Results 1–20 of 695 for speaker:Ruth Maguire

Scottish Parliament: Horizon Information Technology Prosecutions (16 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Will the Lord Advocate expand on the reasons for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s decision to stop relying on Horizon-related evidence only from 2015? What had been expected from, but not supplied by, the Post Office at that time?

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Public Health Approach (Justice) ( 9 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: To ask the Scottish Government how a public health approach to justice can reduce crime and make communities safer. (S6O-03413)

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Public Health Approach (Justice) ( 9 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Justice is largely devolved. However, Scotland is limited by Westminster law and policy on some of the most challenging issues that society faces, such as drugs, gambling and organised crime, so creative, focused approaches can be stifled. Does the cabinet secretary agree that that is just one of the many reasons why the people of Scotland would be best served by the restoration of...

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (Support) ( 8 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Colleges are institutions that deliver on multiple critical fronts, providing opportunities that allow our people to develop skills and to live more independently, and that allow others to take their first steps back into formal education, which helps some who are furthest away from the job market. They are places of lifelong learning and development, providing a platform where people can...

Scottish Parliament: Colleges (Support) ( 8 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I think that we are operating in really difficult times. By contrast, colleges and universities secured 56 per cent less funding from the Turing scheme than they received through Erasmus, which is equivalent to a cut of more than £7 million. It is clear to see which Government is creating the challenges for colleges and universities. The Scottish Funding Council...

Scottish Parliament: Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People (Cass Review) ( 8 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I was very grateful yesterday to have the opportunity to question Dr Cass at the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee. The landmark Cass review into gender identity services in England is a serious and substantial piece of work that should be considered carefully by everyone with an interest in or responsibility for children’s health. Understanding that the review did not...

Scottish Parliament: Women’s State Pensions (Compensation) ( 1 May 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (30 Apr 2024)

Ruth Maguire: When trying to bring about change for the purposes of campaigning and politics, I recognise that a compelling and often successful route to go down can be to divide into sides and ask, “Are you for us or against us, a hero or a villain, just, unjust, righteous or wicked?” However, as well as positively galvanising people behind what we believe to be the right side of something, that...

Scottish Parliament: Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (25 Apr 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (25 Apr 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I acknowledge the work of committee colleagues. Their willingness to work across party lines for the benefit of our young citizens was powerful and has brought about positive changes to legislation that will be meaningful to those whom we are here to serve. As I did yesterday, I thank the minister for the distance that she travelled on the issues that the committee raised, for...

Scottish Parliament: Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (25 Apr 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I acknowledge all the challenges that Roz McCall is laying out, but the bill that is in front of us today has the purpose of keeping children out of prison. I am interested—are you going to vote against the bill?

Scottish Parliament: Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (24 Apr 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Will the minister give an indication of the timescale for that work?

Scottish Parliament: Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (24 Apr 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I intend to speak to amendment 84 in my name. Scotland is the first nation in the United Kingdom to incorporate UNCRC into Scots law, but that pleasing headline is only worth something if it makes a material difference to our children. I think that we all agree on the importance of upholding and promoting the rights of all children, whether they are in direct contact with the...

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (National Concessionary Scheme) (28 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 3. To ask the Scottish Government how many citizens, including residents of the Cunninghame South constituency, have accessed free public transport through the national concessionary scheme in the last year. (S6O-03278)

Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (National Concessionary Scheme) (28 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: In the “Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme—Year 1 Evaluation: Professional Stakeholder Feedback” report, one local authority commented: “The impact has been really positive with families getting out and about together, parents not having to worry about paying out for bus fares, being able to take part in more events with not having to worry about how to get there.” Does the...

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution (20 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution. (S6O-03231)

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution (20 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: A Model for Scotland recently published its report “International Insights: how Scotland can learn from international efforts to combat commercial sexual exploitation”, which we debated in Parliament. Will the minister meet the organisation and me to talk about the Scottish Government’s very welcome strategy as a whole, and discuss how to meet in practice the named objective of...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Waiting Lists (13 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Waiting for an operation or treatment undoubtedly adds pressure and stress to what is an already stressful time—for some, intolerably so. I appreciate that waiting can exacerbate the problem for a patient who is waiting for treatment, and it brings additional issues such as stress and anxiety. I will never minimise that human impact. The challenges that Scotland’s NHS faces are not...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Waiting Lists (13 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I acknowledge the difficulty that people with long Covid face. The cabinet secretary outlined a number of steps that the Scottish Government is taking. Ministers have published the national health and social care workforce strategy, which sets out a long-term vision for achieving a sustainable health and social care workforce. The fact that the Scottish Government values the NHS workforce and...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Services (Safety and Accessibility) ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking, including through discussion with the United Kingdom Government, to ensure that rail services are safe and accessible for all. (S6O-03166)


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