Results 1–20 of 7538 for speaker:Christine Grahame

Scottish Parliament: Robert Coltart (Museum or Exhibition Centre) (31 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what support it can offer to assist in the establishing of a small museum or exhibition centre in Galashiels to celebrate the life and times of Robert Coltart, the author of the children’s song, “Ally Bally Bee”. (S6O-03023)

Scottish Parliament: Robert Coltart (Museum or Exhibition Centre) (31 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: T he minister may not be aware that I have already had a substantial meeting with Museums Galleries Scotland, which cannot provide seed funding. On Monday, we will launch a crowdfunder to erect a memorial headstone at Robert Coltart’s unmarked grave in Galashiels. We are also looking to explore a virtual exhibition that places him in the context, to an extent, of the poverty of 19th century...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: I thank Alex Rowley for his Labour campaign message, and I say to him that we could do more for the NHS and public services in Scotland—and in England, where strikes prevail, incidentally—if the UK economy, which dictates our economy, was not in such a mess, as even Sir Keir Starmer admits it is. I want to go back to the better together mantra in the 2014 referendum campaign,...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: I will certainly give way to Mr Rowley, as I mentioned him in dispatches.

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: I do not like to say it to such a nice man, but Alex Rowley should stop shooting himself in the foot. He knows perfectly well that our capital budget is dictated by what Westminster divvies out to us. He knows it as well as the rest of us and is too clever to pretend otherwise. I know, however, that he has to try to fight the corner for the Labour Party, no matter what. We have a shortage of...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: Will Willie Rennie take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: First, Mr Rennie, I found your contribution exciting and riveting. You should not have stopped me from intervening, given that I was going to compliment you, but will you please explain to me whether the Liberal Democrats are in favour of rejoining the EU at some point in the future?

Scottish Parliament: XL Bully Dogs (25 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: From a written answer to me this week and following Westminster scrutiny of the XL bully dog regulations, it appears that there are an estimated 50,000 to 150,000 XL bully-type dogs in England and Wales. Extrapolating those numbers to Scotland would mean that there are between 5,000 and 15,000 dogs. Given those numbers, what help is available for existing owners, who are mainly responsible...

Scottish Parliament: XL Bully Dogs (18 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: I remain convinced, as I have been from the start, that the proposed regulations are ill considered and unjust to decent owners. Demonising a breed is not the answer. The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, which began as a member’s bill in my name, introduced the concept of a “deed, not breed” approach. I say to Russell Findlay that if he could just switch off the sensationalism for a...

Scottish Parliament: Vehicle Excise Duty (Devolution) (17 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the potential future devolution of vehicle excise duty. (S6O-02968)

Scottish Parliament: Vehicle Excise Duty (Devolution) (17 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: The recent RAC survey of potholes across the UK estimated that there are at least 1 million potholes UK wide, yet the UK Government collected around £7.3 billion in 2022-23 in vehicle excise duty—better known as road tax. That money is completely swallowed up by the Treasury. Does the minister agree that it would be far fairer if Scotland collected its own road tax and used it...

Scottish Parliament: XL Bully Dogs (Regulation of Ownership) ( 9 Jan 2024)

Christine Grahame: As everyone is, I am appalled by dog attacks. However, the answer does not lie in adopting such hasty and simplistic regulations. In the same way, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 has not worked. Will the minister therefore consider amending the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, which I introduced and which intervenes early when there are behavioural problems with any breed of dog, to make it...

Scottish Parliament: Severe Winter Weather (Disruption to Public Services) (23 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has in place to reduce disruption to public services due to severe winter weather. (S6O-02774)

Scottish Parliament: Severe Winter Weather (Disruption to Public Services) (23 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: I have a feeling that the subject of my supplementary question is not within the cabinet secretary’s portfolio, but I will ask it anyway. Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale are mainly rural areas. Keeping the road network clear is crucial to all the services that the cabinet secretary has mentioned. How is road grit allocated to local authorities? If necessary, can a local authority...

Scottish Parliament: Exhibition Spaces (23 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: Apart from the two existing spaces, there are currently no other suitable spaces in the busy parliamentary campus or available resources to support an additional member-sponsored exhibition space. However, the SPCB is sympathetic to the issue and we are happy to explore it as part of future work on the use of the building. Although there is a lot of demand for member-sponsored exhibitions,...

Scottish Parliament: Exhibition Spaces (23 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: It is not simply a matter of space; it is to do with resources, the equipment that is required, the staffing and so on. As I said, the SPCB is sympathetic to the issue, and we will see whether another space can be found as we explore future work on the use of the building, especially as the use of the building has changed following the Covid pandemic.

Scottish Parliament: Cashback for Communities ( 8 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: The member makes a very important point. I want to ask a question that I intend to be helpful, although it might be too complicated to answer here and now. What can one can do to recoup the extra money that he refers to? What is missing? What would he suggest that the review should do?

Scottish Parliament: Cashback for Communities ( 8 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: F requently, we become so accustomed to the innovative policies that the Parliament has introduced that we forget to reflect on—and, in some circumstances, to celebrate—the impact that they have had on people for the better. Examples include the ban on smoking in public places, no prescription charges in Scotland and, of course, cashback for communities. Although the public will be aware...

Scottish Parliament: Cashback for Communities ( 8 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: May I be so bold as to ask the minister to make her own personal evaluation of the RUTS programme at Penicuik YMCA, which I referred to?

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health ( 7 Nov 2023)

Christine Grahame: In June, the minister responded to me regarding my concerns about the lack of assessments for attention deficit hyperactivity order for adults in my constituency. The response said that there is no routine reporting of community adult mental health service activity, nor any national routine reporting. In the documents that accompany the statement, is there a commitment to improving and...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.