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Scottish Parliament: Allowances (8 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: I, too, welcome the work that has gone into the proposals that are before us today and the transparency of the system that we hope to take on. It is important that people do not feel about our allowances the same way as people felt about the allowances that were previously given to the people in our positions. This is a positive move. I and all my colleagues recognise that constituency and...

Scottish Parliament: Allowances (8 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: No. It would be confusing and wasteful if other members appeared to be doing exactly the same job. It has been said that if a Tory voter, for example, has a problem, they will want to go to a Tory MSP, but such a course is unnecessary: problems are not party political and we should not be playing games with the issues that people raise with us. I will represent all Linlithgow constituents,...

Scottish Parliament: Allowances (8 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: No. We do not all receive the same travelling allowance. It depends on where we come from. Differentials account for that. Why should we receive the same constituency allowance when there is no doubt that different amounts of work will be required of us?

Scottish Parliament: Allowances (8 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: No, I will not. This Parliament will draft legislation, monitor the effect of that legislation and question the Executive. There will be plenty of work for everyone. Suggesting that that is the role of list members does not downgrade that role, but recognises the difference between the contributions that are made. Only last week, Mr Salmond said that "one of the duties of members of this...

Scottish Parliament: Allowances (8 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: No, I am just coming to the end of my speech. We must spend taxpayers' money responsibly. Unnecessary duplication is a waste of money that could be spent elsewhere. This debate does the Parliament some damage. It looks like we are just arguing in our own interests. If the real need for the money is to enable members to work for constituents, that can be explained to the public, who will...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: I have difficulty with some of the points that have been made today, in that while trying to criticise the programme that has been laid before us, members of the Parliament have wanted only to add to the legislative programme. Each member, in each speech, has introduced to the debate a different aspect to which they would like priority to be given. That emphasises the difficulty that the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish EXECUTIVE: Victims of Crime (17 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to bring forward plans to support, and keep informed, victims of crime who are required to appear in court in Scotland. (S1O-41)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish EXECUTIVE: Victims of Crime (17 Jun 1999)

Mary Mulligan: Given that many victims go to branches of Victim Support Scotland, which is staffed mainly by volunteers, will there be additional resources for the umbrella organisation to ensure that it can develop support groups throughout the whole of Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Teachers (IT Training) (2 Jul 1999)

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its plans to improve information technology resources and training for teachers. (S1O-143)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Teachers (IT Training) (2 Jul 1999)

Mary Mulligan: I thank the minister for that response. Over the weeks since the election, I have met a number of teachers in my constituency of Linlithgow who have said that they very much welcome the resources that are being put into schools for information technology. However, they have some concerns about the speed at which training is being made available. They appreciate that, without that training,...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (6 Jul 1999)

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to consider re-classifying the A801 as a trunk road, given its strategic importance to the economy of West Lothian, the Falkirk area, and the Central Belt of Scotland as a whole.

Scottish Parliament: Continental Tyres (1 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: I agree with other speakers that this has been a devastating blow to the work force, even if the threat has been hanging over them for some time. One of the effects of such a blow is that the morale of the work force becomes very low and people's confidence is shattered. I have seen the task force's work plan and I know that it will set about reinstilling confidence, showing people that they...

Scottish Parliament: National Cultural Strategy (2 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: All of us agree that Scotland has a distinct and rich cultural identity. At this stage in Scotland's political development and as we approach the new millennium it is apt for us to take a look at our cultural strategy. In answer to the points that Mike Russell made, I do not see this as a static document but as a tool to show where Scotland's culture is and to give pointers to how it could or...

Scottish Parliament: National Cultural Strategy (2 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: I do not want to suggest that the arts and culture can be furthered only by injections of large sums of money. Practically, we have to acknowledge that the moneys that are available have to be used for the widest possible access. In conclusion, a cultural strategy for Scotland should belong to all the people of Scotland. Access to the arts and our heritage can be assisted by education and by...

Scottish Parliament: Domestic Violence (2 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: I, too, welcome the opportunity to discuss domestic violence. It is important that Maureen has brought the issue to this arena. As many members have said, if we are to assist women in situations of domestic violence, we must make resources available. It is important that we do not raise expectations and then fail to fulfil them. I want to pick up on two points Maureen raised: the zero...

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

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Violence will announce further proposals.

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

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive to specify the names of the people who make up the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Violence.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive: Scottish Executive (6 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its key policy commitments and the target dates by which these will be implemented.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence (14 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was allocated in the last financial year to assist agencies tackling the issue of domestic violence or trying to support those affected by it.

Scottish Parliament: Continental Tyres (16 Sep 1999)

Mary Mulligan: There is no question but that the workers at Continental have done everything in their power to enable them to continue in employment. Unfortunately, they have been unsuccessful. My main concern is to ensure that Continental, which has taken the decision to pull out of Newbridge and leave the people with no jobs, is made to recompense those workers as strongly as possible. I welcome...


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