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Richard Lochhead: Will the minister give way?
Richard Lochhead: Will the minister give way?
Richard Lochhead: I thank the minister for allowing me to intervene. The industry is looking for more than sympathy from the new Administration. Does the Administration not have faith in its own ability to do a better job than the previous Administration on negotiating derogation in Europe?
Richard Lochhead: It is his motion.
Richard Lochhead: I congratulate David Davidson on securing the first item of members' business since yesterday's historic events and for choosing jobs in the fish processing industry as the subject. I am also delighted that we are again discussing fishing matters-one of our first debates was also on a fishing matter, which shows the priority that this Parliament has given to the fishing industry. Mr...
Richard Lochhead: In her opening remarks, the minister stated that local government should take its rightful place in the new Scotland. Will she respond to my suggestion that that includes bringing Scotland's water authorities back under local government control? I draw the minister's attention to the advertisement in today's recruitment pages, through which the Executive wishes to employ directly a water...
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to invite the Scottish film industry to propose measures which the Executive may implement to help the industry to develop and prosper.
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make available details of any agreement reached during its recent meeting with the Scottish Salmon Growers Association and the Shetland Salmon Farmers Association to discuss the Infectious Salmon Anaemia crisis currently affecting the salmon farming industry.
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to introduce a distinct scheme to promote safety improvements in the Scottish fleet in view of the termination of the Fishing Vessel (Safety Improvements) (Grants) Scheme 1995 (S.I.1995/1609), and given the special circumstances of the Scottish fishing industry. (S1O-66)
Richard Lochhead: Does the minister agree that it is ludicrous and incredibly unacceptable that the safety of our fishermen depends upon property deals in London? The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food failed to sell Covent Garden, so the deficit that was left led to the current fisheries grant scheme drying up.
Richard Lochhead: I put it to the minister that, as the scheme is having a shake-up, this is an opportune time for the Scottish Executive to take responsibility both for funding the scheme and for administering it in Scotland.
Richard Lochhead: Will the minister use the opportunity of her visit to Aberdeen to drive through the city and to encounter at first hand the difficulties experienced by people living in the north-east of Scotland?
Richard Lochhead: Did Dr Jackson benefit from a free higher education? If she did, why does she wish to deny that same privilege to future generations?
Richard Lochhead: Does the member accept that many of us who will be voting for the amendment are not wholly opposed to the Holyrood site, subject to amendments, and are in favour of a new building?
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to provide the Parliament with an estimate of the likely additional costs to Scotland’s fish processing industry of measures proposed to implement the European Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) as soon as possible after 1 July.
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends after 1 July to request a meeting with Scotland’s water authorities to convey the concerns of Scotland’s fish processing industry over the implementation of measures including new charges in connection with the European Urban Waste Directive (91/271/EEC).
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends after 1 July to request Scotland’s water authorities to refrain from signing any contracts in connection with relevant measures relating to the implementation of the European Urban Waste Water Directive (91/271/EEC) until a full review has been undertaken of the impact on Scotland’s fish processing industry and its findings considered.
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister would welcome a meeting with a delegation representing Scotland’s fish processing industry with a view to assisting their campaign for a moratorium on the measures proposed for the implementation of the European Urban Waste Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC).
Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister will urgently meet with Scottish fishermen’s leaders to discuss the Scottish Adjacent Water Boundaries Order (S.I. 1999/1126) and its implications for Scotland.
Richard Lochhead: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Presiding Officer. I do not think that everyone understood which question was put. Will you repeat it?