Results 161–180 of 1097 for speaker:Clare Adamson

Scottish Parliament: Solar Energy Scotland (Report) ( 8 Jun 2022)

Clare Adamson: The United Kingdom Government’s energy strategy presents a false choice between nuclear energy proliferation and continued reliance on Russian gas. New nuclear power will take 10 to 15 years to get up and running, at exorbitant costs, but simply cannot address the current energy and cost of living crises. Does the cabinet secretary agree that we should be fully focused on increasing our...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Evictions) (25 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: Does the minister welcome—as I do—the fact that the measures that improved fairness in the private sector during the pandemic have been incorporated into part 4 of the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill, which will ensure a better balance between the rights of tenants and the rights of landlords? Does he welcome the fact that that move is supported by Shelter Scotland,...

Scottish Parliament: European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (24 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: Far from being about constitutional wrangling, this is about the rights of children. Accidents disproportionately impact children from more deprived backgrounds, making accident prevention a social justice imperative. The UNCRC contains provisions that are directly linked to accident prevention. Article 19 outlines the right to protection from harm, and article 24 more specifically includes...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s International Work (10 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: As convener of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee, I am delighted to bring the debate to the chamber. This is a large area to cover, and we are grateful to everyone who gave evidence to the committee. I am grateful, too, to our clerks for organising our evidence sessions and my committee members for their endeavours in this area. We should, perhaps, take a step...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s International Work (10 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: The committee is looking forward to all developments. It is important that we have up-to-date information from the Government. I am sure that the cabinet secretary will elaborate on that in his speech. It is not simply a question of who we engage with, but also how and why. A focus on Europe is expected to be a priority, but we also take the view that wider external engagement is necessary....

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s International Work (10 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: The committee wants to be able to understand the Government’s priorities and celebrate the good work that is being done out there, which deserves more coverage in the media so that the public is aware of it. A recent study that was carried out by the British Council in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh discussed the potential returns from investment in the area of soft power. A 1...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s International Work (10 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: Scotland has shown its commitment to human rights, and the committee will be considering the issue following the Queen’s speech, but I am afraid that I have not been able to take on all the detail of that yet. The committee is concerned that any tensions between ambitions and commitments, whether in the realms of trade, education or cultural exchange, are subject to parliamentary scrutiny....

Scottish Parliament: Northern Ireland Protocol ( 4 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on any discussions that the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency in light of the potential impact on Scotland of his reported comments regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Vaccination (NHS Lanarkshire) ( 4 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress regarding the spring Covid-19 vaccination programme in the NHS Lanarkshire area. (S6O-01024)

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Vaccination (NHS Lanarkshire) ( 4 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: I thank the workers from NHS Lanarkshire who have been providing this service in the area. I was contacted by two of my Motherwell and Wishaw constituents, who suffer from multiple sclerosis and chronic heart failure respectively. Both are housebound, but they have been refused the spring booster dose. Can the cabinet secretary advise on the best course of action for my constituents and...

Scottish Parliament: Roma and Traveller Communities (Site Provision) ( 4 May 2022)

Clare Adamson: I thank the minister for her update on the progress on the housing to 2040 strategy and in line with the 2019 action plan that is being made on Gypsy Traveller sites, including new sites. My committee—the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee—heard evidence from COSLA that Gypsy Traveller sites had been deemed not to be suitable accommodation under the homes for...

Scottish Parliament: Technology Sector (19 Apr 2022)

Clare Adamson: I refer members to my registered interest as a member of the British Computer Society. I thank the cabinet secretary for her statement, and particularly for the emphasis on women and entrepreneurial endeavours in this area. We know from the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s “Tapping all our Talents” report that many women have left the tech sector and other science, technology, engineering...

Scottish Parliament: Ukrainian Refugees (Access to Resources) (30 Mar 2022)

Clare Adamson: The welcome hubs for Ukrainian refugees will be vital in getting the right information to people arriving in Scotland. What can wider civic Scotland and the media do to ensure that dignity, respect, and privacy are given to Ukrainian refugees to allow them the time to settle in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Maternity Services (Moray) (30 Mar 2022)

Clare Adamson: Yesterday, we had a very important committee debate on perinatal mental health. In the intervening period and while the changes are being implemented, what reassurance can the cabinet secretary give that the perinatal and postnatal mental health of mothers will be protected and they will get the support that they need?

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (22 Feb 2022)

Clare Adamson: Many households in Scotland face financial pressures as a result of the pandemic, which have been compounded by the additional pressures arising from the Tory cost-of-living crisis. What clarity has the Scottish Government received from the UK Government that the consequentials that were announced on 3 February are more than the position that was outlined in the spring budget revision?

Scottish Parliament: Button Batteries ( 9 Feb 2022)

Clare Adamson: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to raise awareness of the potential risks to the health and wellbeing of children posed by button batteries. (S6O-00725)

Scottish Parliament: Button Batteries ( 9 Feb 2022)

Clare Adamson: I thank the minister for her answer and her condolences, which I am sure are shared across the Parliament, for my young constituent, who died so tragically. The cross-party group on accident prevention and safety awareness returns to the issue often. Within the past two years, we have had presentations on the issue, and our concern lies with the availability of fake goods online and in our...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail ( 3 Feb 2022)

Clare Adamson: I come to this debate agreeing with much of the thrust of the Labour motion. I too, welcome the return of ScotRail to the public sector. Our public transport system should be just that—public. The current franchising system is not fit for purpose. Passengers across the UK have suffered from unreliable services and an infamously confusing pricing system. That has been caused by a diffuse...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail ( 3 Feb 2022)

Clare Adamson: Thank you, Presiding Officer. The notorious Beeching report in the 1960s—which was commissioned by the Tories, with many proposals being implemented by subsequent Labour Governments—underestimated the social value of rail services. Decades on, we are faced with the environmental fall-out of those sweeping closures. The urgency of reinvesting in low-carbon transport has never been more...

Scottish Parliament: ScotRail ( 3 Feb 2022)

Clare Adamson: I look forward to the Scottish Government implementing its strategy for the railways.

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