Results 101–120 of 875 for speaker:James Dornan

Scottish Parliament: Winter Resilience (24 Oct 2012)

James Dornan: That is right. I was just thinking that Michael Fish will be thinking, “I need to move.” It has been said already—I am sure that it will be said again—that Scotland is famous for its variable weather. It is not uncommon for us to have four seasons in one day.

Scottish Parliament: Winter Resilience (24 Oct 2012)

James Dornan: I can beat that. Many years ago, I was at a Celtic v Falkirk game at Ibrox—it was a semi-final in the league cup—and we had four seasons in 90 minutes. It was a terrible day for me, and we were beaten in the replay. However, the past few winters have seen us experience some pretty horrendous weather extremes, which have only highlighted how important it is that we do all that we can to...

Scottish Parliament: Winter Resilience (24 Oct 2012)

James Dornan: When it does it right, Hanzala, I will congratulate it. The people at the Castlemilk Pensioners Action Centre in my constituency, including ex-lord provost of Glasgow the indomitable Pat Lally, ensured that otherwise housebound constituents were still able to visit the centre and take part in a number of activities that the centre runs or attends such as trips to the ballet or theatre, day...

Scottish Parliament: Drink-driving (1 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: On lowering the limit, I know from personal experience—I make it clear that the person was not me—at least one person who suffered justifiably because they had a couple of pints and their judgment was impaired. They thought that nothing would happen if they went down the pub, had a couple of pints and came back up the road, but they lost their licence and nearly lost their job and their...

Scottish Parliament: Drink-driving (1 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: Yes, I will—if the intervention is about drink-driving.

Scottish Parliament: Drink-driving (1 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: We could be looking at a number of things, but I think that we should concentrate on drink-driving and then examine how we might improve safety among young drivers, which is certainly a major issue. Of course, such chances and risks were not—and are not—just taken by young men or only or even mainly by the poor, the unemployed or the uneducated. I know an eminently intelligent guy with a...

Scottish Parliament: Drink-driving (1 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: Was Richard Lyle caught under that legislation?

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (8 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: I thank John Mason for bringing the debate to the chamber. John is part of the reason why I am so happy to take part in the debate. When I first became a councillor, John was a council group leader. One of the first things that we did was discuss the outside bodies that we would like to be on. I was fortunate enough to get on to Glasgow’s culture and sport board. There were many benefits to...

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (8 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: Due to time constraints I have had to miss out so many great places to visit in my constituency, but I will say that if all someone wants from a visit is a nice meal, a quiet drink or an evening out, Cathcart constituency also has those things in abundance. I am confident that Glasgow is going to host a magnificent games and I have no doubt that my constituency will play more than its fair...

Scottish Parliament: Further Education (22 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Further Education (22 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: If the Government were trying to massage the unemployment figures by creating college courses, why would it have made the priority full-time courses and not part-time courses? That would have allowed it to massage the figures more than it could through the figures for full-time courses.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish First Aid Week (27 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: I welcome to the gallery Mary McLuskey, Jim Dorman, Helen Forrest and Stuart Callison, all of whom are from St Andrew’s First Aid. We will meet immediately after the debate in room TG.23 to discuss St Andrew’s First Aid’s work, and I am sure that they would be delighted if other members joined us. St Andrew’s First Aid has a long and glorious history in Scotland, primarily in my home...

Scottish Parliament: Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 (Implementation) (29 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what progress there has been with the implementation of the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011. (S4O-01546)

Scottish Parliament: Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 (Implementation) (29 Nov 2012)

James Dornan: Does the minister agree that local authorities must continue proactively to ensure that landlords are registered properly and that they understand their responsibilities to the communities in which they let properties? Will she assure me that the Scottish Government will continue to monitor the implementation of the legislation and take further action if and when required?

Scottish Parliament: Leveson Report (4 Dec 2012)

James Dornan: Will Graeme Pearson give way on that point?

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (4 Dec 2012)

James Dornan: I congratulate Jamie Hepburn on securing the debate and White Ribbon Scotland on its 16 days of action campaign. I am sure that many members have, as I have, had a number of cases in which we have seen the victims of domestic abuse and abuse by men against women. The victims are often not just the women, but the children of the women. The psychological fall-out from the initial behaviour can...

Scottish Parliament: Addiction (8 Jan 2013)

James Dornan: I congratulate Kenneth Gibson on securing this members’ business debate on the extremely important issue of the causes of addiction and our attitudes to it. The Scottish Government has introduced a number of key initiatives, including the road to recovery programme, which is the country’s first cohesive approach to tackling drug misuse, but addiction remains a huge problem in Scotland....

Scottish Parliament: Youth Employment (10 Jan 2013)

James Dornan: Like other members, I thank Jayne Baxter for her thoughtful contribution, and I look forward to more over the next few years. Siobhan McMahon’s contribution was thoughtful and meaningful too. I did not agree with everything that she said, but at least she said it in the right spirit, which I welcome. I must also mention Neil Findlay’s intervention on Clare Adamson. It is not often that an...

Scottish Parliament: Youth Employment (10 Jan 2013)

James Dornan: Until they do that, they are abusing the privileged position in which we all find ourselves as MSPs. Our young people deserve better.

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (Access for Disabled People) (16 Jan 2013)

James Dornan: 12. To ask the Scottish Government who is involved in helping widen access to colleges for disabled people. (S4O-01690)


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