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Scottish Parliament: Motion of Thanks (27 Mar 2003)

John Young: I find it a great privilege to be speaking on behalf of the SPCB in this tribute to David Steel. He has been a giant in British politics; indeed, his influence and fame has spread far beyond these shores. He has been used by people overseas in a number of different ways, and that is a tremendous tribute to him. The First Minister covered David's political career in some detail—in fact I was...

Scottish Parliament: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Older People (27 Mar 2003)

John Young: A couple of weeks ago, my six-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter asked me, "Have you ever met Queen Victoria?" I sort of looked at her and asked, "Do you not mean the Queen?" She said, "No, Queen Victoria." I must admit that I think that she was put up to it. One important thing that has not been mentioned in the debate so far is the lack of communication between the elderly and the young....

Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill (26 Mar 2003)

John Young: We have had an interesting debate this afternoon. It is unusual in this Parliament not to have disagreement—or even violent disagreement—at some point. There is general agreement across the political spectrum that, in future, we must protect Princes Street gardens. However, this occasion was a special one-off. Previous speakers outlined in detail the advantages of the development. Anyone...

Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill (26 Mar 2003)

John Young: I agree with Alasdair Morgan—indeed, having been a councillor in Glasgow for 35 years and having served on the planning committee, I agree with him even more. I am not being anti-Edinburgh when I say that by any means. However, the restrictions in the 1991 act must be considered in future. We have had a good debate this afternoon. These are almost the final hours of this first parliamentary...

Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill: Final Stage: Section 2 — Meaning of "the relevant land" (26 Mar 2003)

John Young: At the outset I thank the convener of the National Galleries of Scotland Bill Committee, Rhona Brankin, for her handling of this matter, as well as the members, the clerks and the legal advisers. The bill could have been highly contentious, because, quite rightly, the citizens of Edinburgh—and even those beyond Edinburgh—guard Princes Street gardens jealously. The proposal will provide an...

Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill: Final Stage: Section 2 — Meaning of "the relevant land" (26 Mar 2003)

John Young: I take it that you do not want me to start again, Presiding Officer.

Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill: Final Stage: Section 2 — Meaning of "the relevant land" (26 Mar 2003)

John Young: The National Galleries of Scotland is working on the Playfair project, which involves the restoration of the Royal Scottish Academy building and various other improvements. As has been said before, the connecting underground link between the two galleries plus the other facilities that will come into play will have an international impact. Everyone on the committee agreed that the proposal...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Red Squirrels (Parapox Virus) (20 Mar 2003)

John Young: The minister may not be aware that the cross-party animal welfare group was last night discussing the health of hedgehogs, particularly those that are to be transported. Does he think that the convener and members of the cross-party group should put red squirrels on their next agenda?

Scottish Parliament: Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill (13 Mar 2003)

John Young: A problem will arise—which I have experienced when I have had dogs—because of not enough poop scoops being on sale. I am serious about that point. I went to three shops in which I thought I would find poop scoops, but I could not get one. I wonder whether local authorities and retail outlets could be persuaded to sell poop scoops because, when the bill is enacted, an awful lot of poop...

Scottish Parliament: Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 8 — Request for hearing (13 Mar 2003)

John Young: Peter Peacock mentioned procurators fiscal, which brings to mind an event in Paisley some years ago. A former retired police inspector from that area told me that, when he was a constable, various pieces of legislation on litter were introduced. One of the first cases to go to the courts in Paisley under that legislation involved a youth who had dropped a fish and chips bag that was saturated...

Scottish Parliament: International Situation (13 Mar 2003)

John Young: In my lifetime, this country has been involved in 15 wars. I examined the list last night. Of course, one of them was the major war of all time, the second world war. Then we had the Korean war, which could have made a massive international impact if it had gone on. The rest were described as minor wars. In each and every one of those conflicts, I have supported this country without question....

Scottish Parliament: International Situation (13 Mar 2003)

John Young: I do not think that the outcome that could have resulted from Suez is comparable to the Korean war. Tensions have risen in the European Union, as we know from news reports over the past few weeks. In turn, that could cause a drastic decline in that organisation. As George Reid mentioned, we are now living in an age when empires of old are gone, and they must be replaced by new economic and...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: 2001 Census (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: Is the Deputy First Minister aware that in "Scotland's Census 2001: The Registrar General's Report to the Scottish Parliament" there are seven different categories of person set out on page 10? One category that does not appear to be included is potential asylum seekers who have not yet been processed. Can the Deputy First Minister help me out with that matter because, in essence, those...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: 2001 Census (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: Could the Deputy First Minister assist me on that question please?

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: A very full consultation took place on this matter. Senior police officers were consulted, as were major local authorities, health boards, social work groups, drug addiction teams, and the Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government. Various responses came in; of particular interest were those from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, but there were also observations from drug...

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: I accept a large part of what Tricia Marwick has said, but I still think that responses from the Crown Office and others show that there are legal grey areas. The point was made that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, and that is probably true. Most of us have great sorrow for women who are driven into prostitution. It must be one of the most dangerous activities to pursue,...

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: I thank Margo MacDonald for that information. There is a point that I feel I should make, which may be relevant in some ways but may not be relevant in others. Some years ago, Glasgow City Council had a visit from an Australian woman who was an international expert in the field of prostitution. She said that prostitution, of course, existed in Melbourne and that there was harassment from the...

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: I do not know how it works, but perhaps Margo MacDonald will be able to answer my question.

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: Margo MacDonald may well have spoken to a number of the women. Does she find that those women themselves are happy about that arrangement? Are they concerned about being uplifted by a client and taken elsewhere?

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Feb 2003)

John Young: That was probably the longest intervention in the Parliament so far. I am not the only former Glasgow councillor in the chamber—indeed, Trish Godman was a prominent Glasgow councillor. One cannot equate Glasgow to places such as Edinburgh, as Glasgow city centre's geography is entirely different. Prostitutes can operate at the end of each lane. I believe that there was an idea whereby a...


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