Results 281–300 of 875 for speaker:James Dornan

Scottish Parliament: Primary 1 Tests (19 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: That is a complete misrepresentation.

Scottish Parliament: Primary 1 Tests (19 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: Does the member remember me taking an intervention from him? Is he just going to make things up as he goes along?

Scottish Parliament: Perinatal Mental Health (13 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the provision of perinatal mental health support. (S5O-02354)

Scottish Parliament: Perinatal Mental Health (13 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: I thank the minister for that full answer to what I believe is the first question that she has answered in the chamber in her new role. As the minister will be aware, almost 20 per cent of women experience mental ill health during their pregnancy, so I am grateful that the Government is taking decisive action to improve provision of perinatal mental health support in Scotland. The...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Business) (13 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: John Lewis employs several thousand staff in Scotland. It faces challenging times, with profits down 99 per cent. The company cites Brexit uncertainty as a contributing factor, but Dominic Raab says that it is the company’s own fault. This morning, he stated on the BBC that there is a temptation for businesses that are not doing well “to blame Brexit”. Does the First Minister agree that...

Scottish Parliament: Suicide Prevention (12 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: I welcome Clare Haughey to her new position. I am sure that mental health services will benefit from Clare’s experience. Last week, the Government put mental health at the forefront of its agenda and this debate is another strand of the on-going work that we need to undertake in order to tackle the atrocious condition of poor mental health, which can lead to the tragic death of so many men,...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (6 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: Thank you, Presiding Officer, for pushing me forward in the speakers’ list, to let me get away early. Miles Briggs got one thing right: he will be proved wrong by the positive legacy that this SNP Government will leave for Scotland, when eventually there is another party in this Parliament that the people of Scotland consider to be fit to run the country. It is a pleasure to be back at the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Standardised Assessments (5 Sep 2018)

James Dornan: We have heard a lot of talk from Opposition parties about why the assessments are not a good idea. Will the cabinet secretary outline some of the suggestions that he has received from Opposition parties on how we can close the stubborn attainment gap without clear and consistent evidence on children’s learning?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) (26 Jun 2018)

James Dornan: Can Mr Findlay explain why, if the Labour Party is so concerned about devolution, only four Labour MSPs bothered to turn up this afternoon?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Information Commissioner: Intervention Report (13 Jun 2018)

James Dornan: That was an opportune time for a Conservative politician to mention transparency. The minister stated that the Government will produce an action plan to put the commissioner’s recommendations into effect. Can he provide any further information about the plan at this stage?

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime Legislation: Bracadale Review (7 Jun 2018)

James Dornan: When Lord Bracadale’s report was published, I was preparing for a trip to Srebrenica. I was able to digest some of it quickly, but I look forward to going over it meticulously to ensure that every recommendation is considered before we discuss it further. I would be derelict in my duty if I did not start my contribution by talking about my trip to Bosnia. Nothing could possibly make me more...

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime Legislation: Bracadale Review (7 Jun 2018)

James Dornan: Can Rhoda Grant tell us what abuse was directed at Mr Kelly today? Would she like to balance the abuse that Mr Kelly got with the abuse that I received during the debate on the repeal of the 2012 act?

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (17 May 2018)

James Dornan: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Why is that not a matter for the committee convener to deal with, as opposed to the chamber as a whole? It is just grandstanding politics by somebody who is no longer even on the committee. [ Interruption .]

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (17 May 2018)

James Dornan: The matter has been dealt with by the committee. It is just grandstanding by the Opposition, who would rather play politics than deal with the education system.

Scottish Parliament: Nakba 70th Anniversary (15 May 2018)

James Dornan: I congratulate Sandra White on bringing this motion to the chamber. As Ross Greer said, the timing could not have been more horrifically apt. A lot has been said about the Nakba. I will not go over that except to say that, if that happened today, we would not be calling it a catastrophe; we would be calling it ethnic cleansing. That is exactly what happened: the Israelis ethnically cleansed...

Scottish Parliament: Save the Hampden Roar (3 May 2018)

James Dornan: It gives me great pleasure to speak to the motion. Before I start on what I want to say about the situation, I give a huge thanks to Ged O’Brien, who is a Scottish football historian and who opened the Scottish football museum at Hampden; Graeme Brown, who leads the 1st Hampden park campaign, which is looking to get recognition for the very first of the three Hampden stadiums, which is now...

Scottish Parliament: Save the Hampden Roar (3 May 2018)

James Dornan: That is a good point. I have doubts about the way that the SFA has gone about the issue, but my hope—and, to be honest, my expectation—is that, if the SFA gets Hampden for a song, as it appears will be the case, there will be a commitment from the SFA and others to redevelop it over time and to work with appropriate bodies to ensure that transport to and from the stadium is better than it...

Scottish Parliament: Save the Hampden Roar (3 May 2018)

James Dornan: I would say that the stadiums have not suddenly appeared out of the blue. We have had three major stadiums in Glasgow for longer than my life, and my life has been quite long so far. I really do not see that as an issue; I see it as something that people who are trying to get Hampden to close or to get the SFA to move are hanging their hat on. In the summer of 1867, a group of men from the...

Scottish Parliament: Knife Crime (Schools) (2 May 2018)

James Dornan: Obviously this is a serious issue. Although it is probably harder now for young people to access knives by buying them, what sort of discussions has the Government had with the United Kingdom Government on restricting the online sale of knives?

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (Funding) (2 May 2018)

James Dornan: 9. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities regarding funding for increasing the provision of early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours per year. (S5O-02035) I suspect that I know the answer.

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