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Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (National Concessionary Scheme) (28 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 3. To ask the Scottish Government how many citizens, including residents of the Cunninghame South constituency, have accessed free public transport through the national concessionary scheme in the last year. (S6O-03278)

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (National Concessionary Scheme) (28 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: In the “Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme—Year 1 Evaluation: Professional Stakeholder Feedback” report, one local authority commented: “The impact has been really positive with families getting out and about together, parents not having to worry about paying out for bus fares, being able to take part in more events with not having to worry about how to get there.” Does the...

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution (20 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution. (S6O-03231)

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution (20 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: A Model for Scotland recently published its report “International Insights: how Scotland can learn from international efforts to combat commercial sexual exploitation”, which we debated in Parliament. Will the minister meet the organisation and me to talk about the Scottish Government’s very welcome strategy as a whole, and discuss how to meet in practice the named objective of...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Waiting Lists (13 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Waiting for an operation or treatment undoubtedly adds pressure and stress to what is an already stressful time—for some, intolerably so. I appreciate that waiting can exacerbate the problem for a patient who is waiting for treatment, and it brings additional issues such as stress and anxiety. I will never minimise that human impact. The challenges that Scotland’s NHS faces are not...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Waiting Lists (13 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I acknowledge the difficulty that people with long Covid face. The cabinet secretary outlined a number of steps that the Scottish Government is taking. Ministers have published the national health and social care workforce strategy, which sets out a long-term vision for achieving a sustainable health and social care workforce. The fact that the Scottish Government values the NHS workforce and...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Services (Safety and Accessibility) ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking, including through discussion with the United Kingdom Government, to ensure that rail services are safe and accessible for all. (S6O-03166)

Scottish Parliament: Rail Services (Safety and Accessibility) ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Anyone who regularly uses the railway will have witnessed the benefit of having a safety-critical guard on the train. I personally received invaluable assistance recently in supporting a young female passenger who was being harassed by an older male. I know that the Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that public transport is safe and accessible for all and is mindful in particular...

Scottish Parliament: Emma Caldwell Case ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: It is clear that a significant number of women were failed not just by a culture of misogyny in Strathclyde Police but by a misogynistic system that criminalised them rather than the men who exploited them and caused harm. What steps is the Scottish Government taking to ensure that that injustice in our criminal justice system is addressed, so that the burden of criminality never again falls...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I welcome the minister to her role. I previously raised concerns that, even in a safe country such as Scotland, there are vulnerabilities for women who are resettling. How is the Scottish Government ensuring that women are kept safe, particularly when they move between locations?

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: During consideration of the bill that became the Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Act 2020, in the previous parliamentary session, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee heard from ethnic minority women who had suffered from FGM about their challenges in accessing healthcare that was suitable for them. Does the member agree that we absolutely have to address...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

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Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: The Scottish Government motion acknowledges that women’s equality has not yet been achieved and that it remains one of the greatest human rights challenges that we face. Although, fittingly, we take a global perspective today, we should be under no illusion that the root causes of the immense challenges that are faced by women and girls across the world are the same as they are here. The...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Does Pauline McNeill share my opinion that the fact that those women could be charged is totally unjust? The law as it stands says that some of those women could still be charged with soliciting.

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence in Schools ( 6 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Pam Duncan-Glancy and I are on the Education, Children and Young People Committee, and she will understand—as I do—that behaviour is communication. What would a zero-tolerance approach look like to a dysregulated autistic pupil who was lashing out and hurting somebody? How would a zero-tolerance approach deal with that?

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence in Schools ( 6 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: It is important to note that the majority of Scotland’s pupils are well behaved. However, there has undoubtedly been a marked increase in disruptive behaviour, and absolutely no teacher, member of staff or pupil should have to suffer abuse in our schools. All children and young people have a right to a learning environment in which they are protected and cared for and their rights and needs...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in the World ( 5 Mar 2024)

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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in the World ( 5 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I thank Stephen Kerr for the invitation to intervene. The SNP Government was elected by the people of Scotland to put forward the case for independence. If we are not to talk about it in this place, where does he suggest we do it? How do the people of Scotland make the case?

Scottish Parliament: National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Feb 2024)

Ruth Maguire: The establishment of a national care service can be one of the most significant reforms of public services since the creation of the national health service. The significance of that work is reflected in the volume and breadth of contributors to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s scrutiny and in the number of briefings that colleagues have received for the debate. I am grateful...

Scottish Parliament: National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Feb 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Will the member take an intervention?


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