Results 161–180 of 760 for speaker:Keith Harding

Scottish Parliament: McCrone Report (22 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: I notice the importance that Andrew Wilson attaches to this debate—he is reading The Daily Telegraph.

Scottish Parliament: McCrone Report (22 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: You will agree that the weather is somewhat humid and that there are rather more nats around than usual. As a result, I have decided to designate today bash-a-nat day—and it is Nicola Sturgeon's turn. I am by nature a tolerant and patient person, but your recent posturing and statements have bored me to tears. You could bore for Britain without competition; however, you would no doubt...

Scottish Parliament: McCrone Report (22 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: The McCrone report is complex and comprehensive, and requires careful consideration and consultation, as we know that resources are not finite. Your motion is premature, as it does not give the Executive time to deliberate and suggest proposals for the Parliament's consideration. Like all SNP motions, it is all about political point-scoring and the ultimate aim of destroying the union. The...

Scottish Parliament: McCrone Report (22 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: I have finished my speech, so it is difficult for me to respond—but if you think that that was abuse, I will give you some more later on.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Cancer: Cancer (26 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to question S1W-2232 by Susan Deacon on 30 November 1999 and S1W-4679 by Susan Deacon on 26 April 2000, how many consultant clinical and medical oncologists were employed at each of the five Scottish specialist cancer centres in the year to September 1999 and how many patients were seen per consultant at each centre.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (26 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the outstanding total rent arrears of former council tenants, broken down by local authority area.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Local Government Finance: Local Government Finance (26 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what total amount was raised in non-domestic rates in 1999-2000, and what total amount will be raised in 2000-01.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Staff: Scottish Executive Staff (26 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how many posts in the Scottish Executive, including its agencies, have been created in or transferred to Fife since 6 May 1999.

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection: Budget Process 2000- 02: Stage 1 (28 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: I, too, commend the Finance Committee on an excellent report. Members of the Local Government Committee considered the budget and took evidence at four meetings. The committee's report states that "most members of the Committee found the material submitted to the meeting, and the presentation made by the officials confusing and difficult to follow. The Committee believes that this is because...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Local Government: Local Government (28 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget it has set aside to cover the costs of its Renewing Local Democracy Working Group and how much has been spent to date.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — Scottish executive: Local Government (29 Jun 2000)

Keith Harding: Will the acting First Minister explain why first-past-the-post voting was not included for consideration by the Kerley committee? The implication is that a decision has already been taken to introduce a type of proportional representation in local government elections.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Working Groups: Working Groups (3 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Common Repairs Working Group, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the working group, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Working Groups: Working Groups (3 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the Strategic Issues Joint Working Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Working Groups: Working Groups (3 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the "It Pays to Pay" Implementation Working Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Roads: Roads (12 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish local authorities undertake regular cycles of road maintenance on the roads in their area and, if so, whether this cycle of maintenance complies with either the highway maintenance code of good practice or the Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland’s standards.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Local Government Finance: Local Government Finance (14 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the abolition of advance corporation tax credit for pension funds had on each local authority and their "Band D" council taxpayers in the current financial year and what assessment it has made of the impact in future years.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Schools: Schools (14 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Children and Education will now visit Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, in view of the HMI Report on the conditions of the Westport buildings.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Raptors: Raptors (18 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve the protection of birds of prey in Scotland given the findings of the report of the UK Raptor Working Group.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Sexual Abuse: Sexual Abuse (19 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the provision of support and funding of counselling services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse is a matter for health boards; if so, which health boards currently provide such support and funding; what the level of funding was for each health board in the last year for which figures are available, and what plans it has to ensure that all...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Publications: Scottish Executive Publications (20 Jul 2000)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of the report of the Renewing Local Democracy Working Group have been published, and whether it will list those individuals and organisations to which it has been distributed.


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