Results 41–60 of 732 for speaker:Fulton MacGregor

Scottish Parliament: General Practitioners (Power of Attorney) (17 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place to assist general practitioners in certifying power of attorney documents. (S6O-00887)

Scottish Parliament: General Practitioners (Power of Attorney) (17 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: My office and the local citizens advice bureau in Coatbridge have recently been dealing with a significant number of cases where people, many of whom cannot afford legal fees, are struggling to get a GP to complete the certification documents, often citing the busyness of GP surgeries. We all know that GP surgeries have been extremely busy during the pandemic, and that they continue to do a...

Scottish Parliament: Conversion Practices (15 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: It is a great pleasure to speak in the debate, which has, so far, been very consensual across the chamber. As a member of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee, I associate myself with the words of the convener: there should be little argument about whether conversion practices should end in Scotland. Such practices are abhorrent, cause undue harm and trauma, and have...

Scottish Parliament: Conversion Practices (15 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Thanks, Presiding Officer. It has been a short debate and there is more that I could have said. I welcome the committee’s report and the Government’s response to it. I look forward to a day when the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy is banned.

Scottish Parliament: Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill (3 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I, too, welcome the tone of the comments made by members from across the chamber. It is very welcome indeed. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the bill seeks to realise the rights of trans people and does not change the rights of anyone else? Does she agree that by standing together we further the rights of marginalised communities, as well as the resolve across society?

Scottish Parliament: Justice (Risk Assessment) (3 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I was working in the sector when the LS/CMI was introduced, and I recall the fairly robust training programme that we had to undertake. Although the override option, as it was called, involved robust protocols, including several levels of management approval—I hope that that is reassuring for my Conservative...

Scottish Parliament: Free Bus Travel for Under-22s (2 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how North Lanarkshire Council and other local authorities are supporting the roll-out of free bus travel for under-22s. (S6O-00797)

Scottish Parliament: Free Bus Travel for Under-22s (2 Mar 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I hope that, like me, the minister is looking forward to her visit to Coatbridge next week, where we will give her a Coatbridge and Chryston welcome. She will be aware of the high levels of deprivation and low income in my constituency and in the North Lanarkshire area more generally, which mean that many children and young people may not have access to the internet, a passport or a driving...

Scottish Parliament: Children and Young People (Mental and Emotional Wellbeing) (24 Feb 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken in schools to promote the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. (S6O-00775)

Scottish Parliament: Children and Young People (Mental and Emotional Wellbeing) (24 Feb 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: During the pandemic, there has been an increase in the use of social media platforms as our young people have tried to stay connected with one another. Unfortunately, there have been reports that that has meant an increase in the levels of cyberbullying—something that has been raised in the past few weeks and months by a number of my constituents. The cabinet secretary will be aware that I...

Scottish Parliament: Justice Services (8 Feb 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: It is a pleasure to speak in the debate as a member of the Criminal Justice Committee and a former criminal justice social worker. It is clear to me that the Scottish Government’s new vision for justice will equip us with the ability to transform Scotland’s justice system into one that is fair, that can be held accountable and that meets the needs of the people of our country. As others...

Scottish Parliament: Bullying in Schools (3 Feb 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support local authorities in dealing with instances of bullying in schools. (S6O-00721)

Scottish Parliament: Bullying in Schools (3 Feb 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: In the past few weeks, I have been dealing with four constituent queries relating to significant alleged bullying in schools—three in secondary schools and one in a primary school. In all cases, the child who experienced bullying has moved to another school and is doing well. However, what more can be done to help local authorities to educate those who are involved in bullying-type...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail (3 Feb 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Will Neil Bibby give way?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Financial Support) (26 Jan 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it has made available for those business sectors that were impacted by Covid-19 restrictions required to control the omicron wave of infections. (S6O-00674)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Financial Support) (26 Jan 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I welcome the financial support that has been given. The cabinet secretary knows that I have contacted her previously during the pandemic about financial arrangements for nightclubs, of which there are a couple in my constituency. How much money from that fund will go to individual nightclubs as part of the on-going support?

Scottish Parliament: Blood Donation (13 Jan 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to encourage people, who are able, to donate blood, particularly during the winter period and on-going Covid-19 pandemic. (S6O-00619)

Scottish Parliament: Blood Donation (13 Jan 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: I thank the minister for that response and for her positive response to my members’ business debate on the subject yesterday. I echo her calls to encourage people to give blood if they have not done so for a while or if they have never given blood before. Given the importance to the wider national health service of donating blood, and the fact that the number of donors dropped during the...

Scottish Parliament: Labour Shortages (11 Jan 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: It is a privilege to speak on an issue that affects every part of our country. As others have said, we are approaching a crisis of labour and skills shortages. Although many factors play a role in that, I believe that the biggest is the reckless choice to pursue a hard Brexit, especially during a global pandemic. However, as we have seen from news reports last night and in recent weeks, there...

Scottish Parliament: Labour Shortages (11 Jan 2022)

Fulton MacGregor: Does the member accept that it is not about SNP members saying that it is all about Brexit and not recognising that Covid has been an issue? Does he accept that one of those things—Brexit—was avoidable and was due to a political decision, whereas Covid is a worldwide pandemic?


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