Results 361–380 of 442 for speaker:Colin Beattie

Scottish Parliament: Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Mar 2013)

Colin Beattie: I apologise for having a rather croaky voice, Presiding Officer. The bill is important. I believe that the education sector is taking a serious view of the proposals and is engaging positively with the Scottish Government in seeking an effective outcome. There are still matters to be clarified, as Stewart Maxwell highlighted in his speech, but that is to be expected with such a comprehensive...

Scottish Parliament: Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Mar 2013)

Colin Beattie: That is a good point by Margo MacDonald. Indeed, I think that she, I and others have benefited in the past in that regard. The NUS Scotland president, Robin Parker, told the Education and Culture Committee: “A year ago, it would have taken 40 years if things had carried on at the current rate.”—[Official Report, Education and Culture Committee, 19 February 2013; c 1988.] He also stated...

Scottish Parliament: Sustainable and Renewable Energy (Manufacturing) (21 Mar 2013)

Colin Beattie: 7. To ask the Scottish Government how it will strengthen the shift towards sustainable and renewable energy use in the manufacturing sector. (S4O-01951)

Scottish Parliament: Sustainable and Renewable Energy (Manufacturing) (21 Mar 2013)

Colin Beattie: Does the minister agree that clear benchmarks are essential to measuring success in transitioning to energy efficiency? Has the Scottish Government considered the type of measurements that should be used to track positive shifts towards clean energy?

Scottish Parliament: Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes (13 Mar 2013)

Colin Beattie: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to improve the quality and consistency of sentencing and enhance the availability of prisoner rehabilitation programmes. (S4O-01900)

Scottish Parliament: Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes (13 Mar 2013)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary agree that the levels of recidivism among male and female offenders are too high and that there is a need to be open to more innovative methods of rehabilitation in order to decrease the likelihood of reoffending?

Scottish Parliament: “Management of patients on NHS waiting lists” (21 Feb 2013)

Colin Beattie: What policies will be brought into place to ensure that NHS boards will share good practice on enhancing performance reporting to monitor patients and waiting lists?

Scottish Parliament: Year of Natural Scotland (7 Feb 2013)

Colin Beattie: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what events it will hold to promote the year of natural Scotland. (S4O-01796)

Scottish Parliament: Year of Natural Scotland (7 Feb 2013)

Colin Beattie: Does the minister agree that having themed years, such as the year of natural Scotland, the year of creative Scotland and the year of homecoming, brings greater interest to Scotland from the international tourism market?

Scottish Parliament: Bank of Scotland Survey of Purchasing Managers (23 Jan 2013)

Colin Beattie: 16. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the results of the Bank of Scotland’s December 2012 survey of purchasing managers. (S4O-01724)

Scottish Parliament: Bank of Scotland Survey of Purchasing Managers (23 Jan 2013)

Colin Beattie: I was pleased with the news of positive growth to start the new year.

Scottish Parliament: Bank of Scotland Survey of Purchasing Managers (23 Jan 2013)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary agree that, despite the negativity of the no campaign’s rhetoric on an independent Scottish economy, companies are still actively investing in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (22 Jan 2013)

Colin Beattie: I frequently listen to the Opposition parties seemingly minimising the impact of Westminster budget cuts on the Scottish economy and the consequent pressures that are placed on the Scottish budget. The Scottish Government’s ability to maintain spending levels across the board at the same levels as hitherto is simply not possible. We cannot spend more than the allowance that we receive from...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (22 Jan 2013)

Colin Beattie: Yes. According to the figures that I have, the three-year housing budget has increased by almost £200 million, with an increase in the additional investment. While I applaud the Scottish Government’s efforts to stimulate growth and create jobs, I can only regret that it does not have the powers fully to manage the economy. Those powers, alas, remain in the hands of a Westminster elite that...

Scottish Parliament: Water Resources (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (19 Dec 2012)

Colin Beattie: Let me begin by stating the obvious: water is a basic commodity that is perhaps taken for granted by most residents in Scotland. I certainly have the expectation that, when I turn on the tap, water will flow. There are some people whom I know who take the view that water, by its very nature and origin, should be free and that the imposition of charges by Scottish Water is somehow immoral or...

Scottish Parliament: Rail (6 Dec 2012)

Colin Beattie: What gives the minister greater confidence that we are in a safer position than the Department for Transport?

Scottish Parliament: Careers Services (6 Dec 2012)

Colin Beattie: I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to speak about Skills Development Scotland, and especially the my world of work website. That is an innovative and modern approach to career advice. I enjoyed visiting the website and taking the visual my DNA quiz, which described my aptitudes. I am glad that there are still some options open to me. We never know where we will end up in this...

Scottish Parliament: College Funding (2013-14 and 2014-15) (28 Nov 2012)

Colin Beattie: Will the cabinet secretary outline how the draft budget will invest in the college estate in 2013-14?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (27 Nov 2012)

Colin Beattie: Will the cabinet secretary outline what impact the public health supplement has had on businesses and how the proceeds from the supplement will be spent in the coming year?

Scottish Parliament: Further Education (22 Nov 2012)

Colin Beattie: I am happy to be given the opportunity to speak positively about what the Government is doing to protect our further education in the face of Westminster Government cuts. Let us consider some of the positive indicators. The SNP Government has increased baseline college student support by 25 per cent since 2006-07, a rise of £20.5 million from £63.7 million to £84.2 million in 2011-12. The...


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