Results 141–160 of 2832 for speaker:Margo MacDonald

Scottish Parliament written answers — Holyrood: Holyrood (23 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will supply MSPs in its report on the Holyrood Project promised at the end of February, details of which members of the Project Team have visited Barcelona and/or The Hague, and the costs of these visits.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Holyrood: Holyrood (23 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer what was the date of Enric Miralles’ last visit to Edinburgh.

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: Wait for it; this will be good.

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: Will the member give a red card to the Government, since, according to The Scotsman , "it has failed to harness the full potential of the internet"?

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: I want to pick up where Irene Oldfather left off, which is something I do quite frequently. There is a downside to e-commerce. Before I become the voice of doom and get everyone upset, I want to make David Mundell a happy man and quote from an article in The Guardian with the headline: "Universities forge alliance for global teaching on net". I am sure that that is getting everyone excited....

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: Another quotation from David? Yes please.

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: Some of my colleagues thought that this would be an uninteresting debate. I wish they were here—we would not be able to contain them. I have one serious, final point on a potential downside to how we use the technology. A couple of days ago, when I was in West Lothian—where the council and the community have attacked this subject in a very impressive way—an example was proposed of how...

Scottish Parliament: E-commerce (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: I have another suggestion for Mr Swinney to make to the minister. Last night, at the briefing by the Confederation of British Industry on tourism in Scotland, we heard that the Malin Court hotel, in Ayrshire, has a website that received 2,000 hits in the past month. The Government could save businesses a lot of money on advertising and marketing if it got that man on screen to tell other...

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: On a point of order. I am concerned about the people who are paying for the hole in the ground and the potential catastrophe at the foot of Holyrood Road. That is why I am raising this point of order. It seems that our ability to discuss in the chamber what is relevant outside it is incomplete. I therefore ask you to reconsider your decision not to take the emergency question I lodged this...

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: With all due respect, Presiding Officer, you said that the experts will work in conjunction with the project team. I am questioning the management of the project and would prefer to have completely independent assessments made by completely independent experts. Can you deny the robust figures that appear in today's press?

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: On a point of order.

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: Let us share the contents with everybody, in the interest of open government. Are you in a position, Presiding Officer, to say whether you have reconsidered my request for an emergency question on the Holyrood project?

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: With all respect, Presiding Officer, that is only the start of that. There is a serious flaw in our procedures, if we cannot do that.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive: Secretary of State for Scotland (Meeting) (24 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: I apologise for the fact that I was not here for the start of question time. The original contract for the Holyrood site was signed by the First Minister when he was the Secretary of State for Scotland and party to the collective responsibility of the Westminster Cabinet. Can the First Minister therefore tell us whether the contract was undertaken on behalf of the Westminster Government? If...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Student Finance: Student Finance (28 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish domiciled students who have already enrolled at Scottish higher education institutions will be eligible to participate in the Scottish Graduate Endowment scheme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Student Finance: Student Finance (28 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether students will be reimbursed for fees already paid under the current system so as to take advantage of the Scottish Graduate Endowment scheme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Student Finance: Student Finance (28 Feb 2000)

Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the amount already paid by students for tuition fees will be taken into consideration when assessments of amounts to be paid or deferred under the Scottish Graduate Endowment scheme are calculated.

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Strategy (1 Mar 2000)

Margo MacDonald: I am glad to support Johann Lamont's motion. There can be no doubt about the effect that addiction to drugs—hard drugs in particular—has on families and communities. She spoke about it more eloquently than I could. We must give serious consideration to properly structured provision for the family support groups. I realise that many sincere efforts have been made in the past, but perhaps...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Strategy (1 Mar 2000)

Margo MacDonald: I do not disagree with a word that the member has said about the use of some drugs by some people who are socially excluded. However, drug taking and drug abuse are not confined to poor people. People in universities and people who have a lot of money to spend use cocaine, for example.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive: Prime Minister (Meetings) (2 Mar 2000)

Margo MacDonald: Does the First Minister agree with the sentiments that the Presiding Officer expressed to me in his letter of yesterday? We are sending one another daily letters now. That letter referred to figures that were being brandished in yesterday's press. Sir David suggested that those figures were hypothetical. Is the First Minister prepared to endorse that view? If so, does he agree that it is...


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