Results 41–60 of 1474 for speaker:Euan Robson

Scottish Parliament: Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (17 Jan 2007)

Euan Robson: It is one of the fundamental duties of society to protect its most vulnerable members; therefore, no one could object to a bill that genuinely sought to do that—a bill the principles of which were directed to such an end. I believe that this is such a bill. In its preamble, it talks about protecting children and certain adults from those who would harm them. It is for that fundamental...

Scottish Parliament: Accident and Emergency Units (11 Jan 2007)

Euan Robson: I, too, recall the debate when "Delivering for Health", the Scottish Executive's response to the Kerr report, was published. I recall the welcome that was given from almost all quarters in the chamber to that document. Clearly and obviously, different interpretations can be made of parts of the document. Nevertheless, the tone of that debate was memorable for its cross-party consensus. On...

Scottish Parliament: Accident and Emergency Units (11 Jan 2007)

Euan Robson: The decision has been taken. As I will come on to say, it is irresponsible to revisit decisions after they have been taken; doing so creates uncertainty for communities. In "Delivering for Health", the Executive went on to say: "We intend to redesign the model of unscheduled care throughout Scotland, building on the National Framework and the Unscheduled Care Collaborative Programme." The...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Dentists (Access) (21 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive intends to improve access to high-quality dentistry across Scotland. (S2F-2635)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Dentists (Access) (21 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: Does the Deputy First Minister agree that a reduction in waiting lists for dental services will be achieved by a mixed economy of NHS salaried and general dental practitioners and that more work is required to persuade general dental practitioners to continue or resume taking NHS fee-paying patients? Does he welcome proposals for up to 12 new NHS salaried dentists in two new surgeries in...

Scottish Parliament: Post Offices (21 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: The future of our post offices is an important, although reserved issue. Research by the Liberal Democrat party indicates that between 1999 and this year, just over 300 post offices in Scotland closed. In my constituency, there were 42 post offices when I was first elected. By 2005, 36 remained, but I can think of three that have closed this year alone. Nowhere in the country—urban or...

Scottish Parliament: Post Offices (21 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: It is not and never has been Liberal Democrat policy to privatise the Post Office, and Mr Fraser is clearly mistaken in his view that it was. The UK Government has directly or indirectly overseen the Post Office's loss of TV licences, vehicle excise duty and passport authentication work. We heard from previous speakers about the transfer of benefit and pension payments to direct payment...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (20 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage the incorporation into teacher training courses of an understanding of the processes by which children acquire speech and language skills.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005: Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 (19 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions have commenced under section 5(1) of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005: Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 (19 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions commenced under section 5(1) of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 have been for incidents that occurred in a community setting.

Scottish Parliament written answers — National Health Service: National Health Service (15 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attacks on nursing staff working in the community have been recorded in each NHS board area in the last three years.

Scottish Parliament written answers — National Health Service: National Health Service (15 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the occupational health cost of violence against healthcare staff has been in each NHS board in the last three years.

Scottish Parliament written answers — National Health Service: National Health Service (15 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it has undertaken to improve the safety and security of NHS staff working in the community.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Central Heating Programme (14 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: Will the minister consider extending eligibility to households with voluntary carers in which those who are cared for are not currently covered by the criteria?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (13 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in what is almost an annual debate ahead of the minister's visit to Brussels for the fisheries council talks. The minister knows that he has my full support in his efforts to secure the best possible deal for the Scottish fishing fleet, which have been going on for several weeks, as he said. I will concentrate on the importance of the North sea...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (13 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: That is correct, which is why fishermen in my part of the world want a reopening of the fishery to be on the basis of scientific evidence that the fishery is sustainable. Given that much of the industry in my locality is dependent on haddock and prawns, a reopening would be helpful in that it would direct effort towards another species. I emphasise that my local fishing community would like...

Scottish Parliament: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill (7 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: I welcome the passage of the bill, in which I have had a long-term interest. I echo the thanks that have been expressed to all those who contributed to it, especially the members of the adoption policy review group, which was chaired by Sheriff Cox. The bill is a major reform by anyone's reckoning. As the explanatory notes say, it "is intended to modernise, improve and extend the system of...

Scottish Parliament: Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: After section 91 (7 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: As has been said, this is a complex and difficult area of the law. I find it difficult to understand why, after two years of deliberation, the APRG's recommendations should be set aside. It would be helpful if the minister would explain that further. I appreciate that the recommendations were made on a majority basis, but they followed very detailed and careful consideration of the issue. I...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Post Offices (6 Dec 2006)

Euan Robson: I, too, congratulate John Swinney on securing this debate. The pre-1997 UK Government had the unhappy record of overseeing the closure of 3,500 local post offices. The fact that the present UK Government has now matched that feat is nothing to be particularly proud of. Two essential points must be made about the local post office network. Of course, local post offices deliver many services,...

Scottish Parliament: Borders College and Heriot-Watt University Borders Campus (30 Nov 2006)

Euan Robson: I congratulate my colleague Jeremy Purvis on securing the debate. I agree entirely with the terms of the motion and look forward to the major changes for the better that the co-location of Borders College and Heriot-Watt University will bring about and the investment in the community college facilities in Hawick. The Borders will benefit from the two linked projects and the future of further...


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