Results 161–180 of 695 for speaker:Ruth Maguire

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Secret Ballot) (29 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on ensuring that all voters in Scotland can exercise their right to a secret vote in Scottish elections. (S6O-01287)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Secret Ballot) (29 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: As the minister said, voting independently and confidentially is one of the basic rights of our democracy. It is unacceptable that many blind and partially sighted people still experience problems doing so. Will the minister commit to act as promptly as possible to ensure that that right is realised for all voters in Scotland at the next vote?

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (29 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: The cabinet secretary has outlined the amount of support that the Scottish Government is providing to mitigate the impact of the cost of living crisis. She also mentioned social security. Too many people are missing out on UK Government benefits. How can we encourage benefit take-up at Scotland and UK levels?

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (28 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I lost connectivity there; I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Economy) (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s economy. (S6O-01260)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Economy) (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: It is a significant concern that Brexit continues to harm Scotland’s economy and is a persistent reminder of the on-going cost that Scotland is paying for Westminster mismanagement. Last week, the Scottish Government published an analysis paper that showed that the status quo is not allowing Scotland to fulfil our full potential, and that the UK economic model and Westminster decision...

Scottish Parliament: Resource Spending Review (Children and Young People’s Rights) (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: Will the cabinet secretary provide any further information about how measures to reduce the cost of the school day will be supported by investment presented in the resource spending review?

Scottish Parliament: Deaths in Custody (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: [ Inaudible .]—the cabinet secretary’s comments about families and accessibility and how people can—

Scottish Parliament: Deaths in Custody (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I appreciated hearing the cabinet secretary’s comments on f amilies, the importance of compassion and the steps that are being taken to increase accessibility. Will the cabinet secretary update us on steps that are being taken to provide mental health support to people in prison, specifically with regard to suicide prevention?

Scottish Parliament: Retained European Union Law (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: On “Brexit freedoms”, “getting Brexit done”, and “levelling up”, does the cabinet secretary feel the same frustrations that many of my constituents feel about the UK Government’s list of empty post-Brexit slogans, and is the Scottish Government dismayed, as I am, about the potential damage that will be done by such heavy-handed and sweeping legislation, despite its light title?

Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living Support (22 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: I welcome the opportunity to participate in the debate. I support the proposals that have been set out by Labour, as amended by the Scottish Government. The addition of the wording on empty homes and the importance of equitable distribution will add value to the Labour motion. Although the cost of living crisis brings bad news for almost everyone, it is the people who are on low to middle...

Scottish Parliament: World Refugee Day (21 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country. They are defined and protected in international law. The 1951 Refugee Convention is a key legal document that defines a refugee as: “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being...

Scottish Parliament: Men’s Sheds (16 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: I thank Christine Grahame for bringing this important topic to the chamber and highlighting the positive impact of men’s sheds. I also welcome the shedders who are in the gallery, and I congratulate Clare Prenton, Inspiring Life and the gentlemen of Peebles and District men’s shed, who collaborated to create and produce “Men Don’t Talk”. According to the Scottish Men’s Sheds...

Scottish Parliament: Education Reform Update (14 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: The reformed system of education that the cabinet secretary outlines needs to serve learners. Children and young people must be centred in the process of reform; how will the Scottish Government ensure that that happens?

Scottish Parliament: Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (14 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (14 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Can I check whether my vote registered? I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Ukrainian Refugees (Risk to Female Refugees) (26 May 2022)

Ruth Maguire: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the specific risk to female refugees who are fleeing Ukraine to resettle in Scotland. (S6O-01141)

Scottish Parliament: Ukrainian Refugees (Risk to Female Refugees) (26 May 2022)

Ruth Maguire: Active safeguarding is extremely important, and I understand that t he Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance and JustRight Scotland have produced a leaflet in Ukrainian and Russian to explain to women the risks of trafficking. In recognition of the fact that vulnerability can increase over time, will the Scottish Government consider including partnerships and services on violence against...

Scottish Parliament: Drug Deaths (26 May 2022)

Ruth Maguire: I welcome the minister’s statement and the clarity on accountability. As part of that important accountability, how can we ensure that services are flexible enough to meet people where they are and to enable them to participate fully in the decision making that affects them?

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)

Ruth Maguire: Despite the wholly unnecessary obstacles that were put in the way of full UNCRC incorporation, Scotland is today a good place in which to raise a child safely and happily. Will the Deputy First Minister assure the Parliament that the interventions of the UK Government have not undermined and will not undermine the will of the Scottish Government to adhere to our shared vision of reinforcing...


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