Results 61–80 of 433 for speaker:Colin Beattie

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

Colin Beattie: What further steps have been taken to ensure that EU residents living in Scotland continue to feel safe and welcome here?

Scottish Parliament: Support for Businesses (Covid-19) (27 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: It is very welcome that the Scottish Government is working to ensure that targeted support is available to sectors that are facing on-going challenges, such as the wedding sector. Can the cabinet secretary provide any further information about the types of businesses in the supply chain that might be eligible for support?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Targeted Business Support) (14 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: As part of the £185 million package, the cabinet secretary announced that hospitality businesses will receive a very welcome one-off payment of between £2,000 and £3,000. Can she provide detail on how many businesses in Scotland it is expected will be eligible for those payments?

Scottish Parliament: Public Finances (Shared Prosperity Fund) (14 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether there has been an update from the United Kingdom Government on the UK shared prosperity fund and how it will impact on Scotland. (S5O-04912)

Scottish Parliament: Public Finances (Shared Prosperity Fund) (14 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: Given the continuing uncertainty in respect of how Scotland’s finances will be impacted post-Brexit, how does the Scottish Government propose to mitigate those risks and is the UK Government taking steps to provide reassurance in that regard?

Scottish Parliament: Fly-tipping (14 Jan 2021)

Colin Beattie: What preparation is under way to ensure that our waste sector can continue to operate during this second national lockdown, which is so important to us in stopping the spread of Covid, protecting our national health service and saving lives?

Scottish Parliament: Holiday Accommodation Sector (Covid-19 Guidance) (16 Dec 2020)

Colin Beattie: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it is providing to the holiday accommodation sector regarding the relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas. (S5O-04833)

Scottish Parliament: Holiday Accommodation Sector (Covid-19 Guidance) (16 Dec 2020)

Colin Beattie: What support is being considered for holiday accommodation businesses that have had reduced bookings because of the restrictions—in particular, over what would usually be a busy festive period?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Christmas Restrictions (Holiday Accommodation) (9 Dec 2020)

Colin Beattie: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it is providing to the holiday accommodation sector regarding the relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas. (S5O-04833)

Scottish Parliament: Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 Dec 2020)

Colin Beattie: Tackling our need to decarbonise heating systems must be a major priority for us all. To date, we have been fairly successful in decarbonising our electricity needs through wind farms and other renewable sources, but a comprehensive solution to decarbonising our heating has been more elusive. We are facing a global climate emergency and we need to think of innovative ways to reduce the...

Scottish Parliament: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (26 Nov 2020)

Colin Beattie: I am pleased to have the opportunity to take part in the debate on Neil Bibby’s Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill. I congratulate Mr Bibby and his team, and I thank them for their work in introducing the bill. As a member of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, I have obviously had a fair bit to do with examining the evidence on the legislation. Along with others on the committee, I was...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (Discussions) (28 Oct 2020)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the timeline for the draft consultation on the UK shared prosperity fund. (S5O-04690)

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (Discussions) (28 Oct 2020)

Colin Beattie: Professor David Bell wrote a media article last week and concluded: “A future UKSPF ... needs to be devolved: Whitehall doesn’t know best when it comes to understanding the needs of communities and businesses in Scotland.” Does the minister share that view, and should we be concerned that Westminster will grab those powers and funds from Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Energy Inquiry (28 Oct 2020)

Colin Beattie: As a member of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this debate on the important subject of energy and the energy transition. My thanks to my fellow committee members, the clerks and participants who gave evidence for their hard work on the inquiry. The committee’s aim was to conduct a health check on Scotland’s energy policy and...

Scottish Parliament: Reunification of Germany (30th Anniversary) (28 Oct 2020)

Colin Beattie: I am delighted to have the opportunity to debate such an important topic, commemorating an event that brought unity and peace to our continent 30 years ago and changed Europe for the better. I am the convener of the cross-party group on Germany. It is an honour to be a member of a group that highlights the importance of our close relationship and co-operation with Germany as well as...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Action (1 Oct 2020)

Colin Beattie: Can the cabinet secretary outline what the Scottish Government hopes to achieve as the European co-chair of the Under2 Coalition over the coming year?

Scottish Parliament: Tax Revenues (Impact Assessment) (30 Sep 2020)

Colin Beattie: 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether an up-to-date impact assessment on Scottish tax revenues post-Covid-19 and post-Brexit has been prepared. (S5O-04648)

Scottish Parliament: Tax Revenues (Impact Assessment) (30 Sep 2020)

Colin Beattie: Does the Scottish Government have concerns about future Barnett funding arrangements, given the predictions that a lethal combination of Brexit and the winding down of the furlough scheme will be seriously detrimental to the economy?

Scottish Parliament: Economic Performance (24 Sep 2020)

Colin Beattie: The latest monthly gross national product statistics for Scotland show that the economy expanded by 6.8 per cent in July. Given the different pace of easing of lockdown measures in different parts of the United Kingdom, how does Scotland’s economic performance compare to the UK’s since the measures were introduced in March?

Scottish Parliament: Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (24 Sep 2020)

Colin Beattie: As a member of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, I support the general principles of the bill. It is important that we have a full debate on the important issues that are raised in this member’s bill, which aims to increase the protection of workers in the retail sector, and I commend Daniel Johnson for introducing it. At the outset, I would like to thank retail workers across...


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