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Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (21 May 2008)

Rev Tony Stephen (Banchory Church of Scotland Youth Ministry): At school, I was forced to do something called Scottish country dancing. I hated it. I had to learn embarrassing things like pas de Basque and, even worse, I had to dance with girls. I could not get any of it right, so every week, at exactly the same time, I became prone to a mysterious tummy bug, which meant that I could sit at...

Scottish Parliament: Fenwick Weavers Society (30 Apr 2008)

Willie Coffey: ...Union has an estimated 132,000 co-operative enterprises, which have 83 million members and more than 2 million employees. One of Europe's leading co-operatives, which is based in Mondragón in the Basque Country, was recognised by the United Nations as one of the 50 best social economic innovations in the world. The Mondragón Cooperative Corporation, which is almost 50 years old and has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: International Development ( 1 Apr 2008)

Gerry Kelly: ...in that sphere, and that has been recognised and welcomed. I am proud of the efforts of Members to share experiences and end conflicts in areas such as Palestine and Israel, Spain and the Basque nations, Iraq and Sri Lanka. We will continue to play an increasing role in that area of work, and we are actively considering options to take the matter forward. Members also proposed that the...

Scottish Parliament: Organ Donation Task Force Report ( 5 Mar 2008)

Kenneth Gibson: ...obviously puts in danger their lives and those of the people who make the donations. We have heard that the only reason why there has been a big increase in donations in Spain—particularly in the Basque country, which has the highest donations, at four times the UK rate—is that there are more car crashes and more transplant co-ordinators. I accept that, but one point that I made in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister ( 4 Feb 2008)

William Hay: ...4.00 pm, and it has certainly started. I am happy to take the Member’s point of order after Question Time. Before we proceed, I welcome to the Assembly, this afternoon, representatives from the Basque Parliament, who are visiting Northern Ireland. Question 1, in the name of Mr Easton, has been withdrawn.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: European Affairs (11 Dec 2007)

Chris Bryant: ...a drive towards integration, because of the passionate support in Spain for further integration in Europe, and at the same time a drive towards devolution and separatism, in Catalonia, Galicia, the Basque country and elsewhere. In Belgium, the position is exactly the same. Belgium is passionately supportive of its membership of the European Union and proud to have many of its institutions...

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Departmental Secondment ( 3 Dec 2007)

Kevin Brennan: ...NSW Department for Education and Training 1 East Sussex county council 1 Doncaster LEA 1 Women's National Commission 1 London borough of Waltham Forest 1 Fathers Direct 1 Basque Regional Government 1 London borough of Hackney 1 London borough of Tower Hamlets 1 National College for School Leadership 1 Surrey county council 1 Voluntary Action...

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [First Day] ( 6 Nov 2007)

Angus Robertson: ...raised in Scotland be paid to a Scottish finance ministry and, if we remain part of the United Kingdom, let us arrange the level of contribution for shared UK services. That is what happens in the Basque country within the Spanish state. It is a workable model; why is it not being looked at? The former leader of the Liberal Democrats, the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Mr....

Local Government: Lyons Inquiry (26 Apr 2007)

Baroness Hamwee: ...the ring-fencing which so often applies. My noble friend Lord Tope, in making use of modern technology, "BlackBerryed" me on his way back from Bilbao at the beginning of this week. He said that the Basque Government had just told his meeting that they collect 100 per cent of all taxes and pay a fixed percentage—just over 6 per cent was his understanding—to the Madrid Government for...

United Kingdom: Treaty of Union (25 Jan 2007)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...we can best accommodate differences of national identity within the union. The problem is not confined to the United Kingdom. There is the Quebec problem in Canada and that of Catalonia and the Basque country in Spain. Even in Napoleonic France there are pressures for recognition of regional identities. Part of the solution may be to recognise multiple identities. In time the European...

Point of Order: Iraq and the wider Middle East (24 Jan 2007)

Richard Spring: ...activity, such as that pursued by al-Qaeda, is focused on a way of life rather than any given territory. In contrast, the impetus is territorial for groups such as the IRA, the Tamil Tigers, the Basque separatists—and even Hamas and Hezbollah. Terrorism is a murky world. There are overlaps and distinctions are not precise, but history has shown that, in certain circumstances, we can do...

Scottish Parliament: Financial Powers (Scottish Parliament) ( 2 Nov 2006)

Wendy Alexander: ...parts. Why? It is because the very reason for being part of a larger state is to share risk, resources and revenues. When I asked Jim Mather for examples of fiscal autonomy, he cited Navarre, the Basque Country, Montenegro and the Channel Islands. Those are hardly the fastest-growing parts of their respective states, but let us leave that aside. All those jurisdictions have fiscal...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on Law and Order Issues (19 Sep 2006)

Robert McCartney: ...a canker that will eventually destroy that process — despite the outward manifestations of reasonableness by people such as Mr Martin McGuinness or Mr Gerry Adams and despite their voyages to the Basque region and Palestine to give others lessons in democracy. It must be made perfectly clear to both Governments that the democrats of Northern Ireland will not tolerate any form of enforced...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motion ( 8 Jun 2006)

George Reid: The question on the motion will be put at decision time. Before we move to decision time, members will wish to join me in welcoming to the Parliament Izaskun Bilbao, the President of the Basque Parliament, her bureau and the spokespersons of all the Basque political parties. [Applause.]

Universities: Research and Development (27 Apr 2006)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...am painfully aware that in Belgium, Spain, Germany and Italy there is deep resistance to international exchange of staff. Universities are caught up with local power structures; universities in the Basque country prefer to appoint Basque academics and those in Catalonia, on the whole, prefer to appoint Catalan academics. We should be using the Bologna process to the full to promote a...

Scottish Parliament: Make Poverty History (16 Mar 2006)

Sandra White: ..., particularly ours. The issue is not only for Westminster; as has been mentioned, we can do a lot in Scotland. Jamie Stone mentioned the money that we have spent, but, as Linda Fabiani said, the Basque Country and Catalonia give money directly to tackle world poverty, so the Scottish Parliament could do more. As various members have mentioned, debt relief, increased aid and trade justice...

Written Answers — Treasury: Terrorist Groups (Financial Assets) ( 1 Mar 2006)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value was of (a) financial assets and (b) non-financial assets of (i) Northern Ireland terrorist, (ii) fundamentalist Islamic, (iii) Basque separatist and (iv) other organisations, broken down by cause frozen by the Treasury in each year since 1997.

Orders of the Day — Government of Wales Bill — [3rd Allotted Day]: Schedule 7 — Acts of the Assembly (30 Jan 2006)

Adam Price: ...have happened in the case to which the hon. Gentleman refers. In the European Union, local television and radio are not reserved under the Spanish constitutional settlement and that has allowed the Basque region some flexibility in developing a Basque medium television service in the different regions of the Basque country. Broadcasting will need to remain a competency at the UK level, but...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Gaelic: Gaelic (17 Nov 2005)

Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to promote Gaelic in the European Union (EU) with a view to enabling it to achieve a status similar to that of Catalan, Galician and Basque following the agreement between Spain and the EU.


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