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Results 181–200 of 7931 for speaker:Richard Lochhead

Scottish Parliament: Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (10 Jan 2018)

Richard Lochhead: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are for the Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery. (S5O-01655)

Scottish Parliament: Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (10 Jan 2018)

Richard Lochhead: As the cabinet secretary has noted, for a number of years I have been pushing for new ideas to develop the fantastic potential of the historic distillery for the local economy, for tourism and for bringing other benefits. In recent months, a number of individuals and organisations have brought creative and exciting ideas to me that could make a difference and bring new investment to the...

Scottish Parliament: City Region Deals (9 Jan 2018)

Richard Lochhead: As the cabinet secretary mentioned, Moray is developing a growth deal in order to compete with Inverness and Aberdeen, which have city deals. Is he willing to discuss with his UK counterparts how we can get more clarity from them as to what the UK contribution might be to a growth deal, and how we can expedite the plans?

Scottish Parliament: Article 50 Withdrawal Process (9 Jan 2018)

Richard Lochhead: As a member of the committee, I congratulate the convener on her opening speech, which summarised very well the issues that the committee has been dealing with, which form the theme of today’s motion. I thank my colleagues on the committee and the clerks for all their work over the past 18 months, during which they have dealt with an enormous subject that is full of complexity. Its impact...

Scottish Parliament: Parcel Delivery Surcharges (21 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: The First Minister may recall that this time last year I first raised the impact of parcel delivery surcharges on customers in Moray and the north of Scotland. Since then, Scottish and United Kingdom ministers and others, including the Advertising Standards Authority, have pledged to act. Will the First Minister join me in urging the Scrooge-like UK retailers who continue to discriminate...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Strategy (20 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: I welcome the minister’s statement and, in particular, his comments about the progress that has been made on community and locally owned renewable energy and the work that is being done to establish a publicly owned energy company in Scotland. Can the minister reassure Parliament that such a company will be at the heart of his energy strategy, given that, in today’s society, we still...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2018-19 (14 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: I thank the cabinet secretary for a transformational budget, which is extraordinary given the financial constraints that have been imposed by a Conservative UK Government that would rather blow £1 billion on bribing the Democratic Unionist Party or spend tens of billions of pounds on exiting the European Union than support Scotland’s public services. Will the cabinet secretary confirm that...

Scottish Parliament: Personal Independence Payments Assessment Centres (Moray) (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: 9. To ask the Scottish Government what response it received to representations it made to the United Kingdom Government regarding the location of PIP assessment centres and the impact that this has had on claimants in Moray. (S5O-01562)

Scottish Parliament: Personal Independence Payments Assessment Centres (Moray) (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: I find it difficult to express the distress that some of my constituents have been put through, given that people sometimes find it uncomfortable leaving their home or travelling anywhere, never mind to Inverness for a PIP assessment that might determine their income for the foreseeable future. I have had a response from Michael Hewson, chief client executive of Independent Assessment...

Scottish Parliament: Parcel Delivery Charges (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: I thank the many members who signed my motion and are attending the debate. The cross-party support for an issue that affects homes and businesses across the country is most welcome. I pay tribute to Drew Hendry MP, Citizens Advice Scotland, Highland Council and the many community campaigners—including Rebecca Wymer who runs Stacks bistro in John o’ Groats and who started her own petition...

Scottish Parliament: Parcel Delivery Charges (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: Thank you. I absolutely agree with Alasdair Allan. His constituency is, of course, very much affected; I will refer to that later. Many retailers deliver free or at low cost elsewhere in the United Kingdom, but impose hefty surcharges to much of Scotland: a delivery fee of £50 was demanded for despatching a £5.99 pair of handtowels to a Speyside constituent of mine; a £60 surcharge was...

Scottish Parliament: Parcel Delivery Charges (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: Will the minister take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Parcel Delivery Charges (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Lochhead: Perhaps the minister could add The Press and Journal , The Northern Scot , STV and the BBC to the list of outlets that have been sympathetic to the campaign. On the question of UK ministers softening their position, has he noticed how, in the past few days, there have been comments from UK ministers who may now be more sympathetic to regulation?

Scottish Parliament: General Practice (29 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: For many of the reasons that members have mentioned in relation to the situations in their own constituencies, I have had more reason to speak to local GPs and medical staff in Moray over the past year than I had in the previous 12 years. I have to say that what they are telling me does not exactly chime with what we heard from Miles Briggs. I do not hear vitriol from them, or simplistic...

Scottish Parliament: General Practice (29 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: One thing that we have not heard in Scotland is that the NHS is facing a humanitarian crisis, which we have heard about in recent years, where the Conservatives are in charge south of the border. The SNP Government has a good track record of stewarding the NHS in this country and action has been taken. The GP contract will make a positive difference to GPs. We will pay close attention as the...

Scottish Parliament: General Practice (29 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: We have to take that on board and recognise it as we move forward. I welcome all the effort that has been made by the cabinet secretary and the Scottish Government, and I ask the Conservatives to bring some common sense so that we can move forward with a much more rational debate.

Scottish Parliament: Council Reserves (28 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: The cabinet secretary may be aware that Councillor Walter Wilson, who resigned a few days ago because of the extreme right-wing views of his Conservative colleagues and the cuts that they were contemplating, was criticised by the leader of Moray Council for causing alarm, yet today, the leader of Moray Council is talking about being a few years away from bankruptcy, which will certainly cause...

Scottish Parliament: Skills Development Scotland (Hospitality Sector) (22 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: 11. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Skills Development Scotland regarding reported skills shortages, such as a shortage of chefs, in the hospitality sector. (S5O-01503)

Scottish Parliament: Skills Development Scotland (Hospitality Sector) (22 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: I thank the minister for that very full answer—clearly, he is taking the issue seriously. He will be aware that the food and drink sector is worth £14 billion to Scotland and that the hospitality sector is worth £11 billion. For both industries, the availability of chefs is crucial. However, many businesses that I speak to in my constituency and around Scotland tell me that the shortage...

Scottish Parliament: Parcel Delivery Charges (16 Nov 2017)

Richard Lochhead: Today, I will meet Ofcom to discuss the impact of parcel delivery charges on customers in Moray and the wider region, which, as the Deputy First Minister can imagine, is a growing issue that is at the forefront of people’s minds in the run-up to the festive period, as more and more people buy online. Is the Deputy First Minister aware that it is now cheaper, according to many of my...


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