Results 1–20 of 1603 for speaker:Alasdair Allan

Scottish Parliament: ScotWind Offshore Wind Leasing Round (18 Jan 2022)

Alasdair Allan: Yesterday’s welcome announcement will mean that the waters around the Western Isles will contribute substantially to Scotland’s journey to net zero and present vital economic opportunities. What community benefits and supply chain opportunities for the Western Isles can we expect to see from ScotWind, and how will the Government ensure that partners such as the local authority are fully...

Scottish Parliament: Island Economies (Support) (13 Jan 2022)

Alasdair Allan: Clearly, supporting business has a key role to play in supporting island economies and communities. What is the Scottish Government doing to ensure that the planned funding is being delivered timeously?

Scottish Parliament: Electricity Levy Schemes (North of Scotland) (12 Jan 2022)

Alasdair Allan: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what work is being undertaken to change electricity levy schemes to tackle fuel poverty in rural and island areas of the north of Scotland. (S6O-00606)

Scottish Parliament: Electricity Levy Schemes (North of Scotland) (12 Jan 2022)

Alasdair Allan: I thank the cabinet secretary for that reply. The north of Scotland region is rich in green energy but has twice the average Scottish level of extreme fuel poverty. As the cabinet secretary has recognised, part of that problem is the unfair and archaic transmission charges, which are set by the UK Government and, in effect, charge consumers by how far they are from the south. In Scotland,...

Scottish Parliament: Dumfries City Status (22 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Dumfries City Status (22 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: I am compelled to ask the member this question after that last intervention. Has she encountered any other opposition within Dumfries to the idea of city status, or is it just coming from over there, on the Conservative benches?

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Services (14 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: What action is the Scottish Government taking to improve drug services in rural areas, in which there is often less choice in services? In particular, how are third sector organisations, such as the Shed Project in my constituency, being enabled to continue and expand the vital work that they do to support people, including those who are struggling with addiction?

Scottish Parliament: Waiver on Covid-19 Vaccine Property Rights (9 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: What engagement has the Scottish Government had with the United Kingdom Government on the waiver on Covid-19 vaccine property rights?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Recovery (Island Communities) (8 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: 5. To ask the Scottish Government how its policies across Government will support island communities to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. (S6O-00494)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Recovery (Island Communities) (8 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: What can be done to build resilience to ensure that the supply chain issues that badly affected some island communities at various points throughout the pandemic are not repeated in the future?

Scottish Parliament: SpeakGaelic (2 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: 6. A dh'fhaighneachd de Riaghaltas na h-Alba ciamar a tha e a’ smaointinn a bhios iomairt ùr SpeakGaelic a’ toirt àrdachadh air an àireamh de dhaoine a bhios a’ bruidhinn Gàidhlig agus ga dhèanamh nas fhasa do dhaoine an cànan ionnsachadh. Following is the translation: To ask the Scottish Government how it anticipates the new SpeakGaelic language learning initiative will help...

Scottish Parliament: SpeakGaelic (2 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: I do not know whether other members heard the interpretation, but, as someone who wants to use Gaelic in Parliament, as is my right, I am beginning to weary of waiting for an occasion when I will get simultaneous translation either at a cross-party group or when I begin my contribution in the chamber. My question is—

Scottish Parliament: SpeakGaelic (2 Dec 2021)

Alasdair Allan: I thank the Presiding Officer and take that point. I suppose that I was referring to the fact that there have been numerous occasions—in cross-party groups, in the chamber, and in many other places—when it has been impossible to obtain the simultaneous interpretation. I thank you for your time. I ask, as a supplementary to that question, what difference the cabinet secretary thinks the...

Scottish Parliament: Shared Prosperity Fund and Levelling Up Agenda (18 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: I hope that the member will acknowledge at some point that these moneys are not acts of charity but are actually Scottish taxpayers’ moneys.

Scottish Parliament: Shared Prosperity Fund and Levelling Up Agenda (18 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Shared Prosperity Fund and Levelling Up Agenda (18 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: My constituency of Na h-Eileanan an Iar received significant investment from EU funding sources over the years, much of it—to respond to a point that a member made earlier—while this place was in what we might call its long adjournment. That support helped to facilitate major infrastructure projects, transport links and new community facilities on the islands, as well as contributing to...

Scottish Parliament: Shared Prosperity Fund and Levelling Up Agenda (18 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: As I said, the Scottish Government managed to work very well with the European Commission on some of the issues around promoting social cohesion to which the member alluded, and I am sure that we will do so again in the future. In the past, we had an understanding that money would be directed and spent in devolved areas by a Government that had gone to the trouble of being elected in Scotland...

Scottish Parliament: Shared Prosperity Fund and Levelling Up Agenda (18 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: I do not have time, I am afraid. I must make some progress. The UK Government must engage properly with the Scottish Government to ensure that the development of any UK-wide funding programmes, such as the UK shared prosperity and levelling up funds, actually meet the needs of Scotland’s local communities. If the UK Government continues to attempt to impose its own agenda and undermine the...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (17 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: As the minister indicated, CalMac is consulting on two options for the Uig triangle timetable that have no additional cost implications but would result in less capacity than in previous years. Given how busy the route is in the summer months, can any consideration be given to alternative options that would see an increase rather than a decrease in capacity?

Scottish Parliament: CalMac Summer Timetable (11 Nov 2021)

Alasdair Allan: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what consultation is being undertaken with communities regarding next year’s summer timetable for ferry routes within the CalMac network. (S6O-00367)


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