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Results 161–180 of 584 for speaker:Richard Lyle

Scottish Parliament: Remand (3 Oct 2018)

Richard Lyle: I, too, welcome the minister to her new post. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate on the process of remand in our justice system. In the early 1980s, when I was a district councillor, it was my privilege to be nominated as a justice of the peace to serve on Motherwell district court. After appropriate training, I sat on the court twice a month. Over the years, I heard...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail Reliability (25 Sep 2018)

Richard Lyle: Will the cabinet secretary clarify how many trains arrived on time in the f irst quarter of 2018-19 ? What effect has recent bad weather had on punctuality? Can he confirm whether Network Rail’s functions are devolved to Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Pest Control (Railways) (13 Sep 2018)

Richard Lyle: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Network Rail to ensure that it responds to residents’ complaints regarding rodents on the track at Carfin, Motherwell. (S5O-02351)

Scottish Parliament: Pest Control (Railways) (13 Sep 2018)

Richard Lyle: I recognise that Network Rail does not come under the responsibility of the Scottish ministers. Does the cabinet secretary agree that this case is another example of the worrying trend of UK Government departments and agencies ignoring Scotland’s elected representatives? What action can we take to ensure that Network Rail and others respond to requests to attend meetings and communicate...

Scottish Parliament: “Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland” (5 Sep 2018)

Richard Lyle: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recently published GERS figures. (S5O-02299)

Scottish Parliament: “Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland” (5 Sep 2018)

Richard Lyle: I, for one, welcome that Scotland’s public finances are improving and encourage every member in this chamber to celebrate the news that overall revenue in Scotland is £60 billion, for the first time ever. Surely the cabinet secretary agrees that such figures underline that Scotland has a productive and growing economy, despite the UK Government’s London-centric economic policies.

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (27 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: Does the minister accept the National Audit Office’s conclusion that the rise in the number of homeless families in the United Kingdom is “likely to have been driven” by the UK Tory Government’s welfare changes?

Scottish Parliament: In Vitro Fertilisation (National Health Service Policy) (20 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: 14. To ask the Scottish Government what the national health service policy is on access to in vitro fertilisation treatment by couples. (S5O-02252)

Scottish Parliament: In Vitro Fertilisation (National Health Service Policy) (20 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: My constituents, who have been unsuccessful twice with treatment, were told that they could have a third attempt, but NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde maintains that they are not entitled to that. Will the minister meet me and my constituents to discuss what can only be described as an outrageous situation for them?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Crown Estate Bill: Stage 1 (19 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: The bill will provide for the devolution of Crown Estate Scotland assets. Those include, but are not limited to, rural estates, mineral rights, fishing rights, urban assets, the sea bed and the foreshore. The bill could be life changing for many of our communities and should be supported. It will bring opportunities to communities and local authorities, and, with local decision making at its...

Scottish Parliament: Legal Aid (Expansion of Entitlement) (6 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to amend the entitlement to access legal aid. (S5O-02192)

Scottish Parliament: Legal Aid (Expansion of Entitlement) (6 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: I welcome what the minister says. What plans, if any, does the Scottish Government have to review, in particular, the support that is provided to those who face additional challenges, including those from low-income backgrounds, to ensure that they can access the justice that we all wish to see served?

Scottish Parliament: Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (6 Jun 2018)

Richard Lyle: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this most important debate, at a historic moment for Scotland on our journey towards creating a more equal country for all. I have heard people ask why we introduced the bill. The answer is simple: it is clear and it is absolutely right that we in this Parliament want to address the injustice that people experienced simply because of their sexual...

Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: How long do I have, Presiding Officer?

Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: Thank you very much. That has gone up. I have had close experience of planning, having been a long-time councillor, first on Motherwell District Council and subsequently on North Lanarkshire Council. I have seen the best and the not so great with regard to our planning process in Scotland. The bill before Parliament is the result of the SNP Government’s commitment to improve the system of...

Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: No; I am sorry but I do not have time. The final elements of the bill that I wish to reflect on are in parts 4 and 5. They recognise the changes that are required to support effective performance across a plethora of planning functions, including the strengthening of planning authorities’ ability to use their powers to ensure appropriate enforcement of unauthorised development. The changes...

Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: No; I am sorry—I do not have time. Finally, part 5 of the bill delivers on an idea that I think is very worth while and has the potential to deliver a significant return for communities, as it allows for the provision of an infrastructure levy that is payable to councils, linked to development. The levy can be used to fund or contribute to infrastructure projects that can incentivise the...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (Northern Isles) (24 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: I for one think that the minister is doing an excellent job. [ Interruption .] I welcome the minister’s statement. The SNP Government has a strong record in supporting Scotland’s ferries and the communities that depend on them. Could the excellent minister set out just how much the Government has invested in supporting ferries in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (Northern Isles) (24 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: They should follow.

Scottish Parliament: Council Tax Banding (Appeals) (23 May 2018)

Richard Lyle: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what mechanism is in place to allow a council tax payer to appeal against a banding that they consider incorrect. (S5O-02130)


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