Results 3241–3260 of 3314 for speaker:Margaret Curran

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: 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 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 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 — 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 — 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: Local Government Act 1986 (Section 2A) (24 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: Does the first minister acknowledge the anxieties that have been created in the minds of parents about inappropriate lessons in Scottish schools? Does he agree that the protection of children should be at the top of the political agenda and that no one party has a monopoly on the protection of children? Can he assure me that his statement will give confidence to the parents of Scotland that...

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 — Health: Health (11 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to publish and implement the recommendations of the report of the Expert Advisory Group on Infertility Services in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Act 1986 (Section 2A) (10 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: Are you encouraging interventions, George? Today's debate is clearly very significant, not only for the Parliament but throughout the country. It is a welcome opportunity to provide clarity, realism and reassurance. Forces of hysteria have stoked up a distasteful campaign, but we must listen to the voices of genuine concern. I share Annabel Goldie's sense of the significance of the debate,...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Act 1986 (Section 2A) (10 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: Phil, I may as well, as—

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Act 1986 (Section 2A) (10 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: Mr Gallie, research published in 1997 reported that 82 per cent of teachers feel that section 28 needs to be clarified and that 44 per cent have difficulty meeting the needs of gay young people because of their concern about the section. The guidelines are clearly not appropriate. Section 28 legitimises the targeting of one section of the population. We cannot have the message in schools that...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Act 1986 (Section 2A) (10 Feb 2000)

Margaret Curran: I do not particularly want to get into a debate about "EastEnders" and I am not saying that homosexual story lines should be banished from soap operas, but as a concerned parent I do not want my children's discussion of homosexuality to focus only on soap operas; I want them to discuss it in school as well. I say to Mr Monteith that we have to live in the world as it is and not as we hope it...


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