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Results 61–80 of 584 for speaker:Richard Lyle

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: No—I have something to say and I want to say it.

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: In 1947, the British caused the problems through the partition plan, which was a recipe for disaster. Members need only go on to the internet to see that how they cut up Palestine was a recipe for disaster. My goodness! So many plans have been rejected, including—I will rattle through them, Presiding Officer—the creation of a Palestinian state out of the Gaza strip, Saudi Arabia’s 2002...

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: It is not rubbish. It is true. The problems in the region go back decades. Many people have tried to solve the problems, including numerous American presidents in many meetings at Camp David and on the White House lawn.

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: You do not want to listen. That is the problem.

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I want a two-state solution. I will work with anyone, anywhere to afford peace to Palestinians and Jews in a region that deserves peace. I thank Claudia Beamish for the opportunity to call for our cross-party groups to work together. Let us show what we can do to bring peace. If we cannot do that, we cannot do anything.

Scottish Parliament: North Lanarkshire Council (Redundancy Payment) (20 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: It has recently been reported that an official has received a substantial redundancy payment of between £400,000 and £800,000 to leave North Lanarkshire Council. What is the First Minister’s view on the matter, given that that Labour authority suggests that it does not receive enough funding from her Government? What, if anything, can be done to stop such excessive payments to local...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Scotland (Ownership) (20 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that NHS Scotland stays in public ownership. (S5O-03413)

Scottish Parliament: NHS Scotland (Ownership) (20 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: I thank the cabinet secretary f or her assurance. I am sure that the people of Scotland will be very happy to hear that. How is the continued integration of health and social care in Scotland assisting the Government in protecting and managing the precious resources of the NHS? What discussions is the Scottish Government having with local health boards to ensure that our NHS is safeguarded...

Scottish Parliament: Gender Recognition Act 2004 Review (20 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: There is no doubt that learning about gender recognition has been a journey of discovery for many. However, I have realised that the facts of what reform is proposed and what it will mean for trans people are different from what people might think is proposed. Reading from the cabinet secretary’s speech, I note that “The aim of this Government is to ensure that trans people in Scotland...

Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (Day 2) (19 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: Yes. [ Laughter .]

Scottish Parliament: Unforgotten Forces Consortium (18 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: I was going to ask why the clock had stopped. I thank Maurice Corry for bringing the debate to the chamber. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this important debate by speaking about Scottish War Blinded and the unforgotten forces consortium. I thank Richard Baker for his illuminating briefing, which highlighted the work that Scottish War Blinded has undertaken as part of the...

Scottish Parliament: Unforgotten Forces Consortium (18 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: Okay. One of the few things that all members of the Parliament can agree on is that our veterans deserve to be cared for, given the contribution and sacrifices that they and their families have made on our behalf. The cross-party group on armed forces and veterans community demonstrates the common will that exists across the chamber to meet those needs, and I thank the group’s current and...

Scottish Parliament: Broadband (Reaching 100 per cent Programme) (11 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: Can the minister advise members how the approach here, in Scotland, differs from that which is being taken by the UK Government? Broadband services are a reserved matter. How does that impact on R100? What contribution is the UK Government making to R100, and what is the UK Government’s target date for 100 per cent access to superfast broadband?

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (6 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: Yes.

Scottish Parliament: South of Scotland Enterprise Bill (5 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: Hear, hear!

Scottish Parliament: Dementia (Alzheimer Scotland Report) (4 Jun 2019)

Richard Lyle: As convener of the cross-party group on dementia, it gives me great pleasure to facilitate the debate. I thank each and every member who signed the motion and those who will speak tonight. I highlight the work of the cross-party group, which is doing an admirable job in advancing the debate—some members of the group are in the public gallery. Since its formation, the cross-party group has...

Scottish Parliament: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (28 May 2019)

Richard Lyle: I remind the chamber that this is a member’s bill from the Scottish Green Party. Today, I will be out of step with the majority. So be it. The bill raises the spectre of good parents being criminalised for using mild chastisement, and police and social workers having to waste time investigating decent families when they should be focusing all their attention on identifying child abuse. I am...

Scottish Parliament: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (28 May 2019)

Richard Lyle: No. I wonder how the legislation will be misused in domestic circumstances when relationships between parents have broken down. Dishonest parents might accuse their spouse of smacking in order to prevent access to children. [ Interruption .] That happens. Do not think that it will not happen, because it will. It is clear to me and the majority of people whom I represent in the Uddingston and...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail (Compensation for Delays and Cancellations) (21 May 2019)

Richard Lyle: Does the cabinet secretary agree that if Mr Rumbles is so concerned about solving the delays, it is high time that he joined us in calling for the devolution of Network Rail so that the Scottish Government has the levers to start addressing all the issues that impact on the performance that Mr Rumbles is concerned about?

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