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Scottish Parliament: Stroke Patients (NHS Fife) (17 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: 6. To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving NHS Fife to meet its target of putting stroke patients into a designated stroke ward within one day of being admitted to Victoria hospital. (S3O-13349)

Scottish Parliament: Stroke Patients (NHS Fife) (17 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: On a recent visit to the Victoria hospital stroke unit, I was very impressed by and cannot praise highly enough the dedicated and highly trained nursing staff, who make such a difference to the recovery and quality of life of stroke victims in Fife. However, I was informed during my visit that, of the 23 beds in the unit, six were occupied by patients who no longer required an acute bed. What...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Coastal Protection: Coastal Protection (10 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is working with stakeholders to combat coastal erosion.

Scottish Parliament: College Students (Work Placements) (10 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: What assessment has the Government made of the impact of the withdrawal of funding for school-college partnerships, particularly on the most vulnerable students who will not be able to access college placements?

Scottish Parliament: “Financial Resolutions and scrutiny of revised Financial Memoranda” (9 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: I, too, thank the clerks and the lawyers who have given us immense support on these very complex and technical changes, to which we have given substantial consideration. I highlight an issue that is distinct from those that were outlined by the convener—the role of the Presiding Officer in relation to financial resolutions. As a starting point, it was clear to the committee that, to ensure...

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (2 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: I rise to support the amendments in the name of Irene Oldfather and Elaine Murray. As members will be aware, I lodged an amendment at stage 2 calling for an outright ban on the use of snares. I withdrew the amendment to allow for further public and parliamentary debate. At that stage, I highlighted the evidence of animal suffering that Irene Oldfather and others have outlined in the chamber...

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: Maureen Watt summed up the debate on banning snaring when she said “I hope that”. For animal welfare’s sake, I hope that it is more than a hope.

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: I am pleased to contribute to the debate and to outline the importance of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill, which gave us the opportunity to ban snaring of Scotland’s wildlife. Significantly, there is a difference between the protection that the law offers pets and livestock and the protection that it offers wild animals. The bill provided the opportunity to narrow that...

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: Will the minister take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: On a point of order, Presiding Officer.

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: I would like the minister to withdraw that statement, as I raised the issue at stage 2.

Scottish Parliament: Delayed Discharges (10 Feb 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: The cabinet secretary outlined the issues that relate to delayed discharges in Fife. As she said, I have met Shona Robison and NHS Fife’s medical director and acute services chair to discuss delayed discharges and the wider community care agenda. I hope that the cabinet secretary believes and understands my genuine concern for families and the 93 patients who died before they could be...

Scottish Parliament: Delayed Discharges (10 Feb 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: Will the cabinet secretary and the Minister for Public Health and Sport urgently ask Fife Council to work in co-operation with NHS Fife to sort out the problem now, which is affecting people in my constituency today?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fire Service: Fire Service (21 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the frontline service provided by the Fife Fire and Rescue Service will be maintained despite the recruitment freeze, reduced numbers of operational firefighters and continued budget pressures on the local authority.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (20 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospitals have accident and emergency units.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (20 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital accident and emergency units have been forced to close in the last year due to staff shortages.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (20 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many closures of hospital accident and emergency units due to staff shortages in the last year have been attributed to the impact of the European working time directive.

Scottish Parliament: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 and Code of Conduct (20 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: As deputy convener of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, I am pleased to contribute to this afternoon’s debate. I echo the convener’s endorsement of the committee’s proposals. The recommendations will ensure both that there is a simplified system and that the transparency and accountability to which Peter Peacock alluded is maintained, which is important. As we...

Scottish Parliament: “Report on the public sector’s support for exporters, international trade and the attraction of inward investment” (19 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: In November 2007, in one of the new Administration’s first policy documents, the First Minister stated that the purpose of the Scottish Government was to create “a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth”. I know that the convener used that quotation, but it is worth restating the ambition. If we are to...

Scottish Parliament: Electricity Market Reform (13 Jan 2011)

Marilyn Livingstone: I am pleased to take part in the debate. I will talk about the importance to Scotland and to my constituency of Scotland's low-carbon potential and the renewable energy sector and I will set out why the issue must be addressed in proposals for electricity market reform. Given increasing energy demand and our ageing electricity generation park, it is clear that the UK will have to invest...


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