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Results 161–180 of 582 for speaker:Richard Lyle

Scottish Parliament: District Heating and Decarbonising Heating (6 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: District Heating and Decarbonising Heating (6 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: I would suggest that Scotland has world-beating, ambitious climate change targets, including a minimum 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a 42 per cent reduction by 2020. Scotland’s adjusted emissions have fallen by 25.7 per cent from 1990. A clear plan for improving energy efficiency and increasing renewable power sources is highly welcome. By increasing energy...

Scottish Parliament: District Heating and Decarbonising Heating (6 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: That is too simplistic. I have spoken to Scottish Gas and other people, who say that under Mr Gray’s proposal, companies would hike the price up first, then perhaps look at a freeze. I am sorry, but what Mr Gray suggests is only a political ploy that does not cut it with me or with many members on this side of the chamber. As I said, companies should be giving cold-weather payment rebates...

Scottish Parliament: District Heating and Decarbonising Heating (6 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: I will finish. I know that other members got seven minutes, but I will cut down my speech. The statement is a consultation draft that seeks a response from stakeholders. I compliment the minister on what he has done, which I know he is doing well on behalf of the people of Scotland. I support the motion.

Scottish Parliament: European Youth Guarantee (19 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: It is important that the youth of today are recognised as a valuable asset in order for them to contribute to the country in a positive way in later years. In light of that, it is imperative that the Parliament recognises the role that young people will play in delivering long-term economic growth. I would like to see cross-party support in the Parliament for that vision, but from what I have...

Scottish Parliament: European Youth Guarantee (19 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: Again, Ms Marra comes in and brings in figures that I do not necessarily agree with. As I said, I hoped that, in today’s debate, cross-party support could be gained for the initiative, as there is evidence from other countries such as Austria, Finland, Denmark and France that investing in young people pays off. However, the initiative will work only if it is used as both a relief measure to...

Scottish Parliament: Building Security (27 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: 6. To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, in light of a member of the public recently accessing the Parliament’s roof, whether it plans to implement extra security measures. (S4O-03085)

Scottish Parliament: Building Security (27 Mar 2014)

Richard Lyle: Who regularly reviews security in Parliament? Are any meetings held with Police Scotland to review the security of the Parliament?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 Apr 2014)

Richard Lyle: It has already been said that Scotland has a distinctive contribution to make in its work with developing countries, in recognition of our global responsibility. That is demonstrated by Scotland’s establishment of a climate justice fund. The concept of climate justice is that nations that have benefited from industrialisation have the obligation to help less developed countries to adapt to...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Voice in the European Union (22 Apr 2014)

Richard Lyle: We’re all doomed!

Scottish Parliament: Funfairs (Licensing) (1 May 2014)

Richard Lyle: 1. I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests; I am the convener of the cross-party group on the Scottish Showmen’s Guild. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider proposals to amend the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 in relation to the licensing of funfairs in light of the reported economic impact on showpeople. (S4O-03166)

Scottish Parliament: Funfairs (Licensing) (1 May 2014)

Richard Lyle: Does the Scottish Government share my concern that councils are now using planning legislation and requesting the erection of fencing to prevent funfairs from being held?

Scottish Parliament: “Time to Shine” Youth Arts Strategy (14 May 2014)

Richard Lyle: I, too, am very pleased to speak in the debate, to highlight the excellent opportunities that are being provided to the young people of Scotland to meet their artistic goals—whether that is to be on the stage or the screen, behind the scenes or in one of Scotland’s world-leading creative industries. “Time to Shine” comprehensively yet practically states strategic aims to enrich young...

Scottish Parliament: Regeneration (27 May 2014)

Richard Lyle: Follow that, George.

Scottish Parliament: Regeneration (27 May 2014)

Richard Lyle: I, too, am not a member of the Local Government and Regeneration Committee. I believe that the report sets out a vision of a Scotland in which the most disadvantaged communities will be supported. I am sure that the report is intended to respond to the challenges that are faced by disadvantaged communities, to help to create a Scotland in which all communities are sustainable places in which...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections (11 Jun 2014)

Richard Lyle: I first stood in a local government election in 1974. It was in Orbiston Bellshill; I was eventually elected in 1976, and then won 10 local council elections in a row, mostly under the old system. In 1976, when I was first elected, more than 3,000 people—two thirds of the electorate—voted in my local Orbiston ward, but that number has been falling steadily ever since. Indeed, in the most...

Scottish Parliament: Artworks and National Treasures (18 Jun 2014)

Richard Lyle: 10. To ask the Scottish Government what the value is of art treasures, paintings, artefacts and national treasures that it or the National Galleries of Scotland holds. (S4O-03366)

Scottish Parliament: Artworks and National Treasures (18 Jun 2014)

Richard Lyle: Can the cabinet secretary tell me what the current value is of artefacts, paintings and national treasures that are currently out on loan from the Scottish Government or the National Galleries of Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (18 Jun 2014)

Richard Lyle: That is outrageous.

Scottish Parliament: Showmen’s Guild (125th Anniversary) (19 Jun 2014)

Richard Lyle: First, I thank all the members who have supported the debate. I also thank all the members of the Showmen’s Guild who are in the gallery. In particular, I thank Mr Alex James Colquhoun, who is chairman of the Scottish Showmen’s Guild, Mr David Wallis, who is president of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, Philip Paris, who is junior vice-president, and Councillor John Culine MBE, who...


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