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Scottish Parliament: Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries (3 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: As we are restricted to three minutes, I shall probably make only three points. First, I associate myself with the remarks made by Mr Lochhead and Mr Salmond in their introductions. They emphasised the importance of fisheries in Scotland and the opportunity that this Parliament will give the industry to raise issues that are crucial to my part of the world, Shetland, and to many other...

Scottish Parliament: Consultative Steering Group (9 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: I shall speak on the section of the CSG report that deals with the sharing of power and the role of civic society. Paragraph 19 says: "The development and implementation of legislation needs to take account of the diversity which exists across Scotland. Specifically, we recognise that well intentioned legislation cannot always be implemented in an Islands context without practical...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: I have thought about a number of comments made today regarding what has to be scrutinised, and then I thought back to the consultative steering group debate that we had last week. That debate was important and useful with regard to committees-how important they are and what they need to do. It seems that some people do not believe in the committee structure that we are going to set up, its...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme (16 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: Mr Ewing may be aware that the European Union has examined this question several times, and that member states have the right to argue the case for varying the rate of VAT for individual parts of the EU that are recognised as peripheral. If he is saying that we as the Scottish Parliament should take a view on that and make a strong case for such variation, I agree. I will certainly be doing...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Agriculture: Agriculture (24 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to prepare practical arrangements for the implementation of the Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rural Affairs: Rural Affairs (29 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement an enhanced payment scheme under the Organic Aid Scheme and what is the timescale for such changes.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rural Affairs: Rural Affairs (29 Jun 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to progress towards moving the payment of Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances on to an area basis.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Fisheries (2 Jul 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has, within the context of negotiations on the reform of the common fisheries policy, to argue for the implementation of regional fisheries management regimes. (S1O-167)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Fisheries (2 Jul 1999)

Tavish Scott: Given the widespread support from Scottish fishermen for the regionalisation of the common fisheries policy, does the minister accept that the proposals of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation constitute an important step forward and provide a basis for the Executive's policy position on this important matter?

Scottish Parliament: Fish Processing Industry (2 Jul 1999)

Tavish Scott: I congratulate Mr Davidson on raising this important issue, which many members have expressed concern about over the past few weeks since we came to the Parliament. The minister's response today is important in the context of those concerns. I thank Mr Davidson for recognising that this is not just a problem for the north-east of Scotland. In Shetland, there are 603 direct and indirect jobs...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Maritime Incident: Maritime Incident (19 Jul 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to seek from Her Majesty’s Government a report on the incident in the Fair Isle Channel on 26 June 1999, when a tanker drifted without control for some 17 hours before the arrival of a salvage tug.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Marine Protection: Marine Protection (9 Aug 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering designating the sea around Fair Isle as a Marine Special Protection Area, or creating a statutory exclusion zone round the island into which vessels carrying hazardous cargoes may not sail.

Scottish Parliament: CCTV: Economic Aid (Unst) (2 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is working with the Ministry of Defence in preparing a plan for economic aid to the island of Unst to help replace the jobs to be lost at the RAF Saxa Vord base, and when an announcement on the plan will be made to the people of Unst. (S1O-191)

Scottish Parliament: CCTV: Economic Aid (Unst) (2 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: I am grateful for that reply. I further ask the minister if he will recognise what effect the job losses will have on the economy of a community of 1,000 people in the north of Scotland. The loss of those jobs will mean that 30 per cent of the population, more than 50 per cent of the work force and two thirds of the school roll will potentially go. Therefore, the current 42-day consultation...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: The purpose of the Parliament is to hold the Executive to account. The programme for government does exactly that. As John McAllion and Hugh Henry said this morning, a timetabled programme, especially with a regular monitoring debate—as John McAllion in particular mentioned—gives the Opposition the opportunity to scrutinise progress. In June, we had a debate on the legislative programme;...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: This debate is about public services in Scotland. Submissions on public services will no doubt go forward, so Scotland will receive its share of that funding. It is very important that we make our arguments as strong and as clear as possible; I hope that the SNP will join us in that. Mr Salmond called congestion charging taxation by the back door. The SNP's spending commitments in its penny...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (9 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: David Begg made a very interesting presentation to the Transport and the Environment Committee about how we should take congestion planning forward. It is quite clear that the current policies cannot continue. We must improve public transport so that we can achieve the reductions in pollution and CO 2 emissions that we need to achieve now. Offering arguments against that is bizarre and goes...

Scottish Parliament: Non-Executive Business: Transport (16 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: Is Mr Tosh saying that the Conservatives are against the principle of tolling or just against the practice of tolling?

Scottish Parliament: Non-Executive Business: Transport (16 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: It was 5 per cent.

Scottish Parliament: Non-Executive Business: Transport (16 Sep 1999)

Tavish Scott: I have heard it all now; the answer to the SNP's fiscal problems is that oil prices will go up and up and up. We really have heard it all today. I welcome Mr Tosh's opening sentiments. Indeed, it is good to debate transport and Scotland's transport needs. However, in terms of policy development in Scotland, the motion is deficient for several reasons, not least of which is that it would...


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