John Young

Former Conservative MSP for West of Scotland

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Motion of Thanks 27 Mar 2003

    I find it a great privilege to be speaking on behalf of the SPCB in this tribute to David Steel. He has been a giant in British politics; indeed, his influence and fame has spread far beyond these shores. He has been used by people overseas in a number of different ways, and that is a tremendous tribute to him. The First Minister covered David's political career in some detail—in fact I was...
  • Scottish Parliament: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Older People 27 Mar 2003

    A couple of weeks ago, my six-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter asked me, "Have you ever met Queen Victoria?" I sort of looked at her and asked, "Do you not mean the Queen?" She said, "No, Queen Victoria." I must admit that I think that she was put up to it. One important thing that has not been mentioned in the debate so far is the lack of communication between the elderly and the young....
  • Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill 26 Mar 2003

    We have had an interesting debate this afternoon. It is unusual in this Parliament not to have disagreement—or even violent disagreement—at some point. There is general agreement across the political spectrum that, in future, we must protect Princes Street gardens. However, this occasion was a special one-off. Previous speakers outlined in detail the advantages of the development. Anyone...

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Former Conservative MSP for West of Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election

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