Results 261–280 of 671 for speaker:Mary Fee

Scottish Parliament: Destitution (Asylum and Immigration) (30 May 2017)

Mary Fee: Thank you, Presiding Officer. You are very kind. I will take more than six minutes. I thank everyone who assisted the Equalities and Human Rights Committee in producing “Hidden Lives—New Beginnings: Destitution, asylum and insecure immigration status in Scotland”. On behalf of all members of the committee, I thank all the witnesses who gave evidence, all the individuals who contributed...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Chief Executive Meetings) (25 May 2017)

Mary Fee: 5. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what issues were discussed. (S5O-01033)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Chief Executive Meetings) (25 May 2017)

Mary Fee: Last week, the cabinet secretary held a small, invitation-only meeting in Paisley, where she faced strong opposition from local parents and members of the kids need our ward campaign, who are deeply worried and angry about the proposed closure of the children’s ward at the town’s Royal Alexandra hospital . In addition, parents and families in Inverclyde are growing increasingly concerned...

Scottish Parliament: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 May 2017)

Mary Fee: In closing for Scottish Labour, I thank everyone for taking part in the debate. It is clear that we all agree that the bill makes a necessary change to our legal system that will benefit all parties that enter into contracts. I thank the Scottish Law Commission for undertaking the work and producing the resulting bill, and I thank the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee for producing an...

Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

Mary Fee: In discussing our shared ambitions to make Scotland a safer place online, I want to start by talking about issues that are still very raw and emotional, given the past 48 hours in Manchester. My heart is with the families of the young people whose lives were cruelly taken, with the injured, and with the people of Manchester. The response that immediately followed the senseless bombing shows...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher and Classroom Assistant Recruitment (West of Scotland) (11 May 2017)

Mary Fee: 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the recruitment of additional teachers and classroom assistants in West Scotland. (S5O-00976)

Scottish Parliament: Teacher and Classroom Assistant Recruitment (West of Scotland) (11 May 2017)

Mary Fee: I thank the cabinet secretary for that answer. Recent Scottish Government figures have highlighted a worrying trend across West Scotland, with class sizes rising and teacher numbers decreasing. In Renfrewshire, the percentage of pupils in primary 1 to primary 3 in classes with 18 pupils or fewer has declined from 33 per cent in 2010 to 13 per cent in 2016, while the average class size for P5,...

Scottish Parliament: Forensic Examination (9 May 2017)

Mary Fee: The HMICS report that was referred to in the cabinet secretary’s statement found that “sustaining sufficient numbers of paediatricians with the relevant experience is a challenge” and that “Due to the lack of availability of paediatric services in some areas, children who have been sexually abused are having to travel significant distances to be medically examined.” Further, it...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Mary Fee: In closing for Scottish Labour, I repeat the stance taken by my colleagues that we do not support the general principles of the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill. As a member of the Justice Committee, I thank the witnesses for their input and evidence, and the clerks for their support during the stage 1 inquiry. However, I do not share the majority opinion of the committee in supporting the...

Scottish Parliament: Impact of Leaving the European Union (Third Sector Funding) (3 May 2017)

Mary Fee: 4. To ask the Scottish Government how leaving the European Union will impact on third sector funding in the West Scotland region. (S5O-00942)

Scottish Parliament: Impact of Leaving the European Union (Third Sector Funding) (3 May 2017)

Mary Fee: Despite the minister’s reassurances, third sector organisations across West Scotland and the rest of Scotland continue to be worried about the impact of funding being withdrawn. When the UK leaves the EU, it is clear that new funding streams and mechanisms for delivery will have to be developed. Post-Brexit, does the Government support a UK-wide cohesion programme or a distinct Scottish...

Scottish Parliament: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Apr 2017)

Mary Fee: In closing for Scottish Labour, and as our member on the Justice Committee, I thank all the individuals and organisations who assisted the committee to produce this stage 1 report on the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill. I praise the outstanding bravery of the survivors of childhood abuse who gave the committee a very powerful insight as to why this bill is needed. I commend...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day (7 Mar 2017)

Mary Fee: March 8 is an important date for women around the world each year, whether in the first or third world, or in developed or developing countries, or rich or poor countries. It is a day on which we remind ourselves of the struggle to achieve equality that so many women have fought and died for over the decades and centuries. It is also a stark reminder of how far we have still to go. No matter...

Scottish Parliament: Sheriff Courts (Caution and Charge to Verdict Target) (1 Mar 2017)

Mary Fee: In the light of the Justice Committee’s inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, including the many issues that we have heard about regarding performance and the serious concerns that have been raised, does the minister believe that a £4 million cut to the COPFS budget this year will improve and speed up access to justice?

Scottish Parliament: Legal Aid Review (1 Feb 2017)

Mary Fee: I am grateful to the minister for early sight of her statement. She referred to “proposals to streamline and modernise the system” and went on to say that “proposals on certain fee reforms for criminal legal assistance have been developed and will be taken to the profession in the near future.” Will those fee reforms include civil legal assistance? If not, what is the timetable for...

Scottish Parliament: Female Genital Mutilation (1 Feb 2017)

Mary Fee: I thank the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities for her motion highlighting the important work that is being done to tackle and end female genital mutilation and so-called honour-based violence, and for bringing the motion to the chamber to allow us to debate the issue. Speaking on behalf of Scottish Labour, I am happy to confirm that we will support the...

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime (26 Jan 2017)

Mary Fee: I welcome the statement on hate crime. Can the minister provide any further details on the open public consultation? Can she give us any assurances that such a consultation will reach all those in Scotland who are subject to hate crimes and who may otherwise be overlooked, for example people for whom English is not their first language or Gypsy Travellers?

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (25 Jan 2017)

Mary Fee: 10. To ask the Scottish Government when the health secretary will next meet NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S5O-00588)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (25 Jan 2017)

Mary Fee: As the health secretary will know, a campaign group of strong and committed parents has been set up to oppose the closure of ward 15 at the Royal Alexandra hospital in Paisley. We heard last week that a young boy from Paisley, Alex Gray, had to be diverted to Edinburgh because of the lack of beds at the new children’s hospital in Glasgow. Does the health secretary think that the closure of...

Scottish Parliament: Gypsy Travellers (Unauthorised Camping) (11 Jan 2017)

Mary Fee: Does the minister agree that, instead of prosecution and persecution of the Gypsy Travelling community, we need a much more collaborative approach across all portfolio areas with local authorities and with local communities to ensure not only better site provision for Gypsy Travellers, but a better understanding of their culture and lifestyle, which would help in turn to eradicate the...


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