Results 101–120 of 600 for speaker:Marilyn Livingstone

Scottish Parliament written answers — Drug and Alcohol Misuse: Drug and Alcohol Misuse (10 Dec 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting the Fife Equally Well project, which aims to tackle and prevent alcohol and drug-related causes of antisocial behaviour.

Scottish Parliament: Renewable Heat Action Plan (25 Nov 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: The Scottish Government has still not responded to calls to introduce permitted development rights for air-source heat pumps. The renewable heat action plan commits it only to commissioning work to explore the feasibility of introducing permitted development rights by the end of March next year. Can the minister not simply move ahead and inform members today that he will introduce permitted...

Scottish Parliament: Arbitration (Scotland) Bill (18 Nov 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: I thank the clerks to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and my fellow committee members for their help and support during our consideration of the bill. I also thank the people who gave evidence and helped us with the bill's technical aspects. The bill's main purposes are to clarify, consolidate and extend Scottish arbitration law, and to provide the statutory framework for...

Scottish Parliament: Child Protection (24 Sep 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: The minister knows my interest in the topic, as I am the convener of the cross-party group on survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Is he aware that the centre for the vulnerable child in Fife has a waiting list of up to 16 weeks, which I am working hard with colleagues to address? I also ask him about the promise of further Government support through additional funding from the mental health...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Mental Health: Mental Health (24 Sep 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will invest in dementia services in Fife to ensure that quality provision is available at all levels of need and appropriate funding is available.

Scottish Parliament: Diageo (17 Sep 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: Our thoughts are with the workforce at the Diageo sites in Kilmarnock and Port Dundas in Glasgow and their families. We support a robust strategy from the Government to help those who face redundancy. In Kilmarnock, the local MP, Des Browne, is calling for a recovery plan for the area. I hope that the Government will make available appropriate resources to support such a plan. I was pleased...

Scottish Parliament: Dementia Strategy ( 9 Sep 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: As a member of the cross-party group on Alzheimer's, I, too, pay tribute to Irene Oldfather for all the work that she has undertaken for people throughout Scotland who suffer from Alzheimer's. It has been predicted that the number of people in Fife who have dementia will increase by around 100 per cent by 2030, to 11,000. That presents great challenges for health and social care in Fife....

Scottish Parliament: Diageo (Task Force) ( 2 Sep 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: We congratulate the cabinet secretary on his efforts for the workforce in Kilmarnock and Glasgow. In his statement, he rightly referred to fragile communities. As he is aware, Levenmouth is one such community. It is recognised across parties as being in need of both social and economic regeneration. In light of Diageo's importance to Levenmouth and Fife, there is some concern about the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Schools: Schools (16 Jul 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funds will be allocated for a new school for east Kirkcaldy under the school building programme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Schools: Schools (16 Jul 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funds will be allocated to support the promised £3 million investment for Burntisland Primary School under the school building programme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Schools: Schools (16 Jul 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria will be used in assessing need for allocating funds in the first tranche of funding for the school building programme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Schools: Schools (16 Jul 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether projects approved by the previous administration will be given priority in allocating funds to relevant councils for the school building programme.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Regeneration: Regeneration (13 Jul 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what account will be taken of social deprivation when allocating funds from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Cabinet (Meetings) (25 Jun 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: I am sure that the First Minister is aware of the situation facing MGt plc in my constituency. Due to circumstances outwith its control, MGt has been adversely affected by the very public difficulties facing Setanta's UK operations. MGt is a very successful company that plays a significant role in the mid-Fife economy. This is the first time in its 11-year history that it has had to invoke a...

Scottish Parliament: Commission on Scottish Devolution (Report): "Hybrid Bills" (25 Jun 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: As deputy convener of the SPPA committee, I thank all those who contributed to the committee's work on hybrid bills, not least those who submitted written evidence, which greatly assisted us in formulating the new procedures. I thank the committee's convener, Gil Paterson, for ably taking us through all the processes that were involved, and I thank all those who have contributed to today's...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Housing (Fife) (11 Jun 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the estimated £53.8 million in increased funding in housing investment for Scotland from the United Kingdom budget will be allocated to Fife. (S3O-7320)

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Housing (Fife) (11 Jun 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: The minister will be aware of the deep and growing concern of Fife Housing Association Alliance in my Kirkcaldy constituency about the impact of the 2009-10 allocation. There is an overwhelming need to invest in housing in Kirkcaldy and, indeed, in all mid-Fife. We cannot understand why we are seeing a real drop in investment when other areas are seeing real increases. Given the seriousness...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: School Building Programme (11 Jun 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: Does the minister agree that Fife Council's decision to renege on its commitment to a new school in Kirkcaldy east is totally reprehensible? Will she make representations to the council on the need for a new school in what is an extremely deprived part of my constituency?

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 ( 7 May 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: Like my colleagues on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, I welcome the Scottish Government's interim targets towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Achievement of the targets that are outlined in the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill for investing in energy efficiency and renewable heat initiatives will depend on the Scottish Government being able to maintain a sustainable...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 ( 7 May 2009)

Marilyn Livingstone: I take that point on board but, as a committee member, I am presenting to Parliament evidence that we heard from experts. A programme is urgently needed to improve energy efficiency in the domestic sector by providing households with advice on, and financial support for, energy-saving measures and introducing a stricter standard for new housing. The Scottish Government must outline how it...


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