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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Recovery (3 Mar 2021)

David Stewart: I, too, congratulate my friend Anas Sarwar on his recent election as Labour leader. I wish him well for the future. He will be part of Scotland’s recovery. I also welcome and congratulate Monica Lennon on her new role. I have worked closely with her on health and sport and I know the fantastic contribution that she made to that brief. I wish her the best for the future. I will speak about...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (3 Mar 2021)

Kenneth Macintosh: The first question is, that motion SM5-24247, in the name of Lewis Macdonald, on “What should primary care look like for the next generation?”, be agreed to. Motion agreed to, That the Parliament notes the Health and Sport Committee’s 8th Report 2021 (Session 5), What should Primary Care look like for the next generation? (SP Paper 939).

Scottish Parliament: Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24257, in the name of Ash Denham, on the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. I invite members who wish to speak in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons now.

Scottish Parliament: Code of Conduct Rule Changes (2 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24177, in the name of Bill Kidd, on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, on code of conduct rule changes—treatment of others.

Scottish Parliament: Scotch Whisky (United States Tariffs) (25 Feb 2021)

Gordon MacDonald: This month we heard that Scotch whisky exports had decreased by £1 billion in 2020, which was a drop of 23 per cent. That is due partly to the pandemic, but a significant part is due to the 25 per cent United States Government tariff on single malt whisky that continues to damage the industry. Can the First Minister update members, in relation to the United Kingdom budget next week, on what...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Uighurs (24 Feb 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legal opinion by Alison Macdonald QC, Jackie McArthur, Naomi Hart and Lorraine Aboagye on International criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur population in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, published on 26 January.

Scottish Parliament: Prisoner Voting (24 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members to observe the social distancing measures that are in place in the chamber and across the campus, including when entering and exiting the chamber and when accessing and leaving their seats. The next item of business is a Conservative Party debate on motion S5M-24205, in the name of Liam Kerr, on prisoner voting. I invite members who wish to speak in the debate to press their...

Trade Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (23 Feb 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, in declaring my non-financial interests as listed in the register, and turning to Motion B1 and Amendment 3E in lieu, I give notice of my intention to seek the opinion of the House when the time comes. The arguments in favour of the all-party genocide amendment have been extensively aired in Committee, on Report, and in deciding to send the amendment back to the House of Commons, so...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Uighurs (22 Feb 2021)

Nusrat Ghani: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the legal opinion by Alison Macdonald QC, Jackie McArthur, Naomi Hart and Lorraine Aboagye on International criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur population in the Xinjiang Uyghur...

Scottish Parliament: Men’s Sheds Movement (18 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-23991, in the name of Maurice Corry, on Scotland’s men’s sheds movement. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Members who wish to speak in the debate should type R in the chat box now. Motion debated, That the Parliament recognises the role of the Men’s Sheds Movement in encouraging health...

Scottish Parliament: Education (17 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. I ask that members take care to observe the measures, including when entering and exiting the chamber, and when accessing or leaving their seats. The next item of business is a Scottish Liberal Democrat Party debate on motion S5M-24137, in the name of Willie Rennie, on education.

Scottish Parliament: Adult Social Care (Independent Review) (16 Feb 2021)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: I call Lewis Macdonald to speak on behalf of the Health and Sport Committee.

Scottish Parliament: Finance (11 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: Good afternoon, and welcome to this virtual meeting of the Scottish Parliament. The first item of business is portfolio question time. In order to get as many people in as I can, I ask for short and succinct questions and answers. Any member who wishes to ask a supplementary question should press R during the relevant question—not before—and I will call them if I can.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Hydrogen Economy (11 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: Perhaps unlike Mr Burnett, I welcome the work that is being done to look at conversion of the gas grid and the potential for hydrogen heating systems, as in Fife. However, if that is successful, what will be done to enable householders to make those conversions? Who will pay for that? Will the costs fall to low-income consumers or will the Government take action to support that conversion? I...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Pandemic (Economic Impact on Women) (11 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: ...Covid-19 on women in the economy. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament recognises the impact of COVID-19 on women in the economy; understands that women in the Aberdeenshire East constituency and across the country have been more adversely affected economically by the pandemic, with the Gender Equality Index showing that they...

Scottish Parliament: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Malicious Prosecutions) (10 Feb 2021)

Liam McArthur: Despite yesterday’s statement from the Lord Advocate, I think that it is helpful that Parliament should have a further opportunity to consider in more detail the facts and the implications of this scandal. I therefore thank Murdo Fraser for bringing today’s debate to the chamber. This is a scandal. In financial terms, as I said yesterday, it is up there with BiFab and the Ferguson Marine...

Scottish Parliament: Malicious Prosecutions (9 Feb 2021)

Liam McArthur: This is a true scandal. In monetary terms, it is on a scale with BiFab and the Ferguson Marine shipyard. The colossal waste of taxpayers’ money runs to tens of millions of pounds. That money could have been spent on supporting businesses during the pandemic, on educational catch-up or on investment in mental health. There might be worse news to come, given that we do not yet know the extent...

Scottish Parliament: Green Recovery Inquiry (9 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24078, in the name of Gillian Martin, on behalf of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, on its green recovery inquiry.

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 162 (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: ...take a little time—I hope not too long—to respond to the debate, because this is obviously a very important issue. I listened with great care to the way in which the amendment was presented and explained by the four noble Baronesses who proposed it. My noble friend Lady Morgan of Cotes explained in detail how the threat to disclose such images can lead women to give way on matters that...

Scottish Parliament: Health Services (Impact of Long Covid) (4 Feb 2021)

Angus MacDonald: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what research has been undertaken regarding the long-term impact of long Covid on Scotland’s health services, and whether it is considering establishing long Covid clinics. (S5O-04973)


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