Results 21–40 of 2037 for speaker:George Lyon

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (15 Jul 1999)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the funding of remote medical practises such as Glenorchy and Innishail in Argyll and Bute.

Scottish Parliament: Cowal (1 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: I believe that Jamie will find that the Vital Spark is moored at the end of the Crinan canal, so we might see it back in Dunoon again. I welcome this debate; we have found ourselves in an interesting situation, in that the first question in the Scottish Parliament was on the issue of the Cowal-Dunoon ferry service and the first members' debate after the recess is on the Cowal situation...

Scottish Parliament: Cowal (1 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: I have only three minutes, Duncan, so if you do not mind I will not give way. As Jamie rightly pointed out, there is the prospect of a marina development in Cowal, so some momentum is lifting the economy from the dark days when the Holy loch base closed down and unemployment rose to 834.

Scottish Parliament: Cowal (1 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: If you do not mind, Fergus, I would like to finish off, because other people are waiting to speak. Unemployment has fallen from 834 in January 1993, at the height of the Holy loch situation, to 411 in July 1999. The figure has come down, but it is still too high and we need to take decisions. I thank the minister for coming to view the situation at first hand yesterday. I have asked Sarah...

Scottish Parliament: Cowal (1 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: It is very important that we get the Deloitte & Touche report published. We have to bear in mind that it is not just the Scottish Executive that owns that report; Western Ferries was a contributor and must be consulted to ensure that it is happy with the report being published. I welcome this debate and support a lot of what Duncan said. It is essential that decisions are made about the...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill (2 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Will Roseanna Cunningham clarify whether she is speaking in her capacity as the Convener of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee, or as-

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: Does David McLetchie not remember the Tory record on tax? The Tories gave guarantees that theirs was the party of low taxation and that no tax rises would be introduced after the 1992 election, yet 22 tax rises were introduced by the Tory Government. He has a short memory indeed pre-1997.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: In terms of those who represent the rural economy—

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: Does not Mr McLetchie agree that the Conservatives did more to destroy the rural economy through their mishandling of and failure to address the problems of BSE?

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: That is the reason why the rural economy is in such a bad state today. The Conservative party created the problem.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: On behalf of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, I welcome the publication of "Making it work together: A programme for government". The document is a bold and imaginative step by the Scottish Executive that puts further flesh on the partnership document agreed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Labour party. We have listened to Alex Salmond's criticisms; he advocates that the...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: I said that I was speaking on behalf of the Scottish Liberal Democrats because I am a member of that party. I take it that that is not out of order, Deputy Presiding Officer? The programme outlines 150 individually timetabled priorities. As Donald Dewar rightly said, that has never been done before. That shows the Government's confidence in its ability to deliver across a wide range of areas....

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: If Mr Hamilton understood what was announced yesterday, he would know that Mr Finnie reached an agreement—with the UK Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food—that the Scottish Executive would draw up a plan to dispose of unwanted cull sheep; the Scottish Executive will take that plan to Europe for approval. Mr Brown said that under European rules, the cull scheme cannot include direct...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: Mr McLetchie obviously does not understand that £29 million and £50 million is real money—real investment in education and in supporting students—not bureaucracy. He also fails to understand that the creation of those departments is about joined-up government. The people involved, in business and the higher education community, welcome the establishment of the new departments.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: The Conservatives' record in Scotland proves that their seven ministers failed completely to deliver.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: The document demonstrates the partnership Government's commitment to delivering better public services, which remains one of our key priorities. Of course, we need to create wealth to fund good public services—that idea is central to the document. It outlines a powerful programme of measures to help the Scottish economy to grow, creating new jobs and new opportunities for our people. The...

Scottish Parliament: Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources, in terms of funding and expertise, are being made available to tackle the algae responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), and to ascertain the threat to public health represented by ASP, and what time scale it has set for lifting the ban on scallop fishing currently in place on Scotland's north-west coast. (S1O-262)

Scottish Parliament: Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (9 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: Will the minister ensure that fishermen's leaders and the local communities that have been badly affected by the bans are kept fully informed when decisions are taken, and that they are closely consulted as part of that decision-making process?

Scottish Parliament: Food Standards Agency (15 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: Will the member clarify what the SNP's position is on this issue? We have debated the food standards agency already. As I recall, Kay Ullrich's colleague, Alasdair Morgan, argued against the food standards agency because it was legislated for at Westminster rather than here. Is Kay Ullrich saying that the SNP has changed its mind and that it will vote to support the setting-up of the food...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (16 Sep 1999)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to follow the Land Reform Policy Group’s recommendation that the Scottish Law Commission be invited to review and revise the law of the foreshore and seabed and, in light of the numerous and protracted disputes over the ownership of the seabed around Scotland, what plans it has to review the powers of the Crown Estate in Scotland.


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