Results 21–40 of 875 for speaker:James Dornan

Scottish Parliament: Additional Support for Learning (Glasgow) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: 18. To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council about the provision of additional support for learning in schools. (S4O-00171)

Scottish Parliament: Additional Support for Learning (Glasgow) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: Does the minister agree that the welfare of the child should be paramount and that every play area in an ASL school should have adequate space to assist the child’s development? If so, will she endeavour to write to Glasgow City Council to urge it to look at the play areas in all its ASL schools and to enlarge them if that is required?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: This debate should not be about how the Scottish Parliament would use corporation tax powers; it should be about whether we believe that it should have those powers in the first place. After all—believe it or not—we might not be in power forever. In almost any Parliament in the world, members of all political hues would enthusiastically support the call for more powers—particularly...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: I doubt that there is any member of the SNP who supports the idea of multimillionaires not paying tax in this country, but if they do not pay tax in this country at the existing rate, they will not pay tax in this country at any new rate. Corporation tax, whatever rate it is set at, will make no difference to that. Those are two different arguments, which the member continues to conflate. It...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: I would much rather leave that to the two fiscal geniuses that we have in the Cabinet, particularly the cabinet secretary.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: Yes, okay.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: That is not what we heard yesterday. Being able to vary corporation tax to suit Scotland’s economic circumstances and not those of the south-east of England can only benefit the people of Scotland. After all, that is who we are here to represent—well, at least some of us. Maybe I am the only one, but I tend to support proven businesspeople who have argued for lowering corporation tax...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: On 14 August 2011, Jim McColl said: “Corporation tax would provide a significant fiscal lever to provide necessary incentives providing a major boost for the Scottish economy at a critical time.” That man knows his business and he just picked up £750 million to prove it.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: Scotland must not be left to languish behind other economies.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (Corporation Tax) (15 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: We must be able to implement policies that can benefit us and we must not be disadvantaged in comparison with other nations.

Scottish Parliament: Alcohol Misuse (28 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: I start by thanking the British Medical Association for putting together its “One Day” alcohol motion briefing, and much of what I am about to say comes from that briefing. As the motion says, on one day in April 2011, 5,500 consultations took place with a general practitioner or practice nurse in which alcohol was a factor. Over one fifth of those consultations, 1,200, took place in the...

Scottish Parliament: Lightburn Hospital (29 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: I thank Paul Martin for securing the debate. Like other members, I congratulate the campaigners on what has been a magnificent campaign. Strangely, this is coming across as a pro and anti debate, but that is not what it is at all. I do not think that there is anybody in the chamber who does not support the campaigners and wish them all the best, and who does not see the difficulties that the...

Scottish Parliament: Lightburn Hospital (29 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: I have not signed Mr Martin’s motion because it is completely politically expedient. The closure of the hospital was mooted in 2002. We were not in power in 2002. The Labour Party was in power when the proposal was first made. The issue went to the Labour-controlled executive in 2010 and it voted to close the hospital. Paul Martin gives the game away when he says, “I have in my hand a...

Scottish Parliament: Lightburn Hospital (29 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: It is not outrageous; those are the facts. The facts are that if you had stuck to your principles, we would not be having this debate.

Scottish Parliament: Lightburn Hospital (29 Sep 2011)

James Dornan: We know who will take the ultimate decision: the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy. The problem is that she would not have to take that ultimate decision if your party had taken the proper decision last November. I have faith that the cabinet secretary will take everything into account and will come to the proper conclusion when she gets the evidence in front of her,...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (3 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: We are eternally grateful to every Scot who, in serving in our armed forces either in war or in peace, has assumed huge risks on our behalf. On remembrance Sunday, Scotland will join as one to give thanks for a debt that we can never fully repay. I welcome the fact that we have a Scottish Government minister with responsibility for veterans affairs. After all, although defence matters are...

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow City Council (Additional Support for Learning) (3 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: 20. To ask the Scottish Government when it last had discussions with Glasgow City Council about the provision of additional support for learning in schools. (S4O-00327)

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow City Council (Additional Support for Learning) (3 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: I thank the minister for her answer. She will be aware of the closure of St Raymond’s ASL school in my constituency. It appears that a number of the families affected would agree to the move only if their children were allowed to attend another stand-alone ASL school. Given that the rationale behind the closure was to move the children into mainstream schooling, does the minister agree that...

Scottish Parliament: Employment (Glasgow) (10 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: 10. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve employment prospects in areas of high unemployment in Glasgow. (S4O-00347)


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