Results 281–300 of 2037 for speaker:George Lyon

Scottish Parliament written answers — Higher Education: Higher Education (27 Jun 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the University of the Highlands and Islands to be designated as an institution eligible for funding by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Higher Education: Higher Education (28 Jun 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the University of the Highlands and Islands to be designated as an institution eligible for funding by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise Networks (6 Jul 2000)

George Lyon: On behalf of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, I welcome the minister's statement. I want to consider more closely the Executive's announcement that it is to set up economic forums across the country. The conclusions that the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee reached, which underpinned our recommendation for the establishment of economic forums, were based on evidence that was...

Scottish Parliament: University of the Highlands and Islands (6 Jul 2000)

George Lyon: I think it very appropriate that the last debate of this parliamentary year before the summer recess should be on the subject of the future of the university of the Highlands and Islands. As the motion states, that university is "a flagship project for the Highlands and Islands and a long-held dream for many of its communities". I hope that the Parliament will give its whole-hearted support...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (6 Jul 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding will be made available to create a "ghost island" on the A83 opposite the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fisheries: Fisheries (7 Aug 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is the total amount of funding paid direct to the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fisheries: Fisheries (7 Aug 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding paid to the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen is available to tendering by other marine laboratories.

Scottish Parliament written answers — National Environmental Research Council: National Environmental Research Council (7 Aug 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what representation Scotland has on the National Environmental Research Council, who the representatives are and how they are appointed.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Coast Protection: Coast Protection (1 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding is available for the improvement of sea defences to protect coastal towns which are vulnerable to flooding and, if not, whether it has any plans to implement such a scheme.

Scottish Parliament: Exam Results (6 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: Over the past couple of days I have spoken to all the secondary schools in my constituency. The message from them is that the introduction of higher still is integral to some of the problems that have arisen during the past month or two. They believe that the development programme was wrong from the start, that materials for subjects were coming in late and that changes were made to...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive: Less Favoured Areas Scheme (7 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: To ask the First Minister how the Executive will ensure that farmers and crofters in the Highlands and Islands get an adequate level of compensation for high transport, fuel and ferry costs under the new less favoured areas scheme. (S1F-513)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive: Less Favoured Areas Scheme (7 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: Thank you. Is the First Minister aware that the new less favoured areas scheme is designed to compensate farmers and crofters for permanent and severe climatic and geographical disadvantage? That means compensation for the high transport and fuel costs experienced by farmers in the Highlands and Islands, which would put them on the same competitive playing field as their counterparts in...

Scottish Parliament: Fuel Situation (13 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Fuel Situation (13 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Fuel Situation (14 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: Many island communities on the west coast of Scotland rely on Caledonian MacBrayne for ferry services. When I spoke to CalMac yesterday morning, I was told that the company was down to just a number of days' fuel. Can the First Minister assure me that its services will be among the priority services to receive a top-up in fuel supplies as soon as possible?

Scottish Parliament: The Creative Economy (27 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: I would like to begin by welcoming to the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Alex Neil and Kenny MacAskill. Kenny was leading for the SNP today. It is just a great pity that he brought the same speech with him from the Transport and the Environment Committee to the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee. During the recess, I and two of my colleagues on the Enterprise and...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (28 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: I can hardly believe that. I am shell-shocked—a positive contribution to a debate from Fergus Ewing. Well done. I welcome the chance to discuss the tourism industry, which is such an important industry for Scotland. I would like to move the debate back to tourism, rather than staying on some of the issues that Fergus and others have wanted to discuss. Tourism is very important for my...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (28 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: If Mr Davidson considers our competitors in Ireland—who joined the euro at IR£1 to DM2.40 or DM2.50—he will see that Ireland now enjoys a 25 per cent competitive advantage over Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (28 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: I would like to make some progress, if the member does not mind. Compared to other countries, Scotland is a much dearer destination for our European friends. Going abroad is a much cheaper option for Scots, because of the advantages of the exchange rate. The Scottish Tourism Forum stated in its August update that "the Pound's relationship to European currencies and the Euro is identified by...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (28 Sep 2000)

George Lyon: Now I am confused as to whether that represents a no or a yes. The Executive must re-examine funding of ATBs. If we want to put tourism centre-stage, direct funding is the only way to go. There have been cuts in council funding to ATBs. Finally, it is up to everyone to stop talking Scotland's tourism industry down and to begin to look on the positive side.


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