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Lloyd Quinan: Question.
Lloyd Quinan: Question.
Lloyd Quinan: The First Minister said that contingency plans have been made to prevent extremists from taking advantage of the situation. Will he give us a list, saying who those extremists are and where he expects them to come from?
Lloyd Quinan: On a point of order, Presiding Officer, I seek your guidance. Several constituents have reported to me that they are being prevented from entering the Parliament's public gallery this afternoon. What reasons are there for preventing ordinary members of the public who are constituents of ours from attending a public meeting of the Parliament? Who decided to prevent them from entering?
Lloyd Quinan: Further to that point, Presiding Officer, within the past 10 minutes four people have attempted to get tickets for the gallery—which, as you can see, has a considerable number of empty seats—but were told in the Parliament visitor centre that no seats were available for them because they looked like anti-war activists. Do you have a comment on that?
Lloyd Quinan: I suggest that we do not proceed with the business until the matter has been settled, so that the meeting is a genuine public meeting of the Parliament of Scotland.
Lloyd Quinan: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. If people who want to hear the First Minister's important statement are still queueing to get into the public gallery, would it not be appropriate to allow time for them to enter, given that, although they were told that they would not be allowed in, you suggest that they will be allowed in? We should let them in and then let the First Minister speak.
Lloyd Quinan: Not when they have been told that they are not allowed in but then that that decision is reversed.
Lloyd Quinan: I firmly believe that a war is not inevitable. I say that because our debate on the issue is part of a debate that is raging around the world, which I believe will lead to a peaceful solution. Last Thursday, between 3,000 and 5,000 people demonstrated outside the Parliament; some weeks before, more than 100,000 people demonstrated in Glasgow; in Rawalpindi the other day, 800,000 people...
Lloyd Quinan: Does John Young agree that it was a Tory Government that, in 1956, led the world to the point of a third world war on the basis of an illegal war in Suez?
Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to establish a national service for people diagnosed on the autistic spectrum.
Lloyd Quinan: The minister referred to the element of the directive that informs the Executive that it must make law to ban these substances. In that case, there would surely be a responsibility on the Executive to interrupt internet commerce.
Lloyd Quinan: What about derogation?
Lloyd Quinan: Ordinary.
Lloyd Quinan: I declare an interest as convener of the cross-party group on autism and as a member of the European Committee. I will confine my remarks principally to people with autism and their parents and carers. Many developing therapies that are based primarily on vitamin and mineral supplements are being used to deal with autistic adults and children. As autism was clearly identified only in the...
Lloyd Quinan: I whole-heartedly agree with what Margo just said—in fact it saves my saying it. Little research has been done in this field, particularly for the purposes of those suffering from autism and Asperger's syndrome. This directive has been framed very clearly. I will not labour the point, but I am concerned about health needs and conscious that there are superior standards of health in other...
Lloyd Quinan: Does the member agree that the time has come for the UK Government to seek the same status for the Scottish fishing industry and Scottish fishing waters as Spain negotiated for the Canary Islands?
Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS board areas offer first aid as part of the antenatal programme.
Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths of children under five have been recorded in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.
Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost will be of the consultation seminars on the draft Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill.