Results 121–140 of 1281 for speaker:Bob Doris

Scottish Parliament: Barclay Review of Non-domestic Rates (12 Sep 2017)

Bob Doris: I welcome that the Scottish Government will consult before any reforms of rates relief to ALEOs. I ask the cabinet secretary to approach any change with great caution to ensure that people using leisure facilities such as those that are run by Glasgow Life do not suffer any unintended or detrimental consequences. I also ask him to be similarly wary of any blanket exclusion of ALEOs applying...

Scottish Parliament: Barclay Review of Non-domestic Rates (12 Sep 2017)

Bob Doris: It was two!

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (7 Sep 2017)

Bob Doris: I think that Mr Carlaw was trying to buy some time so that back benchers could get to the chamber to hear my speech, so I thank him very much for that. The programme for government is bursting at the seams with ambition for Scotland, so I would like to use my speech to highlight a number of opportunities that I feel the Scottish Government can seize in order to develop the programme further...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (7 Sep 2017)

Bob Doris: I will say more about localism as I develop my speech, but I ask Daniel Johnson to engage with the bill rather than turn his face against it at this early stage. That is the wrong approach. I do not recognise the funding position of Scotland’s schools that has been outlined by some of the opposition parties. It is not the position in my constituency—Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn—where...

Scottish Parliament: Automatic Fire Suppression Systems (28 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: The cabinet secretary will know that the Local Government and Communities Committee, which I chair, will be taking evidence on building standards and fire regulations following the Grenfell tower tragedy. Mr Stewart’s question was about sprinkler systems. Might the cabinet secretary consider ensuring that—as Glasgow Housing Association has in all communal areas, including bin...

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (28 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: Is the Green position that there should be no reforms to education ever and that the status quo is completely acceptable?

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (28 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: Given that we are having a debate, will the member say what reforms he would like to see?

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (28 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: Will the Jenny Gilruth give way?

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (28 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: Does Ross Greer support the proposal on who makes final decisions on employing teachers? Headteachers can be restricted in respect of whether they can award permanent contracts in that they have sometimes to accept surplus teachers from elsewhere in the local authority area, rather than make positive and proactive choices by appointing teachers themselves. Would Mr Greer consider movement on that?

Scottish Parliament: Residential Tower Blocks and Public Buildings (Fire Safety Checks) (20 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: I commend social housing providers for their swift work to engage, inform, update and reassure tenants and residents. However, following discussions that I have had with ng homes, which is a key housing provider in north Glasgow, it has agreed to go further and establish a tenant scrutiny panel on fire safety, with membership drawn from people who live in the many high-rises in the...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (15 Jun 2017)

Bob Doris: Presiding Officer, I extend my sympathies to everyone who has been impacted by the horrific and deeply shocking events of the Grenfell tower fire tragedy. My constituency has several high-rise tower blocks; many MSPs will have similar stock across their constituencies. I also know that my local housing association will place a significant priority on safety, including fire safety. However,...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Challenge Fund Projects (Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn) (31 May 2017)

Bob Doris: 4. To ask the Scottish Government how its climate challenge fund supports projects in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency. (S5O-01052)

Scottish Parliament: Climate Challenge Fund Projects (Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn) (31 May 2017)

Bob Doris: I commend the impressive level of investment that benefits my constituents, and draw particular attention to the award of £139,199 to Lambhill Stables , which is based on the Forth and Clyde canal in my constituency. I invite the cabinet secretary to visit Lambhill Stables to see for herself how the funding for the growing together and greener Lambhill project is actively promoting and...

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Workers’ Rights (31 May 2017)

Bob Doris: I cannot get the image of Murdo Fraser as a child in the 1970s out of my head.

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Workers’ Rights (31 May 2017)

Bob Doris: Time will tell about that, Presiding Officer. I think about Murdo Fraser as a child of the 1970s, with his wee candle lit, to light up his house because of the power shortages, and his wee tartan blanket—or maybe his wee union jack blanket—wrapped around him, to keep him warm. He was driven into the hands of Margaret Thatcher to do God knows what, quite frankly. There you are. I cannot...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (25 May 2017)

Bob Doris: I met the head of the student association at Glasgow Kelvin College in Springburn recently and I understand that, following strike action, colleges’ terms might need to be extended to allow students to achieve course credits. Will the Scottish Government work with colleges to ensure that they are in a position to alleviate any additional student hardship that is caused by that extension,...

Scottish Parliament: Further Education (National Bargaining) (16 May 2017)

Bob Doris: My immediate concern sits with students and families, not employers or unions. Many students from Glasgow Kelvin College in my constituency have contacted me, as have several others, as they are distressed and anxious about their educational progress. How will the colleges mitigate that detrimental impact? What support can be given to student constituents of mine whose pathways into...

Scottish Parliament: Organ and Tissue Donation (Consultation) (10 May 2017)

Bob Doris: 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the analysis of responses to its recent consultation on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. (S5O-00956)

Scottish Parliament: Organ and Tissue Donation (Consultation) (10 May 2017)

Bob Doris: I helped to scrutinise evidence at stage 1 of the bill that contained the previous proposal for an opt-out organ donation system. Our committee recommended additional specialist nurses, consultants and intensive care beds, irrespective of whether any opt-out system was to be introduced. I voted against the bill, not out of principle but because of the weaknesses in it. What consideration has...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Bob Doris: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. With reference to Mr Sarwar, I ask what course of action a member who misleads Parliament during a debate, whether deliberately or otherwise, should take to correct the factual position at the earliest opportunity.


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