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Scottish Parliament: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill (28 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: The debate has been wide ranging and consensual and has covered all the relevant issues. The committee has done a wonderful job and the procedures that will be followed as a result of its work—the promoter's acceptance of which we hope will be backed up by the Executive—are a model of how we should deal with public consultation on projects that have a huge impact on people's lives. The...

Scottish Parliament: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill (28 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: Consensus is breaking out. I begin with the retiring members who have spoken today. Phil Gallie has been a quiet, mild-mannered man all the way through his parliamentary life and has argued and won his case by subtle persuasion. On occasion, Opposition members have driven him to distraction, but I suppose that we are all human. I congratulate him on what he has done for this Parliament, as...

Scottish Parliament: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill: Final Stage: Section 47 — Interpretation (28 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: I congratulate the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee on its thorough work. Many people who live adjacent to the proposed line have been concerned about the process, as is the case with any major rail or road construction exercise. The committee has done a good job under the able leadership of my colleague Phil Gallie, who has now completed 17 years as a member of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (26 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to extend tagging supervision in the community.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rail Network: Rail Network (23 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to intervene should premium fares be introduced on the Edinburgh airport rail link.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rail Services: Rail Services (23 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with train operators about removing saver tickets or varying the times of their application.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Roads: Roads (23 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it will allocate to bring non-trunk roads up to acceptable standards and when it will allocate such funding.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (23 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish a list, in priority order, of its announced transport infrastructure schemes.

Scottish Parliament: Education (22 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: I was not aware that David Cameron was offering lodgings to Frank McAveety. The debate has been interesting, especially as there is a lot of common ground, despite the rants that we have heard. The minister's rant against the SNP was very enjoyable. Amazingly, for once, a minister's speech actually had some content. Those little bits I agree with, but the rest of it I am not sure about. The...

Scottish Parliament: Education (22 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: It would be more useful for us to concentrate on children. If Mr Neil wants to come outside to be talked to about what is wrong with his policy, I will be happy to oblige him. Robin Harper and I agree on one important point—dedicated PPP planning advice needs to be available to authorities or organisations that wish to use it. I saw that in action in Stirling, when a PPP scheme was in...

Scottish Parliament: Education (22 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: Does Mr Neil intend to set up a House of Lords in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Education (22 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: Will Ms Hyslop enlighten us on the science baccalaureate? What plans does the SNP have to fill the current shortages in science teachers at the top end of school, because they seem to be few and far between?

Scottish Parliament: Education (22 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: The minister is not the only one who visits schools in Scotland; as he would expect, we all do. Secondary schools have been telling us that a quarter of primary 7 pupils are failing numeracy and literacy standards, which means that the senior schools have to carry out more remedial teaching. What is the minister doing to address that problem?

Scottish Parliament: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 50 — Short title and commencement (15 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: The minister is talking about implementing the legislation. When will implementing the measures in the community be practicable, given the shortage of people with the right training and experience to implement them? Does the minister have a date in mind for when the system will go fully live?

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill: Final Stage (14 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: Businesses in the north-east of Scotland have regularly approached me to ask whether there will be more flights out of Scotland and have told me that, if the extra flights are to be from Glasgow or Edinburgh, they would like to have direct rail links to those airports.

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill: Final Stage (14 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: It has been an interesting debate, humorous in part. We have managed to cover newts, U-turns and a new railway line all thrown in together. Our position was outlined by David McLetchie. We want the airport to be connected to Scotland, and we argued about the methodology of delivering that on a cost-effective basis. We did our homework and had our meetings, and we are now convinced that EARL...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill: Final Stage (14 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: The difference is that David Cameron is carrying secret documents. Would Mr Ballance carry such documents on a bicycle? As Mr Ballance will appreciate, it is dangerous to put things in an e-mail these days. Margo MacDonald was absolutely right to say that we are all sceptical and we remain so. Where will the money come from? The minister has not shared with us the priorities of the projects....

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rail Network: Rail Network (9 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to increase security on the rail system.

Scottish Parliament: Alcohol Misuse (7 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: This has been a consensual debate, and I am glad that the SNP raised the subject this afternoon. As has been said by many members, we must take a multifaceted approach to the problem. It is not a single issue and, as Nanette Milne said, there is no quick fix. We must examine all the issues. The current licensing law needs to be reviewed at the earliest opportunity by the next Parliament. It...

Scottish Parliament: Christmas Day and New Year's Day Trading (Scotland) Bill (7 Mar 2007)

David Davidson: Members seemed to have forgotten that nobody is forced to go shopping and that it is a matter of choice for individuals. It should also be a matter of choice for business owners to decide whether there is a market or public demand. They would then have to negotiate with their staff, as they do currently.


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