Results 41–60 of 306 for speaker:Foysol Choudhury

Scottish Parliament: Museums (Education on Racism and Colonialism) ( 1 Feb 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to ensure that pupils can interact with museums as part of their education to help address racism and the legacy of colonialism. (S6O-03043)

Scottish Parliament: Museums (Education on Racism and Colonialism) ( 1 Feb 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: Last week, I visited Kelvingrove art gallery, which has recently launched the exhibition that the cabinet secretary mentioned. The organisers worked with communities to tell the story of the empire and how it still affects communities in Scotland today. What discussion has the Scottish Government had with Education Scotland regarding access for children across Scotland to such educational...

Scottish Parliament: Gaza (Humanitarian Aid) (31 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: At the end of last year, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification warned of a very high risk of famine in the Gaza strip. The report advised that more than half a million people were facing emergency levels of food insecurity, which led to all children in Gaza being at high risk of severe malnutrition and death. What specific discussions is the Scottish Government having with the UK...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: In the past few months, we have seen countless debates on the SNP’s ideological pipe dream of independence, and valuable taxpayers’ money has been spent on the white paper outlining that fantasy scenario. This vital time in the chamber could have been used to address the many people in Scotland who are still struggling with the cost of living crisis. We could be discussing the vast array...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: T he Welsh Labour—

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: Let me make progress. I will come to the member in a minute—I have a lot to get through. The Welsh Labour Government has already implemented the Taith scheme to replace Erasmus, with funding of £65 million over five years. There will be an estimated 15,000 participants from Wales by the end of August 2026. The Scottish Government must implement an international educational exchange...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: I find it very difficult to understand our cabinet secretaries and ministers: we are out of Europe now, so why are we talking about the past when a lot of colleagues have said that we should move forward? If they can do it in Wales, why can we not do it in Scotland? Why are we just talking about what we have done? Why should we not move forward? Clare Adamson outlined that the Brexit disaster...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: W e would seek to end divisions between the UK and the EU due to Brexit, and to reset our relations in Europe.

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: L abour’s priority in government will be to improve our relationship with our closest neighbours to help businesses and working people in Scotland and across Britain. We would review and tear down unnecessary trade barriers and seek a new defence and security pact with the EU.

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: I have a lot to get through.

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: A lot of SNP members had their chance; let us have our chance and put our points across, too, please. Kevin Stewart spoke about the doors that have been closed for Scottish businesses involved in trade, because of Brexit.

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: I n 2025, there is to be a scheduled review of the trade and co-operation agreement, and the UK and Scottish Governments should be working together to take the opportunity to fix mistakes in the Brexit process. That is the serious work that the Scottish Government could be doing to mend the broken relationship with our EU counterparts. As Alex Rowley highlighted, the Scottish Government...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (30 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: Finally, Kevin Stewart spoke—[ Interruption .] I am bringing up Mr Stewart’s points. Kevin Stewart spoke of the Balkan states throwing off their imperial rulers. Is the SNP still trying to compare Scotland’s union with the UK to being an imperial colony? That is insulting to all those countries that fought hard for independence from Scotland as part of the United Kingdom. The SNP needs...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Scotland (Support for Claimants) (25 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it holds Social Security Scotland to account to ensure that it is fulfilling its responsibility to help claimants, who request support, to provide supporting information, including obtaining it on their behalf. (S6O-03009)

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Scotland (Support for Claimants) (25 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: T he cabinet secretary recently informed me that “Social Security Scotland are committed to ensuring people applying for disability assistance are helped to provide supporting information, which can include obtaining it on their behalf.”—[ Written Answers , 14 November 2023; S6W-22558.] A constituent of mine advised that, as his claim was being considered, he was not contacted once and...

Scottish Parliament: Safeguarding Training (Non-clinical NHS Staff) (18 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what safeguarding training NHS boards are required to provide to non-clinical staff who are handling interactions with members of the public. (S6O-02983)

Scottish Parliament: Safeguarding Training (Non-clinical NHS Staff) (18 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: People who require to use NHS services will go through a process of dealing with non-clinical staff before seeing a medical professional. Many of those patients may be neurodivergent or require tailored communication. It is important that staff can identify needs and transmit medical information in a way that is effective and appropriate for neurodivergent patients. How often does the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Overseas Offices (10 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: Scotland’s international offices provide a great opportunity to connect Scotland with its diaspora and to share Scotland’s unique culture across the world. They also provide a unique opportunity to seek out funding and collaboration opportunities for projects in Scotland. When the Scottish Government last reviewed the location of its international offices, did it measure the availability...

Scottish Parliament: Police Stations (Impact of Proposed Closures on Antisocial Behaviour) (10 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of the proposed closure of 29 police stations across Scotland on antisocial behaviour. (S6O-02940)

Scottish Parliament: Police Stations (Impact of Proposed Closures on Antisocial Behaviour) (10 Jan 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: Police Scotland has confirmed that there has been a recent rise in antisocial behaviour in Linlithgow. Although it is often non-criminal, the impact that it has on the local community is undeniable. Linlithgow lost its police station a number of years ago, and constituents are concerned that the lack of police presence is contributing to young people engaging in such behaviour. What specific...


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