Results 1–20 of 4851 for speaker:Dennis Canavan

Scottish Parliament written answers — Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (27 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the Scottish Outdoor Access Code meets the objective of providing guidance in determining whether or not land is subject to access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Rural Development: Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Countryside Access) (15 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the implementation of the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 in respect of access to the countryside. (S2O-12342) I declare an interest as president of the Ramblers Association Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Rural Development: Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Countryside Access) (15 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: Is the minister aware of the complaints that have been made about the diversion of access funding, given that local authorities received £29.2 million in access funding up to March last year but spent only £17.4 million on access-related activities? Is she also aware of complaints that have been made that the access code is being breached in some areas, including on Balmoral estate, and...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking ( 8 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking as a result of the report, Contemporary slavery in the UK: overview and key issues , produced for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 28 — Unauthorised introduction of fish into inland waters ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: Ross Finnie has given no justification for the provision except that similar provisions are contained in other acts of Parliament that date back to the 19 th century. In the 19 th century, water bailiffs and gamekeepers probably had more power than we would we want them to have today. The minister should tell Parliament why what was right in the 19 th century should be repeated, reinforced or...

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 23 — Close times for freshwater fish ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: Ross Finnie has performed yet another Liberal Democrat volte-face. On 25 April 2002, he gave an unequivocal commitment to Parliament that: "The 1976 act will be reformed and repealed."—[Official Report, 25 April 2002; c 11360.] By coming out with the codswallop that he has just given us, without any reference to that commitment, he belittles Parliament and brings it into disrepute. All I am...

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 28 — Unauthorised introduction of fish into inland waters ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: Amendment 8 would remove the provision that a person who commits an offence under section 28 "may be convicted on the evidence of one witness." That provision will undermine the principle of corroboration, which is enshrined in Scots law. Two witnesses are not necessarily required for corroboration, but two or more separate sources of evidence are required. If that approach is considered...

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 23 — Close times for freshwater fish ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: The broad aim of the amendments is to improve fishing opportunities for ordinary anglers. For many working people, the only opportunities they have to fish are at weekends. Those opportunities would be destroyed if fishing were to be prohibited on Saturdays and Sundays. Amendment 4 or amendment 5 would ensure that people had the opportunity to fish on at least one day at the weekend....

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 21 — Rod and line ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: Amendments 10 and 11 would mean that ministers could not introduce a complete ban on fishing with live invertebrates as bait or a complete ban on lures. Many children and young people's introduction to angling is fishing with a worm, maggot or spinning rod and reel with a small metal lure. It can be difficult for young children to learn fly fishing, although they might graduate to that skill....

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: International Development ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the First Minister what recent representations the Scottish Executive has received about its contribution to international development. (S2F-2754)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: International Development ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: I urge the First Minister to expand and improve the Executive's programme for helping the people of Malawi. That said, will he respond to the recent BBC report that claimed that more than 30 per cent of the money for Malawi has gone on administration rather than on helping the poorest people in one of the poorest countries in the world?

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: International Development ( 1 Mar 2007)

Dennis Canavan: Yes, but will the First Minister provide a detailed numerical critique of the 31 per cent figure that the BBC produced? Will he also respond to the claim that international development is not the responsibility of the Executive and the Scottish Parliament, and is therefore none of our business? Does he recall that Hilary Benn, the Secretary of State for International Development, said in this...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes: Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes (31 Jan 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-20437 by Mr Tom McCabe on 5 December 2005, whether it is now in a position to give a more accurate prediction of when it will pay out the remainder of the £126 million which it agreed to pay out in ex gratia payments from the Scottish Transport Group pension funds surplus.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Animal Welfare: Animal Welfare (19 Jan 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward regulations under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 to ban the sale and use of electric shock collars and similar animal training devices.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Animal Welfare: Animal Welfare (19 Jan 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times in the last year it met the Scottish Kennel Club to discuss the issue of electric shock collars and similar animal training devices.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (15 Jan 2007)

Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to local authorities for delivering the access provisions set out in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003; how much of that money has been spent on delivering access, and how much has been diverted to other functions, broken down by local authority.

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 Dec 2006)

Dennis Canavan: Will the minister take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 Dec 2006)

Dennis Canavan: Thirty years ago, I voted in the House of Commons against the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976, which introduced protection orders. The Government at the time claimed that protection orders would be granted only in return for increased access, but I predicted that, in many cases, that would not happen. In fact, the opposite has happened. Rather than increased access, there...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Blood Donors (14 Dec 2006)

Dennis Canavan: Will the minister look into the possibility of the blood transfusion service visiting the Parliament so that members and others employed in the building can donate blood at a suitable location within the building instead of having to go outside to a trailer in the car park at Holyrood park? Does not he agree that such an arrangement might also help to publicise the good work that the blood...

Scottish Parliament: Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 11 — Complaint appears during mediation or investigation to fall within different category (14 Dec 2006)

Dennis Canavan: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. In what circumstances can the chair advise members how to vote?


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