Results 81–100 of 433 for speaker:Colin Beattie

Scottish Parliament: Delayed Discharge into Care Homes (25 Aug 2020)

Colin Beattie: Following the reports on the issue from the Queen’s Nursing Institute, is the cabinet secretary aware of whether there have been issues related to delayed discharge early in the pandemic in other parts of the United Kingdom?

Scottish Parliament: Labour Market Trends (16 Jul 2020)

Colin Beattie: Although times are tough, we must ensure that we do not take any backward steps when it comes to tackling inequalities in employment. Can the cabinet secretary provide assurance that steps continue to be taken to close the gender pay gap?

Scottish Parliament: Coaches and Personal Trainers (24 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: Will the First Minister advise whether consideration is being given to allowing coaches and personal trainers to work with more than two households a day, when physical distancing can be maintained, given that so many people depend on those professions for their income?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (European Union Relations) (18 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the impact of Brexit on European Union-United Kingdom relations, in light of concerns that any breakdown could have a detrimental impact, including in Scotland, on the response to issues such as the Covid-19 crisis. (S5O-04419)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (European Union Relations) (18 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: What does the cabinet secretary make of the suggestion by Boris Johnson that a deal between the UK and the EU can be agreed by the end of July?

Scottish Parliament: Guidance for Travellers from Abroad (9 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the guidance for passengers arriving in Scotland from abroad. (S5T-02247)

Scottish Parliament: Guidance for Travellers from Abroad (9 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: We have seen reports in the media in recent days about so-called travel corridors between the United Kingdom and other countries. Has the UK Government consulted the Scottish Government on that?

Scottish Parliament: Guidance for Travellers from Abroad (9 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: Perhaps I can ask the cabinet secretary to elaborate on how the guidance issued in Scotland might differ from that in the other UK nations.

Scottish Parliament: Tax Revenues (Estimated Shortfall) (4 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what projection it has made of the estimated tax shortfall for the current financial year as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. (S5O-04375)

Scottish Parliament: Tax Revenues (Estimated Shortfall) (4 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: Are discussions currently being held with the UK Government to assess the implications of tax shortfalls?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Funding Consequentials) (3 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: Has the United Kingdom Government provided any clarity on whether it will provide £70 million of funding consequentials to the Scottish Government to tackle the Covid-19 crisis?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (3 Jun 2020)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary think that adequate Brexit negotiations can take place before the current leave deadline, when the UK Government’s focus at this time must be on tackling the Covid-19 crisis?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government (Covid-19 Support in Deprived Areas) (28 May 2020)

Colin Beattie: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what extra support it is giving to councils in less wealthy areas to assist with their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, in light of figures suggesting that people in the most deprived areas are twice as likely to die from the virus. (S5O-04358)

Scottish Parliament: Local Government (Covid-19 Support in Deprived Areas) (28 May 2020)

Colin Beattie: Many of my constituents have contacted me to say that they are struggling to access food deliveries and to express their feelings of loneliness. What is being done to ensure that those who are more isolated and vulnerable have proper access to food and medical supplies and to any emotional support that they might need?

Scottish Parliament: Funding Consequentials (27 May 2020)

Colin Beattie: What clarity have the devolved Administrations received from the United Kingdom Government about receipt of funding consequentials following the extension to business grants?

Scottish Parliament: Employability Services (12 Mar 2020)

Colin Beattie: The Scottish Government has taken a substantially different approach to employability services from that of the UK Government, most notably in that participation is voluntary. Will the minister advise how the reach of devolved employability services compares to that of UK Government programmes?

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill: Stage 3 (5 Mar 2020)

Colin Beattie: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this debate on the Scottish Government’s budget proposals for 2020-21. I am very conscious that the Scottish budget has been prepared against a backdrop of chaos and uncertainty in Westminster. We are in quite an unprecedented situation as we are uncertain how much of our tax money will be returned from London to fund vital services in...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill: Stage 3 (5 Mar 2020)

Colin Beattie: I cannot agree with the member’s assessment. Perhaps, if I can continue, I will be able to explain a few of the points.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill: Stage 3 (5 Mar 2020)

Colin Beattie: I can only agree with my colleague Christine Grahame on that point. The benefits of putting in place a solution to that long-standing choke point on the Edinburgh city bypass are multiple. I will list one or two of them. First, safe cycling and pedestrian routes will be put in place for the first time. That is an excellent first step in making the route greener and more sustainable. Many of...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill: Stage 3 (5 Mar 2020)

Colin Beattie: I need to make progress. The traffic jams resulting from the inadequate traffic-flow system mean that vehicles are often idling and producing high emissions and pollution. That is to the detriment of the surrounding villages and my constituents. The emissions could be lowered through better traffic flow, and the upgrades would enable that. It makes every economic sense to have an efficient...


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