Results 1–20 of 1221 for speaker:Bob Doris

Scottish Parliament: Erasmus+ (16 May 2018)

Bob Doris: As other members have done, I thank the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee for the report that we are debating. The Erasmus+ programme provides many hugely important opportunities for young people in my constituency to broaden their horizons, gain new social and educational skills and build on their confidence and personal development. I am particularly delighted that...

Scottish Parliament: Erasmus+ (16 May 2018)

Bob Doris: That is not so helpful, Presiding Officer. I would like to think that the UK Government can multitask. There is quite an easy deal to be done here. If the UK Government is willing to put the money in, and if it is willing to guarantee freedom of movement for all the young people from other countries and from Scotland in relation to Erasmus+, we have a deal. We can have a deal in double-quick...

Scottish Parliament: Supervised Contact Facilities (Inspection and Regulation) (10 May 2018)

Bob Doris: 3. To ask the Scottish Government how centres that provide a supervised contact facility for absent parents to spend time with their children are inspected and regulated. (S5O-02079)

Scottish Parliament: Supervised Contact Facilities (Inspection and Regulation) (10 May 2018)

Bob Doris: When constituents of mine had issues with a particular contact centre that was not affiliated to Relationships Scotland, they discovered that there appears to be no regulatory body and no agreed quality standards or inspection processes in place for contact centres. That is the case despite the significant bearing that such centres can have on family relationships in the long term and on...

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Built Heritage) (25 Apr 2018)

Bob Doris: 4. Presiding Officer, I apologise for getting my timings wrong. I know that that is my responsibility. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports built heritage in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency. (S5O-02010)

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Built Heritage) (25 Apr 2018)

Bob Doris: Springburn has been blighted by the loss of a number of buildings of heritage over the years. The A-listed winter gardens in Springburn park remain a wonderful asset, despite being on the buildings at risk register. The Springburn Winter Gardens Trust is making an ambitious large-scale Heritage Lottery Fund bid to save and repurpose the winter gardens for future generations, which is a...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Bob Doris: I am curious to know whether you can give a timescale for when your strategy will result in help reaching the 400 to 500 individuals in the city that I represent who are exposed and vulnerable right now.

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Bob Doris: I agree with the introduction of safe injection facilities in Glasgow. The Scottish Government motion has been deliberately drawn narrowly, as we have heard from the minister, in order to garner cross-party support. That was the strategy for the motion and I am pleased that it has, with the exception of the Conservatives, achieved cross-party support. I thank all members across the chamber...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Bob Doris: I would like to make a bit of progress first, and then perhaps I will let Mr Whittle in. I am also pleased that today has sparked a wider debate on drugs policy and its funding, as promulgated by Anas Sarwar and Alex Cole-Hamilton. That is important: it should be debated, so I welcome those comments. Why do I support the introduction of safe injection facilities? NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Bob Doris: I apologise for not having time. The Conservatives said that safe injection facilities are about writing off or forgetting the most vulnerable people in society: quite the opposite is true. [ Interruption .] Annie Wells said that; members can read the Official Report . It may be about only 400 to 500 people on the streets of Glasgow, but they are human beings who need help and support....

Scottish Parliament: Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018 to 2022 (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: The Scottish Government’s ambition to tackle non-term-time hunger aligns well with Glasgow City Council’s extension of free school meals to primary 4 pupils and its new holiday hunger fund. Does the cabinet secretary agree that partnership working with councils and the third sector is vital to such success? Will she meet me and council colleagues to discuss and explore partnership...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: I welcome the opportunity to open for the Local Government and Communities Committee in this debate on the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. I thank all those who contributed to our scrutiny of what is mainly a technical bill. It is worth highlighting at the outset that there was general agreement among those we heard from that the measures in the bill are a proportionate and necessary...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: It would not be ideal, but in theory, if the gap were very small, once the FOI legislation kicked in requests could be submitted under FOI and the information would still be given out. I hope that that situation will not arise and that housing associations will act in the spirit of the bill that we are discussing.

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: Thank you for your generosity, Presiding Officer, and for the opportunity to open the debate as the convener of the Local Government and Communities Committee. The title of the debate and of our committee report is “City Regions: Deal or No Deal?”, but do not worry, Presiding Officer; I assure you that Noel Edmonds will not appear at any point during the debate. However, lots of...

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: I agree with Mike Rumbles that the Scottish Government has to do more, as does the UK Government and local authorities. That is supposed to be the partnership that we are trying to create. I am a bit concerned that the focus of Mr Rumbles’ representations is to make the situation very linear. This is about collegiate and partnership working and giving communities a greater say and...

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: I am delighted to hear the member express support for every area of Scotland being covered by a deal. So far, every other speaker has been keen to have a set timescale for achieving that. Would the start of Parliament’s summer recess in July be an appropriate date for the Scottish and UK Governments and local authorities to get together to secure a set timetable to deliver that?

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Doris: The committee’s recommendation on opaqueness and a lack of transparency is not directed specifically at the Scottish Government, the UK Government or individual local authorities, which can sometimes put in bids for projects the cost of which goes way beyond the moneys that are available to be spent. In such cases, prioritisation becomes essential. Does Mr Lockhart agree that...


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