Results 261–280 of 1474 for speaker:Euan Robson

Scottish Parliament written answers — Road Safety: Road Safety (11 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are employed to determine whether pedestrian crossings can be installed on single carriageway trunk roads in centres of population.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Street Lighting: Street Lighting (11 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the commencement and completion dates are of the installation of replacement lighting columns on the A68 in Jedburgh and whether it is satisfied with the period of time taken.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Street Lighting: Street Lighting (11 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the performance of the trunk road agents in repairing street lights on the A68 and A7 in the Scottish Borders.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Street Lighting: Street Lighting (11 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how long lighting in Buccleuch Street on the A7 in Hawick has been left unrepaired or has been the subject of temporary repairs; whether it is satisfied with the level of performance by those responsible for this work, and whether it will investigate any cause for complaint.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Education And Young People, Tourism, Culture And Sport: Rural Primary Schools (Closures) (10 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: Does the minister agree that the application of rigid criteria is ill advised because it results in a kind of rolling review of small schools, which leads to uncertainty and a lack of confidence? Does he also agree that the policy that is being pursued by the Conservative-Independent administration in Scottish Borders Council, which is doing what I described, is not a proper one? I am sure...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Free Personal Care (Funding) (10 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: Does the First Minister agree that affordability is about not just resources but costs? Does he therefore agree that the costs of regulation and inspection must be kept within reasonable bounds?

Scottish Parliament: Energy Policy (10 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: I am grateful for the opportunity to close this debate for the Liberal Democrats. It is six years or more since I last gave a speech in a professional capacity on fuel poverty; for 12 years before that, the issue was high on my daily agenda at the now-dissolved Gas Consumers Council. This morning, I will focus on it again. Obviously, I support the Executive amendment, particularly its...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Policy (10 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: The amendment was not passed because it was defective. Nevertheless, we can come back to that, and we may well do so at stage 3. More energy may need to be used to eradicate cold and damp in a home, even with a new appliance. Also, quite rightly, there may be a welcome increase in comfort levels in a home from an improved heating system. In circumstances where partial heating is replaced by...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Buildings: Buildings (9 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review Scottish building regulations and associated codes of practice to improve installation and maintenance standards to reduce the risk of appliances emitting carbon monoxide.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (9 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether records are kept of crimes involving the use of swords or claymores rather than knives and, if so, whether it will publish relevant figures for the last 10 years.

Scottish Parliament: Children with Special Needs (3 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: I am grateful for the opportunity to make a brief contribution to the debate. Like many members, I somewhat regret the terms of the Conservative motion, much of which is misplaced and ill-judged. When I was the Deputy Minister for Education and Young People, I lost count of the number of times that Peter Peacock and I made plain that education policy in Scotland is child centred, which is...

Scottish Parliament: Children with Special Needs (3 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: The figure depends on the period that is chosen. For example, in 1996 there were 158 special schools, but as of 2000 there were 190 special schools. The point that I am trying to get across is that it is necessary for a child to be in a special school setting when that is in the best interests of the child. As Robert Brown mentioned, to ensure that the policies are being properly implemented,...

Scottish Parliament: Children with Special Needs (3 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: I am sure that the Executive will do as Mrs Ewing says and consider the analysis of needs. Autism, for example, is a spectrum disorder. One individual who has autism will be on a different part of the spectrum from another such individual. The point that Mrs Ewing makes is important and I have every confidence that the Scottish centre for research in education will take it on board; the...

Scottish Parliament: Influenza Contingency Plans (2 Nov 2005)

Euan Robson: I am grateful to both ministers for their statements. How will the Minister for Health and Community Care decide when restrictions should be introduced on public gatherings, such as those in schools, in the event of a human influenza pandemic? What will be the trigger for deciding that restrictions should be imposed on such gatherings? Does the Minister for Environment and Rural Development...

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (27 Oct 2005)

Euan Robson: Homelessness should not arise in a modern society. After all, we should be able to organise ourselves to prevent such an evil. Broad societal changes can radically alter the demand for housing; indeed, properties in given areas might well become less popular because of certain geographical or local factors. Nevertheless, it should not be beyond people in today's Scotland to cope with and plan...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Community Care: Smoking (Pregnancy) (27 Oct 2005)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in reducing the number of women who smoke while pregnant. (S2O-7828)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Community Care: Smoking (Pregnancy) (27 Oct 2005)

Euan Robson: That is welcome news. Is the minister aware of good practice such as the stop for life project in Livingston, which takes cessation services into the community and provides one-to-one advice from specially trained midwives in whatever setting is necessary and convenient for pregnant women? Does he agree that good work of that type could easily be replicated across Scotland and could have a...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Cabinet (Meetings) (27 Oct 2005)

Euan Robson: Will the Deputy First Minister or the Minister for Environment and Rural Development meet a delegation from Scottish Borders Council and local community councils to discuss how to ensure the implementation of effective flood prevention measures for Hawick and Newcastleton in my constituency, in light of the emerging cost—running into millions of pounds—of repairing the damage that was...

Scottish Parliament: Health (27 Oct 2005)

Euan Robson: The debate has been short but good and has highlighted many issues in the Kerr report and the Executive's response and issues that flow from the two documents. As I said in my opening remarks, the hallmark of the report and the response is the change in emphasis to preventive and continuous care in the community. Measuring change as it takes place will be important, which is why a critical...

Scottish Parliament: Health (27 Oct 2005)

Euan Robson: I am pleased to be able to deal with that issue, which Mr Rumbles has already mentioned. A letter from NHS Grampian that is before me states: "In relation to neurosurgery we support the approach to plan services centrally and agree that highly-specialised interventions should be performed in centralised locations." There must be greatly detailed discussions about the implications of that...


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