Results 21–40 of 1550 for speaker:Jamie Greene

Scottish Parliament: Prison Officers Association (68 Is Too Late Campaign) (18 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: I apologise to Pauline McNeill for missing the opening minute of her speech. There was a bit of a lunch stampede and it was hard to get back in the chamber. I am listening to the debate with great intent. It is an area of interest to me given my former role, and I am sympathetic to, and concur with, a lot of what has been said. On the issue of parity with other uniformed services,...

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021 (17 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021 (17 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021 (17 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: I really need to clear something up. Having a problem with the act does not and never will mean that we condone hatred in any shape or form. I say that directly to the members who have stated that, because hatred in all its forms is wrong. Racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia and misogyny are all wrong. That is not up for debate with me. The problem is that...

Scottish Parliament: Portfolio Question Time: Health Secretary (Meetings) (17 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: To ask the Scottish Government when the health secretary last met with the chief executives of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Ayrshire and Arran, and what was discussed. (S6O-03300)

Scottish Parliament: Portfolio Question Time: Health Secretary (Meetings) (17 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: Here is something that is of importance: the referral to treatment waiting time standard is 18 weeks, yet, in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, just 68 per cent of patients have been seen within that time. In NHS Ayrshire and Arran, it is only 66 per cent. Over a third of people in my region are waiting for more than four months to start treatment. Those health boards have not met the target, or...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s International Culture Strategy (16 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: That speech summed up the head-in-the-sand approach that the Government takes on these issues. Clare Adamson is keen to talk about Ireland’s strategic approach to its creative sector. Has Screen Ireland or Creative Ireland seen a 10 per cent real-terms cut to its budget since 2014, as we have seen in Scotland as a result of decisions made by her front-bench colleagues? We will perhaps find...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s International Culture Strategy (16 Apr 2024)

Jamie Greene: I am in my closing seconds, but I look forward to hearing how much money the cabinet secretary is actually going to pump into the sector. The creatives and artists across Scotland are not pondering the details of the next American tour; they want to know how the Government will support them right here, right now. They want support from the Scottish Government to grow and develop in...

Scottish Parliament: XL Bully-type Dogs (Definition) (28 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: Much of the current confusion could have been avoided if Scotland had kept pace with other parts of the UK on regulations of this nature. Yesterday, the Minister for Victims and Community Safety reiterated the Scottish Government’s position that it’s concern is about deed, not breed. However, the legislation is, by its very nature, breed specific. Over a number of weeks, we have seen...

Scottish Parliament: Crystal FM Radio (28 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: I ask members to forgive me—I was not scheduled to speak in the debate, so I am going to subject them to one of my “I wrote it during First Minister’s questions” speeches. However, I feel that this is a really important debate to participate in, not least because I have a huge personal interest in local and community radio. I thank Christine Grahame for bringing her motion to the...

Scottish Parliament: Crystal FM Radio (28 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: I apologise to Julia Child for the reference. I want to make some important points about community radio. There are more than 300 community radio stations operating across the UK. Many have tried and failed over the years, for reasons such as have been eloquently illustrated. My experience takes me right back to being a teenager, when I got involved in local radio. I was heavily involved in...

Scottish Parliament: Income Tax (27 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: 6. To ask the Scottish Government at what specific annual income any individual would start to pay more income tax in Scotland than they would elsewhere in the United Kingdom under its new Scottish income tax levels. (S6O-03273)

Scottish Parliament: Income Tax (27 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: Buried away in that answer was the figure of £28,867. According to this Scottish National Party Government, the richest in society should pay more tax. I wonder what people who are earning £28,000 a year would have to say in response to that. In fact, when we get to £50,000 in income, there is a 20 per cent differential between what we pay in tax in Scotland and what is paid elsewhere in...

Scottish Parliament: Ferguson Marine (Chief Executive) (27 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: To be clear, we are getting a new turnaround chief at the yard, who is replacing the existing turnaround chief, who was brought in to turn around the work of the previous turnaround chief—all at a cost of about £2 million or £3 million in taxpayers’ money. I have not heard any answers to the real questions, which are these. Why was Mr Tydeman fired? If he was fired, why is he getting a...

Scottish Parliament: Accessibility Options (21 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: Given that it is British Sign Language week, I find that response slightly disappointing, as I am sure many BSL users will. It is not for us or the corporate body to make editorial decisions about what committee business BSL users might or might not be interested in. Surely, in this modern day and age, we could make better use of technology to ensure wider participation in parliamentary...

Scottish Parliament: Parliament Campus Safety (21 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: 11. To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what steps it is considering to ensure the safety of the public, MSPs and staff entering or exiting the Scottish Parliament campus, in light of a number of recent events of concern. (S6O-03249)

Scottish Parliament: Parliament Campus Safety (21 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: Despite all of that, in recent weeks, we have seen a spate of attempts to disrupt democracy in the Parliament. There has been interference from the gallery during First Minister’s question time; members of the public have been harassed or even prevented from entering the building during protests; members, as well as our staff, have been accosted by protesters upon exiting various points of...

Scottish Parliament: Creative Industries (20 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: It was not long ago that politicians from across the political spectrum came together to lobby against plans to privatise Channel 4. We were successful in that, but we are now concerned about plans that could mean just 9 per cent of production quotas taking place outside England. Does the minister agree that one way to grow Scotland’s creative industries is to grow our screen sector, and...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 (20 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how many individuals have been charged and successfully prosecuted under any of the provisions in the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022. (S6O-03226)

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 (20 Mar 2024)

Jamie Greene: I thank the minister for her update. I am pleased that the aggravator that I introduced to the act is being used successfully to support our emergency services workers. However, since the 2022 act was passed, there has been a continuation of, and a rise in, the antisocial behaviour that it was designed to eradicate. Pyrotechnics and flares are still being used at football games, and it seems...


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