Results 41–60 of 875 for speaker:James Dornan

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

James Dornan: Following the publication of the recent report from the House of Commons Transport Committee about the possibility of the high-speed rail link coming to Scotland, will the minister outline what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government on that issue and what employment benefits he believes it could bring to residents of my constituency of Glasgow Cathcart?

Scottish Parliament: Regeneration Strategy (16 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: As has been recognised across the chamber, the regeneration of our communities is one of the most important aspects of any programme for government. In my view, being the minister responsible for the national regeneration strategy must be one of the most exciting jobs in Government and I am sure the chamber will recognise and welcome Alex Neil’s determination to deliver a national...

Scottish Parliament: Carers and Young Carers Strategy (23 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: The minister made it clear in his speech just how much the Scottish Government recognises the debt that Scotland owes to its carers and the huge role that they play in the economy and the wellbeing of the country. I was particularly delighted to hear him talk about short breaks and the £2 million fund that has just been announced. The carers and young carers strategy is all about ensuring...

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pensions (30 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: I stand here today as a member of a party that not only aspires to government but actually is in government. It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I take part in the debate. A substantial part of me wishes that I was outside, supporting those hard-working public servants who have been so harshly treated by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition. It is beyond my ken why that coalition thinks that...

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pensions (30 Nov 2011)

James Dornan: No. Although we are on the side of the workers and are using this full day to show our anger at the actions of the coalition, it is business as usual for Labour at Westminster. Of course, it was Gordon Brown who scrapped tax relief on pension dividends in 1997, taking out £5 billion from pension funds each year against official advice and penalising pensioners for decades to come. While...

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (Budget Settlements) (8 Dec 2011)

James Dornan: 18. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with colleges about future budget settlements. (S4O-00476)

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (Budget Settlements) (8 Dec 2011)

James Dornan: I thank the cabinet secretary for his kind comments. I know that, as was highlighted by yesterday’s announcement of £15 million to assist colleges, the cabinet secretary recognises the important work that takes place in colleges throughout the country, none more so than in Langside College in my constituency, which recently became the only college to have won the Scottish Qualifications...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance Settlement 2012-13 (8 Dec 2011)

James Dornan: I, too, welcome the statement, which clearly shows that, despite the Westminster-imposed financial squeeze, Glasgow City Council will still receive the highest level of funding per head of mainland local authorities throughout the spending review period. Given that Scottish Parliament information centre figures show that between 1999 and 2007 the percentage increase in funding that Glasgow...

Scottish Parliament: Integration of Health and Social Care (15 Dec 2011)

James Dornan: I thank the cabinet secretary for her speech and welcome the measures that she outlined. I was particularly pleased to hear her talk about giving people priority over organisations. As has already been stated, Scotland faces huge demographic changes over the coming years, particularly with the 38 per cent increase in the 65 to 74-year-old population by 2031. Already, £1.4 billion is spent...

Scottish Parliament: Integration of Health and Social Care (15 Dec 2011)

James Dornan: Already?

Scottish Parliament: Integration of Health and Social Care (15 Dec 2011)

James Dornan: Some work is already being done to ensure that the number of emergency admissions is lowered. Clearly, we should be focusing more on outcomes than on processes and looking for creative ways in which different levels of government can work together. As a great man once said, we have “no monopoly on wisdom”, and that is why we should listen to what others have to say about the proposals....

Scottish Parliament: High-interest Pay Day Loans (12 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: I start by thanking Margaret Burgess for bringing the debate to the chamber. I also offer my apologies because I will have to leave once I have spoken. I have already explained to Margaret Burgess that I have a prior engagement. Following on from what Gavin Brown said, there is no doubt that there is a place for companies who serve those who are unable to get credit in the normal way. I...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: I start by congratulating Derek Mackay on his ministerial maiden speech to the Parliament. It was a job well done. I will speak briefly about the motion, but the great thing about it is that it gives us an opportunity to talk about the elections in May, which will be the thrust of the main part of my speech. I welcome the hard work and joint effort from the Scottish Government, local...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: I point out to Mr Findlay that I was leader of the opposition in Glasgow City Council. I know all about unfairness in local authorities.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: As opinion polls continue to show growing support for the party, which has a great record in local by-elections and a track record of success in administration, and given the record of hard work and commitment of SNP councillors across the country, I am confident that the people of Scotland will elect our candidates as their local authority representatives in great number. We have talked...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: I did not realise that there are set words that we have to use in our speeches—[Interruption.] I am trying to explain why we should get people out to vote, not just how people should vote. The two issues are closely connected. Glasgow Labour is ripping itself apart, after the most inept selection process that I have ever witnessed, with more than 20 councillors deselected for not being up...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: And while Labour has a number of councillors who thought that their only responsibility was—

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: I think that that is highly unfair, Presiding Officer, but I am happy to go back to talking about how we should encourage 16 and 17-year-olds to vote for the SNP. I have given some of the reasons why they should be able to vote for the SNP when it comes to the local authority elections on 3 May. I did not realise our speeches had to be okayed—particularly by Mr Findlay—before we made...

Scottish Parliament: Claim of Right (26 Jan 2012)

James Dornan: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2012 [Draft] (9 Feb 2012)

James Dornan: I thank the cabinet secretary for confirming once again the importance of local government to him and the rest of the Scottish Government. That is shown by the £38 million extra in funding that they have found. As a previous leader of the opposition in Glasgow City Council and a sitting councillor, I consider local government to be critically important to our society’s wellbeing. That will...


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