Results 141–160 of 1012 for speaker:Willie Coffey

Scottish Parliament: Education (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report) (27 Oct 2021)

Willie Coffey: Focusing on our young learners, prior to the newly reformed system of national qualifications and assessment coming into place, will the Scottish Government assure the current cohort of learners that they can have absolute confidence in their hard-won qualifications and achievements?

Scottish Parliament: Digital Economy and Digital Single Market ( 6 Oct 2021)

Willie Coffey: 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with the United Kingdom Government regarding the digital economy and digital single market. (S6O-00249)

Scottish Parliament: Digital Economy and Digital Single Market ( 6 Oct 2021)

Willie Coffey: The cabinet secretary is aware that the digital single market is worth €400 billion per year across Europe and that Scotland’s businesses are denied access to that market with no thought or guidance from the UK Government about what it intends to replace it with. Will the cabinet secretary outline how she sees the situation and how Scotland can continue to be part of that crucial market...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 ( 5 Oct 2021)

Willie Coffey: Is the Scottish Government aware of reports of some families being prevented from travelling abroad because their teenage children might still test positive for Covid many weeks after their first positive test, despite no longer being infectious? With the school holiday period almost upon us, what can be done to remedy that situation?

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (29 Sep 2021)

Willie Coffey: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that the £20 reduction to universal credit could have on households in Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley. (S6O-00215)

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (29 Sep 2021)

Willie Coffey: The impact of the cut on my constituents will be far reaching, with more than 6,000 people being directly affected, as the cabinet secretary said. Does the cabinet secretary agree that plunging so many more people into poverty is hardly the way to encourage people back into work, and that it is an attack by the Tories on the poorest people in our society?

Scottish Parliament: River Bank Erosion (Monitoring and Support) ( 9 Sep 2021)

Willie Coffey: 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors the impacts of river bank erosion and what support it provides for those who are affected by the erosion. (S6O-00130)

Scottish Parliament: River Bank Erosion (Monitoring and Support) ( 9 Sep 2021)

Willie Coffey: The impact of river bank erosion for some residents in Fenwick, in my constituency, is pretty severe and has been getting steadily worse over recent years as a result of climate change impacts. Their properties and gardens are literally sliding into the adjoining river, bit by bit, and the engineering solutions that are required to shore up the river banks are substantial and beyond their...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 ( 3 Aug 2021)

Willie Coffey: On 25 March, the day on which the Scottish Parliament went into recess for our election, the UK Government announced that £1.5 billion was being made available for a discretionary relief scheme for businesses outside the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. Scotland’s share of that funding was to be £145 million. By 16 July, a written answer to me showed that we still had not seen a...

Scottish Parliament: Drug Deaths ( 3 Aug 2021)

Willie Coffey: The minister’s announcement that there will be a specialist residential family service in Ayrshire is very welcome. Can she explain whether she sees that family approach as one that could be rolled out across Scotland to support families, especially women? Will she give further consideration to supporting other recovery settings and facilities as best she can, so that people can have...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (13 Jul 2021)

Willie Coffey: What more can the Scottish Government do to offer assistance to businesses in my constituency that are still struggling to recover their customers and markets?

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (22 Jun 2021)

Willie Coffey: It is good to be back in Parliament alongside colleagues old and new from all parties. When the virus first emerged in Scotland early last year, I am sure that none of us thought we would still be here around 15 months later debating the extension of the legislation. However, the reality is that the virus is still here and people are still losing their lives because of it. In the past week...

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

Willie Coffey: The economic shock of the pandemic has been compounded by the shock caused by the Tory Brexit disaster. What steps is the Scottish Government taking to mitigate the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s public finances?

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus Acts Report ( 9 Jun 2021)

Willie Coffey: The UK Government plans to end the job retention scheme in September. That will cause great concern for sectors of the economy that, for understandable reasons around stopping the spread of the virus, are unable to open. Can the cabinet secretary provide an update on the Scottish Government’s latest engagement with the UK Government on the issue?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 ( 1 Jun 2021)

Willie Coffey: Can the First Minister give an update on the take-up of vaccine registrations among over-18s in Ayrshire? What action is being taken to combat no-shows, given the recent increase in case numbers in parts of the county?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Priorities (26 May 2021)

Willie Coffey: Can the First Minister provide more details on the £100 million digital boost scheme for small businesses and, in particular, the steps that the Government will take to promote digital innovation and digital accessibility, so that we do not lose the momentum on that that has been evident during Covid?

Scottish Parliament: Oaths and Affirmations (13 May 2021)

Willie Coffey: took the oath.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Recovery of Town Centres) (24 Mar 2021)

Willie Coffey: Further to Liam Kerr’s question, how will the Scottish Government support town centres to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?

Scottish Parliament: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill (23 Mar 2021)

Willie Coffey: To say that the evidence that we heard during consideration of the bill was polarised is putting it mildly, and it is fair to say that committee members were more than a little disappointed with that. At the outset, the bill struggled to gain the support of the whole committee, but Mr Bibby’s persistence and his willingness to find a way forward at stage 2 gradually won that support. Of...

Scottish Parliament: Real Living Wage (Public Sector Contracts) (18 Mar 2021)

Willie Coffey: I thank the minister for mentioning green ports as an example of Government support for businesses that pay the real living wage and support fair work first. Is the Scottish Government ready to publish the prospectus to invite bids to establish fair green ports in Scotland? Might that process start before the parliamentary recess?


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