Results 141–160 of 8797 for speaker:Fergus Ewing

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: I am pleased that Mr Mountain has gone from being my greatest critic to being a mind reader, because I was just about to say precisely that. The process—not simply the planning process but the overall process—was simplified and streamlined by Jim Mackinnon, the former chief planner. Because he was so well respected, he took people with him and his 21 recommendations were implemented....

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: The forestry officials who serve the minister are excellent and of high quality—many of them are here today, so I am just buttering them up a wee bit. With their help and with a bit of change, I am sure that we can achieve the ambitious target and that the minister can succeed where I did not quite manage so to do.

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will Mr Kerr give way?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will Mr Kerr give way?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Mr Kerr is not really engaging in a “serious debate”, then.

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will Mr Kerr give way?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) ( 9 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will the minster give way on that point?

Scottish Parliament: Road Improvements ( 2 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: I am grateful to the Scottish Conservatives for giving us the opportunity to debate these vital matters. For many people in the Highlands and beyond who have lost loved ones in their families—in some cases, more than one family member—and have lost friends as I and others have, as we have heard, 2022 will be their annus horribilis. It leaves behind the devastation of a life-long impact on...

Scottish Parliament: Road Improvements ( 2 Nov 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will the member give way on that point?

Scottish Parliament: Moray Maternity Services (25 Oct 2022)

Fergus Ewing: The concerns of the consultants and staff at the maternity unit at Raigmore are essentially that the business case that was prepared by NHS Highland management fails to address obvious issues. For example, it underestimates the number of patients who will come from Moray and makes no provision for decamp in the proposed refurbishment of the existing maternity unit. It is surprising that...

Scottish Parliament: Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 Oct 2022)

Fergus Ewing: I am most grateful for the work that the minister has done in meeting me and representatives of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association. Does she accept that, as far as its work and that of its members and the Scottish Hill Packs Association in using dogs to control foxes is concerned, there have been few—if any—complaints about that aspect? Will she confirm that the licensing regime will be...

Scottish Parliament: Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 Oct 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Will the member give way on that point?

Scottish Parliament: Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 Oct 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Does Mr Smyth not accept that in some terrain—in forestry, on uneven and difficult land and on hill land—it is simply impossible to carry out the task with only two dogs?

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (21 Sep 2022)

Fergus Ewing: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I have given notice of this point, on which I seek your guidance. On 8 September in the chamber, I asked the First Minister whether, in the light of loss of life in road incidents over the summer, the Scottish Government will bring forward detailed revised timetables and detailed proposals for delivery of its 13-year-old pledges regarding dualling the...

Scottish Parliament: Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen (20 Sep 2022)

Fergus Ewing: I t is an honour and a privilege to have this opportunity to pay tribute to her late Majesty the Queen. Her long life was one of dedicated service. Over the 70 years of her reign, she performed her duties with both wisdom and diligence. Her commitment to that task, which was made by her upon her accession to the throne, was faithfully delivered over the next seven decades. It was delivered...

Scottish Parliament: A9 and A96 (Dualling) ( 8 Sep 2022)

Fergus Ewing: 4. To ask the First Minister, in light of the loss of life as a result of road traffic incidents on the A9 over the summer, on sections of the road that have not been dualled, what plans the Scottish Government has to publish a timetable setting out when the dualling of the A9, and A96, will be delivered. (S6F-01315)

Scottish Parliament: A9 and A96 (Dualling) ( 8 Sep 2022)

Fergus Ewing: I join the First Minister in sending our thoughts to the families of those who have, sadly, lost their lives. I emphasise that my constituents sincerely believe that more lives are lost on single-carriageway sections because, unlike dual carriageways, they have no central reservation to separate the opposing flows of traffic, and hence the risk of head-on collisions is not reduced. Will the...

Scottish Parliament: National Parks ( 7 Jun 2022)

Fergus Ewing: Does the minister agree that a fourth consideration should be added to the three that she mentioned—namely, the fourth aim of the national parks in Scotland, which is the social and economic development of the areas and communities? That is extremely important to the people whom I represent who live in Cairngorms national park.


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