Results 81–100 of 692 for speaker:Mike Watson

Scottish Parliament: Mike Tyson (24 May 2000)

Mike Watson: I cannot disagree with anything Roseanna Cunningham has said so far and I suspect that many of my colleagues would say the same—perhaps that will not be true about what she goes on to say. Why did she not use the opportunity of Home Office questions in the House of Commons on Monday to raise this issue; or table a question for Scottish questions in the House of Commons yesterday; or go to...

Scottish Parliament: Construction Industry (Employment) (24 May 2000)

Mike Watson: Johann Lamont has done the Parliament, Scotland and Glasgow a service in highlighting the issues in this debate, and I am glad to have the opportunity to speak. I will be brief. Johann Lamont mentioned the construction industry's contribution to the economy, its significance in providing jobs, the safety issues that are involved and the role of the unions, all of which are important. I want...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Drug Misuse: Drug Misuse (8 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources are being made available to assist agencies in identifying the cause of the recent deaths of heroin users in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (15 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are employed in the 59 call centres in Glasgow; how many of these are (a) full-time and (b) part-time workers and how many are (i) male and (ii) female in both the full-time and part-time categories.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (15 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average (a) wage and (b) period of employment is of full-time workers in Glasgow call centres.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (15 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the average hourly rates paid to part-time and full-time workers in Glasgow call centres differ.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (15 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what implications the requirements of asylum seekers placed with local authorities in Scotland will have for the housing stock transfer proposals.

Scottish Parliament: Greenock Morton Football Club (15 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: I join others in congratulating Duncan McNeil on securing the debate. I also congratulate the football supporters—who are not only Morton supporters—who are in the gallery to support Duncan's motion. This is an important issue. Annabel Goldie said that she felt that Brian Monteith's motion was stronger than Duncan McNeil's and that that was why she had supported it. In fact, Brian's...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (22 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that the local labour market has the necessary skills base to benefit from any increase in jobs in construction projects generated by both the Public/Private Partnership programme in Glasgow’s schools and the proposed housing stock transfer in Glasgow.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (27 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what amount of money generated by end-year flexibility will be available to the Scottish Executive this year.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance (28 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can give the allocation of end-year flexibility by department.

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection: Budget Process 2000- 02: Stage 1 (28 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: The Scottish Parliament is officially one year old this week. The past year has been historic, marked—naturally enough—by a long line of firsts. Today's debate marks yet another first and it is one of the most important. It is important because it is self-evident that scrutiny by the Parliament of what the Scottish Executive has to spend and how it is spent is a crucial aspect of our...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection: Budget Process 2000- 02: Stage 1 (28 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: Indeed—I am not restricting in any sense the size of the halls or community centres concerned. Wherever the public are able to access their finance minister, that access has to be a positive sign. I do not think it unfair to say that the fact that the subject committees said little by way of criticism of the figures given in "Investing in You" probably owed more to an inability on those...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection: Budget Process 2000- 02: Stage 1 (28 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: In light of his comments, I wonder whether the member has read the report.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (29 Jun 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what links exists between the Careers Service, local authority schools and the construction industry for the purpose of increasing awareness of the range of employment opportunities within that industry.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Local Government Finance: Local Government Finance (6 Jul 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any local authority is likely to be capped this year.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive: Mortgage Repossessions (6 Jul 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has to offer further protection to those threatened with mortgage repossession. (S1F-494)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive: Mortgage Repossessions (6 Jul 2000)

Mike Watson: I thank the acting First Minister for that reply. I welcome the Executive's support for Cathie Craigie's bill, which should allow approximately 2,000 families in Scotland a year the right to legal protection when they most need it. Does he also agree that the bill would allow the courts to consider all aspects of a family's financial situation while they remain in their home, so that rather...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Executive Correspondence: Scottish Executive Correspondence (5 Sep 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many letters it received from (a) MPs and (b) MSPs concerning constituency issues in the period from 1 July 1999 to 7 July 2000.

Scottish Parliament: Spending Strategy (20 Sep 2000)

Mike Watson: I wonder whether SNP and Tory members are capable of spotting good news when it arrives. It may not arise often, but it does not come much better than today's announcement. Mr Davidson and Mr Wilson would fit neatly into today's big news story, which is the £20 million lottery win. Had they been part of that syndicate, they would have been greeting and bleating that they had to share it with...


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