Results 121–140 of 3314 for speaker:Margaret Curran

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: No—I could dig through the details in the report to give an answer to that. Lloyd Quinan effectively pressed the minister on that in the committee.

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: I realise that there is much interest in this public debate, which it is right we are holding, but members should bear with me. The tenants are perfectly entitled to vote no. If they do so, the current situation will continue. It is not that there would be no housing investment; housing would compete for investment. Under stock transfer, there will be more investment. Some have hesitated...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: The committee shared grave concerns about the capacity to meet that demand. We took evidence on that question and made a number of recommendations, to which I refer members. Glasgow City Council—the council that I know best—appears to be making much effort to ensure that some of that work goes ahead. As the tenants have the right to say no to the transfer, the process could still be...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: I am sorry—I am over time and on my conclusion. We welcome decisive action to deal at last with the debt and to put in place a strategy for increased investment that makes tenants a key driving force for change. The Executive must listen to our findings and respond to the real concerns of the public. We need regulation by Scottish Homes or its successor to ensure that lenders do not wield...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: rose—

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will Mr Gibson give way?

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will Mr Gibson give way?

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will Mr Sheridan give way?

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will Mr Sheridan give way?

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Does Mr McAllion agree with John Carracher of the Scottish Tenants Organisation? When he was asked whether he regarded housing associations as being in the private sector, he said: "The answer is yes, they are in the private sector".—[Official Report, Social Inclusion, Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee, 24 November 1999; c 352.] Does Mr McAllion think that housing associations are in...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Stock Transfer (21 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: You never said that to Charlie Gordon.

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (28 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: Has Mr Wallace heard of Mrs Thatcher?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Drug Misuse: Drug Misuse (29 Sep 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources for tackling drug misuse in Scotland will be available as a result of the recent spending review.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (9 Oct 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive when it proposes to consult on the future uses of electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system.

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (25 Oct 2000)

Margaret Curran: I accept the tone of Tricia Marwick's speech, but does not she think that she is getting things slightly out of perspective? We are not abolishing question time. It is simply because of the significance of the appointment of the First Minister that the business motion has been lodged. I think that she is going a wee bit over the top.

Scottish Parliament: Equality Strategy (8 Nov 2000)

Margaret Curran: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Equality Strategy (8 Nov 2000)

Margaret Curran: I am pleased to speak here this afternoon. The debate is on the Scottish Parliament's first equality strategy and this is my first ministerial reply. I hope that there will be more. This has been a key debate for the Parliament and has focused on some important points of convergence. Many speakers have raised significant points. Elaine Smith made an important speech about pornography, which...

Scottish Parliament: Equality Strategy (8 Nov 2000)

Margaret Curran: That is a matter for the Parliament, not the Executive. Anyone who has commitments in this field will recognise that the push has been made to move equality from the margins to the centre.

Scottish Parliament: Equality Strategy (8 Nov 2000)

Margaret Curran: I am more than happy to have responsibility for housing. We will look in depth at the evidence that is presented to us, and I will report back to Parliament on that. This drive is about ensuring that we do not let anyone off the hook in equality. It is vital to understand that in the context of mainstreaming. Jackie Baillie made it absolutely clear that equality drives will be across all...


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