Results 61–80 of 1629 for speaker:Andrew Wilson

Scottish Parliament written answers — Central Heating: Central Heating (7 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive why a 96-year-old resident in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency, whose home has two 40-year-old storage heaters, in the living room and hallway, that were described in representations by North Lanarkshire Social Work Department as leaving the hallway "like a fridge", has been refused a new central heating system under its Central Heating Installation...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Central Heating: Central Heating (7 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency have been (a) refused and (b) provided with heating systems under its Central Heating Installation Programme in each year since the programme became operational.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Central Heating: Central Heating (7 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have been (a) refused and (b) provided with heating systems under its Central Heating Installation Programme in each year since the programme became operational.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (7 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34021 by Iain Gray on 24 February 2003, how many claims for monies owed under the individual learning account scheme have now been satisfactorily validated; on what dates payments were made in respect of such claims, and how much was involved in each case.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (7 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34021 by Iain Gray on 24 February 2003, how many claims for monies owed under the individual learning account scheme are still being investigated; how many learning providers are involved, and how much is outstanding in each case whilst the validation process continues.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (7 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34019 by Iain Gray on 24 February 2003, whether the estimate that individual learning account fraud occurred in around 3% of training providers, given by the then Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning to the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee on 17 April 2002 ( Official Report , c 2546), remains...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: We should note a moment of history today, as the Conservatives lead what is possibly their last ever debate in the Scottish Parliament in its modern history. As Donald Dewar once famously said, the Scottish Conservatives are like the North American buffalo: once seen in great herds, but now only dotting around the place in ones and twos. What of the Executive? We have had four years of...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: We often like to receive praise from our opponents, but that is one piece of praise that I would rather have missed. I shall have to go home and spend a lot of time in the bath tonight, examining my conscience—[ Laughter. ]—as well as the Official Report of my speech. The truth is that financial independence brings with it the opportunity to deliver a vibrant economy, which, with the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: It is the last minute of my speech; Wendy Alexander should take a seat—we have heard enough of her interruptions this week. More recently, Richard Simpson resigned, and Patricia Ferguson and Andy Kerr were knifed in the back for attacking the Liberals. Andy Kerr will be sacked after the election, and Mike Watson is about to be sacked for attacking the Government over the Victoria infirmary....

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: I am in my last second; Wendy Alexander should examine the Parliament's procedures. Who is left standing in the total mess that is the present Labour leadership? Nobody seems to be left standing, other than Jack McConnell, who is trying to brief against his colleagues. That is not leadership and it is not what Scotland needs. We need to move on—we cannot afford to wait any longer.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: If that is the case, why did Wendy Alexander, the former Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning, say on Radio Scotland this week that the graduate endowment goes directly to pay for higher education costs in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: Is it traditional for coalition partners to try to sink their own flagship, which Labour members tried to do during the course of the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: The Liberals voted Labour out in 1979. The minister should take a look at history.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Record (6 Mar 2003)

Andrew Wilson: Given all that Mr McLetchie has said, he should cast his eye on the benches behind him. It is an open secret that, if the Conservatives lose more than four seats at the next election, his job is up for grabs. Will Mr McLetchie look at his own house before tidying up everyone else's?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rail Network: Rail Network (25 Feb 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SEET240/2003 of 22 January 2003, on what date (a) a performance impact study was completed and (b) regulatory dispensation for the works was received in respect of each rail project, broken down by the authorising or consulting body in each case.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (24 Feb 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the investigation into fraudulent activity involving the individual learning account scheme has been completed and, if not, when the investigation will be complete.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (24 Feb 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many learning providers under the individual learning account scheme have been identified as having been involved in fraudulent activity and what this figure represents as a proportion of the total number of accounts opened.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (24 Feb 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reports have been referred to procurators fiscal and (b) arrests have been made in relation to identified fraudulent activity involving the individual learning account scheme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (24 Feb 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all monies owed to learning and training providers under the individual learning account scheme have been paid and, if not, which providers are still awaiting outstanding payments and how much is outstanding in each case.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Individual Learning Accounts: Individual Learning Accounts (24 Feb 2003)

Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have occurred to date as a result of the termination of the individual learning accounts scheme and how it calculated this figure.


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