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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Rural College (Meetings) (7 Oct 2015)

Angela Constance: Of course the priority should always be to provide educational opportunities that boost employment. I am acutely aware of the importance of agricultural skills to the economy in Dumfries and Galloway, and I understand why the member and the community are keen to ensure a continued presence for SRUC at the Barony campus. I understand that SRUC remains committed to delivering land-based...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (Meetings) (7 Oct 2015)

Michael McMahon: .... She may not be aware—and I ask whether she is aware—that the local chamber of commerce recently estimated that the existence of that campus in Hamilton contributes £70 million to the local economy. Given that UWS is now considering options that may involve relocating from its current Hamilton base, will the cabinet secretary argue with the Cabinet Secretary for Finance,...

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (Staff Morale) (7 Oct 2015)

Angela Constance: the context of very challenging financial times. We now have more learners studying full-time recognised courses that lead to employment. There is a focus on skills for work and the local economy, which are absolutely the right priorities. On the point that the member raises with respect to women learners, women form the majority of college students—the figure was more than 52 per...

Scottish Parliament: Fiscal Framework (7 Oct 2015)

Chic Brodie: ...on a bill to place the Scottish Fiscal Commission on a statutory footing, which is an important step forward. Scrutiny and forecasting are of vital importance to the performance of Scotland’s economy. Forecasts for the Scottish economy are often based on UK Government assumptions, which are often questionable and not based on real data. Two years ago, in the UK fiscal outlook, the...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (7 Oct 2015)

Tricia Marwick: Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members’ Business Wednesday 4 November 2015 2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Portfolio Questions Finance, Constitution and Economy followed by Scottish Government Business followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time followed by...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE Grading (6 Oct 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...of our young people. It is, of course, important that any decision that is taken ensures that qualifications that are offered here are relevant and appropriate for our young people and our economy. It is also vital that qualifications offered here continue to be recognised by universities and employers across the island and beyond. That is why I will seek to ensure that our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Culture Night Belfast 2015 (6 Oct 2015)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...that we need to have, particularly with the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and other Ministers, to ensure that this attraction helps local businesses and helps to generate the economy. It provides opportunities for people to look at new ways of ensuring security of funding for cultural packages, which everybody claims to reap the benefits of.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill: Second Stage (6 Oct 2015)

John McCallister: ...talked about having more savings than borrowings. I want to see that changed round and us maximising the huge potential of credit unions. I want to see the asset base that they are sitting on being maximised for the good of our economy, whether it is in small businesses, individual social enterprises or whatever it happens to be for communities. Let us free up and unleash the potential...

Scottish Parliament: Ayrshire College (Cumnock Campus Closure) (6 Oct 2015)

Graeme Pearson: ...and other past upsets. Women’s access is an important issue for the Government. The announcement has come as a great shock to people in Cumnock because of the closure’s impact not only on the economy, but on access to opportunities. Will the cabinet secretary take steps to ensure that what can be done will be done in relation to education in the area?

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (6 Oct 2015)

Ken Macintosh: ...the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, which is still one of the most important pieces of legislation that the Parliament has ever passed. We supplemented the act with a series of practical measures that were designed to support the local economy on the islands, invest in our health service and build new schools. As the Government begins to consult on a new islands bill, the minister would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Cancer Services (5 Oct 2015)

Fearghal McKinney: a result. As the former Minister continues to stall the issue, Scotland, in comparison, has taken great strides in opening up access to cancer drugs through trialing and, in doing so, has bolstered its economy through incentivising its life science sector. It is now well on its way to doubling the value of the industry to £6·2 billion by 2020. In this context, a cancer...

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...

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