Results 61–80 of 3314 for speaker:Margaret Curran

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (24 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what new measures are being introduced to address school exclusions.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Legislation: Legislation (1 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill will be introduced.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (2 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the First Minister what measures are being taken to increase the employment opportunities of those in Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas.

Scottish Parliament: International Women's Day (8 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: I thank Patricia Ferguson for introducing today's debate. Jamie McGrigor is a brave man—if he thinks that Labour women MSPs are patronised, perhaps he should spend a bit more time with us so that we can assure him that we are not. I dare any man in the chamber to patronise me. International Women's Day is a cause for both celebration and concern. We celebrate by recognising the achievements...

Scottish Parliament: Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: Johann should say that in Gaelic, too.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Women in Scotland Consultative Forum: Women in Scotland Consultative Forum (9 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the progress of the discussions which have taken place at the Women’s Consultative Forum (WCF) and what mechanisms have been put in place for the WCF to inform policy development.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (22 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: On a point of order. I am the last person who should criticise people for shouting in the chamber, but the shouting should surely not be so loud that we cannot hear a word that is being said.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Quigley Committee: Quigley Committee (29 Mar 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-851 by Henry McLeish on 5 November 1999, when the Quigley Committee will report to the Scottish Parliament and whether the Scottish Executive will respond to this report.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health Expenditure: Health Expenditure (12 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that the recent increases in health expenditure tackle geographical health inequalities, particularly in Glasgow.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Cancer: Cancer (14 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take in order to reduce the number of cancer deaths in Glasgow.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Organ Transplants: Organ Transplants (25 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases there have been in Scotland where the wrong organ has been transplanted, how such cases were investigated and what the outcome was of any such investigations.

Scottish Parliament: Student Finance: Drug Courts (27 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to learn from the experience of drug courts in the United States. (S1O-1579)

Scottish Parliament: Student Finance: Drug Courts (27 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: I thank the minister for that reply. Will he assure me that, although we need effective enforcement measures, we must also search for alternatives to incarceration? Perhaps he can tell us of one or two ideas that he might try to take forward that arise from practice in the United States.

Scottish Parliament: Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: Stage 1 (27 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: It is safe to say that I will agree with my pal from Pollok—just as well, as she is sitting beside me. I welcome the debate and I do not underestimate the difficulties that we face in it. It has been recognised from the start that there are complexities relating to the bill. There is the fundamental fact that we in Scotland face a two-edged sword: we must deal with people who want to get...

Scottish Parliament: Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: Stage 1 (27 Apr 2000)

Margaret Curran: We might organise that trip. Minimal debts trap people in a cascading spiral that causes and reinforces exclusion. For those who are caught in such circumstances, we must devise a system that removes the terror that results from the unscrupulous and brutal treatment that they face. I welcome much of what Jim Wallace said. It concurs with much of the evidence that was taken by the Social...

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Funding: NHS Funding (2 May 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make extra resources available to the NHS.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Teacher Training: Teacher Training (3 May 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the monitoring of initial teacher education.

Scottish Parliament: Sport (4 May 2000)

Margaret Curran: Who won?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Public Appointments: Public Appointments (5 May 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how many responses it has received to its consultation on the modernisation of public appointments.

Scottish Parliament: State of the Nation (10 May 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will the member give way?


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