Results 61–80 of 7495 for speaker:Ross Finnie

Scottish Parliament: Proposed School Closures (Argyll) (12 Jan 2011)

Ross Finnie: Returning to the cabinet secretary's e-mail reply to Councillor Macdonald on 19 November, which was sent from Mr Russell's Scottish Parliament account as an MSP, which he justified in his statement as being entirely appropriate as it was done with the permission of Jim Mather, I ask not whether Mr Russell had the permission of the local constituency MSP, Jim Mather, to make that reply;...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ambulance Service: Ambulance Service ( 5 Jan 2011)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many falls the Scottish Ambulance Service has responded to during the recent cold weather conditions and how this compares with the same period in 2009.

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection: "Report on post-legislative scrutiny: the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003" (22 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: This has been a short and sharp debate. There are some important principles that Liberal Democrats wish to emphasise as we draw the debate to a conclusion. First, I share with all members who have spoken an appreciation of the importance of a Parliament such as ours engaging in post-legislative scrutiny. I do not apologise at all for our not having a second chamber, which I do not think is...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Electricity: Electricity (16 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the statement in the Draft Electricity Generation Policy Statement 2010 that "NPF2 does not set policy in stone and energy policy has moved rapidly in the EU, UK and Scotland during the past year in line with evolving technologies", whether it plans to remove the provision of a clean-coal-fired power station at Hunterston from the National Planning...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Substance Misuse: Substance Misuse (15 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) reports will include a specific report on each school’s progress towards the provisions in the Curriculum for Excellence on substance misuse.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Substance Misuse: Substance Misuse (14 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how the provisions in the Curriculum for Excellence on substance misuse will be assessed and reported on by HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE).

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (10 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were treated in hospital as a result of falls on snow or ice in the winter of 2009-10.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill ( 9 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Will you advise Parliament under which standing order the party that lodged an amendment can end up winding up the debate?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health ( 9 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people attended NHS accident and emergency services as a result of falls in the winter of 2009-10.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health ( 9 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people attended NHS accident and emergency services as a result of falls outside their homes in the winter of 2009-10.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health ( 9 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many orthopaedics-related attendances at accident and emergency departments there were in the winter of (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10, broken down by NHS board.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health ( 9 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many orthopaedics-related outpatient appointments there were in the winter of (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10, broken down by NHS board.

Scottish Parliament: Future Budget Planning Assumptions ( 8 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: It will be in the Evening News .

Scottish Parliament: Severe Weather ( 8 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: The minister has placed heavy reliance on quoting the Met Office in his defence, but that surely misses the point. He is part of a resilience process that is supposed to plan for all manner of contingencies. When ministers got the Met Office forecast of 2cm to 5cm of snow, can we take it that that was all they planned for and that they did not think that anything worse would happen until they...

Scottish Parliament: Economy ( 2 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: It has been an interesting morning. I can see, having heard the details of the SNP motion, why Gavin Brown is slightly embarrassed to have suggested an addendum to it. I had always thought that Gavin Brown understood better our need to be able to sustain borrowing, and that he understood that we, as a United Kingdom, were the only people who could possibly bail out the Royal Bank of Scotland....

Scottish Parliament: Economy ( 2 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: Yes. I would be delighted to hear just how bust the country will be.

Scottish Parliament: Economy ( 2 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: They may have fallen asleep on the job, but they were still operating under the current rules, which have not been diluted by a light-touch regime such as the SNP has advocated for the past five years. The minister criticises the rules, but if they were bad, members should think about how much worse they would have been under the SNP's light-touch regime. I am glad that the minister mentioned...

Scottish Parliament: Economy ( 2 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: No. The prospect of the SNP's light-touch regime is bad enough without having Rob Gibson explain it to me further. That is really too horrible to contemplate. The SNP wants a light-touch regime, but we are against that. This morning's debate is about a serious issue, which Gavin Brown identified. The current arrangements have one merit, which is that the minister made clear when he came to...

Scottish Parliament: Economy ( 2 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: I want to develop the point. That model has come closer to introducing a social element into the thinking. We have created a difficulty by getting rid of the enterprise network throughout Scotland, in that we now do not have people who are finely tuned in to the different natures of the sectors or to the various regional differences. In the West of Scotland we mercifully still have the urban...

Scottish Parliament: Economy ( 2 Dec 2010)

Ross Finnie: There are fundamental differences to be addressed. If we want to reflect the different requirements throughout Scotland and within the different sectors, we must have a structure on the ground that will deliver that. We do not believe that the current structures do that. The minister and others mentioned the need to sustain the involvement of local government in the development process. At...


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