Results 61–80 of 600 for speaker:Marilyn Livingstone

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Hospitals: NHS Hospitals (24 May 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will enter discussions with the management of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) in Glasgow and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh if the recent changes to specialist cystic fibrosis nurses’ duties result in home visits being curtailed and the availability of such nurses to deal with acute problems being reduced.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time: Built Heritage (20 May 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to protect Scotland's built heritage and what support it is offering to programmes such as the Dysart townscape heritage initiative that aim to restore Scotland's unique structures. (S3O-10585)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time: Built Heritage (20 May 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: I am sure that the minister will join me in thanking and congratulating everyone who is involved in that important local initiative. Which recommendations from the review of building preservation trusts will be acted on as a way to preserve Scotland's built environmental culture, and what support will be given to local building preservation trusts to enable them to continue to restore and...

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Kirkcaldy Business Improvement District ( 5 May 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the Kirkcaldy business improvement district's aims of creating a safe and welcoming town centre and reducing crime through collaboration with local police and joint initiatives such as pubwatch, radio link and child safe. (S3O-10386)

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Kirkcaldy Business Improvement District ( 5 May 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: I hear what the minister said about the £770,000, but will the Government sustain that funding to ensure that collaboration continues? Does he agree that town centres are crucial to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities? Will he continue to fund town centre regeneration?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (23 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been in communication with the UK Department of Health regarding the recent consultation on the regulation of herbalists and, if so, whether it is knows the number of responses received.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (23 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria will be used to assess the response to the consultation on the regulation of herbalists to ensure that action taken reflects the interests of Scottish people regarding access to traditional medicines.

Scottish Parliament: Economy (22 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: The construction industry is saying that the SNP needs to sort out its Scottish Futures Trust. There needs to be a steady stream of projects. That is your responsibility, minister—no one else's.

Scottish Parliament: Economy (22 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Economy (22 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: All of us in the chamber can agree on the need to act urgently to implement effective solutions to support our local and national economies. As convener of the cross-party group on construction, I take this opportunity to highlight the difficulties that continue to be experienced by the construction industry and to outline what the sector needs from this Scottish Government—not from someone...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (22 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: I am trying to point out, first, that all Government departments need to work together. Secondly, the Government must get its Scottish Futures Trust act together, so that public sector contracts and building projects can proceed. If there was work in the sector, there would be places for apprentices. The Scottish Government's targets on climate change could be seriously impeded by a...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (22 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: Okay. The latest figures from the construction industry claim that 7,220 new recruits are needed annually. The minister and the Government must recognise the significant contribution that the construction industry makes to the Scottish economy by supporting jobs and the skills in the industry and by giving it the support that it needs now if it is to continue to be the driver for economic...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (22 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: Will the minister say why 63 apprentices in Fife have lost their jobs and why the Government is withdrawing vital programmes that could support those people through their training?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time: Public Transport (Fife) (15 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of its reduction in support for concessionary travel from 73.6p to 67p in the pound, which equates to a £1.3 million reduction in funding for public transport in Fife, how it will support the transport industry there. (S3O-10081)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time: Public Transport (Fife) (15 Apr 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: The minister will be aware that, for the network to be maintained, local government will have to make up the shortfall with no extra funding. That equates to £25 million in cuts throughout Scotland. Without that additional funding, Fife could see a shortfall of 25 to 30 buses. Given that other parts of the United Kingdom are continuing with the reimbursement rate of 73.6p in the pound, how...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (22 Mar 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, following a reduction from £16.9 million to £9.2 million in the funding allocated to Fife from the Affordable Housing Investment Programme, how it will support those waiting for housing in Fife.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (22 Mar 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure the provision of the 500 homes annually that Fife reportedly needs, given a reduction from £16.9 million to £9.2 million in the funding allocated to Fife from the Affordable Housing Investment Programme and that, as a result, housing associations are predicted to build only a fifth of those homes.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (22 Mar 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, following a reduction from £16.9 million to £9.2 million in the funding allocated to Fife from the Affordable Housing Investment Programme, how it will support jobs in the construction industry in Fife.

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (17 Mar 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: As a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and someone who represents a constituency to which tourism is important, I am pleased that the importance of tourism to the Scottish economy is being recognised. According to VisitScotland, the national tourist board, Scottish tourism is worth just over £4 billion in expenditure terms. Given that the industry employs 218,000 people,...

Scottish Parliament: Europe, External Affairs and Culture: Music Teaching (Fife) (11 Mar 2010)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support the culture of musical excellence in Fife, given the proposals by Fife Council to halve the number of visiting music teachers in Fife and the potential impact that that will have on Fife's cultural heritage, local music groups such as Fife youth orchestra and events such as the Fife festival of music. (S3O-9795)


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