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Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (29 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: The cost to families of uniforms is specifically cited in the tackling child poverty delivery plan. How does the Scottish Government intend to raise awareness about the school uniform guidance consultation, which opened recently, and how it fits in and interacts with other investment that the Scottish Government is making to help to deliver the main aims of the plan?

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (28 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not connect. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I will not speak for long, because I know that we have quite a long day as it is. I will not be supporting the amendments in this group in the name of Katy Clark. As the minister said in her intervention, the licensing scheme is a primary aspect of the bill, and I wonder how close some of these amendments come to being wrecking amendments. As members who sit on the committee with me will...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I am pleased to speak to the amendments in my name. They are technical in nature, but I believe that they are important in providing clarity about the types of condition that can be attached to a fireworks licence. I thank the minister for engaging with me on my amendments in advance of stage 3—I greatly appreciate it. Section 10 already makes reference to additional licence conditions and...

Scottish Parliament: Legal Aid (22 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: We can all agree that fair access to justice is vitally important, so I welcome the £13.9 million investment that the minister has outlined. How does the legal aid system in Scotland compare to other jurisdictions in Europe on scope, access and eligibility?

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I, too, take the opportunity to welcome those sitting in the public gallery today, including those from Moodiesburn in my constituency. I see Willie Doolan, for example, who is an important figure in the mining community.

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Is that better now?

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Thank you. There was a constructive debate in the committee about the scope of the bill with regard to which individuals would qualify as eligible for a pardon. I was pleased to support the cabinet secretary’s amendments at stage 2, which were agreed by the committee and sought to extend eligibility to individuals who were members of the household of a miner at the time that a qualifying...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I welcome the debate that we have just had. However, I am disappointed that, despite my efforts, I have not received the Conservatives’ support for my amendments. As this is my last chance to get their support, I say to them that my amendments represent common sense. They extend eligibility to people to whom it would already apply if they had lived in the same household. I say that as a...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (16 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: My constituency of Coatbridge and Chryston has a very rich history of mining, as I have mentioned countless times in the chamber. Mining has been central to the lives of so many in my constituency, even decades after the mines were closed, and I would be hard pushed to find someone who did not have a family member who was a miner or at least know of someone who was one. Members will perhaps...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (16 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I ask, as Christine Grahame and others have asked, for us to unite, and I also welcome Alex Rowley’s call on that basis. Presiding Officer, I will wind up. I fully support the bill and a pardon that recognises the disproportionate consequences that have been suffered by many miners. It is well overdue and very welcome.

Scottish Parliament: Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (14 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app lost connection. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Railway Stations (Safety) (8 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve safety at train stations. (S6O-01197)

Scottish Parliament: Railway Stations (Safety) (8 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: In recent months, there have been a number of deeply distressing and serious incidents at train stations in my constituency. In some of those incidents, people have lost their lives, which can be very upsetting for the community as a whole. Does the minister share my view that we need to do everything possible to assure the public that they can travel by train with confidence and enjoy the...

Scottish Parliament: Small Business Bonus Scheme (Evaluation) (1 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: It is vital that we use every lever at our disposal to respond to the climate emergency. Can the minister provide an update on the steps that the Scottish Government is taking through rates relief to help us to reach our net zero ambitions?

Scottish Parliament: University Funding (International Students) (1 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to review and address any university funding gap, in light of reports of increasing numbers of international students being offered places, compared with Scottish-domiciled applicants. (S6O-01172)

Scottish Parliament: University Funding (International Students) (1 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Over the past couple of months, I have been contacted by several constituents who have been rejected from university courses despite having exceptional grades. They tell me that the feedback that they are getting is that it is due to a lack of funded places. In one instance, a constituent from a local high school informed me that she had achieved six As and one B in her national 5 exams and...

Scottish Parliament: University Funding (International Students) (1 Jun 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: What more does the minister think that universities can do to further widen that access and ensure that all our young people have an equal chance?

Scottish Parliament: European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (24 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: On the back of that question, does the Deputy First Minister hope, as I do, that the cross-party spirit that led to the initial unanimous passing of the bills can be found again as the Parliament tries as hard as it can, within its current powers, to legislate in favour of our having a world-leading status of which we can all be proud in relation to the rights of children and the empowerment...

Scottish Parliament: Multi-establishment Leadership in Schools (North Lanarkshire Council) (19 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with North Lanarkshire Council regarding the proposed implementation of a multi-establishment leadership model in schools. (S6O-01114)


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