Results 1–20 of 409 for speaker:Maurice Corry

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Briefings) (25 Feb 2021)

Maurice Corry: A key recommendation in the report that the citizens assembly produced this past week is that it should be health experts, not politicians, who lead the daily Covid briefings that the Scottish Government holds. Does the First Minister accept that recommendation?

Scottish Parliament: Men’s Sheds Movement (18 Feb 2021)

Maurice Corry: I am delighted to bring the motion for debate today. Scotland’s men’s sheds movement has become an ever-important fixture across our local communities. Each shed is living proof that every person is of value and has something to contribute. The movement could not have developed as it has without the work of the Scottish Men’s Shed Association. The SMSA has over 180 registered men’s...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (16 Feb 2021)

Maurice Corry: Travel to and from Scotland for our merchant navy crews is vital for their continued essential work and employment contracts. Can the First Minister confirm that the Scottish Government will continue to comply with the arrangements that are currently in place, which have been agreed between the UK Government, the UK Chamber of Shipping and officer and crew unions? The arrangements cover...

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus Acts Report (11 Feb 2021)

Maurice Corry: Instances of domestic abuse have been on the rise during the pandemic, unfortunately. The minister stated that the Scottish Government is working with various women’s and girls’ organisations. What regulation is being considered by the Scottish Government to prevent the increase in domestic abuse during the pandemic?

Scottish Parliament: Employment of Veterans (Support) (27 Jan 2021)

Maurice Corry: 6. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, what efforts it has made to raise awareness among businesses of the support available to assist them in employing veterans, where vacancies match their skills and experience. (S5O-04958)

Scottish Parliament: Employment of Veterans (Support) (27 Jan 2021)

Maurice Corry: Given the uncertainty facing the labour market, what progress is the Government making to engage with local authorities and small and medium-sized businesses to create and better support mentorships and training programmes that target skills shortages and gaps and are particularly for British armed forces’ veterans?

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (Support) (21 Jan 2021)

Maurice Corry: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what support it plans to provide to the tourism industry in light of the uncertainty that businesses face in their decision making for this year’s summer season. (S5O-04922)

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (Support) (21 Jan 2021)

Maurice Corry: I welcome the long-called-for announcement last December of the Scottish Government’s funding package for the tourism and hospitality industry, which is to include a sorely needed outdoor tourism restart fund. Outdoor and marine tourism businesses along the Firth of Clyde in my West Scotland region desperately need sustained support to recover and rebuild their services, such as for the...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) (20 Jan 2021)

Maurice Corry: Many of my constituents have been in touch with me to express their concerns about the pace of the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccines. Figures released last week showed that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Highland had below-average first dose coverage. Yesterday, the First Minister said that 70 per cent of healthcare workers had received their first dose. Will she commit to...

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (20 Jan 2021)

Maurice Corry: Last night, I would have voted no on the legislative consent motion on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill . However, I had a problem with my connection, which caused the system to blank out.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Vaccine and Testing Programmes) (23 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: I, too, welcome Mairi Gougeon to her new ministerial role. NHS Dumfries and Galloway says that care home staff and residents will have received their dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by Christmas eve. That is welcome news indeed, but it comes alongside one care home operator describing the programme as “so far hugely frustrating and very disappointing”. Can the cabinet secretary confirm when...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support Service (Vale of Leven Hospital) (23 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: Presiding Officer, I have some good news for you. Yesterday, a new mental health support service was officially launched at the Vale of Leven hospital in my West Scotland region as a result of my working with the Defence Medical Welfare Service and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. That demonstrates the effectiveness of the armed forces community covenant in our area. The service will make the...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (22 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I am sorry, but my vote has not come up. I voted against amendment 28.

Scottish Parliament: Offenders (Homelessness on Release) (16 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how it is responding to the issue of offenders having no home to return to when they are released from prison. (S5O-04850)

Scottish Parliament: Offenders (Homelessness on Release) (16 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: The latest prison population statistics show that the number of prisoners arriving in prison with no fixed abode rose from 4.4 per cent in 2010-2011 to 7.5 per cent in 2019-2020. Although I am aware that there are other reasons for people saying that they have no fixed abode when they enter prison, there is an indication that the problem of homelessness for prisoners is rising. Do those...

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus Acts Report (9 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: I appreciate that the Scottish Government has regularly considered levels of public protection during the pandemic, but how robust does the cabinet secretary believe the reporting mechanism is for instances of domestic abuse? How robust has the corresponding flow of information been during the current pandemic?

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: I, too, am pleased to take part in the debate as a member of the Public Petitions Committee. Along with my colleagues, I have found exploring the impact of mental health on young people to be truly eye opening. I am grateful to Annette McKenzie for submitting the petition and for her strong persistence. I also thank the clerks for their hard work. Through the committee’s work, I had the...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Maurice Corry: I thank the minister for that very valuable intervention. Yes, I totally support that. I also have an interest on behalf of veterans—our early service leavers, who fall into the higher end of the age group—and I very much welcome those centres. Hand in hand with early intervention, there must be a more co-ordinated, partnered approach to mental health support provision. A major concern...

Scottish Parliament: Flu Vaccine (Supplies) (26 Nov 2020)

Maurice Corry: I have been contacted yet again by pharmacies in the Helensburgh and Lomond areas of my region. They are still unable to access supplies of the flu vaccine, despite assurances from the Scottish Government that they will get those supplies. Does the First Minister agree that that is totally unacceptable? Will she ensure that adequate supplies of the flu vaccine are made available to pharmacies...

Scottish Parliament: Violence against Women (26 Nov 2020)

Maurice Corry: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the international day for the elimination of violence against women, particularly as a proud parent of three wonderful daughters and as a champion of women on the Scottish Parliament’s branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Violence against women and girls in any context must be recognised for what it is: a serious and...


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