Results 161–180 of 433 for speaker:Colin Beattie

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Farming) (31 May 2018)

Colin Beattie: Can the cabinet secretary update Parliament on what progress has been made on the review of convergence funding, which was promised by the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, last year?

Scottish Parliament: Dog Attacks (8 May 2018)

Colin Beattie: First, I thank Alex Neil for securing this very important debate. In my constituency, I have been made all too aware of the prevalence of dog attacks on residents and on other dogs. A number of constituents have come forward to tell me their stories. Some of what they have described is horrific: out of control dogs attacking other dogs, sometimes with fatal results and dreadful injuries to...

Scottish Parliament: Newbattle High School (Digital Centre of Excellence) (2 May 2018)

Colin Beattie: 12. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of the Newbattle high school digital centre of excellence. (S5O-02038)

Scottish Parliament: Newbattle High School (Digital Centre of Excellence) (2 May 2018)

Colin Beattie: The cabinet secretary will be aware that Newbattle high school’s catchment area has too many pockets of relative deprivation. Does he agree that all those involved in the creation of the centre should be congratulated on this groundbreaking and forward-thinking initiative, which will have a considerable positive effect on the life chances of young people in the area?

Scottish Parliament: “Local government in Scotland: Challenges and performance 2018” (19 Apr 2018)

Colin Beattie: The First Minister will be aware that the Accounts Commission’s report expresses a number of concerns, not least about the threat that leaving the European Union poses to Scotland’s working-age population. Scotland’s projected population growth is entirely due to inward migration, so does the First Minister share the commission’s concern that leaving the EU could have an impact on the...

Scottish Parliament: Air Quality (17 Apr 2018)

Colin Beattie: Air quality does not receive enough attention but has a profound effect not only on our health but on Scotland’s green credentials. As most of us are aware, numerous policies and strategies at local, national and international levels—from the WHO and European guidelines through to local development plans—feed into the criteria for air quality. In 2015, the Scottish Government published...

Scottish Parliament: Air Quality (17 Apr 2018)

Colin Beattie: Clearly, air quality is one area in which all branches of Government must work together to ensure the health of Scotland’s citizens. Between the funding that is provided by the Government at a macro level and local authority action at the micro level, we can ensure that the people of Scotland can live free from air pollution as soon as possible.

Scottish Parliament: Air Pollution (Birth Defects) (20 Dec 2017)

Colin Beattie: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent study that found that air pollution can increase the risk of birth defects. (S5O-01620)

Scottish Parliament: Air Pollution (Birth Defects) (20 Dec 2017)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary agree that Scotland has the opportunity to be a world leader in reduction of air pollution, particularly through steps such as the introduction of low emission zones?

Scottish Parliament: Improving Productivity (Progress) (13 Dec 2017)

Colin Beattie: 9. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in improving productivity across the country. (S5O-01602)

Scottish Parliament: Improving Productivity (Progress) (13 Dec 2017)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary agree that without such an improvement in productivity, income levels in Scotland might not develop to the extent that we would like?

Scottish Parliament: Prejudice-based Bullying and Harassment in Schools, and Personal and Social Education (15 Nov 2017)

Colin Beattie: O ver the years, the concept of bullying has changed and evolved as we have become more aware of the impact of the differing ways in which bullying can be inflicted. There is no doubt that bullying at a young age can have a long-lasting adverse effect on those on the receiving end. Scotland’s anti-bullying service, respectme, defines bullying in the following terms: “Bullying is both...

Scottish Parliament: Unconventional Oil and Gas (24 Oct 2017)

Colin Beattie: The Scottish Government’s four-month public consultation resulted in 60,535 responses—the second-largest response to a public consultation. Ninety-nine per cent of those responses were opposed to fracking, and fewer than 1 per cent were in favour. That level of response is overwhelming and it is a clear indicator of support from the vast majority of people to move forward with a ban on...

Scottish Parliament: Unconventional Oil and Gas (24 Oct 2017)

Colin Beattie: I am sorry, but I have a limited amount of time.

Scottish Parliament: Unconventional Oil and Gas (24 Oct 2017)

Colin Beattie: I n April 2011, the people of north-west England were shaken awake. The local people read in the papers the next day that there had in fact been an earthquake. It had occurred the same week that hydraulic fracturing had begun, about a mile and a half away. Those who experienced the earthquake responded with shock: there had never been any earthquakes in the region as far as anyone knew. It...

Scottish Parliament: Education Reform (3 Oct 2017)

Colin Beattie: Can the cabinet secretary expand on the ideas that the international council of education advisers put forward recently on how to ensure that students and their parents or carers are engaged and have a voice?

Scottish Parliament: University Education (Access) (27 Sep 2017)

Colin Beattie: Can the minister advise how student debt levels differ here in Scotland under a Scottish National Party Government compared to those in England under a Tory Government and in Wales under a Labour Administration?

Scottish Parliament: Community Policing (Support) (20 Sep 2017)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to support community policing during the current parliamentary session. (S5O-01256)

Scottish Parliament: Community Policing (Support) (20 Sep 2017)

Colin Beattie: Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Tories’ outrageous rules that leave Police Scotland the only territorial police service in the United Kingdom that has to pay millions of pounds in VAT, which cannot be reclaimed, need to end, just as the Tories managed to end such rules for Highways England and academy schools? We need that to happen to ensure that Police Scotland can provide the...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Support for Targets) (13 Sep 2017)

Colin Beattie: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how its targets on climate change and sustainable development are supported through renewable energy projects such as the turbines in the Pentland Firth. (S5O-01226)


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