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Scottish Parliament: Sexual Assault Victims Initiative East Kilbride (16 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: As the members who spoke before me did, I congratulate Margaret Mitchell on bringing the debate to the chamber. It is entirely appropriate, given that the previous debate hinged on children's hearings. All too often, issues relating to sexual abuse lie in the background of the behaviours of young people in the care and protection cases that go to children's hearings. Understandably, they find...

Scottish Parliament: Children's Hearings (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (16 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: I think that you have caught one or two of us unawares, Presiding Officer. By and large, the debate has been positive. It is generally accepted across the chamber that the bill deserves to be supported at stage 1. Several members have spoken relevantly about the history of the current system. I think that David Whitton commended it as one of the jewels of the Scottish legal framework. Mr...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (15 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive who holds the copyright to Glow Scotland.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (15 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the tendered contract for Glow Scotland ends.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (15 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it receives from Learning and Teaching Scotland for the administration of Glow Scotland.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Crime: Crime (14 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many murders have been recorded in Strathclyde in each six-month period in each year since 2007, broken down by police division.

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Men (10 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: It has been an interesting afternoon in the chamber. I got the impression that we were having two debates. The one that was generated by the Labour Party ranks was, quite rightly, about the extent of violence against women, while the rest of us seemed to be debating services for male victims. That was reflected in some of the rather heated exchanges that took place and the figures that were...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Men (10 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: There needs to be a wider analysis of what is happening. Nigel Don expanded on that during his contribution. We need to get beyond the numerical stuff. In her contribution to the debate, Elaine Smith made a telling point about tit-for-tat reporting. I have anecdotal evidence from members of the police forces of cases in which, when they are called to a domestic incident, they see people...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Men (10 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: What happens now is that the word of the initiator of the call is taken. We must find a way of getting round that tit-for-tat allegation to get some balance and a wider understanding of what is going on, as Patrick Harvie said. Alex Neil rightly mentioned the responsibility of all the agencies to support all victims of domestic abuse. It is fair to say that the role models that we provide to...

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: Will Mr McNulty take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: Many points have been made but I will resist the temptation to allow the cabinet secretary extended time in which to respond to them. There is a consensus in the Parliament that there are challenges ahead for higher education. We have heard some interesting speeches, although I felt slightly nauseous about the unique manner in which Mike Russell expressed his support for the amendment in...

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: That aside, some good points have been made in the debate. The cabinet secretary gave a litany of our higher education system's successes, while acknowledging that there are major challenges to face. He also acknowledged that finding a solution will have to be a kind of community project, although I have to say that many members were sceptical about how such an approach will actually pan out,...

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: I find it quite surprising that a member of the Labour Party would ask that question. It seems to indicate that Mr Macintosh does not have any concept of how devolution actually works.

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: I answered the question—

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: I beg your pardon, Presiding Officer. I was trying to find words of one syllable that would be appropriate, but clearly I could not.

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: I also welcome Claire Baker's recognition of the consensus on the reintroduction of tuition or top-up fees in Scotland. Liz Smith made some very interesting points about the number of students, the challenges that are faced by many of our universities and pension funds, and the general financial circumstances that the country faces. However, the danger with a review is that it lets the Labour...

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: I acknowledge Margo MacDonald's response from a sedentary position. To Christina McKelvie, who did not take Margaret Smith's intervention and might well regret taking David McLetchie's, I simply reiterate the point that was made by Margaret Smith, who said: "This is a devolved matter, and the Scottish Liberal Democrats remain committed, as we have been throughout the years of devolution, to...

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: Indeed. We are in Scotland. Robert Brown rightly pointed out—

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: Yes, I will.

Scottish Parliament: Student Fees (3 Jun 2010)

Hugh O'Donnell: A response to that question is for someone well above my pay grade. Robert Brown rightly pointed out yet again the contradictions in the Labour Party's position, although he was clear about the Scottish Liberal Democrat position on the matter. In highlighting the changes that have occurred between his time at university and the current situation, he mentioned the high drop-out rate. That...


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