Results 1081–1097 of 1097 for speaker:Clare Adamson

Scottish Parliament: Alcohol (Minimum Price) ( 6 Oct 2011)

Clare Adamson: Does the cabinet secretary agree with Professor Tim Stockwell from the centre for addictions research in British Columbia, who briefed MSPs last week on the impact of minimum pricing in Canada, where it led to a fall in levels of drinking, that Scotland is in a position to embrace a unique opportunity to transform its alcohol policy?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Ambulance Service (Rest Breaks) ( 6 Oct 2011)

Clare Adamson: The cabinet secretary will be aware that, in some cases, ambulances have struggled to locate properties, particularly in rural areas. Will the cabinet secretary provide a bit more detail about how ambulances are matched with call-outs and what steps are being taken to improve that?

Scottish Parliament: Heritage (Digital Technology) ( 6 Oct 2011)

Clare Adamson: I am delighted to speak in the debate. My experience is similar to Willie Coffey’s, in that I had a 20-year career in the IT industry prior to entering politics in 2003. I confess to being a bit of a geek and, yes, I do dream of electric sheep. I cannot express how excited I am at the prospect of laser technology and computer imaging. When I embarked on my career in computing, my vision was...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Studies (29 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: I welcome this Scottish Government debate. Defining Scottish studies is not an easy task. Thankfully, that task falls to the Scottish studies working group as it determines the way forward. That said, I happened upon one definition that encapsulates what I would like to see. Scottish studies should “promote, preserve and perpetuate through studies in all related areas—the culture, music,...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Studies (29 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: No, thank you. Given that one of our leading academics told us, as recently as 2009, that there was a consensus for the development of a greater sense of ourselves and of our nation’s place in the world, we should not only take note but take action. The establishment of Scottish studies within our curriculum and exam diet is the action that is needed.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Studies (29 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: Yes, absolutely. I think that I stressed at the beginning of my speech that it is for the working group to determine the way forward. Scottish studies is a fabric as intricately interwoven as our tartans, in which all the threads that define our history, our invention, our culture, our emigration and immigration, and our scientific advances come together to define us as Scots and our nation...

Scottish Parliament: Strategic Spending Review (21 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: Scotland is a creative nation, rich in heritage. It contributes to the world; it is preparing to be an independent nation; and indeed its creative industries, which sustain 60,000 jobs and contribute £5 billion to our economy, are vital. In partnership with Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government has proved its commitment to attracting, developing and retaining Scotland’s talent and we...

Scottish Parliament: Living Wage (Local Authorities) (15 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: In those local authorities that have adopted the living wage, has that been passed on to and adopted by arm’s-length organisations and trusts within their remit?

Scottish Parliament: Problem Alcohol Consumption ( 8 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: 10. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is considering to tackle problem alcohol consumption. (S4O-00121)

Scottish Parliament: Museums and Galleries Strategy ( 8 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: Will the cabinet secretary join me in congratulating North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council on maximising the exposure of museums and galleries to visitors during the recent international children’s games, which included a visit to Summerlee museum of Scottish industrial life in Coatbridge?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s Legislative Programme ( 7 Sep 2011)

Clare Adamson: In management circles, the mantra is often thrown out that good management is doing a thing well but good leadership is doing the right thing. The election result in May endorsed the good management that the SNP Government has shown, and the legislative programme that has been announced by the Government today certainly shows good leadership. It shows ambition, direction and an understanding...

Scottish Parliament: Higher Education (29 Jun 2011)

Clare Adamson: During the consultation period and while the voluntary guidelines are in place, what representation will the cabinet secretary make to universities to ensure that fees are set in a timely manner to give students a clear path ahead?

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Culture and External Affairs (23 Jun 2011)

Clare Adamson: As a Lanarkshire lass, I am delighted that our new Scots makar is Newarthill-born Liz Lochhead. In her poem “Kidspoem/Bairnsang”, she describes more beautifully and succinctly that I could a little of my and my peers’ early experience of Scottish culture. The poem is about a wee girl’s experience of her first day at school. I quote: “My Mum ... gie’d me a wee kiss and a kid-oan...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Broadcasting and the Scottish Digital Network (16 Jun 2011)

Clare Adamson: I am delighted to speak in the debate as we examine the plans for broadcasting in Scotland and the proposals to establish a Scottish digital network. In 2008, the Creative Scotland Bill sought to establish the structure and organisation through which Scotland could promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and culture for all people in Scotland. Creative Scotland seeks...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Broadcasting and the Scottish Digital Network (16 Jun 2011)

Clare Adamson: I agree that the broadcasting opportunities that a Scottish digital network would bring would allow far more of those kinds of events to be covered and to be accessible to the public through their televisions and online. Only yesterday morning, I watched a report on BBC’s “Breakfast” on proposed increases to the Humber bridge tolls. After saying that, if accepted, they will be among the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Broadcasting and the Scottish Digital Network (16 Jun 2011)

Clare Adamson: Of course I welcome that; indeed, the cabinet secretary has highlighted the progress that has been made in such areas. However, we still have some way to go. In such challenging economic times, the funding of the Scottish digital network will be key to when it is established and I agree with the recommendation of the Scottish digital network panel that was established by Blair Jenkins, that...

Scottish Parliament: Sport ( 2 Jun 2011)

Clare Adamson: I am delighted to be making my first speech in the chamber alongside Drew Smith, Humza Yousaf and George Adam. I thank those chaps for setting the bar so high for those of us who are following them. The closure of Ravenscraig brought me to the cause of Scottish independence. I knew that my home area would be devastated by its loss, and my community is still bearing the burden of unemployment...

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