Results 2721–2729 of 2729 for speaker:David Davidson

Scottish Parliament: Financial Issues (24 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: Excuse me, my throat is a bit sore-it is not for the want of counting the money that is going through this system. I welcome Mr McConnell's statement today, particularly what he said about the relationship with the committees, which is very important. Following my question to the Finance Committee on Monday morning about the early establishment of protocols on the relationship and...

Scottish Parliament: Financial Issues (24 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Presiding Officer. I asked the minister to clarify whether, when he used the phrase "broadly accept the report", he meant that there were other parts of the report that were not accepted.

Scottish Parliament: Peripheral Route, Aberdeen (23 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: Will the minister give way?

Scottish Parliament: Peripheral Route, Aberdeen (23 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: I deeply regret the fact that the minister has not highlighted the problems of people who live to the north and north-west of Aberdeen. Vital industry is at risk because of a lack of transport infrastructure, and I am disappointed that the minister has not addressed that. Before she sits down, I hope that the minister may be able to comment on her plans to allow the north-east corner, even...

Scottish Parliament: National Park (8 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: I must declare an interest in this issue. I have spent many years representing the Trossachs-for the past five years as a member of the local council and before that as a community councillor and community councillor chairman covering the area up to Strath Ard-and am especially interested in the welfare of the people who would be affected by this measure. I hate to think how many meetings I...

Scottish Parliament: Allowances (8 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: It is difficult to enter a debate late and still try to bring something fresh to it, but I shall try to answer some of the points that have been raised. I point out to Karen Whitefield that I am aware of the problems in Airdrie. I worked and had an office there for several years. We should not, however, be too parochial when we are discussing a global issue, so that we can get on with the...

Scottish Parliament: Committees (8 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: Can the Business Manager say whether there is any intention to follow the Scottish Office's current procedure of having advisory committees on specific subjects? It would be helpful if we could know whether that is to be considered by the Parliamentary Bureau. There are many committees that have worked successfully for Scotland-I have served on some health committees, and there are many...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (3 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: Madam Deputy Presiding Officer, I pressed my button very early on because I wanted to participate in the vital debate in support of our fishermen. I failed to be called; my button and light are still doing all sorts of wonderful things. I wonder whether I will appear on the record as having attempted to speak.

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (3 Jun 1999)

David Davidson: Thank you very much.


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