Results 21–40 of 732 for speaker:Fulton MacGregor

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)

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

Fulton MacGregor: The cabinet secretary will be aware that the multi-establishment leadership model that has been proposed for Chryston primary school and Chryston high school in my constituency has been met with widespread opposition from parents and politicians. The community very much feels that the issue has not been consulted on to a significant level, and, tomorrow, the primary school will have been...

Scottish Parliament: Carbon Neutral Islands (17 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Like members who spoke before me, I whole-heartedly welcome the motion and the commitment to these six beautiful islands becoming carbon neutral by 2040. That is the kind of ambitious commitment that we need to tackle climate change, and I welcome those islands working towards that goal. I preface my speech by admitting that I feel like a wee bit of an imposter speaking in the debate, and I...

Scottish Parliament: Poppyscotland (Support for Veterans) (11 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: In light of the successful Poppyscotland and Royal British Legion campaign to include a new question on service status in the census, will the cabinet secretary take this opportunity to highlight the importance of completing the census, so that we can better understand our veterans’ needs?

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: As a member of the Criminal Justice Committee, I take great pleasure in speaking in the debate. When I began the process of scrutinising the bill, I believed, like other members, that it was more straightforward than it turned out to be. The time constraints have not been particularly helpful, because further questions arose as we scrutinised the bill. That said, I fully understand the reason...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Liam Kerr will be glad to know that the committee has considered those issues in detail and refers to them in the report. If a person buys online, the online retailer will have to comply with the legislation in the same way as a shop. I will come back to the black market, which is where his question is going, in a wee bit. As we heard, there are concerns about how effective the scheme will...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: If it is a legitimate purchase, online retailers will be subject to the same conditions as anybody else. The proposed legislation has the clear support of the public, as has been evidenced by a significant number of consultation, opinion polling and engagement opportunities that the Scottish Government has undertaken. Other countries and jurisdictions have taken similar, often stricter...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 May 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Census 2022 (28 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: For the benefit of people at home or people who may be watching this later and who have not yet completed the census, will the cabinet secretary outline how completing the census benefits people in Scotland and aids policy making?

Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (27 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to help people experiencing fuel poverty as a result of increased energy bills. (S6O-01004)

Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (27 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Increased energy bills mean that many people in my constituency of Coatbridge and Chryston and across the country have to choose between heating and eating. Given that energy powers are largely reserved, as the cabinet secretary said, does he agree that the crisis demands immediate action from the UK Government and that cutting VAT on energy bills would be a simple and effective way to...

Scottish Parliament: Antimicrobial Resistance (21 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this very important debate. As members have said, Scotland has always proudly been at the forefront of revolutionary scientific breakthroughs, and it was of course a Scotsman, Alexander Fleming, who pioneered research into antimicrobials almost 100 years ago. In the century since Dr Fleming’s work, innumerable lives have been saved thanks to the...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (20 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: How will the £2 million funding that was announced last month for services that provide mental health support to armed forces veterans be put to use?

Scottish Parliament: National Planning Framework 4 (19 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I thank the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee for bringing the issue to the chamber for debate. I am not a member of that committee, but I was keen to participate in the debate to raise issues of importance to my constituents. There are key tenets that should be the foundation of the framework. Provisions should be made for a nature-positive Scotland and a healthy, active...

Scottish Parliament: National Planning Framework 4 (19 Apr 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Can the minister advise on how best to achieve independent scrutiny of, or an independent inquiry into, the issues facing the northern corridor in North Lanarkshire? I will close there, Presiding Officer—thank you.

Scottish Parliament: Refugees (Ukraine) (24 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 4. To ask the First Minister what work is being done to extend the “warm Scots welcome” to Ukrainians arriving in the United Kingdom. (S6F-00947)

Scottish Parliament: Refugees (Ukraine) (24 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I thank the First Minister for the Scottish Government’s on-going work in the area. I also congratulate my good friend and colleague Neil Gray on his recent appointment as the minister for Ukrainian refugees. It is a fitting appointment. Our two constituencies, which make up the wider Monklands area, have a rich shared history, and we have both been deeply touched in recent weeks by the...


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