All 15 results for "boundaries scotland"

The general principles of the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill and the financial resolution in respect of the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill (30 Jan 2024)

Mick Antoniw: ...and the flexibility to respond to matters such as geography, local ties and community relations. I also note that bodies such as the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales and Boundaries Scotland expressed concerns to the committee that the more rigid the variance is, the more likely it may give rise to otherwise avoidable situations, such as very large geographic constituencies...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Local Government Elections (Candidacy Rights of Foreign Nationals) Bill: Stage 1 (29 Mar 2022)

Miles Briggs: ...provision to councillors of a free mail election address, which MPs and MSPs are entitled to, especially given the current size of single transferable vote wards and, potentially, larger wards after Boundaries Scotland undertakes its review after the council elections. I hope that all parties will reflect on bringing that forward. Overall, however, the bill is a measured and...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Reform (Highland Council Boundaries) (11 Nov 2021)

George Adam: Boundaries Scotland recently conducted a review of the ward boundaries for Highland Council. As required under the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018, all the local authority areas with inhabited islands were reviewed. The proposal for Highland Council was not approved by the Scottish Parliament. There are currently no plans to review boundaries for local authority areas.

Scottish Parliament: Withdrawal of Scottish Statutory Instruments ( 7 Oct 2021)

John Swinney: It is vital for local democracy and local service delivery that councils are as representative as possible of the communities that they serve. Following the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018, Boundaries Scotland has reviewed the council ward boundaries of all local authorities with inhabited islands and submitted its recommendations to ministers. The Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020 removed...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions ( 6 Oct 2021)

Beatrice Wishart: I wish to speak in connection with the boundary changes affecting Shetland and, in particular, the change to the Shetland West ward. The final report that Boundaries Scotland submitted to the Scottish ministers states that its proposals “take into account Shetland Islands Council’s Localities and the local ties and communities that they represent” and “use the flexibility introduced...

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Boundary Re-alignment (30 Jun 2020)

David Linden: ...to be able to set out the consequences of local authority area reviews. My Scottish Parliament colleagues will have their constituency boundaries revised in time for the elections next year because Boundaries Scotland, as it is being renamed, retains an ability to conduct interim reviews. The 300 electors affected by the last local government area review in my constituency will move into a...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 3 ( 3 Jun 2020)

Graeme Dey: ...taken of natural barriers such as a mountain range or a body of water. There was consensus at stages 1 and 2 that two-member wards should be used sparingly. At stage 2, Mark Ruskell suggested that boundaries Scotland could be required to specially explain the use of two-member wards in making its recommendations, and that is what amendments 11 and 12 would achieve. They would require a...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill ( 3 Jun 2020)

Graeme Dey: ...the practical challenges that we might face in an election next year. The bill also delivers improvements in boundary reviews. It renames the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland as boundaries Scotland, to reflect the body’s recently expanded remit for parliamentary constituencies. It provides for a rolling programme of local government boundary reviews, and increases the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 1 ( 6 Feb 2020)

Graeme Dey: ...As members will be aware, the commission’s remit now includes boundaries for Scottish Parliament elections as well as for local government areas and wards. That change is reflected in a new name: boundaries Scotland. Under the bill, boundaries Scotland will have powers to recommend two and five-member local government wards where that fits local circumstances and communities. The bill...

Scottish Parliament: Grampian Police ( 3 Mar 2011)

Kenny MacAskill: ...created more than 35 years ago is still the best model for Scotland. Can a model that creates barriers and boundaries between forces really deal with threats and crime that pay no attention to such boundaries? Scotland is significantly changed from what it was 35 years ago. Is it right that forces have to call on each other to get access to specialist resources to help to deal with major...

Scottish Parliament: Marine Environment (19 May 2004)

Roseanna Cunningham: I do not think that the Scottish National Party has ever been against international co-operation. Welcoming a single decision does not necessarily mean welcoming the entire basis for the decision-making process behind it for ever and anon. Not all the individual decisions will be welcome. I am far from convinced that enough is being done by the Executive, even within the powers that are...

Scottish Parliament: International Situation (25 Oct 2001)

Lord James Selkirk: This has been a significant debate. Two fundamental freedoms are at stake: freedom to live without starvation, and freedom to live without terrorism. I am a fundamentalist in their defence. It is needless to add that starvation and the illnesses to which it gives rise, and the violence that is associated with terrorism, can each cost countless civilian lives. It is clear that the crisis...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill: Clause 4 - Advertising: exclusions ( 1 Feb 2001)

John McFall: I support Government amendment No. 17 and oppose amendment No. 25. The Opposition want to strike out ``by the appropriate Minister in regulations'' and insert ``the Secretary of State'', because they think that it is not important to recognise the effects of devolution. Particular circumstances apply in Scotland that do not apply elsewhere. As the Minister said, that has been recognised by...

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Andrew Welsh: What was the other public school in England? I need hardly apologise for that. If that is the Government's attitude, and if their end product is not to put an education committee in the Bill, I thoroughly disagree with that, given Scotland's traditional importance attached to education. The boundaries are clearly pochled to suit Conservative party political convenience. I could have used...

Slaughter of Animals (Amendment) Bill: Gas Undertakings (Scotland) Bill (22 Jun 1951)

Mr James Hutchison: It is not inaccurate; it was an industry notoriously free from labour troubles but immediately nationalisation came in, whether it be coincidence or not I will not argue, we had two strikes, one in London and one in Glasgow. With this stockpile of shortcomings, is it really surprising that we in Scotland seek to make some sort of change? Look at the Scottish position for the moment. All...


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