Results 81–100 of 1031 for speaker:Maureen Macmillan

Scottish Parliament: Greener, Fairer Scotland (21 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: Will Miss Goldie take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Greener, Fairer Scotland (21 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: Tomorrow, when Miss Goldie meets the Tory candidate for the Ross, Skye and Inverness West constituency, Mr Hodgson, will she give him the same lecture? She will be aware that Mr Hodgson is a well-known campaigner against wind turbines. Will Miss Goldie ask Mr Hodgson to change his mind, or will she deselect him?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport: Bilingual Learners (Schools) (14 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: The minister will recall the representations that I have made about the situation in the Highland Council area where, this autumn, there were at least 50 new presentations of children who have needs in respect of English being their second language—the figure is probably nearer 90 children. Highland Council is finding it difficult to cope with such huge numbers. Will the minister consider...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Cabinet (Meetings) (14 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: Is the First Minister aware of an information note from the European Commission that has been received by some people in the Highlands and Islands? The note asserts that the Commission auditors propose a financial clawback of about £20 million from the 1994 to 1999 European regional development fund because of what they consider to be management weaknesses and ineligible expenditure. Will...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (13 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities have sufficient resources to support the increasing numbers of pupils with English as a Second Language needs and whether it plans to hold discussions with local authorities and teachers’ representatives on how best to address the needs of these children.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Schools: Schools (11 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to monitor the number of children newly presenting at primary and secondary schools at the start of the new term who require support in respect of English as a Second Language in each local authority area.

Scottish Parliament: Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (7 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: As the minister knows, the public defender's role in the criminal legal aid system has been very successful in Inverness. Does he recall the correspondence that I have had with him about the difficulty of accessing civil legal aid representation by solicitors in rural courts in the Highlands? Will the minister consider piloting a service in the Highlands to provide a publicly funded civil...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport: A9 (Improvements) (7 Sep 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: The minister will know that the A9 runs north as well as south from Inverness and that there have been more fatalities on the northern part of the A9 than on the southern section. In addition, public transport on that route is extremely slow. Can the minister give any indication of improvements that might be made on the A9 between Inverness and Thurso?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Roads: Roads (25 Jul 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are for the North Kessock lay-by on the southbound carriageway of the A9.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education Services: Education Services (12 Jul 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the terms are of the review of the Parliament’s education service referred to in the recently published report on visitor services and events.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education Services: Education Services (12 Jul 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consultation has been carried out with MSPs, their staff and constituents regarding the review of the Parliament’s education service.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Pensions: Pensions (29 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards identifying a solution to removing the Rule of 85.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Broadband (Access) (22 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: The minister may be aware that in some areas in the Highlands that are not considered to be remote, such as the Black Isle, Strathpeffer and Ardross, people have difficulty accessing broadband. I believe that Executive civil servants have been considering that issue with a view to providing broadband. We expected to have word on that this spring but, so far, nothing has happened and I am once...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Renewable Energy: Renewable Energy (22 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing for the development of marine renewables.

Scottish Parliament: Migrant Workers (Highlands) (15 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I open the debate by saying that we warmly welcome migrant workers and their families to the Highlands. We are sure that they will make a great contribution to the economy and diversity of the Highlands. Alasdair Morrison, who cannot attend the debate, has said similar things to me about the welcome that migrant workers get in the Western Isles. I have asked the Deputy Minister for Education...

Scottish Parliament: Senior Judiciary (Vacancies and Incapacity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (15 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: As others have done, I wish the Lord President well and a speedy recovery. The Lord President represents the majesty of the law in Scotland. He is the spokesperson for the judiciary. His role in appointing judges and members of tribunals and in approving the rules of certain bodies guarantees the independence from the Government of those individuals and bodies. In past times, of course, the...

Scottish Parliament: Carers Week 2006 (14 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I congratulate Cathy Peattie on securing the debate, which is important because carers are such important people in our society. I also congratulate carer support groups in the Highlands on the work that they do. In our widely scattered communities, they are invaluable. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I draw the chamber's attention to Fin Macrae's photographs of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (12 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to fulfil its commitment to uphold the terms and conditions of Clyde and Hebrides lifeline ferry services’ workers by ensuring that the tender specification does not allow the establishment of a two-tier workforce.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (12 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will uphold its commitment to protect existing workers employed on the Clyde and Hebrides lifeline ferry services by guaranteeing job security to existing employees irrespective of who is awarded the contract.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (12 Jun 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will uphold its commitment to protect existing workers employed on the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services by including trades union recognition in the tender specification.


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