Results 1–20 of 966 for speaker:Paul Martin

Scottish Parliament: Sex Offenders (Monitoring) (10 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how many registered sex offenders there are in Scotland and what resources are being allocated to monitor them. (S4O-05647)

Scottish Parliament: Sex Offenders (Monitoring) (10 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: I do not want to be directed to a website; I want the specific figure. I advise the cabinet secretary that the latest figures provided by the Scottish Government show that convictions of sex offenders for offences against children have trebled over the past three years. Is the time not right to consider an urgent reform of how we manage registered sex offenders that will deal with how we...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: 11. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what matters were discussed. (S4O-05605)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: I attended a meeting of the save Lightburn campaign group on Monday of this week. The chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was also invited, but he declined to attend the event. Does the minister share my concern that an official paid to the tune of a reported £190,000 per year cannot take the trouble to attend that event? A look at the hospitality registered by Mr Calderwood...

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: I am not sure whether Stuart McMillan has been given the correct briefing by his resource centre. I confirm for the record that there are 27 members of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board; 20 of them are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: First, I will refer to the comments from Bob Doris and latterly from Stuart McMillan about scaremongering tactics. The save Lightburn group is led by Gerry McCann, who has no political allegiance to anyone. He has suffered from Parkinson’s for more than 20 years, and he made it clear at a public meeting that I attended on Monday that he is committed to ensuring the future of Lightburn...

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: Again, Mr Doris does not refer to a specific Labour politician. Perhaps he can clarify that once again. I refer members to the members’ business debate on Lightburn hospital that I led on 29 September 2011, just after I had been elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2011, when the hospital was proposed for closure. I was delighted to support Gerry McCann, the leading campaigner of the...

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: I will bring in the cabinet secretary in a second. Given that background, I was astounded that the financial planning document, which was created by Catriona Renfrew, confirms on page 8 that there is a proposal for the closure of Lightburn hospital. It says that the hospital should be closed. That is not scaremongering—it is a fact. Does the cabinet secretary—I will let her in...

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: The document I have here is a live document that is being considered by the board. It includes the proposal to close Lightburn hospital. I question the cabinet secretary once again. Why is she not instructing the health board that we have already taken a political decision? One of her predecessors, Nicola Sturgeon, took the decision that Lightburn should not close. It was widely consulted on....

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: Of course, I will listen to local people before I listen to the former chair of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board. Does John Mason think that Lightburn hospital should close at any point in the next 10 years—yes or no?

Scottish Parliament: Health (2 Mar 2016)

Paul Martin: Just to clarify, I am asking the cabinet secretary to ensure that the decision that was taken by the then health secretary, Nicola Sturgeon, is adhered to. It was taken only a few years ago, but the health board is already backsliding—it wants to revisit the decision. I ask the cabinet secretary to tell the board to think again.

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (9 Feb 2016)

Paul Martin: On behalf of the Public Audit Committee, I welcome the opportunity to highlight our work on the colleges sector, which has been a major component of the committee’s scrutiny work. I draw to members’ attention the three committee reports that have been brought to the chamber today, all of which have their roots in the work of Audit Scotland. As colleagues will know, it is not in the Public...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Planning) (28 Jan 2016)

Paul Martin: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde paper, “Service and Financial Planning for 2016/17 and beyond”. (S4O-05496)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Planning) (28 Jan 2016)

Paul Martin: As the minister confirmed, the document contains a proposal that confirms the possibility of the closure of Lightburn hospital. On 13 January, the minister advised me that that proposal had not been brought to her attention. Will she confirm that, before 13 January, there were discussions with the health board on the possibility of making £60 million of savings and on the document?

Scottish Parliament: Health (East Glasgow) (21 Jan 2016)

Paul Martin: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve health in the east end of Glasgow. (S4O-05286)

Scottish Parliament: Health (East Glasgow) (21 Jan 2016)

Paul Martin: The cabinet secretary will be aware of the crucial role that Lightburn hospital plays in improving health in the east end of Glasgow and the concerns of the local community that the hospital has been earmarked for closure by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Can she assure me that Lightburn hospital will have a future beyond the next 10 years?

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (13 Jan 2016)

Paul Martin: 5. To ask the Scottish Government when it will next meet NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S4O-05238)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (13 Jan 2016)

Paul Martin: I have had sight of a financial planning document that was provided and, I understand, prepared by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. I understand that the document proposes the possible closure of Lightburn hospital. The minister will be aware of the background to the situation concerning Lightburn hospital, and of the commitment from the now First Minister that the hospital has a future. Will...


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