Results 1–20 of 252 for speaker:Alexander Burnett

Scottish Parliament: Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (12 Nov 2020)

Alexander Burnett: Official statistics are important in all democracies, enabling us to hold our Governments to account, no matter what party we are in or who is in power. It is vital that the bill is passed so that those Governments that we seek to hold accountable are not given the opportunity to spin their way out of politically difficult publications. I therefore thank Gordon Lindhurst, on behalf of the...

Scottish Parliament: Skills Development Scotland (Training Provider Register) (29 Oct 2020)

Alexander Burnett: 6. To ask the Scottish Government when Skills Development Scotland will reopen its training provider register. (S5O-04702)

Scottish Parliament: Skills Development Scotland (Training Provider Register) (29 Oct 2020)

Alexander Burnett: I am afraid not, but I will ask my supplementary and perhaps the minister can reply in writing. I thank the minister for that answer—what we heard of it—and I refer to my entry in the register of interests. Professional Drone Training Ltd in my constituency, which is a recognised assessment entity that is authorised by the Civil Aviation Authority but not by Skills Development Scotland,...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Oct 2020)

Alexander Burnett: Just yesterday, I was glad to contribute to a debate that focused on how to support the Scottish energy industry in helping to meet our climate change targets and improve energy efficiency. As a member of the Scottish Parliament, I take pride in doing what I can to represent my constituents and in taking part in debates that will bring real, positive change to their life and the next...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Inquiry (28 Oct 2020)

Alexander Burnett: I direct members to my entry in the register of members’ interests regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency. Although members across the chamber will agree that our focus should be on tackling the coronavirus, it is vital that we do not let the virus undo our commitment to tackling the climate emergency that our world faces. If anything, the recovery from the pandemic will give us...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (8 Oct 2020)

Alexander Burnett: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Likewise, I could not connect and my vote would have been yes.

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (Revaluation) (30 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with local authorities regarding the proposal in its programme for government for a revaluation of non-domestic rates in 2023. (S5O-04642) I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests in respect of businesses that pay rates.

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (Revaluation) (30 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: According to the Scottish Government’s own figures, Aberdeenshire businesses have lost out on Covid-19 funding because of controversial rate hikes, with 73 per cent of properties in Aberdeenshire paying more following the increase in 2017, despite the oil crash in 2015. That meant that fewer than half of all businesses were eligible for grant funding. Will the minister review the support...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (30 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I vote no.

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Scottish Government Support) (24 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support it is providing to local authorities in their response to Covid-19. (S5O-04631)

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Scottish Government Support) (24 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: Local authorities are struggling, under the cuts made by the Scottish National Party Government, to fund the maintenance of vital local infrastructure—nowhere more so than in Aberdeenshire, which has a network of bridges. One such example in my constituency is Park bridge, through the closure of which two communities are now divided. What additional support can the cabinet secretary provide...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 (24 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: Although a headline of doubling road maintenance might be a good soundbite, closer inspection shows that that applies only to motorways, trunk roads and the Forth road bridge. Just half an hour ago, the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning could offer no support to local authorities such as Aberdeenshire Council and its critical network of bridges. Can the cabinet secretary do...

Scottish Parliament: Sustainable Aviation beyond Covid-19 (16 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: I also thank Labour for bringing the debate to the chamber, as the impact of coronavirus on our aviation industry is one that rightly deserves attention. As my colleagues and other members have noted, communities across the country are dependent on the sector remaining reliable for both personal and business reasons, and therefore we have a duty to protect it in Scotland. Jobs are at risk at...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Agricultural Shows and Fairs) (9 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to the agricultural shows and fairs that have had to cancel due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the rural communities and charities that rely on the income these generate. (S5O-04566)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Agricultural Shows and Fairs) (9 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: I thank the cabinet secretary for that answer and ask him to join me in welcoming the virtual Highland games that will take place this Saturday, 12 September. Has he come across any other alternative and innovative ways for such events to continue?

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Self-isolation) (3 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the minister for older people has had with the health secretary regarding allowing more visitors and increasing social interaction for older people who are self-isolating. (S5O-04548)

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Self-isolation) (3 Sep 2020)

Alexander Burnett: Several constituents have been in touch to say that, because of lockdown restrictions and a severe lack of social interaction, family members have found their quality of life so diminished that they are losing the will to live. Many conditions affecting older people, such as dementia, advance exponentially without human contact. Is the minister even aware of that and, if so, what action is...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Internal Market (Engagement) (20 Aug 2020)

Alexander Burnett: 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to re-engaging with the UK Government on plans for the UK internal market. (S5O-04501)

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Internal Market (Engagement) (20 Aug 2020)

Alexander Burnett: The cabinet secretary’s track record on engagement—or, rather, lack of it—is now well known. Has he agreed with Scottish business organisations a list of exemptions from mutual recognition principles, and has that list been shared with the UK Government?

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Internal Market (18 Aug 2020)

Alexander Burnett: I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. Alongside my Conservative colleagues on the Finance and Constitution Committee, I was disappointed that we had to dissent from the submission as a whole to the UK Government white paper, because there were points—and parts, if they had been slightly amended—in it that we might have supported. That dissent is no...


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