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Scottish Parliament: Bus Services Regulation (17 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: I speak in support of the Labour motion. For the benefit of Mr Stevenson, who has now brought his bus pass back among us, the motion does not say that we intend to renationalise bus services; it says that we need “legislation to regulate bus services in the best interests of the travelling public.” It is clear that his party’s major donor is not all that interested in that. As we all...

Scottish Parliament: Bus Services Regulation (17 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: Scotland needs quality bus services. If we are to achieve our aims on carbon emissions, a first-class public transport network is essential, and bus travel should be at the heart of that. That is why we should support Labour’s motion today.

Scottish Parliament: Bus Services Regulation (17 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: Will the minister give way?

Scottish Parliament: End-year Flexibility (17 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: 5. To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding end-year flexibility. (S3F-2966)

Scottish Parliament: End-year Flexibility (17 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: I thank the First Minister for his answer, but do not think that he will expect me to agree with the last part of it. In November last year, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, told the Finance Committee that devolved Administrations were not “just another Whitehall department”, and that they would be treated differently in dealing with end-year flexibility. He said:...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment (14 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of demand is for flexible training opportunities for 2011-12.

Scottish Parliament written answers — European Funding: European Funding (14 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many flexible training opportunities have been funded through the European Social Fund in 2010-11; how many were applied for, and how many people have completed their training.

Scottish Parliament written answers — European Funding: European Funding (14 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been applied for from the European Social Fund to pay for flexible training places for 2011-12.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships (11 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of demand there is for modern apprenticeship places for 2011-12, also broken down by category.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships (11 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget has been allocated for the 25,000 modern apprenticeship places for 2011-12.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships (11 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for modern apprenticeship places there have been for 2011-12 for people aged (a) 16 to 19 and (b) 20 and over.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships (10 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will distribute the 25,000 modern apprenticeship places by sector.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships (10 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive when the extra 8,500 modern apprenticeship places will be made available.

Scottish Parliament: “Report on preventative spending” (9 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: I am pleased to speak for Labour in support of the Finance Committee’s report. I associate myself with the remarks of the cabinet secretary on our convener, Mr Welsh. I fear that I might have tested his patience somewhat on occasion, but he always dealt with it with good humour, for which I thank him. I also associate myself with Mr Welsh’s remarks, thanking our clerks for their hard work...

Scottish Parliament: “Session 3 reports of the Public Audit Committee — key themes” (3 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: I welcome the chance to be involved in the debate. The Public Audit Committee is one of the most important committees in the Parliament and its work under the leadership of its convener, my colleague Hugh Henry, has rightly been recognised. During session 3, the committee has considered and reported on matters such as free personal and nursing care, the financial fiasco surrounding the...

Scottish Parliament: “Session 3 reports of the Public Audit Committee — key themes” (3 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: As I said in my opening remarks, the Public Audit Committee is an important committee of this Parliament, and it is true to say that its work has been noted at home and abroad. Last year, I undertook a trip to Macedonia on behalf of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to meet members of the Macedonian Parliament to discuss budget and financial matters. I did my best to explain how our...

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Absenteeism (3 Mar 2011)

David Whitton: One notable absentee from the public sector after the election will be Mr Mather, the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism. I take the opportunity to pay tribute to him during what I think will be his last question time. Although we have had our differences across the floor of the chamber, he has always been a congenial minister. Indeed, he has visited my constituency on a couple of...

Scottish Parliament: Coalfields Regeneration Trust (24 Feb 2011)

David Whitton: I am delighted to take part in tonight’s debate on this important topic and offer my congratulations to my colleague Helen Eadie on securing the debate. As has been commented on, we have already debated the subject today, but we should not apologise for that because it is an important matter. On this occasion, though, as indicated by Mr Brocklebank and Mr Wilson, we are celebrating the work...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2011 (10 Feb 2011)

David Whitton: Will Mr FitzPatrick ever recognise that the fact that the UK Government had to step in and rescue the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Bank of Scotland has impacted on the Scottish Government’s budget as well?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2011 (10 Feb 2011)

David Whitton: Yesterday, we learned what a nice guy the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, can be when he has a spare few million pounds in his back pocket to give to his friends, the Tories and the Liberal Democrats. Scotland’s 32 local authorities might hold a different view, however. They will have £11.5 billion to spend in the year ahead but on 9 December last year,...


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