Results 1–20 of 1103 for speaker:Alex Rowley

Scottish Parliament: Rail Travel (Safety) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: T he cabinet secretary will be aware that the Fife circle, for example, tends to get trains that others have passed on to it. Is there a replacement train programme in place for areas such as Fife with high-speed trains?

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: In opening the debate for Scottish Labour, I welcome the cabinet secretary’s statement that she wants to take an inclusive approach to delivering the public transport reform that Scotland so badly needs. I was happy to agree that the publication of the fair fares review should be debated without a motion, so that we can really open up a debate about the review’s proposals and about what...

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I absolutely agree, and I will go on to say that. However, I do not believe that this Parliament or Transport Scotland can tackle and solve the problems. The transport infrastructure is different in different parts of Scotland. The key point that I am trying to make is that we need far greater devolution of powers down the way, into local authorities and, through them, into regional transport...

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I am not trying to get to the London model. It is interesting that a number of models have developed across England. I talked about Manchester, but Leicester has a different model, which I am just starting to look at. A lot of models are out there. Another point that I make to Mr Mason is that, although we can make short-term gains, I am speaking about some things five or 10 years in advance....

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I find what Bob Doris says really interesting. Operators have said to me that we need to give buses more space on the roads, with much more provision such as dedicated bus lanes. They also tell me that, in Glasgow specifically, the road works and traffic congestion puts people off getting the bus.

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I am confused, because I remember that, in Fife, the regional council was certainly opposed to the buses being privatised. I am confused by what Kevin Stewart has said, because that certainly did not happen in Fife.

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) (28 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: D oes the member accept that the bus partnership fund and putting in place bus lanes have been crucial, and that getting buses moving fast is just as important as fares?

Scottish Parliament: Peak Rail Fares Removal Pilot (21 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: There is no doubt that, if we are to get any place near reaching our net zero targets, we have to do much better when it comes to reducing transport emissions. Will the First Minister commit to come back to the chamber soon so that we can, I hope, make the pilot permanent? In effect, people are being priced off public transport. If we want to tackle that and get more people to use public...

Scottish Parliament: Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: Does the minister accept the Finance and Public Administration Committee’s concerns about where the funding will come from? Does she accept that local authorities are already under immense financial pressure and that, if the bill adds to those pressures without providing funding, we will not go far?

Scottish Parliament: Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I am grateful for the opportunity to close the debate on behalf of the Scottish Labour Party. Ultimately, if we are to realise the potential to deliver a circular economy for Scotland, as the bill sets out in its ambitious title, it is essential that the next stages of the process strengthen the bill so that it is capable of delivering on its aims. If we look at the Government’s failure to...

Scottish Parliament: Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: Once we have a change in the UK Westminster Government at some point this year, I hope that we will have one that will want to work with the Government in Scotland. Once we have a change here and a Labour Government in two years, we will certainly have two Governments that will work together. However, whether it is going to war with the UK Government, refusing to respond to the concerns of...

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (19 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (19 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (13 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: Education and skills are key if we are to have a high-wage and high-skill economy that works for the people of Scotland. Right now, we have a skills gap across much of the Scottish economy, our schools are struggling with increasing pressures, and our colleges are limping along from crisis to crisis, with staff morale reported as being at rock bottom. A survey report on employers by the...

Scottish Parliament: Mossmorran (Just Transition) ( 7 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I congratulate Mark Ruskell on securing the debate. Ultimately, I believe that the debate should focus less on the specific Mossmorran site and more on a Scotland-wide—indeed, a UK-wide—approach to decarbonisation and the just transition. Put simply, we will not achieve the just transition that Scotland needs if we continue to approach the issue on a case-by-case, site-specific basis,...

Scottish Parliament: Mossmorran (Just Transition) ( 7 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: It is i nteresting to hear what the workers I have spoken to are really frightened of. Given the age range in many workforces in the sector, workers are frightened that, when they retire, the skills will go with them. They want a clear industrial strategy that will give young people the opportunities to get those skills and take them forward. The skills agenda and the industrial strategy are...

Scottish Parliament: Bus Partnership Fund ( 7 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I have spoken to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, South East of Scotland Transport Partnership and many individual local authorities, which, between them, must have put in hundreds of millions of pounds-worth of bids for the fund. Does the minister accept that it is crucial that we have that investment if we are to get the bus services up to a point where people will want to leave the...

Scottish Parliament: Ferguson Marine ( 5 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: I thank the cabinet secretary for an early copy of her statement. There can be no doubt that there is a lot of blame to go round when it comes to delivery of the new ferries, but it is absolutely clear that the workforce at Ferguson Marine is blameless. The cabinet secretary’s statement fails to give assurances on the yard and its workforce. We need to know that there will be capital...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in the World ( 5 Mar 2024)

Alex Rowley: At a time when many in the country are confused by the seemingly contradictory priorities of the Scottish Government, it is good to be able to rely on our monthly fantasy debates about an independent Scotland to give us a sense of stability in an often unsettled world. Today’s debate is about that often unsettled world. Where would an independent Scotland find its place in the world? I have...


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