Results 101–120 of 521 for speaker:Jamie Halcro Johnston

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Vaccination Certification Scheme (29 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The reality is precisely that it is a gamble , and one that might put vaccination efforts further back. As was the case before the levels system, the Scottish Government is applying a blanket policy across Scotland regardless of local circumstances and prevalence of the virus. Despite its U-turns, it is implementing an impractical and ill-considered set of proposals that may have negative...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Vaccination Certification Scheme (29 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The proposals are in themselves dangerous to public health and a threat to business. I urge the Government to go further than it did yesterday and drop the plans.

Scottish Parliament: Vaccination Certification Scheme (Monitoring and Review) (22 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: 3. To ask the Scottish Government how it will monitor and review the Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme. (S6O-00169)

Scottish Parliament: Vaccination Certification Scheme (Monitoring and Review) (22 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: We have just over a week before the scheme is supposed to come into place. The Night Time Industries Association is launching legal action against the plans, which it says are not proportionate and are “likely to be unlawful.” UKHospitality Scotland has said that business confidence has been “shattered”. Yesterday, Liz Cameron of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said that businesses are...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (14 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: We know that the detail of the Scottish Government’s plans for vaccination passports has been severely lacking. Therefore, can the First Minister say whether everyone who is eligible for vaccination will be required to have a vaccination passport for certain events and if, as is now recommended by the UK’s chief medical officers, 12 to 15-year-olds will be offered a single vaccine dose,...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Restrictions (Monitoring Island Economies) (2 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring it has undertaken of island economies following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. (S6O-00081)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Restrictions (Monitoring Island Economies) (2 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Recovery from the Covid restrictions across island communities has been mixed. Some islands have been able to benefit from the process of opening up, while others, such as some of those that the summer ferry crisis has affected, have not. I raised that issue with the cabinet secretary yesterday and did not get an answer. In her role in cross-Government co-ordination of islands policy, what...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink (1 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The cabinet secretary raised the issue of HGV drivers. Obviously, there is a shortage of those across Europe and supply chains have struggled on that basis. However, one of the other issues facing communities like mine in the Highlands and Islands is the lack of local infrastructure, such as the ferries, for being able to get produce off the islands. We called for a minister to come and give...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink (1 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The member was at the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee this morning, where this issue came up. Does he recognise that there is a shortage of HGV drivers across Europe? Lots of effort can be put into attracting new people in, but, if countries such as Germany are facing exactly the same problem, we will be competing with them. This is not a problem just for the UK and Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink (1 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I hope that those members are suitably chastened, Presiding Officer. I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests as I am a partner in a farming business and a member of NFU Scotland. At the beginning of another parliamentary year, the pandemic that we have laboured under for so long still casts a long shadow on our economy. Our most recent economic...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink (1 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I will tell the member something that the former NFUS president Andrew McCormick said to Fergus Ewing, the cabinet secretary’s predecessor. He said: “Where is the policy? Where is the road map? All the information you need is sitting waiting on Scottish Government desks to be pulled together. Stop dithering and start delivering.” I suggest that the member stops distracting and focuses...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink (1 Sep 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I am. This is the beginning of a five-year session that will be vital for the sector’s future. It is a chance to improve, to innovate and to develop opportunities; it is a chance to ensure that we get the right support in place for the years ahead; and it is a chance for the Scottish Government to stop talking about what it cannot do and to start talking about what it can do.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (3 Aug 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The First Minister confirmed today that she feels that there is a debate to be had on vaccine passports and that the Scottish Government is still considering their use for access to certain high-risk venues. When will a final decision be made on vaccine passports? Which sectors are currently being consulted on any potential introduction?

Scottish Parliament: Hospitality Sector (Covid-19 Restrictions) (23 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Although hospitality is now open, it is still facing many restrictions, lower customer footfall and significant barriers to trading. What analysis has the Scottish Government conducted of the levels of operating loss that businesses in the sector are facing? Can he advise me of any Scottish Government analysis of the proportion of that loss that is covered by support grants and loans that the...

Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2020-21 (17 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I welcome the minister to his new position. He has rightly identified that the pandemic is as much an economic crisis as a health crisis, which means that how our public funds are used is vital. The most recent minutes that are publicly available on the Scottish Government’s website for a meeting of the First Minister’s Council of Economic Advisers dates from June 2020. Is that the last...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Cultural Sector) (16 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: 3. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cultural sector. (S6O-00035)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Cultural Sector) (16 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: This week, we have seen thousands of football supporters descend on Hampden park and the fan zone in Glasgow. However, many other outdoor events, such as arts performances, festivals and local agricultural shows, remain under strict limitations, with many people unable to take place because of restrictions or the uncertainty about the levels system. Those events are often significant drivers...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (15 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: In April, the First Minister advised visitors to Scotland’s islands to voluntarily take two Covid tests prior to travelling. Will the First Minister advise how the Scottish Government has advertised that advice to travellers, what monitoring it has undertaken of compliance, and what information is available on the proportion of visitors who are taking the recommended tests?

Scottish Parliament: Economic Recovery (2 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I congratulate you on your new role— it is good to see that the Orkney takeover is continuing at pace—and I welcome the contributions that we have heard from new members across the chamber making their maiden speeches today: Mr Sweeney’s and, of course, my Conservative colleague Douglas Lumsden’s excellent contribution. Over the past couple of weeks, we...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Recovery (2 Jun 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I appreciate what the cabinet secretary is saying, and of course the response is: we have seen constitutional upheaval over the past few years; do not foist more of it on Scotland. In many ways, our rural and island communities are less resilient. Although the belated acceptance by the Scottish Government that different levels of restriction could be applied locally was positive, it did not...


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