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Scottish Parliament written answers — Islay: Islay (30 Mar 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to restructure the dairy industry on Islay following the closure of the Islay Creamery.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Caledonian MacBrayne: Caledonian MacBrayne (3 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive to list all the parties approached as part of the review of Caledonian MacBrayne’s fare structure announced by the Minister for Transport and the Environment on 21 January this year, and to outline what timescale has been put on the review.

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Mr McLetchie will accept that the corporate body authorised the increase in floor space in the new building, provision for 203 extra researchers, and the change to the debating chamber. His party has a member on the corporate body. Does his party not accept some responsibility for those decisions?

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: rose—

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: rose—

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: rose—

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: rose—

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: On a point of order. Why do the parties have winding-up speeches? Surely only those who are supporting the amendments should be winding up, as we are debating a back-bench motion and amendments.

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Listening to Mr Wilson and his SNP colleagues, I hear the same old constitutional debate over and over again. He seems to know something that the rest of us have missed. It seems that there is enough money out there to pay for absolutely everything in Scotland, but the wicked people down south are not letting us have it all, and all Scotland needs, of course, is separation from England; then,...

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: As Fergus Ewing well knows, we are opposed to the fuel price escalator, but what the constituents of Argyll are especially pleased about is the huge increase in education spending that has taken place and the increase in health spending that is about to come over the next three years.

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: I will come to that. Wait your time. The fifth technique used in SNP speeches is that on no account should a sense of fiscal responsibility be allowed to get in the way of economic policy. Those five principles sum up the SNP's approach and underlie today's motion. The principle of responsible economics seemed to be understood by the SNP during the election campaign. A document that is not...

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: I have taken two already. I am moving on. That policy is a far cry from the SNP's policies these days. Now, it wants to increase spending on everything under the sun. The manifesto is a far cry from Andrew Wilson's spendonomics: at the last count, the spending pledges totalled more than £2.5 billion of extra spending—which, of course, would require an extra 10p on income tax to fund it....

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: I am going to move on, because I have only a couple of minutes left. The Scottish Executive has presided over considerable growth in the three priority areas for the Liberal Democrats: health, education and, of course, rural Scotland. On health, we have delivered £43 million so far. Spending on health is significantly higher per head of population—18 per cent, or £150 per person—than it...

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: As Fiona Hyslop knows, spending on health in Scotland is £150 per head—18 per cent—higher than it is in the rest of the UK. After next year's increase it will still be £150, or 18 per cent, higher than it is in the rest of the UK. The people of Scotland benefit from the Barnett formula because it delivers 18 per cent extra spending on health per head of population. That is a fact—not...

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Which level of spending is the SNP saying it would spend on health and education in a separate Scotland? Would it be the same level as in Finland, or in Sweden or in Denmark?

Scottish Parliament: Dairy Industry (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Is Adam Ingram saying that the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society, which was set up by the Scottish Executive to encourage co-ops to be set up in Scotland—which he has argued for—should be mothballed and the powers handed to Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise?

Scottish Parliament: Dairy Industry (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: Is the member arguing that the SAOS's powers should be handed over?

Scottish Parliament: Dairy Industry (6 Apr 2000)

George Lyon: If the European price is now below the world price, why do we need export restitutions to allow us to export products from the EU into world markets?


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