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Scottish Parliament written answers — Fisheries: Fisheries (15 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will arrange a meeting with the Fish Merchants Association (FMA) to discuss the treatment of effluent from the Scottish fish processing industry.

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: I want to express my appreciation for what the forthcoming legislation will do for the Highlands and Islands, in particular for Gaelic-medium education and in the plans for land reform. Tha mi duilich. Chan eil moran Gàidhlig agam. That means, "I am sorry. I do not have much Gaelic"-when I was a child, it was educated out of me. I went to a school where there were four Gaelic-speaking...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: Proposals for Gaelic-medium education are contained in the general education legislation, but it was reported in the Inverness Courier last week, I think, that Gaelic was being given secure status. That was mentioned by Alasdair Morrison.

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: I am not giving way again. I want to talk about other aspects of cultural regeneration, particularly land reform. What is the use of regenerating culture in crofting communities through the language if those communities do not own their land and have to live and work at the whim of some cash-heavy individual who wants a bit of Highland hill to impress his friends? We have to examine the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish EXECUTIVE: Gaelic-medium Education (17 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop Gaelic-medium education. (S1O-33)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish EXECUTIVE: Gaelic-medium Education (17 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: Will the minister examine the funding for local development officers working for Comhairle nan Sgoiltean Araich to see if the method of funding can be improved?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Crofters Commission: Crofters Commission (23 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans a review of the Crofters Commission.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive: Schools (24 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on devolving responsibilities to schools as part of an overall drive to push up school standards. (S1O-103)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive: Schools (24 Jun 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: How far will the responsibility for target setting be devolved to schools?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (2 Jul 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support the continuing professional development of teachers in Scottish schools.

Scottish Parliament: Cowal (1 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: I think that Duncan is over-egging the pudding when he says that Cowal is entering a spiral of total decline. I phoned Argyll and Bute Council about this, and the statistics that it gave me did not bear that out. The council said that it did not consider the Cowal area, apart from the west of Cowal around Tighnabruaich, to be a fragile area, that Dunoon had received a good deal of investment...

Scottish Parliament: Cowal (1 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: Mr Hamilton has spoken quite a lot; it is my turn to speak now. At the heart of the debate about Cowal is a crisis of self-confidence. This sort of crisis has happened in the Highlands time and again-we need only think of Corpach, Invergordon, Machrihanish and Benbecula. When a large employer leaves an area, that causes a crisis of self-confidence. People are afraid that things will go...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence (2 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Partnership on domestic violence will reconvene.

Scottish Parliament: Domestic Violence (2 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: When one has been involved, as I have, in campaigning against domestic violence for nearly 20 years, it is easy to forget that not everyone realises how domestic violence pervades every part of society. As I speak I am conscious that women who have experienced domestic violence might be listening, because one in five women will be victims of violence in their lives. Two hundred children in...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive: Victims of Crime (9 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on how it intends to keep victims informed of the progress of cases against offenders. (S1O-261)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive: Victims of Crime (9 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: Will the minister elaborate on that answer, and say whether information given to victims will include reasons for decision taken by the Crown, for example, to drop or to reduce charges?

Scottish Parliament: Non-Executive Business: Transport (16 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: What price would the SNP set for petrol? Where would it make up the shortfall in taxation or what services would it cut?

Scottish Parliament: Salmon Farming (16 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: I thank Tavish for raising this matter. The crux of the problem is that we are tied up in quite inappropriate European regulations, which treat the fish farming industry as if it were land-based farming. One of the directors of Aquascot said to me yesterday, "If you have a field full of cows, you don't have to worry about wild cows poking their heads through the fence and passing a disease to...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (22 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: More than any other part of Scotland, the Highlands and Islands relies on the tourist industry, as members have said already. About one person in seven depends, ultimately, on tourism for their livelihood. Some parts of the Highlands have sustained their level of visitors this year—particularly Skye, despite fuel crises and the Skye bridge tolls. Rather than simply saying that numbers of...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (22 Sep 1999)

Maureen Macmillan: The shortage of skilled chefs has existed for a long time, not just since the closure of Duncraig. Careers education in schools has a lot to do with that shortage and I would like careers in tourism—particularly for chefs and in cookery—to be promoted more in schools. We want an attractive career structure. We also have infrastructure problems such as the lack of a Heathrow to Inverness...


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