Results 601–620 of 692 for speaker:Mike Watson

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 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 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 — 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: 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 (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 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: 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: 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 written answers — Domestic Abuse: Domestic Abuse (19 May 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the monies allocated from the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund will specifically assist with service provision and support for women with drug or alcohol dependencies.

Scottish Parliament: Epilepsy (17 May 2000)

Mike Watson: I am especially pleased to—

Scottish Parliament: Epilepsy (17 May 2000)

Mike Watson: I am especially pleased, during national epilepsy week, to have this opportunity to initiate a debate on the important health provisions for people with epilepsy in Scotland. At the outset, I should declare an interest. I am joint convener of the Scottish Parliament's cross-party group on epilepsy, which receives valuable administrative support from the Epilepsy Association of Scotland to...

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (17 May 2000)

Mike Watson: I welcome my colleagues to Glasgow. It will not have escaped their attention that we have provided some traditional Glasgow weather, although that might come as a surprise to those from airts and pairts who do not set foot in the dear green place very often. In his opening remarks, Kenny Gibson said one thing that I agreed with: it is true that Glasgow is a city divided. The inequalities in...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (7 Apr 2000)

Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a progress report on the work of the Glasgow Housing Partnership Steering Group.

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

Mike Watson: I would like to confirm that Mr Wilson does indeed bore for Scotland on that point. Will he comment on a letter that I received from Professor Arthur Midwinter, relating to Mr Wilson's comments in a debate in the chamber on 10 February? Professor Midwinter writes: "Mr Wilson claimed that I had 'concluded that our per capita share of UK spending will fall by 0.5 percentage points' . . . What I...

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (6 Apr 2000)

Mike Watson: But Andrew Wilson quoted him.

Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Project (5 Apr 2000)

Mike Watson: That was a quite deplorable speech by Tommy Sheridan—I say that as a Glasgow representative. Let me say clearly that only the last part of his speech had any relevance at all: he said that there should be a pause for reflection. That is not what I believe, but it was at least a legitimate point. The rest of his speech was pure populist rhetoric, which was nonsense. I am a Glasgow MSP and I...


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