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Strategic Defence and Security Review ( 4 Nov 2010)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: ...from the north and south of the island about the situation there and the need for a political settlement. We have worked with people from the Iraqi Parliament, from Moldova, from Kosovo, from the Basque region in Spain and so on. The UK has an important role to play in conflict prevention. Despite all that has happened in the past, it is still very much respected, and in many respects we...

Scottish Parliament: Independent Budget Review ( 9 Sep 2010)

Wendy Alexander: ...kidding? Desiring a new financial system—today, tomorrow or the day after that—is fine, but it is a red herring when dealing with the cuts. Ask Ireland, Iceland, France, Germany, Spain and the Basque Country—every one is completely fiscally autonomous and every one needs to retrench in the face of falling revenues. The Government is in full red-herring mode when it claims that the...

Scottish Parliament: Her Majesty's Government (Relations) (27 May 2010)

Angela Constance: ...nailed my colours to the mast and painted my face blue. The devil is always in the detail. Countries throughout the world use many forms of financial responsibility or fiscal autonomy, such as the Basque model. In dealing with the day-to-day business of practical politics, I just want something that moves Scotland forward simply, fairly and comprehensively. I note that the Steel commission...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Corporation Tax:  Economic Reform Group Report (11 May 2010)

Declan O'Loan: ...tax. However, even that report points out clearly that there is no insurmountable obstacle to the introduction of a lower rate of corporation tax here. I understand that Gibraltar and the Basque region have availed themselves of that option, as defined in the Azores judgement. I believe that that measure would work for Northern Ireland. It is worth noting that despite the very serious...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (17 Mar 2010)

Joe FitzPatrick: ...of the Guggenheim museum on the Nervión River, the city's fortunes have been transformed, with more than 1 million people visiting the museum each year and an economic impact felt across the Basque Country. It is hoped that we can replicate some of that success in Dundee. An international competition is under way to find a design team to create an iconic building on the Tay to house the...

Deferred Divisions: Constitutional Law (15 Dec 2009)

Hywel Williams: ...it providing a service through the medium of Catalan, and there should be no problem in providing a service through the medium of Welsh. The European context has changed a great deal, and Catalan, Basque and other European so-called minority or lesser used languages are more prominently used, and Welsh has been used in Brussels. In closing, I pay tribute to people who have contributed to...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change (10 Dec 2009)

Stewart Stevenson: ...where Scotland's programme was the subject of much international interest. As well as being a spur to action by other countries, Scotland's framework can be a practical model for other nations. The Basque Government has translated the act, so it will now be available to the whole Spanish-speaking world. The fact that Scotland is now a full member of the climate group puts us on an equal...

Scottish Parliament: Commission on Scottish Devolution (Report) (25 Jun 2009)

David Whitton: ...: we do not need another referendum to implement the commission's findings. The expert group, in determining its proposals, considered international examples from Canada, Germany, Australia and the Basque Country in Spain. According to the report, although those examples offered lessons and insights, none of the models could simply be transferred to fit Scottish circumstances. The group...

Written Answers — Home Department: Proscribed Organisations ( 6 May 2009)

Vernon Coaker: ...' Party (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan) (PKK) (alternative names Kongra-Gele Kurdistan and KADEK added in 2006) Revolutionary Peoples' Liberation Party—Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi) Basque Homeland and Liberty (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) (ETA) 17 November Revolutionary Organisation (N17) Coming into force on 1 November 2002: Abu Sayyaf Group Asbat Al-Ansar Islamic Movement...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Terrorism ( 2 Apr 2009)

Lord West of Spithead: ...Army of AdenMujaheddin e KhalqKurdistan Workers' Party (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan) (PKK)Revolutionary Peoples' Liberation Party—Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi) (DHKP-C) Basque Homeland and Liberty (Euskadi to Askatasuna) (ETA) 17 November Revolutionary Organisation (N17). In 2002 the following organisations were added to Schedule 2: Abu Sayyaf GroupAsbat Al-AnsarIslamic...

