Results 741–760 of 769 for speaker:Fulton MacGregor

Scottish Parliament: Accessible Hospital Transport (10 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I thank the member for interjecting but, if he lets me continue, I will go on to describe how a local issue in Lanarkshire has been dealt with by a number of stakeholders. I am sure that the Minister for Transport and the Islands will summarise a lot of the stuff that the Scottish Government has been doing. During the recent NHS Lanarkshire health care strategy consultation, transport between...

Scottish Parliament: Accessible Hospital Transport (10 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Thank you for that wee detour, Presiding Officer. Bearing it in mind that many stakeholders are involved in providing transport to and from hospital facilities, I contacted NHS Lanarkshire yesterday, which told me that it is committed to continuing to work with Strathclyde partnership for transport, as Liz Smith mentioned, to ensure that each of its sites is supported by appropriate public...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change Action (10 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Tackling climate change is a major challenge that requires effort by each and every one of us. The cabinet secretary’s leadership is hugely valuable, but does she agree that every minister in our Government and every MSP in this chamber should see themselves as a climate change champion?

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meeting) (3 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: The First Minister might be aware of the tragic case in my constituency of Sean McKenna, whose body was found last week after he had been missing for almost three weeks. I pay tribute to Sean’s family for their bravery during this incredibly difficult time, and to the Coatbridge police and many hundreds of local people who dedicated their time to helping in the search for Sean. What support...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Audit Scotland Report and Service Development) (2 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: The Scottish Government announced the review—chaired by former chief medical officer Sir Harry Burns—of health and social care targets and indicators that was advocated by the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing and other medical colleagues. Can the cabinet secretary confirm that certain performance targets, such as 95 per cent of patients being seen in accident and...

Scottish Parliament: UK Referendum on EU Membership: Justice and Security (1 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: The former director general of MI5 said that claims that the UK is safer outside the EU are “nonsensical and spurious”. W ill Margaret Mitchell comment on that?

Scottish Parliament: UK Referendum on EU Membership: Justice and Security (1 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: One would be forgiven for thinking that this had ceased to be the Parliament of Scotland if the Conservative amendment is anything to go by. I remind Douglas Ross and his colleagues that the Parliament is here to represent the people of Scotland first, last and always. The people of Scotland spoke loud and clear: we want to remain part of the European Union. Dare I say it, remain means...

Scottish Parliament: UK Referendum on EU Membership: Justice and Security (1 Nov 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Scotland is known to be a country; it is a country and as a country we voted to remain. That is what this Government and this Parliament are trying to respect. That means that the Prime Minister must engage in constructive dialogue with the Scottish Government and that the Scottish ministers must be involved in negotiations with the EU. Over the past few months, the message from the Prime...

Scottish Parliament: Children in Care (Support) (27 Oct 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: 7. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will seek to improve systems supporting children in care. (S5F-00396)

Scottish Parliament: Children in Care (Support) (27 Oct 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I am delighted by the First Minister’s commitment to a review. What other action is the Scottish Government taking to support care-experienced young people to have the best opportunities in life?

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (Claimant Abuse) (26 Oct 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: The minister may have seen the heartbreaking appeal at the weekend from a mother in my constituency who has been sanctioned and will not receive benefits for four months, which has left her unable to buy food, clothes or nappies for her child. While the actions of the Lanarkshire baby bank and Coatbridge citizens advice bureau in supporting the family should be applauded, does the minister...

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I take the opportunity to declare that I have been appointed as the parliamentary liaison officer for the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. I am sure that I am not the only one who finds it ironic that, almost 10 years to the day since Labour voted to close the Monklands hospital accident and emergency department and downgrade the hospital to a grade 2 hospital, it has now lodged a...

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Not just now, Mr Leonard. Those changes are being made temporarily with concern for patients’ lives and wellbeing as the priority. I welcome the long-term plan to have all specialist orthopaedic services in one centre of excellence in Lanarkshire. I fully support amendment S5M-01510.1, lodged by Alex Neil, which calls for Monklands to be that centre. I will fight for that. It is important...

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I am struggling for time as it is.

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Dr Iain Wallace highlights that a temporary transfer of 2 per cent of the most complex trauma cases is the only viable option to ensure that services remain safe and sustainable in the interim period. Dr Jane Burns, who is the medical director for NHS Lanarkshire’s acute division, has acknowledged that trauma and orthopaedic services in Lanarkshire have been under pressure for some time and...

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I have secured an additional NHS-led public meeting on 10 October specifically on this matter. I urge everyone with an interest to come together, get involved in the consultation and attend the meeting.

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Can I just finish—

Scottish Parliament: Local National Health Services (28 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: Yes.

Scottish Parliament: Domestic Abuse Law (15 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I welcome the proposed legislation and believe that it is a huge step on the way to tackling the true nature of domestic abuse. As many other members have said, domestic abuse is traditionally thought of as involving physical violence. However, non-physical forms of abuse including emotional abuse, controlling behaviour and coercive behaviour can have deeply damaging impacts on families. As...

Scottish Parliament: Education Governance Review (13 Sep 2016)

Fulton MacGregor: I am extremely pleased to see the Scottish Government delivering on yet another manifesto commitment and continuing to make progress on giving every child the same opportunity to succeed. Will the cabinet secretary outline how long the review will last, and the role that the national improvement framework will have in supporting parents and communities?


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