Results 61–80 of 439 for speaker:Peter Chapman

Scottish Parliament: NHS Grampian (Waiting Times) (18 Dec 2019)

Peter Chapman: Sadly, long waiting times are a familiar story in NHS Grampian, and in the north-east we fall far below the national average. On the back of the news on waiting times, an NHS Grampian spokesperson stated that if a patient’s condition worsened, they should contact their general practitioner. However, recent GP figures show that Grampian has lost 13 GP surgeries in the past 10 years. With...

Scottish Parliament: Prison Staff (Stress) (11 Dec 2019)

Peter Chapman: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports of rising levels of stress-related sickness among prison staff. (S5O-03887)

Scottish Parliament: Prison Staff (Stress) (11 Dec 2019)

Peter Chapman: The recent Justice Committee report showed that sickness absence rates among staff are high and are rising, with the average number of days lost to sickness now standing at 17. Many existing staff are working increased hours to maintain the current system. Given that prison staff are the backbone of the system, surely the cabinet secretary agrees that urgent action must be taken to stop those...

Scottish Parliament: Reaching 100 Per Cent Scheme (5 Dec 2019)

Peter Chapman: 4. To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to announce the preferred bidder to deliver the reaching 100 per cent scheme in the north area. (S5O-03868)

Scottish Parliament: Reaching 100 Per Cent Scheme (5 Dec 2019)

Peter Chapman: It is clear that the R100 programme is well behind its original timetable, and Fergus Ewing pledged to quit if he failed to deliver on the R100 project by 2021. As it is very clear that the scheme will not be delivered on that timeframe, will the minister follow the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy’s example?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (Gear Conflict) (4 Dec 2019)

Peter Chapman: The cabinet secretary must, surely, realise that there is also gear conflict between European Union boats and Scottish boats—especially around Shetland—and that the only practical way to reduce that gear conflict is to come out of the EU and the common fisheries policy and take back control of our waters.

Scottish Parliament: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (Dermatology Waiting Times) (28 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: One of my constituents, Mr Watson, has raised a serious issue around waiting times for the dermatology department at Aberdeen royal infirmary. Mr Watson attended his general practitioner two years ago, and was diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma near his eye. After diagnosis, he had to wait a full year to see a specialist in the department, who informed him that he would need surgery on the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Growth Scheme (Investment in North East Scotland) (28 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what the level of investment in the north-east has been as part of the Scottish growth scheme. (S5O-03837)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Growth Scheme (Investment in North East Scotland) (28 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: I remind the cabinet secretary that the growth scheme was supposed to be a £500 million fund over three years but, with just months to go, the Government’s own figures show that, as of the end of September, £160 million—that is the figure that I have—has been invested and less than £30 million of that has come from the Scottish Government itself. What plans does the Government have...

Scottish Parliament: Women in Agriculture Task Force (Final Report) (28 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: I declare an interest as a partner in a farming business. I thank the cabinet secretary for prior sight of his statement. The report is a very welcome and important piece of work. I thank the members of the task force for their efforts in getting this far. I was pleased to be at the launch of the strategy document last night at Ingliston—in particular to listen to co-chair Joyce...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Ageing Workforce) (21 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking given the warnings from NHS Grampian about its ageing workforce. (S5O-03790)

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Ageing Workforce) (21 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: Given that Dr Gray’s hospital has already experienced downgrades in women’s and children’s services due to a shortage of doctors, what assurances can the cabinet secretary give to patients that that will not happen to other services at hospitals in NHS Grampian?

Scottish Parliament: International Year of Plant Health 2020 (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: Given the Scottish Government’s failure to forward plan, will the minister confirm that there is a shortage of young trees in nurseries to achieve our target of 12,000 hectares of new forestry planting next year? Are we therefore in danger of importing disease from young trees from abroad?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: I hope to be courteous throughout this debate. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to continue to work with the fishing industry this year, and I am pleased to speak on the industry’s behalf in this important debate and to open the debate for the Scottish Conservatives. It is great to see Peterhead port going from strength to strength, following the opening of the new market. Fish...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: If it is brief.

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: I am indeed aware of that, but the situation in Aberdeen is completely different: business rates there are almost double. If fish processing businesses were relieved of such high rates, they could reverse the current decline and create more jobs around the country, especially in Aberdeen city. As Jimmy Buchan, the chief executive of the Scottish Seafood Association, said, we have rich...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: It is absolutely astonishing to hear our SNP cabinet secretary come out with such nonsense. We are the party that will take the UK out of the EU and take fishermen out of the common fisheries policy, and his is the party that would take us straight back in. The SNP has nothing to say to our fishing communities in the north-east. We should be in no doubt that the SNP’s stated objective is to...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: I will not. I do not have time. The Scottish Government’s own report, which was published in 2018, showed that leaving the CFP has the potential to double the raw material that is caught by the industry in Scotland and could result in an increase of £500 million to the economy and the creation of 5,000 jobs. On this side of the chamber, we fully realise that Brexit provides a great...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: I will. Access by the EU fleet to our waters will no longer be an automatic right, as it is under the CFP, but will be subject to annual negotiations, as is the case between the EU and countries that are not bound by the CFP, such as Norway. Can I just finish, Presiding Officer—

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Peter Chapman: Oh. You think that I have finished.


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