Results 1041–1053 of 1053 for speaker:Sylvia Jackson

Scottish Parliament: Privatisation of Public Services (24 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: The debate on PPPs must rank alongside that on student finance as one of the most contentious that faces this Parliament. In practice, both debates have been oversimplified and have failed to capture the complexities of the issues involved, as many members have pointed out. In the case of PPPs, one mistake has been the failure to recognise that what have been called PFIs and PPPs are not all...

Scottish Parliament: Tuition Fees (17 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: One of the key themes surrounding the establishment of the Scottish Parliament was the emergence of a new kind of politics: where we would put aside party political posturing and look rationally at the arguments before us; where we would recognise genuine policy differences where they existed; but where we would seek to develop consensus around the priorities of the people of Scotland....

Scottish Parliament: Tuition Fees (17 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: If Mr Lochhead will allow me to finish, I am just coming on to that point.

Scottish Parliament: Tuition Fees (17 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: The second objective is to broaden participation. It cannot be acceptable that 80 per cent of children from social class 1 go to university, but only 14 per cent of social class 5 do. It is not a new problem. It is as old as higher education. One of the great disappointments of the expansion of higher education in the 1990s is that the proportion of students from the lower socio-economic...

Scottish Parliament: Tuition Fees (17 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: The abolition of this form of educational apartheid is a social and an economic priority. Finally, for me grants and loans are a much more important issue than tuition fees, but I am happy for that argument to be tested by a committee of inquiry. That is why I support the unamended motion and why I urge other members to do the same.

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: Is not the amount of funding that has been given to St Mary's equal to all that given by Stirling Council to all the other schools in its area? That may be why there is a big waiting list for the school.

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: I want to remind the member of last week's debate, in which we talked about the importance of placing the national park development at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in the context of the more holistic rural strategy that is being pursued by Stirling Council and the other two councils that are involved in the project. The development is not being viewed in isolation. We also emphasised the...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

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Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: I wanted to make the point that in last week's debate on Mr McLeish's motion we talked about democratic accountability. I hope that, in the spirit of this new Parliament, it will not be about our finding answers to questions; we would like everybody to come on board when doing that. That is our focus.

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: I want to point out-

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: Does Mr McLetchie agree that the issues that he-quite rightly-raises, and that were taken on board in last week's debate, will be addressed during the interim period preceding the implementation of the legislation, which has, in fact, already begun?

Scottish Parliament: National Park (8 Jun 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: I am sorry to see that so many Scottish National party members have left, but not to worry. In February, the Government announced its intention of establishing Loch Lomond and the Trossachs as the first national park in Scotland. The designation recognises the world-class character of this natural resource and tourist attraction. It is an initiative that deserves and has received widespread...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers (19 May 1999)

Sylvia Jackson: Will Mary Scanlon give way?


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