Results 201–220 of 444 for speaker:Colin Beattie

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...

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

Colin Beattie: In that case, I will skip past the two people of specific interest. The Scottish Parliament itself has an interesting history. On 1 April 1690, the last order for the torture of an individual was passed in this Parliament—ah for the good old days. [ Laughter .] As we join VisitScotland in celebrating our heritage, history and archaeology, it is important for us to remember that Scotland is...

Scottish Parliament: Skills Gap (18 Jan 2017)

Colin Beattie: Could the minister advise on any progress that is being made in increasing the studying of science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related subjects beyond school?

Scottish Parliament: Education and Skills Organisations (Performance and Role) (12 Jan 2017)

Colin Beattie: As a member of the Education and Culture Committee in the previous parliamentary session and of the Education and Skills Committee in this session, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak on the motion today. As members will have noted from the motion and from the convener’s opening speech, part of the committee’s recent remit has been a focus on scrutiny and evidence gathering...

Scottish Parliament: Education and Skills Organisations (Performance and Role) (12 Jan 2017)

Colin Beattie: I thank all respondents for their participation and the committee clerks for their hard work. I look forward to being part of the next steps that the committee takes on the issue and seeing how that work informs the roles of other committees.

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (1 Dec 2016)

Colin Beattie: I am pleased to support, and speak on, this year’s 16 days of action campaign. The international campaign calls for the total elimination of violence against women and girls. It was born in 1991 at the first women’s global leadership institute and is co-ordinated by the centre for women’s global leadership at Rutgers University. Each year, it runs from 25 November, which is...

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (1 Dec 2016)

Colin Beattie: I agree that funding is always a challenge for all those organisations. One of the less enjoyable parts of being a member of this Parliament is dealing directly with some of the fallout related to domestic abuse. Fortunately, organisations such as Women’s Aid are there to help pick up the pieces. As an MSP I have met many women over the past few years who have spoken very highly of...

Scottish Parliament: Physical Education Teachers (Primary Schools) (23 Nov 2016)

Colin Beattie: Will the cabinet secretary outline in more detail how the daily mile initiative helps children and young people’s future health and wellbeing?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Futures Trust (2 Nov 2016)

Colin Beattie: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what savings it expects the Scottish Futures Trust to achieve in delivering projects. (S5O-00286)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Futures Trust (2 Nov 2016)

Colin Beattie: The cabinet secretary will be aware that the Scottish Futures Trust programme, Scotland’s schools for the future, helped build the new Lasswade high school in my constituency. Will he update the Parliament on how the work on Lasswade high school subsequently informed the Scotland’s schools for the future programme?


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