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Results 41–60 of 571 for speaker:Richard Lyle

Scottish Parliament: European Union Farming Funding (Convergence Funds) (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: It is not even written.

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: This should not be a debate of blame because we support a position or a state, but a debate of solutions. I thank Claudia Beamish for securing tonight’s debate on Palestine. I listened intently to her Scottish plan, so I will cover some of the points. I am again reminded that the Scottish Government supports a two-state solution, as do I. Two states, two Governments: Jews and Palestinians...

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: Yes. I will—if I can get my time back.

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: I am sure that I would not feel threatened in attending any cross-party group. We are saying that we need to find a solution. The point that I want to make tonight is that, in debating the issue, we must at least be able to talk to each other. When I visited Israel and the West Bank, I could speak to anyone about the situation in the region. I spoke to ordinary Jews and Palestinians, all of...

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: There should be true freedom of worship for all believers—Jewish, Muslim and Christians—at their holy sites. Israel has accepted UN Security Council resolution 242 and made peace with Egypt and Jordan based on it. Israel has, in fact, offered blueprints for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, including in the 2000 Camp David summit and at a 2007 conference.

Scottish Parliament: Palestine (3 Sep 2019)

Richard Lyle: Recognising a Palestinian state without that arising from direct negotiations between the two parties will harm the peace process and drive the Palestinians away from the negotiating table. Anyone who claims to support a two-state solution must support a return to direct negotiations. That is the only way to guarantee a peaceful, secure and prosperous future.

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...


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