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Scottish Parliament: Approach to Government (24 May 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Mar a tha an sean-fhacal Leòdhasach a' ruith, "Is ann caochlaideach a tha a h-uile nì ach faochagan an Acha Mhòir." Following is the translation: As the Lewis proverb runs, "All things are subject to change except the whelks of Acha Mòr." The member continued in English. The proverb is made all the more surreal by the fact that Acha Mòr, as members may know, is some distance inland....

Scottish Parliament written answers — General Practitioners: General Practitioners (6 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from GP practices in respect of the level of global sum funding.

Scottish Parliament written answers — General Practitioners: General Practitioners (6 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any instances of GP practices citing the level of global sum funding as a reason for a practice being financially unsustainable.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Culture (7 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: In the Government's cultural policy, what place will be given to the future of Gaelic? Given the worrying situation in which tiny numbers of children in Scotland use Gaelic in everyday life, will an element of urgency on the issue now enter Government policy?

Scottish Parliament: Higher Education (13 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Given the failure of the previous scheme—the graduate endowment—to ensure that people from poorer backgrounds in particular were attracted into higher education, will the cabinet secretary, in pursuing her new policy, learn from the successful examples of countries such as Ireland, where participation in higher education has risen steadily since fees were abolished in 1995?

Scottish Parliament: Trident (14 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: The Parliament has already heard many expressions of deference to Westminster. Will the member also defer to the majority of Scottish MPs at Westminster, who—unlike, apparently, members on the Labour benches opposite—have a view on the issue?

Scottish Parliament: Trident (14 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Trident (14 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Trident (14 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Council Tax (21 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: General Practitioners (21 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: On the other side of the equation, what support will the Government give to encourage people to become partners in practices, with all the responsibility that that entails? What support can the Government supply to practices that get into financial difficulties—it will be aware of examples of that?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Island Councils (Funding) (28 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: In the light of that question and answer, and in the light of the Government's enthusiasm for vertical integration and co-operation between services, does the Government intend to take advantage of the coterminosity of many agencies in the islands to pursue its agenda of reducing clutter in government in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Council of Economic Advisers (28 Jun 2007)

Alasdair Allan: Like many members—indeed, I hope, like all—I am delighted to hear that such an array of talented individuals is participating in the council. Will the council also have the opportunity to draw on the experiences of other talented academics at home and abroad?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Gaelic: Gaelic (18 Jul 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates that an appointment will be made to the post of Chief Executive of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Care of Elderly People: Care of Elderly People (19 Jul 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, when determining questions of property deprivation for the purposes of calculating the cost of personal care, it will disregard property in cases where a home has been made over to a family member who has to live in a tied house due to their employment conditions and who has no other home in the event of their employment terminating.

Scottish Parliament written answers — National Health Service: National Health Service (31 Jul 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in co-operation with NHS Western Isles to ensure that Broadbay Medical Practice in Stornoway is in a position to continue to provide its current level of service to patients.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (6 Aug 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive how plans to reform local enterprise companies will impact on the careers advice service that those companies currently offer.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Further and Higher Education: Further and Higher Education (6 Aug 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider funding the postgraduate doctorate in counselling psychology at Scottish universities on a par with similar courses elsewhere, in light of the value that the British Psychological Society places on this course.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (7 Aug 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of its commitment to an integrated transport system, whether it will make representations to Citylink to provide additional buses when scheduled buses are full, particularly for people travelling from the islands to Glasgow or Uig who find themselves stranded on arrival.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Sport: Sport (14 Aug 2007)

Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits the London Olympics will have for the Western Isles constituency.


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