Results 321–340 of 439 for speaker:Peter Chapman

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture (21 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: Will the cabinet secretary take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Crofting Commission (20 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement. I join him in his welcome to the newly elected commission and I wish the commissioners and their teams all the best as they take forward a programme to improve legislation and governance on crofting and to secure the future of that important part of Scotland’s heritage. Like many rural communities, the crofting...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy Futures Programme (15 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: 5. I refer members to my register of interests. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Audit Scotland update on the common agricultural policy futures programme. (S5F-01392)

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy Futures Programme (15 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: I am absolutely shocked by how complacent the First Minister is, because farming communities are not as relaxed as she is about the issues. The information technology system has created the worst farming cash crisis in a generation. Now we learn that there is still no back-up system should the IT system fail and that there is a possibility of £60 million-worth of fines from the European...

Scottish Parliament: Stink Pits (15 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I thank Christine Grahame for the opportunity to discuss the use of middens as part of a policy of controlling foxes on estates that are used for sport and agriculture. Despite spending my whole life living and working in the countryside, I have never come across a midden as described in the motion, nor was I aware of what...

Scottish Parliament: Stink Pits (15 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: Obviously there is a difference, but I used that as a simile for a way of attracting animals that we want to control to the site. I have looked online, but I have not seen many instances. I accept that there might be occasions when carcases are piled on top of one another, but it does not always happen and it is not necessary. Vermin controllers often use the carcases of animals that have...

Scottish Parliament: Reported Sexual Offences 2016-17 (Increase) (7 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the increase in reported sexual offences in 2016-17. (S5O-01081)

Scottish Parliament: Reported Sexual Offences 2016-17 (Increase) (7 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: Police Scotland has reported an increase in the number of 16 to 24-year-old rape victims who met the suspect online. It also pointed to an exponential rise in cyber-enabled sexual crime over the past decade. What is the Scottish Government doing to promote safety online, in particular among children and young people?

Scottish Parliament: People with Dementia (1 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: 5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to provide support for people with dementia. (S5F-01336)

Scottish Parliament: People with Dementia (1 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: I thank the First Minister for her answer but, as usual, to hear it, we would think that everything is fine. She is totally out of touch, as usual. Let me tell her what the real world looks like. In the North East, the number of people diagnosed with dementia has increased by more than 44 per cent in the past decade. However, in 2014-15 in NHS Grampian, only 23 per cent of people diagnosed...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Deprivation) (1 Jun 2017)

Peter Chapman: I thank my colleague Maurice Corry for bringing this important debate to Parliament. It is, indeed, worrying to think that many of our service personnel, who have served their country and put their lives on the line to keep us safe, find life difficult on coming out of the forces. The report, published by the veterans mental health charity Combat Stress, presented some particularly...

Scottish Parliament: Queensferry Crossing Construction Team (Meetings) (24 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: 4. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the Queensferry crossing construction team. (S5O-01012)

Scottish Parliament: Queensferry Crossing Construction Team (Meetings) (24 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Given that the opening of the new bridge has already been postponed twice and is now six months late, will the minister give me the exact date when the bridge will open? If he will not, why not?

Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Just as it is impossible to be against apple pie and motherhood, it is impossible to be against the bill. It is a simple and focused bill that aims to legally require seat belts to be fitted to all dedicated home-to-school buses in Scotland. Despite its simplicity, however, there are shortcomings in the proposals. [ Interruption .] Sorry about my microphone, Presiding Officer.

Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: There you go—one should always project , I say. The most significant and obvious shortcoming is that the bill, in its current form, makes no provision for the same level of care to be provided to schoolchildren on school trips during school time as would be provided to schoolchildren on home-to-school trips. That is a serious and concerning omission. Following discussion between...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Negotiations (Fishing Industry) (18 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Given that the latest correspondence from Westminster—namely the private letter from Andrea Leadsom to Bertie Armstrong that has been leaked by the First Minister—is quite specific in saying that we are leaving the common fisheries policy and taking control of our waters to 200 miles, is the minister, like me, very much clearer on the way forward for fishing post-Brexit? It is certainly...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: I welcome the opportunity to debate this significant topic and highlight that we in the Conservative Party in this Parliament have a positive, forward-looking plan for a more prosperous United Kingdom and Scottish fishing industry following our departure from the European Union. Our positive and optimistic plan is in stark contrast to that of the Scottish National Party, which, once more, has...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Not at this time. The SNP, on the other hand, has nothing to offer other than more of the same. Under its plans, we would remain shackled to the common fisheries policy—

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: —which is seen by our fishermen as nothing short of a total disaster. The SNP wants to continue to tie us to a system that has been in force for decades—

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: It is a system that has resulted—


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