Results 1001–1012 of 1012 for speaker:Willie Coffey

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education ( 7 Feb 2008)

Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on the establishment of websites by schools since 2002.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Autism: Autism ( 5 Feb 2008)

Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been diagnosed with autism-related conditions in each year since 1980.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Drug Misuse: Drug Misuse ( 5 Feb 2008)

Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been registered on a methadone programme in (a) Scotland and (b) the Kilmarnock and Loudoun parliamentary constituency in each year since 2002.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Employment: Employment ( 4 Feb 2008)

Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how many manufacturing jobs have been lost in (a) Scotland and (b) the Kilmarnock and Loudoun parliamentary constituency in each of the last eight years.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (31 Jan 2008)

Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how much compensation has been paid to patients by the NHS in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) basis of the claim.

Scottish Parliament: School Curriculum (Scottish History) (30 Jan 2008)

Willie Coffey: Studying history should not be about staring aimlessly into the past, reliving the glories or lamenting the honourable defeats. It is as much about understanding where we have come from, making sense of where we are now and, more important, helping us to prepare for the future with confidence. When I was a schoolboy in Kilmarnock in the 1970s, the prospect of facing—in some cases,...

Scottish Parliament: Lancastria ( 5 Dec 2007)

Willie Coffey: I, too, congratulate my colleague Christine Grahame on her persistence in raising awareness of the terrible events of 17 June 1940. The scale of losses in that engagement guaranteed that it would touch families and communities throughout Scotland, the United Kingdom and further afield. In the parliamentary debate in May 2005, Christine Grahame referred to her links with the tragedy through...

Scottish Parliament: Coalfields Regeneration Trust (29 Nov 2007)

Willie Coffey: I extend a warm welcome to a couple of my colleagues in the public gallery—Councillor Jimmy Kelly and Councillor Barney Menzies from East Ayrshire Council—and I congratulate Cathy Jamieson on securing the debate. The history of Scottish mining and the Ayrshire coalfields plays a crucial part in Scotland's history as a whole. It is a history of struggle and adversity, but also of great...

Scottish Parliament: Coalfields Regeneration Trust (29 Nov 2007)

Willie Coffey: If what we are doing is not likely to achieve that goal, the next generation may accuse us of administering medicine while failing to seek the cure. Scotland owes a debt of gratitude to its former mining communities. Members can rest assured that those communities, especially communities in Ayrshire, are up for the challenge. Adapting to change, focusing on strengths and identifying new...

Scottish Parliament: Coalfields Regeneration Trust (29 Nov 2007)

Willie Coffey: I am delighted to support tonight's motion.

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries (22 Nov 2007)

Willie Coffey: As I represent the land-locked constituency of Kilmarnock and Loudoun, it might seem a bit odd that I am speaking in the debate. However, as we know, fishing is a key industry from which all Scotland benefits and this is a great opportunity to demonstrate that members who do not come from a traditional fishing background whole-heartedly support the industry. The importance of the fishing...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (21 Jun 2007)

Willie Coffey: As this is my first speech to the Parliament, I want to start by paying tribute to my predecessor Margaret Jamieson. Margaret served her constituents over eight years with great diligence and commitment, and I wish her well for the future. Although I come here with a sense of delight and honour in being elected to serve Kilmarnock and Loudoun, I also come with great sadness and heartbreak. My...


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