Results 21–40 of 695 for speaker:Ruth Maguire

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

Ruth Maguire: Anyone who regularly uses the railway will have witnessed the benefit of having a safety-critical guard on the train. I personally received invaluable assistance recently in supporting a young female passenger who was being harassed by an older male. I know that the Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that public transport is safe and accessible for all and is mindful in particular...

Scottish Parliament: Emma Caldwell Case ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: It is clear that a significant number of women were failed not just by a culture of misogyny in Strathclyde Police but by a misogynistic system that criminalised them rather than the men who exploited them and caused harm. What steps is the Scottish Government taking to ensure that that injustice in our criminal justice system is addressed, so that the burden of criminality never again falls...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I welcome the minister to her role. I previously raised concerns that, even in a safe country such as Scotland, there are vulnerabilities for women who are resettling. How is the Scottish Government ensuring that women are kept safe, particularly when they move between locations?

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: During consideration of the bill that became the Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Act 2020, in the previous parliamentary session, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee heard from ethnic minority women who had suffered from FGM about their challenges in accessing healthcare that was suitable for them. Does the member agree that we absolutely have to address...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

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Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: The Scottish Government motion acknowledges that women’s equality has not yet been achieved and that it remains one of the greatest human rights challenges that we face. Although, fittingly, we take a global perspective today, we should be under no illusion that the root causes of the immense challenges that are faced by women and girls across the world are the same as they are here. The...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day ( 7 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Does Pauline McNeill share my opinion that the fact that those women could be charged is totally unjust? The law as it stands says that some of those women could still be charged with soliciting.

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence in Schools ( 6 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Pam Duncan-Glancy and I are on the Education, Children and Young People Committee, and she will understand—as I do—that behaviour is communication. What would a zero-tolerance approach look like to a dysregulated autistic pupil who was lashing out and hurting somebody? How would a zero-tolerance approach deal with that?

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence in Schools ( 6 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: It is important to note that the majority of Scotland’s pupils are well behaved. However, there has undoubtedly been a marked increase in disruptive behaviour, and absolutely no teacher, member of staff or pupil should have to suffer abuse in our schools. All children and young people have a right to a learning environment in which they are protected and cared for and their rights and needs...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in the World ( 5 Mar 2024)

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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in the World ( 5 Mar 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I thank Stephen Kerr for the invitation to intervene. The SNP Government was elected by the people of Scotland to put forward the case for independence. If we are not to talk about it in this place, where does he suggest we do it? How do the people of Scotland make the case?

Scottish Parliament: National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Feb 2024)

Ruth Maguire: The establishment of a national care service can be one of the most significant reforms of public services since the creation of the national health service. The significance of that work is reflected in the volume and breadth of contributors to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s scrutiny and in the number of briefings that colleagues have received for the debate. I am grateful...

Scottish Parliament: National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Feb 2024)

Ruth Maguire: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: The Promise ( 8 Feb 2024)

Ruth Maguire: The Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill will play an important part in keeping the Promise. As Parliament moves forward and looks to further improve the bill at stage 3, does the First Minister agree that, despite the complexity of doing so, it is crucial that, in reforming the care and justice system, we uphold and promote the rights of all children, whether they are in direct...

Scottish Parliament: UK Covid-19 Inquiry (31 Jan 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I will not be the only person in the chamber who lost someone during the pandemic and who will be finding this display quite despicable. We are serious politicians in a serious place. It would be good if we could talk about the actual issues, rather than grandstanding. It is a disgrace to the people who lost their lives.

Scottish Parliament: Prostitution Law Reform (18 Jan 2024)

Ruth Maguire: If we are t o truly realise our shared ambition of eradicating male violence against women and girls, Scotland needs to have a progressive legal model to tackle prostitution—a model that shifts the burden of criminality off victims of sexual exploitation and on to the people who perpetrate and profit from such abuse. To prevent sexual exploitation and deliver justice to victims, the...

Scottish Parliament: XL Bully Dogs (18 Jan 2024)

Ruth Maguire: I have been contacted by constituents who are responsible owners of well-trained and well-looked-after American XL bullies who are beloved family pets. They rightly point out that bullies are a breed, not a type, of dog. For decades, various dog breeds have been deemed dangerous when the problem was actually at the other end of the lead: “deeds, not breeds”, is a sensible approach. Can...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Economic Growth in North Ayrshire) (17 Jan 2024)

Ruth Maguire: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what measures in its proposed budget will support economic growth in North Ayrshire. (S6O-02964)

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Economic Growth in North Ayrshire) (17 Jan 2024)

Ruth Maguire: A recent report by the Trades Union Congress has shown, among other things, that the UK is the only G7 economy in which real household income per head has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels. It describes that as “a damning indictment on the Conservatives’ economic record”, and it says: “Their failure to deliver decent growth and living standards over the last 13 years has left...

Scottish Parliament: Education (17 Jan 2024)

Ruth Maguire: It is fair to lay out challenges in a system as important as the education system, and it is fair to challenge Governments. It is also fair to point out that the picture could not be more different between Scotland and the rest of the UK when it comes to investing in education. Scotland has introduced and funded groundbreaking policy to support and protect our young people from...


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