Results 101–120 of 751 for speaker:Fulton MacGregor

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: Can Oliver Mundell tell members what his party put forward as an alternative?

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: It is a great pleasure to speak in this debate on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill. As a member of the Justice Committee, I pay tribute to the committee members for their scrutiny of the bill. Although there was not unanimous agreement on the general principles, I thank the convener, Margaret Mitchell, for the way in which she approached the matter, gaining much consensus across various...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I was responding to something that was said during the debate. It is worth remembering that the devolution of the BTP was agreed by all parties. I asked Oliver Mundell what his party had put into the Smith commission. It has also been Scottish Government policy for some time. It will come as no surprise to anyone in the chamber that I believe that our country, our Parliament and our services,...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I accept the proposals that are being put forward by the Government. That is what we should concentrate on. It is a shame that two of the parties in the chamber have not supported those proposals, but that is their right. The integration will provide a more integrated and effective approach to infrastructure policing in Scotland and ensure that it is accountable to the people of Scotland. The...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I thank the member for her intervention. No—I do not believe that they will. However, to have 17,000 officers with the training is, to my mind, a significant enhancement, which is why the bill has been supported by most parties. When giving evidence to the Justice Committee, Police Scotland made it clear that specialist railway policing expertise and capacity will be maintained and...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I realise how opposed Elaine Smith is to the motion and the general principles of the bill. I wonder why her party did not lodge something for the chamber to vote on. Was it depending on the Tory amendment being accepted?

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Training Programme (17 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I congratulate Liz Smith on her motion, which seems to have brought a degree of consensus to the chamber. As others have done in their opening remarks, I thank all the teachers and staff in our schools who are involved with additional support needs for the work that they do for our children. That work is invaluable, as most speakers have said. There is good performance in education in...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Training Programme (17 May 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I do not have time, Johann. Sorry. No one would disagree that, to ensure quality teachers, education programmes need to be of the highest quality in all the key areas—literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing. An example was given of additional support needs being covered well in one university but not in another. A newly qualified teacher from my constituency whom I spoke to said that there...

Scottish Parliament: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (6 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I welcome the opportunity to take part in this debate on the Justice Committee’s inquiry. As others have said, the inquiry was large and ambitious, and it involved commitment from all the committee members. In light of the time commitment that all the committee members have given, I decided to return from paternity leave half a day early to be involved in the debate. I apologise to the...

Scottish Parliament: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (6 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: Please let me continue. I welcome Alexander Stewart’s comments and passion. He spoke about protecting the service. I hope that, if his party gets the result on Thursday that is widely predicted, he will speak to his colleagues in London about doing that under the austerity agenda. I totally agree that the prosecution service is a vital public service, and I am pleased that the Cabinet...

Scottish Parliament: Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion (13 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: What more will the Scottish Government do to reduce and tackle disability hate crime?

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (13 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: As other members have said, human trafficking is one of the most important issues that we face and it must be eradicated as soon as possible. I am proud that the Parliament has put in place robust legislation with meaningful punishments for those who engage in that abhorrent crime. I am pleased that the Scottish Government is also developing a new strategy. It would be easy for us to point at...

Scottish Parliament: Childcare (Local Authority Funding) (14 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: Given the increase in funding to local authorities for early years provision, what is the minister’s view on Labour-Tory run North Lanarkshire Council closing all its baby rooms? What impact does he believe that will have on the most vulnerable babies in North Lanarkshire?

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (15 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: Does the cabinet secretary agree that moves by councils such as the Labour-Tory-run North Lanarkshire Council to divert pupil equity funding from its intended purpose into core education funding will do nothing to close the attainment gap or free up teachers’ time? Does he share my anger—

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (15 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: —at the decision of the administration in North Lanarkshire to cut hundreds of classroom assistants from schools, removing support from the children and young people who need it most?

Scottish Parliament: Policing 2026 (20 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: Will the cabinet secretary provide details of how police officer numbers in Scotland compare with police officer numbers in England and Wales?

Scottish Parliament: Baby Box Scheme (22 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: Thank you, Presiding Officer, and thank you to the Parliament. I am delighted to see that every family that receives a baby box will be provided with a baby wrap that is designed for parents to carry their baby comfortably and safely. Speaking as a dad of a newborn, I am aware of the importance of early, close contact between parents and babies, which we all know contributes so much to...

Scottish Parliament: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (22 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: As a member of the Justice Committee, I support the bill and I agree that it will improve access to justice for survivors of historical childhood abuse. I thank the minister and the Government for introducing the bill and I thank all the members and witnesses who participated in the committee’s scrutiny. The committee dealt with many of the technicalities of the bill and scrutinised it...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (27 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: I am pleased to be able to speak in this debate today, and I thank you for allowing me to speak at all, Presiding Officer, even though my time has been cut. As a member of the Justice Committee, I pay tribute to all of my fellow committee members and those who gave evidence during our scrutiny of the bill. Like my colleagues, I will be pleased to support the bill at stage 3 today. It is...

Scottish Parliament: Refugees and Asylum Seekers (United Kingdom Government Policy) (28 Jun 2017)

Fulton MacGregor: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the impact on Scotland of the UK Government’s policy on refugees and asylum seekers. (S5O-01168)


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.