Results 181–200 of 433 for speaker:Colin Beattie

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Support for Targets) (13 Sep 2017)

Colin Beattie: Will the cabinet secretary outline the support that the Scottish Government is giving to sustainable and renewable initiatives in my constituency, Midlothian North and Musselburgh?

Scottish Parliament: Commission on Parliamentary Reform (Report) (29 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: The report is timely and will move parliamentary committees forward. I congratulate Professor John McCormick and the other members of the commission. I will return to the report’s content in a moment. First, I would like to draw members’ attention to a small but significant omission from the report. The report deals with parliamentary committees and the appointment, membership, and...

Scottish Parliament: Commission on Parliamentary Reform (Report) (29 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: I am sure that there are arguments on that. I am unconvinced that the offer of more money will provide better conveners or a better committee system. I have been fortunate that the committees of which I am a member have sought to meet and to seek evidence outside the Parliament. The recommendation that committees should spend more time seeking views in different ways—including at local and...

Scottish Parliament: Equalities and Social Security (United Kingdom Government Proposals) (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: 9. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of the equalities and social security aspects of proposals in the Queen’s speech. (S5O-01173)

Scottish Parliament: Equalities and Social Security (United Kingdom Government Proposals) (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: What we learned from last week’s Queen’s speech is that, to quote Theresa May, “nothing has changed”. Does the cabinet secretary think that it is right that the Tories’ obsession with austerity and cuts will continue despite the volume of evidence against that approach and their failed general election gamble?

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: R ecent reports on Scotland’s education system have displayed mixed results. The PISA study highlighted the declining performance in science and reading compared with 2012, and a deterioration in those subjects since 2006. Numeracy has seen a decline over 2011 to 2015, and similarly over 2012 to 2016. It is also clear from the PISA study that, despite the Scottish Government’s efforts...

Scottish Parliament: Registered Nurses from the European Union (EU Referendum) (21 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: 3. To ask the Scottish Government how many nurses from the rest of the European Union have registered to work in Scotland since the EU referendum was held, in light of a recent report suggesting that there has been a 96 per cent decline in the United Kingdom as a whole. (S5O-01137)

Scottish Parliament: Registered Nurses from the European Union (EU Referendum) (21 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: The cabinet secretary might be aware that, as the nursing establishment has expanded following the application of workforce planning tools, the boards have a number of vacancies to fill. Does she therefore agree that losing the option of freely recruiting nurses from elsewhere in the EU will result in great strains on the national health service and might impact on patient services across the...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (Opportunities for Growth) (14 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: When we examine the statistics on Scotland’s economy, we see both the strength of its foundations and the improvements that have been made in recent years. It is true that our gross domestic product has grown at a slower rate than that of the UK as a whole. That is in large part due to the global slowdown in the oil and gas sector, but it has been counterbalanced by continued impressive...

Scottish Parliament: Culture and Tourism (Midlothian and East Lothian) (7 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what recent steps it has taken to promote culture and tourism in Midlothian and East Lothian. (S5O-01070)

Scottish Parliament: Culture and Tourism (Midlothian and East Lothian) (7 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary agree that cultural events such as Musselburgh’s riding of the marches, the Midstock music festival in Dalkeith country park and the more recent return of the historic Dalkeith station bell to Dalkeith museum all help to provide substantial financial and cultural benefits to my constituency?

Scottish Parliament: Access to Elected Office Fund (General Election) (17 May 2017)

Colin Beattie: 11. To ask the Scottish Government whether there are plans for the access to elected office fund Scotland to be open to disabled people wishing to be nominated for the 2017 general election. (S5O-00989)

Scottish Parliament: Access to Elected Office Fund (General Election) (17 May 2017)

Colin Beattie: Given the fund’s success at the most recent local elections in helping 39 disabled people to take part, 12 of whom were ultimately elected, does the minister agree that such funding levels the playing field between disabled and non-disabled candidates? Will she join me in calling on the UK Government to reopen the equivalent UK fund?

Scottish Parliament: Keeping Children Safe Online (11 May 2017)

Colin Beattie: The past two decades have seen a tremendous growth in internet use, in no small part thanks to the combined proliferation of social media, ever-increasing broadband speeds and exponential improvements in hand-held technology. Most of us in the chamber might recall the days of dial-up modems 15 or 20 years ago, when getting even a low-speed internet connection could largely be a game of...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Vacancies (3 May 2017)

Colin Beattie: Will the cabinet secretary outline what progress is being made to develop new routes into teaching?

Scottish Parliament: Personal and Social Health Education (Reform) (8 Mar 2017)

Colin Beattie: What action is the Scottish Government taking to promote healthy relationships among young people? What progress is being made on addressing risky behaviour by our young people?

Scottish Parliament: Industrial Strategy (22 Feb 2017)

Colin Beattie: I thank all the members of the Scottish Parliament who have supported the motion, and particularly Richard Leonard, who was actively involved in its drafting. In the public gallery, we have a number of members of the Industrial Communities Alliance and the cross-party group on industrial communities. For those who are unaware, the ICA is the all-party association of local authorities in the...

Scottish Parliament: Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill (2 Feb 2017)

Colin Beattie: I thank Liam Kerr for raising awareness of this issue and, in particular, of the terms of the Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill, in the Scottish Parliament. The award of medals in recognition of acts of bravery and feats of courage and endurance in the service of our country is an important and sincere recognition of that service. It is right that those who are awarded such medals are...

Scottish Parliament: Bailey Gwynne (Independent Review) (31 Jan 2017)

Colin Beattie: I welcome the news that the Scottish ministers want the online purchase and receipt of offensive weapons to be outlawed. Will the cabinet secretary advise when he expects to receive a response from the UK minister and what action the Scottish ministers will take if the UK Government refuses to act to address the issue?

Scottish Parliament: Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (31 Jan 2017)

Colin Beattie: I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak today to highlight a topic in which I have a keen interest: Scottish history. We live in a country with a unique and rich heritage. That heritage and history have helped to define who we are as a country. It is important that this year is dedicated to reflecting on our country’s rich past, because knowledge about that past can help us to form a...


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