraid I have concerns. My first is the date of the strategy launch in March 2016, which will lead us moving into probably the Department for the Economy. Access to Work is one of the measures you mentioned. According to my figures, it is oversubscribed, and there are £600,000 worth of inescapable pressures on its provision. If it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Commonwealth Youth Games 2021: Bid (28 Sep 2015)

Karen McKevitt: ...sure that we will see overwhelming support for the motion in the Chamber. I am positive that the motion, if acted on, will have a positive impact on the North of Ireland's sporting tradition, its economy and the lives of our young people. Over the past week, we have had an opportunity to see our sporting abilities on an international stage. I make particular reference to the Ireland...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Renewables Obligation Closure Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (28 Sep 2015)

Basil McCrea: ...I need to know more and to have a better, convincing story about why this legislation must go through. What is so important about it that it ranks above all other issues, including the health service, the economy in general and the Department of Social Development? When I heard about the individual, specific projects, which the Chair of the Committee very clearly set out, it started to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Technology and Innovation Centres (28 Sep 2015)

Jo Johnson: ...income; business clients; SME engagements; academic collaborations; and new businesses created. Catapults collaborate with overseas entities where it is in the long-term interests of the UK economy and, in particular, to unlock opportunities for UK companies and inward investment.

Scottish Parliament: Onshore Underground Coal Gasification (24 Sep 2015)

Murdo Fraser: A report this week from Biggar Economics said that underground coal gasification could be worth £6 billion to the Scottish economy and create 5,000 jobs. What weight will the Scottish Government give to the potential economic impact of this industry when it reaches any decision on planning consent?

Scottish Parliament: Higher Education (Medium-term Strategy) (24 Sep 2015)

Angela Constance: ...course, our workforce. The UK Government’s focus on arbitrarily reducing net migration, irrespective of the value that people might bring or the contribution that they could make to Scotland’s economy and society, is simply wrong. I have raised my concerns and this Government’s concerns about the policy’s impact on Scottish colleges with the UK Government and I will...

Scottish Parliament: Currency (24 Sep 2015)

John Swinney: .... He would expect nothing else of me. The Government is, of course, very interested in local economic development. Indeed, that is why we bring forward measures to support the development of local economies, principally through the work of our enterprise agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise; why we so actively support the business gateway and organisations...

Scottish Parliament: Local Authority Contracts (Small Businesses) (24 Sep 2015)

Claudia Hamilton Beamish: procurement, what is the Scottish Government doing to ensure that the system is inclusive and accessible to small start-up businesses, which will enable them to grow and contribute to their local economies?

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