Results 1–20 of 697 for speaker:Oliver Mundell

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (Dumfries and Galloway) (24 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what urgent action it is taking to stabilise NHS dentistry services in Dumfries and Galloway. (S6O-01601)

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (Dumfries and Galloway) (24 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: The minister says access is “challenging”, but access is non-existent: Thornhill has closed, Gretna has closed and Castle Douglas has closed. NHS dentistry in the region is collapsing. The minister was warned that that was the case on 23 February, during a Conservative-led debate in the Parliament. No meaningful additional action has taken place since then. Does the minister not feel even...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: I would normally start a speech such as this one by saying what a pleasure it is to have the opportunity to speak in the debate, but the hours wasted in the previous parliamentary session listening to Michael Russell ranting about Brexit continue to traumatise me. Never in the history of devolution has so much faux outrage and grievance been shoehorned into the same contribution—and I mean...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: The Scottish Government’s approach was to block Brexit; it was not about making the best of a situation, albeit I accept that it did not want that situation. The approach was about blocking and disrupting the process throughout, working behind the UK Government’s back with EU politicians and officials, and trying to stoke grievance and promote independence, rather than build consensus in...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: I do not deny evidence that the committee has received, but our job is to work out how we got to this point and what is causing the problem. We cannot have an environment of meaningful and constructive co-operation when, in the negotiations, one party’s sole aim and reason for existing is to ensure that such discussions do not work. I recognise that the committee has put in considerable...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: Various solutions were put forward to the House of Commons on how we would leave the EU. If the minister is going to criticise other people for not engaging seriously on what Brexit might look like, would he like to explain why he was not able to vote for a permanent and comprehensive customs union?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: Will the minister give way on that?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: Will the minister give way?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Devolution) (17 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: What does the minister have to say to farmers in my constituency, who have extra money in their pockets as a result of the flexibility on the less favoured area support scheme that leaving the EU has brought? Do they have to give that money back?

Scottish Parliament: NHS Dumfries and Galloway (Patient Complaints) (3 Nov 2022)

Oliver Mundell: It is no secret that NHS Dumfries and Galloway is on a crisis footing. A shortage of beds, staff and cash is seeing patients failed. Just when it seemed that things could not get any worse, the health board has now confirmed that it does not even have the capacity to respond to complaints, telling patients that it can no longer give a timescale for investigating their concerns. Does the First...

Scottish Parliament: General Practitioner Services (Accountability) (29 Sep 2022)

Oliver Mundell: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what accountability mechanisms are available to communities who believe that they are receiving inadequate general practitioner services. (S6O-01410)

Scottish Parliament: General Practitioner Services (Accountability) (29 Sep 2022)

Oliver Mundell: I have been inundated with concerns from constituents in Moffat and Lockerbie who are struggling to access GP appointments. They report that there are frequently times when no GP is available to see anyone face to face and that they offered telephone consultations only, which forces people towards accident and emergency departments. I and other local representatives, including the chair of...

Scottish Parliament: Wind Farms (Removal of Objections) (8 Sep 2022)

Oliver Mundell: 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it supports property purchases, direct payments to property owners and the use of non-disclosure agreements as a means of removing objections to large-scale wind farm applications. (S6O-01346)

Scottish Parliament: Wind Farms (Removal of Objections) (8 Sep 2022)

Oliver Mundell: I thank the minister for that very clear answer. We should make no mistake—such agreements are destroying rural communities, turbocharging rural depopulation and changing the character of our uplands for ever. Will the minister urgently seek a review as to how such impacts are monitored and assessed during the application process? Sadly, these agreements are becoming the new norm, and they...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Dumfries and Galloway (Staffing) (8 Sep 2022)

Oliver Mundell: I would kindly ask the First Minister not to seek to politicise my family life, just as I would never seek to do so when it comes to hers. I have received reports from national health service whistleblowers in Dumfries and Galloway that paramedics attending a call-out in the past week were told, having urgently requested a doctor as required under the Mental Health Act 1983, that there was no...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (29 Jun 2022)

Oliver Mundell: Pupil equity funding is allocated based on free school meals data. Given the known challenges with that measure, particularly in rural communities, will the Scottish Government look again at alternatives?

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (28 Jun 2022)

Oliver Mundell: Did Westminster have the final say on 18 September 2014?

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

Oliver Mundell: The majority of the amendments in this group were debated during stage 2. I have brought back my amendments not to debate them again in full or to reheat the arguments that were had at committee, but to give the Government an opportunity to change its mind. There have been only two areas in which I have been able to work with the Government to bring back amendments that we agree on. It is...

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

Oliver Mundell: That is true, although there are some lessons that we definitely learned. There is the fact that we were so slow, in so many parts of the country, to get the appropriate electronic devices. The amendments change that— expanding the appropriate electronic devices to laptops, which addresses one of the Government’s concerns. Most young people and families whom I speak to would be happy with...

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

Oliver Mundell: Why does the Deputy First Minister believe that the Government knows better than those people on the front line who teach and look after our young people and who have to make difficult practical decisions?


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