Results 181–200 of 2037 for speaker:George Lyon

Scottish Parliament: Scallop Industry (10 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: As was outlined by Jamie McGrigor and other members, amnesic shellfish poisoning is a serious problem that affects many rural communities on the west coast of Scotland. The issue is not just about producers and fishermen; it is about processors and the communities in which scallop fishing plays a vital economic role. The minister should answer several questions, because the game has moved on...

Scottish Parliament: Scallop Industry (10 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: Will the minister give way?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Caledonian MacBrayne: Caledonian MacBrayne (10 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in his previous post as Secretary, Scottish Office Development Department, the new Caledonian MacBrayne Chairman Harold Mills ever briefed Ministers on any aspect of the Campbeltown-Ballycastle ferry route and, if so, what the content of these briefings was.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Caledonian MacBrayne: Caledonian MacBrayne (10 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in his previous position as Secretary of the Scottish Office Development Department, the new Caledonian MacBrayne Chairman Harold Mills ever briefed Ministers on any aspect of the Gourock-Dunoon ferry route and, if so, what the content of these briefings was.

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (17 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: It is interesting to hear Fergus Ewing describe himself as an ancient monument. What does that say about his mother? Is what he said the reason she has left the chamber?

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (17 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: No doubt. I welcome the publication of the tourism strategy document; it demonstrates that tourism is for the first time being brought to the centre stage in Scotland and it recognises the importance of the industry to the Scottish economy. The industry is important not just to Scotland generally, but to rural Scotland in particular. In the places where tourism thrives in rural Scotland, the...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (17 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: Given that the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee is midway through an in-depth study of the whole enterprise network, it would have been ridiculous if the minister had made any proposals at the moment. As a committee, we would have rejected that. I welcome the Executive's approach; I say that on behalf of all members of the committee. However, I highlight a number of genuine...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (17 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: Fergus is right in saying that we face a greater challenge in the Highlands and Islands. However, back in November, I spent some time in southern Ireland with colleagues from Northern Ireland, Wales and rural England who expressed the same sentiments—they have high fuel prices in their rural areas. The point that I am trying to make is that we must ask why those other parts of the UK are...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — scottish executive: Farming (Petitions) (17 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to address the concerns raised in the National Farmers Union petitions submitted to the Parliament on 11 January this year. (S1O-1142)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — scottish executive: Farming (Petitions) (17 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: In relation to the petition on agri-monetary compensation for all sectors of the agricultural industry that have been hit by the strong pound, as Eddie George recognised when he was in Scotland earlier in the year, can the minister reassure me that he will do everything possible to make the case to the UK Treasury for matching funding, to ensure that that compensation is paid to the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Public Appointments: Public Appointments (22 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide a list of all the independent members or assessors who have sat on interview panels for appointments to public bodies in Scotland over the last five years, with an indication of how often each individual sat.

Scottish Parliament: Clydeside (Regeneration) (23 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: I welcome the opportunity to raise some of the issues facing the communities surrounding the River Clyde. As the motion clearly states, the Clyde was an icon of past years, and it clearly needs modernisation of its transport infrastructure as an essential prerequisite for the economic and social regeneration of the areas and communities surrounding the Clyde. In the years following the war,...

Scottish Parliament: Clydeside (Regeneration) (23 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: indicated agreement.

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

George Lyon: On behalf of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, I welcome the new initiatives in the Scottish Enterprise strategy document "Connecting Scotland", which offers a number of dedicated and cohesive programmes to create a competitive advantage for Scottish e-commerce. An expanded programme of e-commerce research will ensure that we keep up to date with the rapidly changing technology and ensure...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish executive: Ferry Services (2 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure the future of the Campbeltown-Ballycastle route. (S1O-1257)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish executive: Ferry Services (2 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: Is the minister aware of the anger in the local community, as expressed at a meeting in Campbeltown on Monday, about Sea Containers' decision to pull out? Looking to the longer term, I ask for an assurance that everything possible will be done to ensure that a case is taken to Brussels for implementation of a public service order that would guarantee the long-term future of the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (2 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what was the total expenditure in the last financial year on trunk roads in Argyll and Bute, and whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government to detail the total income in the last financial year from road users in Argyll and Bute in order that a comparison can be made between the average income and expenditure per motorist in this area in the...

Scottish Parliament: Manufacturing (9 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I, too, welcome the publication of "Created in Scotland". I especially welcome the remarks made by the Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning in opening the debate. Since May last year, I, like Annabel Goldie, have expressed concern about the number of initiatives that the minister has introduced. Of course, the minister wants to get things done, but...

Scottish Parliament: Manufacturing (9 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: Certainly, but I hope that Miss Goldie is not going to make a proposal.

Scottish Parliament: Manufacturing (9 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: I think that the damage that was done in those 18 years of Tory rule is evident throughout the central belt. Let us not forget the importance of the manufacturing sector to the Scottish economy. Thirty per cent of Scottish jobs depend directly or indirectly on manufacturing, which is a vibrant and exciting part of the economy. Over the years, smokestack has given way to high tech and...


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