Public Bill Committee: : Clause 125 (24 Mar 2009)

...out the TIMSS—trends in international mathematics and science study—survey. That survey, of course, did not include France, Finland, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal or Spain—except the Basque region. Denmark and Holland did not take part in the year 1 study. Most importantly, of 137 secondary schools, 11 refused to take part in this country’s sample which meant using...

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (26 Feb 2009)

Hywel Francis: ...in this field in Wales by contributing to their local economies. Much could be learned in some respects from more advanced developments, such as the Mondragon co-operative university, in the Basque country; Xiamen university, which I am delighted is twinned with Cardiff university; and other, similar initiatives. In our recently published report on cross-border public services in relation...

Scottish Parliament: Borrowing Powers ( 5 Feb 2009)

Jim Mather: ...respond to changes in economic circumstances such as the economic downturn. The experience of small independent countries such as Norway and the financially autonomous areas of Spain, including the Basque Country and Navarre, demonstrate the significant advantage of fiscal autonomy. Those areas can tailor fiscal policy to enhance strengths and address weaknesses. Of course, Scotland does...

Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) (10 Dec 2008)

Lord Tope: ...nearest to the people they affect: a truly bottom-up approach. Of course, it is a dream. Last year, I had a view of what that dream might be like in reality. I was talking with a Minister in the Basque Government. He told me that, as an autonomous region in Spain, they collect 100 per cent of the taxes payable in their region. They then make a grant to the Spanish Government for the...

Scottish Parliament: Gaelic Language Development (20 Nov 2008)

Ted Brocklebank: ...other is immersion education. If we are to bring the language back from its deathbed, we must use the same methods that have been successfully implemented by educationists in Ireland, Wales, the Basque country, Catalunya and elsewhere. I continue to hold the view that all subjects should be taught in Gaelic in the remaining Gaelic heartlands of Skye, Lewis, Harris and the Uists. Spreading...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office Of The First Minister And Deputy First Minister: Conflict Transformation Centre ( 3 Nov 2008)

Martin McGuinness: ...now: that is not what republicans want. Republicans want, alongside our unionist colleagues who have contributed to the many visits and trips that we have been on — I have been to Sri Lanka, the Basque country and Iraq, and many other people in this House have made similar trips — a viable, meaningful centre that will contribute to world peace, not a shrine to anybody. If anything,...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Direct: Translation Services (13 Oct 2008)

Ben Bradshaw: ...Line in the following languages: Assamese Azeri Afrikaans Algerian Ashanti Akan Albanian Amharic Armenian Arabic Assyrian Azerbaijani Badini Bengali Burmese Bajuni Belorussian Bosnian Berber Basque Bulgarian Brava Brazilian Cantonese Cebuano Creole Chinese Cherokee Columbian Cambodian Chaochow Croatian Catalan Czech Danish Dari Dutch Egyptian Estonian Eritrean Esperanto Ethiopian Farsi...

Counter-Terrorism Bill ( 8 Jul 2008)

Lord Monson: ...tunnel the express train travelling between Florence and Bologna and killed a great number of people, the various Northern Ireland groups, some of them operating south of the border, and ETA, the Basque terrorist group—have all caused plenty of death and destruction. However, things started to get far worse 25 years ago when a new phenomenon, the suicide bomber, emerged, carrying out a...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — European Commission (12 Jun 2008)

Denis MacShane: ...are astonishing. As someone who has always supported Spanish freedoms and democracy, I have to say that for Spain to side with the Serbs is the same as if I were to side with the ETA thugs in the Basque country against the broader interests of the Spanish people. Bulgaria, a Slav country, has recognised Kosovo and I congratulate it for doing so. However, Romania, which is not a Slav...

Scottish Parliament written answers — National Conversation: National Conversation ( 4 Jun 2008)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...European Commission European Parliament Council of the EU Committee of the Regions Flemish Permanent Representative to the EU Belgian National Committee for SMEs Delegation du pays basque NASC (West Ireland Liaison Office) Flemish Permanent Representation to the EU Catalonia representation to the EU North Westphalia Representation to the EU Flemish Department for...


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