Results 181–200 of 1603 for speaker:Alasdair Allan

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Food Safety (Imports) (18 Dec 2008)

Alasdair Allan: What is the Scottish Government doing to respond to the on-going concerns expressed by many farmers and crofters about beef imports in particular?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Economy: Economy (6 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to address the economic circumstances in the Western Isles following such events as the announcement of the closure of the Lighthouse Caledonia fish processing factory on Lewis and the downturn in the Harris Tweed industry.

Scottish Parliament: Bull Hire Scheme (15 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: I congratulate Jamie McGrigor on lodging his motion. As members know, crofting is the most marginal of all marginal agricultural activities, to the point where I have seen puzzled looks when it is explained to people from outside the crofting counties what crofting actually involves and how little financial return can be expected from it. The future of livestock in the crofting counties is,...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Central Heating: Central Heating (19 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much fuel it takes to heat a typical semi-detached house with (a) gas central heating and (b) non-white meter electric heating in (i) Braemar, (ii) Stornoway, (iii) Aberdeen, (iv) Edinburgh, (v) Dundee and (vi) Glasgow and what information it has on how this compares with the amount that it takes to heat a similar house in Bristol, using data contained in the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Central Heating: Central Heating (19 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the estimated percentage of the extra fuel required to heat houses in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Dundee, (e) Stornoway and (f) Braemar compared with identical houses in Bristol.

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy Health Check (21 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: The cabinet secretary mentions the importance of our landscape. One reason why it is in the form that it is in is that it is grazed. Does he intend to make any further response to the representations from many crofters about the future of bull hire in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Social Rented Housing (29 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: How will the Scottish Government assist organisations in building new affordable housing in the Western Isles?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Finance and Sustainable Growth: Island Air Routes (Service Levels) (29 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to monitor the changeover from British Airways to Flybe on island air routes to ensure that service levels have been maintained. (S3O-5716)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Finance and Sustainable Growth: Island Air Routes (Service Levels) (29 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: I am aware that both Loganair and the Government have gone to considerable lengths to maintain the level of service that was provided by the previous operator. Is the minister willing to take up concerns that constituents have expressed to me anecdotally, for example that a return flight from Stornoway to Edinburgh, which cost £85 last year using the discount scheme, might now cost £160?

Scottish Parliament: Gaelic Language Plan (29 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: Tha mi a' toirt fàilte chridheil gu òraid a' mhinisteir, gu plana Gàidhlig an Riaghaltais agus dhan chonaltradh a tha a' fosgladh an-diugh. Tha mi an dòchas gum bi a h-uile duine ann aig a' chèilidh bhig air a' chuspair sin ann an seòmar comataidh 3 aig 6 uairean. Anns a' chiad dol a-mach, agus ann an dòigh neònach, tha e a' toirt misneachd dhòmhsa gu bheil an Riaghaltas ag...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (29 Jan 2009)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Housing Regulator anticipates that the Hebridean Housing Partnership will have provided the necessary information about its financial plans to the Scottish Government for consideration.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Marine Special Area of Conservation Designations (5 Feb 2009)

Alasdair Allan: I thank the minister for the efforts that he is making on the issue. Will he agree to hold a meeting, perhaps by videolink, before the formal consultation opens, and to press home the argument that local fishing and commercial interests must be safeguarded? I will raise that argument with the European Commission on a trip to Brussels in the coming few days.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance Act 1992 (Scotland) Order 2009 (11 Feb 2009)

Alasdair Allan: The member has much to say about the settlement that local government receives from the Scottish Government, which, as we have learned, includes many increases. Is he prepared to comment on the settlement that this place receives from another place, which includes a £1 billion cut over the next two years?

Scottish Parliament: Health Care Associated Infections (12 Feb 2009)

Alasdair Allan: The tone of the debate has suggested that members do not doubt one another's sincerity on the need to tackle hospital-acquired infections. In that spirit, I commend the motives behind Cathy Jamieson's motion. Many members will have relatives or constituents who have been affected by hospital-acquired infections—I can think of some harrowing examples. However, in supporting the amendment in...

Scottish Parliament: Health Care Associated Infections (12 Feb 2009)

Alasdair Allan: The Western Isles are, in every respect, a beacon, and I am happy to commend that particular example. As I said, we should recognise the work that is being done. Nurses, doctors, health managers and, perhaps most important, cleaners have already made great progress. As Christine Grahame pointed out, between 2001 and 2006, the number of deaths in which C difficile was an underlying or...

Scottish Parliament: Health Care Associated Infections (12 Feb 2009)

Alasdair Allan: No one pretends that the entire hospital estate can be rebuilt overnight, but the Government has made it clear that we are moving towards 50 per cent provision in existing hospitals. Everyone accepts that, in the longer term, single rooms are the way forward. Nobody underestimates the scale of the task, which is why the Scottish Government has released £3 million to promote further...

Scottish Parliament: Marine Bill Consultation (26 Feb 2009)

Alasdair Allan: It will come as little surprise to hear the member for the Western Isles speak in favour of a marine bill. The sea has represented life and, often, death for generations of my constituents. The sea gives my constituency its outstanding beauty and distinctive way of life, and it represents a powerful argument to boundary commissions. I welcome the Scottish Government's commitment to deliver a...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Air Services: Air Services (2 Mar 2009)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the public service obligation air route between Stornoway and Benbecula, commencing in April 2009, to be awarded.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government (Record) (5 Mar 2009)

Alasdair Allan: I am sorry to interrupt the member's flow, but I cannot help but recall that the last time my friend John Farquhar Munro had leave of absence it was to bury a cow. What reason has been given for his absence today, which has denied him the opportunity to talk some sense on the issue of a referendum?

Scottish Parliament: National Planning Framework (5 Mar 2009)

Alasdair Allan: The subject matter of today's debate presents problems for the person summing up. The opportunities that it presents for anecdote and stand-up comedy are slight—although I am sure that Jamie Stone might be up to even such a challenge—but the more substantial issue is that the debate has emphatically not been on the kind of planning questions about which our constituents generally write to...


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