Results 1–20 of 866 for speaker:James Dornan

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Needs and Substance Use (26 Oct 2021)

James Dornan: The topic is difficult to talk about, especially given that, in the past 18 months or so, we have all been affected by loneliness, depression and anxiety as a result of the pandemic. There has been great progress in Scotland towards creating an environment or society where people can talk about mental health openly and honestly. We have come a long way from chastising people who suffer with...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland in the World (6 Oct 2021)

James Dornan: I am pleased to speak in today’s debate about Scotland’s place in the world in order to highlight our progressive, inclusive and international world view as a nation. That world view stands in stark contrast to the xenophobic, insular and cruel one espoused by the UK Government led by Boris Johnson and gleefully supported by such right-wing idealogues as Priti Patel. That attitude from...

Scottish Parliament: Parades Commission (23 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: The First Minister will have seen the reports last week of the disgraceful anti-Catholic singing during the Orange Order marches throughout Glasgow, including in my constituency. At least three of the routes involved marching past Roman Catholic churches, which caused great distress and concern to the members of those parishes and the wider church in Scotland. Given those events, will the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Ambulance Service (22 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: First, as everyone else has done, I pay tribute to the incredible hard-working staff of the Scottish Ambulance Service. They are undoubtedly at the sharp end of our health service provision, and they deal with some of the most serious situations that we will ever face in life in a professional and caring manner. They see things that would make most of us blanche, and they still save countless...

Scottish Parliament: Cervical Screening (Update) (15 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: I appreciate that it is a sensitive and difficult subject, but can the minister tell us what actions have been taken to ensure that cervical screening is fully accessible for age groups that have lower take-up and for disabled women?

Scottish Parliament: General Practitioner Services (15 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: I am pleased to speak in the debate on behalf of my constituents—very few of whom have contacted me on this issue. I have listened to some of the—[ Inaudible. ]—today who appear to believe that although Covid-19 is undoubtedly a disaster of unprecedented proportions it should somehow not really have an impact on services. That is a weird position to take, and it is alienated from...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (14 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: We know that, because of its complexity and the diversity of its symptoms, long Covid cannot be properly handled with a one-size-fits-all approach. What steps can the Scottish Government take to ensure that different health boards have flexibility to deliver the care that local people who are living with long Covid need?

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (9 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on reducing child poverty. (S6O-00112)

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (9 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Scottish child payment has already made significant strides towards reducing child poverty in Scotland in general and in Glasgow, in particular, where 58,520 payments have been made to Glasgow families, totalling £2,895,000, and that that demonstrates the Scottish Government’s progressive thinking as opposed to the regressive universal credit cuts...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail Service Reduction (1 Sep 2021)

James Dornan: Can the minister tell us what has changed in rail services in Scotland since the SNP came into power in 2007?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Agreement with Scottish Green Party (31 Aug 2021)

James Dornan: I acknowledge the Scottish Government’s commitment to prioritising the Covid recovery, but, as the First Minister said in her statement, it is right that the people of Scotland have a say on what that recovery looks like in the long term. Will the First Minister outline how the agreement between the SNP and the Greens strengthens the democratic mandate for an independence referendum and...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (15 Jun 2021)

James Dornan: The First Minister spoke about this in an earlier response, but does she think that the UK Government’s delay in tightening the borders contributed to the delta variant getting loose in the UK?

Scottish Parliament: Justice System (10 Jun 2021)

James Dornan: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate on the post-pandemic recovery, renewal and transformation of justice. I will add to my colleagues’ impassioned words on justice a few observations of my own. I acknowledge the Scottish police’s work throughout the pandemic. All of us in the chamber have had the luxury of working from home. The Scottish police’s courage and...

Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas and Energy Transition Strategic Leadership Group (9 Jun 2021)

James Dornan: 7. Thank you, Deputy Presiding Officer, and welcome to your new position. To ask the Scottish Government when the most recent meeting of the oil and gas and energy transition strategic leadership group was held. (S6O-00007)

Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas and Energy Transition Strategic Leadership Group (9 Jun 2021)

James Dornan: Given the major role that the oil and gas sector, along with the supply chain, has in the Scottish economy and the part that it will play in economic recovery from Covid, can the minister provide an update on any initial plans that the sector has on economic recovery and how that will support the workforce and ensure that the energy transition agenda continues to meet our net zero emissions...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (1 Jun 2021)

James Dornan: In light of the news that the Janssen one-dose vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, can the First Minister indicate whether vaccination centres in Scotland will use it and who is most likely to have priority to receive it?

Scottish Parliament: Homicide Law (1 Jun 2021)

James Dornan: I have long campaigned for the elimination of violence against women and girls, and the cabinet secretary will be aware of the campaigns led by my incredibly brave, determined and focused constituent, Fiona Drouet. It is vital that we do, and are seen to do, all we can to ensure that justice is done for all victims of domestic abuse. Will the Scottish Government commit to undertaking research...

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland and Rangers Football Club (Engagement) (18 May 2021)

James Dornan: To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with Police Scotland and Rangers Football Club regarding the reported Covid-19 regulations breaches and incidents of vandalism, violence and anti-Catholic bigotry in Glasgow city centre and at Ibrox Stadium on 15 May.

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland and Rangers Football Club (Engagement) (18 May 2021)

James Dornan: Saturday’s scenes were an utter disgrace. Like many people, I am sick and tired of Rangers fans thinking that they are above the law. Vandalism, violence among themselves and towards the police, anti-Catholic bigotry and anti-Irish racism show us that we have a major problem in Scotland, which we must tackle. The blame for the abhorrent scenes lies squarely with the Rangers fans who were in...

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland and Rangers Football Club (Engagement) (18 May 2021)

James Dornan: I welcome Police Scotland’s having established a dedicated inquiry team to investigate the carnage at George Square, but we also need to take steps to prevent such abhorrent scenes from happening in the first place. As the cabinet secretary is well aware, I have for years been pushing for strict liability, whereby clubs would be held responsible for the actions of their fans. Although I...


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