Results 101–120 of 760 for speaker:Keith Harding

Scottish Parliament: Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (31 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: I did not detail specific bodies. I said only that we support a reduction in the number of quangos. Stage 2 will determine which ones go and which ones stay. The removal of an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy is welcomed and is long overdue. Despite the small reservations that I have noted, we support the bill.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973: Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (21 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to relax the restrictions in section 59 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 that bar persons under the age of 21 years from being co-opted on to local authority committees.

Scottish Parliament: Opportunity Gap (10 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: I am sure that every member of the Parliament wants opportunities to be extended for every person in Scotland. It is good that we debate how the nation can best achieve that. The Scottish Executive's document, "Closing the Opportunity Gap" is well meaning. However, it fails to see the wood for the trees and its prescription is akin to providing an aspirin for a heart attack. There is a...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Homelessness (Fife) (3 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Social Justice last met Fife Council to discuss homelessness. (S1O-5686)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Homelessness (Fife) (3 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: I am disappointed to learn that. The number of homelessness applications in Fife has risen 49.2 per cent since Labour came to power more than five years ago, promising, in the words of Mr Blair, to end the scandal of homelessness. Is the minister satisfied with that record?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (3 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available or being provided to people being made redundant following the announcement that the Alcan plant at Burntisland, Fife, is to close.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Rural Partnership Fund: Scottish Rural Partnership Fund (3 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was spent on publishing, printing and distributing its Scottish Rural Partnership Fund information and application pack.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government in Scotland Bill: Stage 1 (2 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: Will the minister take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government in Scotland Bill: Stage 1 (2 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: I did not say that we were against the power of general competence but that we were against the watered-down version that is in the bill. We are supported in that by the Local Government Information Unit.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government in Scotland Bill: Stage 1 (2 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: I said that it was tired and inept.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government in Scotland Bill: Stage 1 (2 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: I declare my registered interest as a member of Stirling Council. I thank Eugene Windsor, the clerk to the Local Government Committee, and his staff, for guiding us through the Local Government in Scotland Bill in their usual efficient manner. As local government spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives, I will try to wake the press up and liven the debate up a bit. I am acutely aware of the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Roads: Roads (1 Oct 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was spent on publishing, printing and distributing its publication, Public report on the first year of the new trunk road operating companies 2001/2002 .

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Local Government (Proportional Representation) (26 Sep 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the First Minister whether the introduction of a proportional representation system of voting for local government elections will improve the governance of councils. (S1F-2116)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Local Government (Proportional Representation) (26 Sep 2002)

Keith Harding: I am sure that the First Minister's Labour council colleagues will feel reassured by that when they lose their seats. Does the First Minister believe that councils would be better run by a large influx of Scottish National Party councillors, given that, according to research, the SNP would be the greatest beneficiary of the single transferable vote system?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Roads: Roads (26 Sep 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to upgrade the A8000 link between the M9 and the M90 motorways to dual carriageway.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Marine Environment: Marine Environment (28 Aug 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking on the location and regulation of marine developments and what plans it has to carry out a review of developments in coastal and marine waters, similar to that being conducted by the Department of Transport in England and Wales.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (14 Aug 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to adopt similar proposals to those made in the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions’ planning Green Paper, Planning: Delivering a Fundamental Change .

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fisheries: Fisheries (9 Aug 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers and responsibilities local authorities and other agencies have in respect of commercial cockle harvesting.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fisheries: Fisheries (9 Aug 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how legislation and regulations on commercial and cockle harvesting differ from equivalent legislation and regulations in England.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fisheries: Fisheries (9 Aug 2002)

Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to alter legislation and regulations on commercial cockle harvesting.


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