Results 181–200 of 1031 for speaker:Maureen Macmillan

Scottish Parliament written answers — Charities and Trusts Investment (Scotland) Act 2005: Charities and Trusts Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (14 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring the impact of the Charities and Trusts Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 on very small voluntary organisations to establish whether they have the capacity to carry out their duties under the act.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Kerr Report (Regional Planning) (10 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that the Kerr report's recommendations in respect of regional planning across national health service board areas will be put into practice. (S2O-8026)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Kerr Report (Regional Planning) (10 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: I was particularly interested in the minister's announcement at the convention of the Highlands and Islands of a new centre for telehealth and a virtual school of rural health care. Will he outline how he expects health boards to use those initiatives to improve health care in rural areas? Will he ensure that the centre for telehealth will promote videoconferencing between remote patients...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Immigration: Immigration (10 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategy it has to support children of migrant workers.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Agricultural Wages Board: Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (7 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a decision has been made on the future of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board.

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Drink and Drug Driving (Ross, Cromarty and Skye) (3 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of increased incidence of driving when unfit through drink or drugs in Ross, Cromarty and Skye. (S2O-7947)

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Drink and Drug Driving (Ross, Cromarty and Skye) (3 Nov 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: Is the Executive aware that those drink drivers are middle aged rather than young and that the drinking is done not in pubs and licensed premises but in people's houses? Will the Executive examine how it can better target middle-aged drink drivers and whether alcohol awareness programmes are available to them?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Community Care: National Health Service Dentistry (27 Oct 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in delivering NHS dentistry in Scotland. (S2O-7873)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Community Care: National Health Service Dentistry (27 Oct 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: Does the minister welcome the fact that Integrated Dental Holdings is now actively seeking planning permission to set up a substantial practice in Inverness—and perhaps one in Dingwall later—which will deliver NHS dental services? Does that not show that there is a strong future for NHS dental services in Scotland? What is his opinion of dentists—one of whom used to practise in...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Antisocial Behaviour Orders (27 Oct 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: Is the minister aware of the recent successful use of a dispersal order in Dingwall? The order has brought an end to a prolonged period of antisocial behaviour in part of the town. Does the minister agree that the use of dispersal orders in appropriate circumstances should be encouraged so that police forces and local authorities can work together to ensure that persistent antisocial...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (19 Oct 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council held in Brussels on 19 to 20 September 2005.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Land Management Contracts (6 Oct 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: Does the minister agree that the land management schemes do not give people sufficient encouragement to plant woodland? As we are concerned about climate change, we should be using the land management contracts to plant woodland and to grow biomass.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Historic Scotland (Planning Decisions) (29 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: I declare an interest: I live in a listed building. In view of the concerns about climate change, will Historic Scotland re-examine its policy about the work that is permitted on listed buildings and consider allowing work such as attaching a wind turbine or installing double glazing?

Scottish Parliament: Youth Justice (29 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: Does the member accept that it depends on relationships between agencies rather than on whether they are within the same boundaries?

Scottish Parliament: Youth Justice (29 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: It has been extremely interesting and informative to be part of the inquiry. Members of the Justice 2 Committee have met many thoughtful people who are committed to the welfare of youngsters. We have seen examples of excellent practice and innovative methods and have come to understand the complexity of the task that is faced by local authority departments, the police and the health services....

Scottish Parliament: Affordable Rented Housing (28 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: Like others, I welcome the debate, which John Home Robertson instigated, and I was pleased to sign his motion. As others have said, affordable housing concerns us all, whether we represent rural or urban areas. Recently, numbers on the housing waiting lists in the Highlands have increased hugely due to the surge in house prices. People who aspired to buy now find that impossible to...

Scottish Parliament: Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (22 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: I am pleased to speak to welcome the Executive's further commitment to support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I congratulate Marilyn Livingston, Anne Macdonald, Margaret Mitchell and the many members of the cross-party group on the hard work that they have put in to achieve that result. I congratulate the cross-party group members from the Highlands—Maureen from rape and abuse...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Ratho Adventure Centre (22 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: I remind the minister that there is an excellent climbing centre at Kinlochleven, which was built on the site of the old aluminium smelter. I hope that the minister will consider the fact that it would be a good location for any international climbing events that might take place, either during the Olympic games or at some other time.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Freight Facilities Grants (Highlands) (22 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how successful freight facilities grants are in the Highlands, in the light of the decision by Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc not to continue Safeway Ltd's practice of supplying stores throughout the Highlands by rail. (S2O-7626)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Freight Facilities Grants (Highlands) (22 Sep 2005)

Maureen Macmillan: The members' business debate yesterday dealt with congestion on the A9. What further incentives can be given to businesses such as Morrison's and Tesco to encourage them to transfer their loads from road to rail? I also bring to the minister's attention the fact that Morrison's withdrawal from the FFG contract could mean the loss of railway jobs in Inverness, particularly for the signalmen on...


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