Results 41–60 of 433 for speaker:Colin Beattie

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2021-22 (8 Sep 2021)

Colin Beattie: That is a little bit outwith the scope of the speech that I am delivering—I am sure that others will touch on that. I note the commitment to exploring the possibility of a four-day week. As a long-term private sector employer in my past life, I have some doubts about the practicality of that, but I am certainly willing to see the evidence. I suppose that one concern is that the productivity...

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Emissions (Community Groups) (1 Sep 2021)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what further guidance and support it will provide to community groups to help them meet the goal of net zero emissions. (S6O-00074)

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Emissions (Community Groups) (1 Sep 2021)

Colin Beattie: In my Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency, there are well over 250 community groups with varying sizes and levels of activity. What financial support might be made available to those groups to assist them on their journey to net zero?

Scottish Parliament: Oaths and Affirmations (13 May 2021)

Colin Beattie: took the oath .

Scottish Parliament: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill (23 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: I thank Neil Bibby for introducing the bill and for his open engagement throughout the whole process. The bill was not easy for the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee to consider, by any means. Listening to the evidence over the months raised many question marks. Effectively, two sides put forward evidence: on the one hand, the tenants; on the other hand, the pub companies or landlords....

Scottish Parliament: Visa Requirements (Work and Student Internships) (17 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: 6. I congratulate Mike Russell on his huge contribution to the Parliament over the years, and to the debate on Scotland’s constitutional future. He will be missed. To ask the Scottish Government what recent representations it has made to the United Kingdom Government regarding visas for people wishing to work in Scotland, and whether it is able to clarify the visa requirements for student...

Scottish Parliament: Visa Requirements (Work and Student Internships) (17 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: What steps is the Scottish Government taking to ensure that visa issues resulting from exit from the EU are resolved swiftly to ensure that native speakers who work in foreign language teaching in Scotland do not face further barriers to working here?

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (10 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: Presiding Officer, I was unable to access the system. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Vaccination Venues (People with Learning Disabilities) (4 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: Will there be a reconsideration of mass vaccination venues being used as the main premises for vaccinating people with learning disabilities and autism? Will consideration be given to assigning them to general practitioners, which would be a more familiar environment for people who might otherwise experience sensory overload?

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Funding Formula) (4 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how it has been working with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to ensure that fast-growing local authorities, such as Midlothian, are effectively funded through COSLA’s funding formula. (S5O-05082)

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Funding Formula) (4 Mar 2021)

Colin Beattie: We all know the importance of properly funded local authorities. That will undoubtedly be affected by the fact that the United Kingdom Government has cut Scotland’s capital budget by more than 5 per cent this year. What representations is the cabinet secretary making to the UK Government to ensure that we get a budget that allows us to better fund our local authorities, so that we can...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Investment Bank (Regeneration) (24 Feb 2021)

Colin Beattie: 6. To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish National Investment Bank will support the economic regeneration of communities when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. (S5O-05046)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Investment Bank (Regeneration) (24 Feb 2021)

Colin Beattie: What support is being considered for local development trusts and high streets to help them to survive the impact of Covid-19?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (23 Feb 2021)

Colin Beattie: What measures are being taken to vaccinate those in hospital who are not technically classed as long-term patients but who are in for prolonged assessment of conditions such as dementia and whose JCVI target dates have already passed? Several constituents have contacted me to say that local hospitals have neither the supplies nor the intention to vaccinate patients in that position.

Scottish Parliament: Infrastructure Projects 2021-22 (11 Feb 2021)

Colin Beattie: Can the cabinet secretary provide an update on the progress of plans to upgrade the Sheriffhall roundabout in my constituency, which remains a major cause of congestion in the local area?

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Industry (Brexit) (11 Feb 2021)

Colin Beattie: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to Scotland’s food and drink industry in response to exporting issues as a result of Brexit. (S5O-05014)

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Industry (Brexit) (11 Feb 2021)

Colin Beattie: The on-going financial chaos of Tory Brexit has left Scottish fishermen and coastal communities high and dry. The UK Government announced support that the industry considers derisory. What support has the Scottish Government put in place to help people to meet their day-to-day costs, and will the Scottish Government continue to argue for a better deal for our vital seafood sector?

Scottish Parliament: Budget 2021-22 (28 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: What resources are being committed to help exports to get back on track following the double hit of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, both of which have badly damaged Scottish businesses?

Scottish Parliament: European Collaboration Post-Brexit (27 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to continue positive collaboration with European countries following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. (S5O-04946)

Scottish Parliament: European Collaboration Post-Brexit (27 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to continue positive collaboration with European countries following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. (S5O-04946)


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