Results 1–20 of 449 for speaker:Maggie Chapman

Scottish Parliament: Asylum Seekers (Mental Wellbeing) (28 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support the mental wellbeing of asylum seekers accommodated in hotels in Scotland. (S6O-03287)

Scottish Parliament: Asylum Seekers (Mental Wellbeing) (28 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: The minister will be aware of the overwhelming evidence of worsening mental health among hotel-accommodated asylum seekers. There have been at least five suicide attempts in the past few months. Asylum seekers do not feel safe; they feel as if they are in open prisons. The Ferret and the Scottish Refugee Council have identified a rise in far-right hostility and the fact that about 500 asylum...

Scottish Parliament: New Deal for Tenants (28 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: 6. To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on what action the Scottish Government is taking to deliver the new deal for tenants. (S6F-02974)

Scottish Parliament: New Deal for Tenants (28 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: T he publication of the housing bill is an important step in delivering the new deal for tenants. It includes key policies that the Scottish Greens consider vital, such as protections against evictions, a framework for long-term rent controls and new rights for tenants to have pets and decorate their homes. I know that many want it to go further, but vested interests say that it is already...

Scottish Parliament: Women’s State Pension Age (Poverty Rate) (26 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: I, too, put on record my thanks to all the WASPI women who have campaigned on the issue for so long. Not only should their call for proper compensation be answered—we know that some women have lost up to six years of their pension—but we need to continue to stand with them and join their calls for fair and fast compensation. Will the cabinet secretary outline how else we can continue to...

Scottish Parliament: Points of Order (26 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I seek your guidance in relation to section 7.5 of the code of conduct, the requirement to treat each other “with courtesy and respect”, given the repeated heckling, mainly from men, mainly of women who are on their feet answering questions. I refer specifically to an incident at topical questions earlier this afternoon, with Stephen Kerr’s...

Scottish Parliament: Accessibility Options (21 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: When planning what participation support is needed for parliamentary activities, including committees, staff generally recommend a targeted approach that is based on the audiences that have been identified as priority groups for each piece of work, taking into account the barriers to their participation. Accessibility options that are relevant to the audience are developed with partners. For...

Scottish Parliament: Accessibility Options (21 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: The WhatsApp trial will provide really good experience on how to receive evidence by video. We hope that that will be of use not only to our BSL communities but to others, too. Of course, it is not for the corporate body to dictate to committees how to do their business, but, if the pilot works, other committees might wish to use that method. The Conveners Group can perhaps discuss the issue....

Scottish Parliament: Accessibility Options (21 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: We recognise that people who have accessibility requirements are interested in many issues, as the member outlines, not just those that are specifically linked to their access needs. By focusing on the removal of barriers, we think that we have the balance of interests right between improving access and limiting the cost to the public purse and so on. The Citizen Participation and Public...

Scottish Parliament: Information Technology Process Changes (21 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: When projects will change the way in which members and their staff work, officials will build in opportunities for consultation and feedback and will often roll out the change to a smaller pilot group in order to gather feedback, tweak implementation and prepare appropriate training and communications. There are times when it is necessary to introduce certain changes at short notice—for...

Scottish Parliament: Information Technology Process Changes (21 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: Mr McKee highlights an interesting issue, which might have come as a bit of a surprise to some in the chamber. In the main, the corporate body accesses software and cloud services, including the Microsoft 365 applications for our email system and other office functions, on a subscription basis. Microsoft makes modifications and updates, which are available immediately to users, to enhance...

Scottish Parliament: Prison Estate (Scottish Human Rights Commission Report) (20 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which referred to the need to improve conditions across the prison estate and improve access to appropriate healthcare for those in detention. (S6O-03225)

Scottish Parliament: Prison Estate (Scottish Human Rights Commission Report) (20 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: The SHRC’s report highlights many areas of concern across the prison system. Despite relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions, it is clear that some prisoners do not get appropriate access to outdoor exercise, and that inappropriate use of segregation remains a concern, without improvements in practices having been secured. Those things are of concern regarding the overall health of...

Scottish Parliament: 2030 Climate Change Targets (20 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: Every party in the Parliament signed up to ambitious climate targets, but they can be met only through bold action to deliver. The Scottish Government’s plans for warm green homes were praised today by the Climate Change Committee, but the very people who are condemning the Government for lack of delivery are the same people who are trying to block progress and spread misinformation on the...

Scottish Parliament: Addressing Child Poverty Through Parental Employment (14 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: I thank the committee for its detailed work and report on this issue and, of course, the third sector organisations that have shared immensely important and helpful briefings. This is another debate that, in a just and compassionate world, we would not need to have. No child should be living in poverty anywhere, and the fact that so many do, in a hugely prosperous country such as ours, is a...

Scottish Parliament: Emma Caldwell Case ( 7 Mar 2024)

Maggie Chapman: I, too, pay tribute to Margaret Caldwell and her family. A wait of 19 years for justice is not just. Having women and vulnerable people ignored—not listened to or treated with compassion or dignity when they make complaints or report crimes—is just not good enough. Further to her previous answers about support for complainers, what assurances can the cabinet secretary give to victims,...

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

Maggie Chapman: International women’s day is a day for solidarity—a day to stand with women all over the world. It is a chance to reflect on the achievements and victories of past campaigns and to acknowledge how far we still have to go. We know that women bear the brunt of social injustice and economic and environmental inequalities in Scotland and globally. Women live with the consequences of those...

Scottish Parliament: Firefighting (Exposure to Carcinogens) (28 Feb 2024)

Maggie Chapman: 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service regarding the plans required to address the carcinogenic nature of firefighting. (S6O-03133)

Scottish Parliament: Firefighting (Exposure to Carcinogens) (28 Feb 2024)

Maggie Chapman: The minister will be aware that, earlier this month, the European directive on exposure to carcinogens, mutagens or reprotoxic substances at work was updated to acknowledge the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s reports, which recognise the firefighter occupation as carcinogenic. The European Commission is also developing guidelines and mandatory...

Scottish Parliament: Prison Population (27 Feb 2024)

Maggie Chapman: I note the forthcoming externally led review and the cabinet secretary’s acknowledgement that prison is often not the best place for people. Given the risks of violence, drug addiction, suicide and other issues that are associated with incarceration, how will she ensure that the review is not just a tweak around the edges of what some people consider to be a broken system? Will she explore...


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