Former MSP, North East Scotland
This has been a worthwhile debate that has been useful in highlighting some of the challenges that this Parliament faces in revising our processes following the devolution of significant new powers. Before I summarise some of the excellent speeches that we have heard, I want to focus briefly on two issues. First, I want to comment on the need for some level of scenario planning to be...
I congratulate Mark Ruskell on bringing this debate to the chamber. I will offer what I hope he will understand is my conditional support. It is clear that changes that have taken place, particularly the introduction of the 20’s plenty zones, have had a significant effect in improving road safety. As we have moved forward in considering and applying 20mph zones, we have found ourselves...
Perhaps towards the end of my speech, but I have a number of points to make. Large 20mph zones are less likely to provoke the response from drivers that I described in key areas. It is also important that we deal with the issues of observance and enforcement if we bring in lower limits. By observance, I mean that drivers need to buy into the measures that we are bringing forward. A speed...
Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 7 December 2016 — Died
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