Results 161–180 of 521 for speaker:Jamie Halcro Johnston

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (22 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The increased restrictions that the First Minister announced on Saturday are causing a great deal of concern for Scotland’s tourism businesses, many of which were already worried, even with the latest support for the sector that the finance secretary announced a couple of weeks ago. When will the first payments from that support be in the hands of those businesses? Will the impact of the...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy and Tourism (Financial Support) (16 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: There will be increased vaccination and the tourism sector will slowly and tentatively be opening up again in the next year. Will the cabinet secretary outline what plans he has to promote and market Scotland as a destination when it is safe to do so?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill: Stage 1 (16 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: It has been some time since the committee started to look into the improvement of the Parliament’s processes around sexual harassment. Since then, a great deal of water has flowed under the bridge and institutions in Scotland, across the UK and around much of the world have considered how to strengthen safeguards and how to best recognise, investigate and handle accusations of historical...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill: Stage 1 (10 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: As ever, I thank my colleagues on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, and our clerking team, for their work on the stage 1 report. The pandemic has brought significant changes to how we, as elected politicians, carry out our duties. Members from across the chamber will have had to make difficult decisions about how best to represent their constituents while ensuring...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (8 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The First Minister will be well aware of the real pressure on Scotland’s important tourism sector and the frustration that the support that is available from the Scottish Government has, so far, been inadequate, with many operators struggling just to stay afloat. Even with the roll-out of the vaccine, there is real concern about the next few months and little confidence among some operators...

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise Agencies (Funding) (3 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding it has made available to its enterprise agencies, which have been supporting economic recovery during the pandemic. (S5O-04824)

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise Agencies (Funding) (3 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The cabinet secretary will be aware that the concentration of tourism and hospitality businesses in the Highlands and Islands has meant that the region’s economy has been hit harder than most by the pandemic. However, before Highlands and Islands Enterprise was given responsibility for administering the schemes, as she mentioned, it started the year with overcommitted resource and capital...

Scottish Parliament: Business Support (2 Dec 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: We have heard from around the chamber about some of the challenges that small businesses face. I welcome the opportunity to reflect on those challenges, particularly those in my region. As a Highlands and Islands MSP, I am keenly aware of the opportunities and the challenges that small businesses face. Compared with other parts of Scotland, we seem particularly entrepreneurial: small...

Scottish Parliament: Independent Review of Grouse Moor Management (26 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The independent review pointed to the lack of an agreed definition of a grouse shooting business as a key barrier to proposals around licensing. Although I appreciate what the minister said about moving towards a consultation on details of the scheme, businesses have already expressed considerable concerns about these proposals and will want to know as soon as possible how they will be...

Scottish Parliament: Covid Vaccine (19 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The cabinet secretary will be aware of particular issues facing remote and rural areas of the Highlands and Islands and of the additional challenges that many communities already face in delivering a winter flu programme. Can she comment on what planning is under way to support the roll-out of a Covid vaccine in our rural and island communities? That will be vital in ensuring that as many...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Schools (18 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Will Clare Adamson take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Safe Schools (18 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Is Clare Adamson absolutely sure that there are not children and young people who have been missing out at school because they do not have the technology or the broadband that is required? Can she tell me how many such children there are, because I have struggled to get that information from the cabinet secretary?

Scottish Parliament: Safe Schools (18 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I welcome the recognition around the chamber that the pandemic has been difficult for pupils and teachers across our schools. It is right that we are able to show our gratitude for the work that they have done in carrying on, and often in going the extra mile, when faced with such tough circumstances. The main topic of the Greens’ motion is the safety of staff and pupils. Safety must always...

Scottish Parliament: University and College Students (Support) (11 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: A s my colleague Jamie Greene said, we are pleased that the minister now recognises the potential value of testing asymptomatic students, which is something that we called for, and which the minister rejected, ahead of the return of students to universities and the subsequent outbreaks. Does the minister now accept that he was wrong to ignore the call for asymptomatic testing to be introduced...

Scottish Parliament: Young Persons Guarantee (5 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I join colleagues in welcoming the young persons guarantee. What constitutes a positive outcome for a participant in the scheme, and how and when will positive outcomes be monitored and reported to Parliament? What are the Scottish Government’s full targets for participation in the scheme?

Scottish Parliament: Care Homes (4 Nov 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I am pleased that we have been able to have the debate, because it is vital. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our most vulnerable constituents have faced conditions and dangers that should cause enormous concern to members across Parliament. We are all well aware of their plight, and we all have a responsibility to make sure that the problems are addressed quickly....

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (Further and Higher Education) (29 Oct 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The minister spoke at some length on research collaboration. Can he clarify what proportion of that collaborative research work takes place with institutions in the rest of the UK? What is the Scottish Government doing to support Scottish universities to grow collaboration with institutions across the rest of the United Kingdom?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Impact on Highlands and Islands Businesses) (28 Oct 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the impact of Covid-19 on businesses across the Highlands and Islands. (S5O-04693)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Impact on Highlands and Islands Businesses) (28 Oct 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: The cabinet secretary will be aware that there are many parts of the region where the loss of even one business or a small number of jobs can have a disproportionate impact on the local economy and community. Building on the work that the cabinet secretary has said Highlands and Islands Enterprise is already doing, how are Business Gateway offices being utilised in identifying areas where...

Scottish Parliament: Student Paramedics (Bursary Support) (27 Oct 2020)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: I welcome the opportunity to discuss this important subject. I have a family member who is a paramedic in my region. I congratulate Liam McArthur on bringing the debate to the chamber and associate myself with his comments. More than ever, NHS and Scottish Ambulance Service employees are on the front line. Their duties require close interaction with the public and in any setting in which they...


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