Results 1–20 of 207 for speaker:Collette Stevenson

Scottish Parliament: Valve Components Ltd (Redundancies) (28 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: The First Minister may be aware that Glenalmond Group Ltd went into administration earlier this month. That led to almost 100 people being made redundant with no notice, including 94 people at Valve Components Ltd in East Kilbride. Will the First Minister outline what support has been, or can be, provided to the workers there, and will he also talk about his vision for the future of...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Travel (Safety) (28 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: Safety of the railway remains a reserved matter, but the Government has fully funded Network Rail Scotland in line with the Office of Rail and Road’s recommendations. Does the cabinet secretary therefore share my view that Labour should not be undermining our rail sector, and the societal and environmental benefits that it offers, by inferring that it is unsafe?

Scottish Parliament: Wellbeing Economy (United Kingdom Government Policies) (27 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact of United Kingdom Government policies on its vision for a wellbeing economy in Scotland. (S6O-03264)

Scottish Parliament: Wellbeing Economy (United Kingdom Government Policies) (27 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: The Tory Government’s budget offered nothing to the millions of people who are really struggling with the cost of living, and Sir Keir Starmer has already confirmed that Labour would follow the Tories’ tax and spending rules. If we add to that the fact that Labour and the Tories do not want to devolve employment law, it is clear that Westminster offers no solution for the people of...

Scottish Parliament: Creative Industries (20 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: The UK’s exit from the European Union has had a substantial negative impact on our cultural and creative sectors. Can the minister provide any update on the Scottish Government’s latest engagement with the UK Government on the steps that can be taken to mitigate those impacts, and does she agree that we would be better placed to grow our creative industries as a member of the EU?

Scottish Parliament: Support for Victims and Witnesses (Domestic Abuse Cases) (20 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to support victims and witnesses, particularly in domestic abuse cases. (S6O-03224)

Scottish Parliament: Support for Victims and Witnesses (Domestic Abuse Cases) (20 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: Can the minister outline what discussions the Scottish Government has had with partners including the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Police Scotland and third sector organisations such as Scottish Women’s Aid, about whether a trauma-informed approach, particularly in domestic abuse cases, could include ensuring that survivors have a single key point of contact in order to...

Scottish Parliament: Emma Caldwell Case ( 7 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: My thoughts go to Margaret Caldwell and Emma’s family. What role do people—mainly men—have to play in calling out the actions and behaviours of other men who perpetrate misogyny and sexism, which can then lead to violence against women and girls?

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Meetings) ( 6 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: 5. To ask the Scottish Government when the finance secretary last met the United Kingdom Government and what was discussed. (S6O-03162)

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Meetings) ( 6 Mar 2024)

Collette Stevenson: The Tory Government’s spring budget that was announced today will do little to improve capital investment and it has failed to match Scotland’s lead on social security. There is no UK equivalent of the Scottish child payment and no essentials guarantee for people on universal credit. The budget will do nothing to lift people out of poverty. I appreciate that the announcement has not long...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled Young People (Life Skills) (29 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: In Scotland, we have made investments in and offered programmes to support our disabled young people. That could not be further away from the Tory-led United Kingdom Government approach of austerity, which has, according to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, resulted in gross and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights. Does the minister agree...

Scottish Parliament: Culture and Arts (Equality, Opportunity and Community) (28 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what role culture and the arts play in delivering its missions of equality, opportunity and community. (S6O-03125)

Scottish Parliament: Culture and Arts (Equality, Opportunity and Community) (28 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: I congratulate the minister on her new role. The Scottish Government recently announced £1.5 million of funding through the youth music initiative. Beneficiaries include the “Mobilize” music project at the Key youth centre in East Kilbride, which runs guitar, drum and vocal lessons for young people. I invite the minister to visit the centre to see the benefits of the funding at first...

Scottish Parliament: “Read Write Count with the First Minister" (22 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the “Read Write Count with the First Minister” programme. (S6O-03110)

Scottish Parliament: “Read Write Count with the First Minister" (22 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: East Kilbride has more than 20 recognised reading schools, including the gold-accredited St Andrew’s and St Bride’s high school. Initiatives such as the reading schools and the read, write, count programme are helping with attainment by building parents’ confidence and by ensuring that books and activities are supplied to children. However, despite the Scottish Government doing that...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (20 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: From the game-changing Scottish child payment to the carers allowance supplement, devolution has shown how Scotland can begin to deliver a fairer social security system. However, the UK Government still holds most of our welfare powers. Families across the country are seeing the benefits of having an SNP Government that recognises that social security is a human right and that the delivery of...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (20 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: I am sorry, but I am just about to conclude. However, the House of Lords, £9,000 a year tuition fees and uncapped bankers’ bonuses are the kind of stuff that Labour will keep. To me, that sounds like more of the same old Westminster broken record. Regardless of who is in government down there—Labour, the Tories or the Tories propped up by the Lib Dems—it is clear that Westminster does...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (Investment) ( 7 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: I am glad that the Scottish Government is choosing to spend more on social security. Scotland has built a new social security system that is rooted in compassion and that has dignity, fairness and respect at its heart. That has resulted in great changes, even with the limited powers that we have. Stakeholders such as Save the Children welcome the Scottish Government’s positive choices in...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (Investment) ( 7 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: I will come on to issues relating to backdating, which Willie Rennie alluded to in his speech. Having visited Social Security Scotland in Dundee, I know that it is trying to mitigate the waiting times. As far as I know, at the last count, waiting times had gone down by eight days, so Social Security Scotland is doing progressive work to tackle the issue. When the Social Justice and Social...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (Investment) ( 7 Feb 2024)

Collette Stevenson: Will the member take an intervention?


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