Results 1441–1460 of 1659 for speaker:Alasdair Allan

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Economy) (18 Mar 2020)

Alasdair Allan: That is fine.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Air Ambulance Service) (19 Mar 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Can the First Minister confirm in more detail what the arrangements will be for patients in Scotland’s islands who require the use of an air ambulance? Is the service now equipped and able to carry patients who have tested positive for coronavirus?

Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (30 Apr 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Will the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning comment on what the stay-at-home guidance means for households, particularly those with disabled people in them, who will be using more electricity and heating than normal and who might also be struggling economically? What support is the Scottish Government able to provide to people who are experiencing fuel poverty as a result of...

Scottish Parliament: Islands (Travel Restrictions) (1 May 2020)

Alasdair Allan: My constituency is, I think, in the unique position of having had no confirmed deaths from Covid-19. However, given that coronavirus infections have been recorded on the islands, there is clearly no room for complacency. Having responded to Mr McArthur, the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs will be aware that there is some debate about the possibility of...

Scottish Parliament: Seasonal Businesses (7 May 2020)

Alasdair Allan: The cabinet secretary will recognise that a large number of seasonal businesses in my constituency and others face the prospect of going from September 2019 until—probably—Easter 2021 with virtually no income. I recognise the need for the current restrictions, but communities such as mine are very dependent on seasonal businesses and face a particularly difficult situation. What is the...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Transport) (26 May 2020)

Alasdair Allan: The travel restrictions on ferries to and from the Western Isles have played an important part in containing the spread of the virus in the islands. With the publication last week of the route map for moving out of lockdown, how will the travel restrictions to the islands fit into that route map? Can the cabinet secretary give an assurance that any discussions between Transport Scotland and...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government (Business Grants and Charity Support Direct Grant) (4 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the funding consequentials following from recent extensions to business grants and the charity support direct grant. (S5O-04378)

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government (Business Grants and Charity Support Direct Grant) (4 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Given what the cabinet secretary just said and what she said in response to the previous question about needing the tools to manage uncertainty, does she agree that the case continues to be made for the devolution of greater financial powers to the Scottish Parliament to cope with these questions?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Tourism) (10 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Any dates for the resumption of tourism will, on the islands, be dependent not merely on ferry capacity but on the public health advice on whether ferries should be used. My constituents have—to their great credit and also great sacrifice, in many cases—stayed away from the ferry for months. I am sure that the cabinet secretary will agree that their needs will now have to be given...

Scottish Parliament: Rural and Island Economies (Impact of Covid-19) (11 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the likely impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on rural and island economies. (S5O-04388)

Scottish Parliament: Rural and Island Economies (Impact of Covid-19) (11 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: There is an obvious concern that the economic impact of the pandemic will exacerbate the long-standing trend of island depopulation. Recession tends to result in working-age families moving to the mainland in search of work. If that happens, the islands could take a long time to recover demographically. Can the cabinet secretary say more about whether the Government will commit to ensuring...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Tickets (Island Residents) (17 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: 5. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update for island residents who wish to book ferry tickets. (S5F-04228)

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Tickets (Island Residents) (17 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: As the First Minister is aware, many islanders have not seen family members on the mainland since March. They have strongly supported the travel restrictions, but are now anxious to know that they will, whenever it is considered safe to change the current travel advice about ferries, have the opportunity to book what will be a very limited supply of ferry tickets, perhaps on a priority basis....

Scottish Parliament: Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability) (24 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: As the cabinet secretary will be aware, in the crofting community there is serious apprehension about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Earlier this month, the Scottish Crofting Federation added its voice to calls for a Brexit extension. We are now eight days away from the deadline for the UK Government to seek an extension from the EU to avoid our crashing out of it at the end of the year....

Scottish Parliament: Food Fund (25 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: 1. To ask the Scottish Government how its food fund will continue to support groups who are most in need over the summer, including families with children who are eligible for free school meals. (S5O-04444)

Scottish Parliament: Food Fund (25 Jun 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Will the cabinet secretary say more about how the additional funding will support whole families, as well as children who are on free school meals, and about how the investment will reach those who have difficulties not just in affording but in accessing food?

Scottish Parliament: Transport (16 Jul 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Is the cabinet secretary able to indicate what can be done to keep ferry capacity in the Western Isles at a level at which it can continue to cope with the demands of islanders and tourists over the coming weeks, and to ensure that the CalMac online booking service is able to give an accurate picture of when sailings are and are not full?

Scottish Parliament: Childcare (23 Jul 2020)

Alasdair Allan: Has the minister been encouraged by the operation of those outdoor nurseries that opened earlier in the summer, and has their experience informed the reopening of indoor services?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (11 Aug 2020)

Alasdair Allan: As the transport secretary will be aware, my constituents rely on lifeline ferry services. Will he acknowledge that the relaxation of Covid-related restrictions on bookings, although welcome, have brought us to the difficult situation whereby many sailings are now booked out well in advance?

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (Tourism) (13 Aug 2020)

Alasdair Allan: 6. To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the post-lockdown economy in rural communities benefits from, but does not become overly dependent on, tourism. (S5O-04481)

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