Results 121–140 of 1031 for speaker:Maureen Macmillan

Scottish Parliament written answers — Waste Management: Waste Management (19 Apr 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are being made to support community environment groups whose funding will be spent by the end of March but whose follow-on funding from the Strategic Waste Fund, INCREASE or similar sources will not be available for some months.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Emergency Planning: Emergency Planning (18 Apr 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-17434 by Hugh Henry on 21 June 2005, what additional support it is making available to emergency planning strategic co-ordinating groups so that they can continue to lead improvements in civil protection capabilities.

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Scottish Cup Semi-final (Public Order) (30 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I was temporarily in despair. Hugh Henry's answer about the use of videoconferencing and information technology was interesting. Is he aware that a similar problem is being experienced at rural courts in the Highlands, for example at Portree sheriff court? Solicitors from places such as Inverness, Dingwall and Fort William are not refunded for the time it takes...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland's Species (22 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I welcome the minister's statement and the good that will be done for biodiversity, but I have a question about the reintroduction of formerly native species to Scotland. I know that the reintroduction of sea eagles has been successful on the west coast in places such as Mull, where the sea eagles Itchy and Scratchy were featured on television a few months ago. However, I notice that press...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (13 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will set out the steps it is taking in co-operation with the Northern Ireland administration to attract an operator to run a ferry service between Campbeltown and Ballycastle.

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture (9 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I welcome the publication of the agriculture strategy. I note that although it is a strategy and not a definitive list of every single aspiration we have for farming and crofting, nor is it a detailed route map of how we can get from where we are now to where we want to be. However, it gives unequivocal signposts on the direction in which we wish to travel. Many of the issues that are...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture (9 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I am aware of that—it was one of the possibilities that was raised in the Environment and Rural Development Committee. To put the emphasis on freshness might not be enough, however, so we have to think of other approaches. One of the witnesses at the recent inquiry into supermarkets said that "local" should mean Scotland-wide and should not just apply to a small area. Farmers need to know...

Scottish Parliament: North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (8 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation—

Scottish Parliament: North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (8 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I was just saying that the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation has an important role to play in sustaining the king of fish, the wild north Atlantic salmon, which brings such benefits to the economy of many parts of rural Scotland. We congratulate the organisation, albeit belatedly, on its 21 st anniversary. Without NASCO, the wild salmon would be a much rarer creature than it is...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Air Services: Air Services (2 Mar 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether residents of north-west Sutherland will be able to access discounted flights from Wick Airport.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport: Ambitious, Excellent Schools (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I appreciate the minister's answer to Mary Scanlon, as my worries were in the same direction. The minister may recall the conversation that we had yesterday on this subject. Is the minister aware that the former sixth year studies, now advanced highers, have always been under pressure because of the small numbers of pupils involved? Could I ask the minister to look into how schools in the...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I thank the clerks of the Environment and Rural Development Committee for their work on the bill—sterling, as usual. I also thank all those who gave evidence to the committee. It is apposite that we are debating the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill at a time when we fear the approach of an especially virulent strain of avian flu that has the power not only to annihilate wild birds...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I will address that point later in my speech; I hope that Alex Fergusson will not mind waiting until then. The first issue to consider is the definition of animal. The bill excludes non-vertebrates, and much has been said about the potential suffering of lobsters, crabs, shrimps and squid. The bill is not about how to cook animals or slaughter them, but about their welfare when they are...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I do not think that there would be "certain knowledge".

Scottish Parliament: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I do not think that the Swedish study was all that robust. The Executive addressed to my satisfaction the questions that the committee raised on animal fights, inspection of premises and the selling of animals via the internet, but will the minister reconsider the inclusion of smaller sanctuaries? The committee heard evidence that smaller sanctuaries were often the most problematic. The bill...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: Will the minister clarify that not only selling recordings of animal fights will be an offence, but that recording them will be an offence, too?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Central Heating Programme: Central Heating Programme (23 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for continuing the central heating programme for pensioners.

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Jury Selection (9 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: I know that the minister cannot comment on particular cases without having seen the full transcript, but is she aware of any cases in which a woman has been on trial that have resulted in a decision that there were too many men in the pool of people from which the jury was to be chosen, or too many men in the pool of people who could be chosen to try the case?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Crime: Crime (9 Feb 2006)

Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the recent figures on police assault, as reported in The Scotsman on 26 January 2006.


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