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Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 48 (14 Nov 2022)

Lord Cormack: My Lords, I shall speak briefly in following the noble Lord, Lord Macdonald of River Glaven. I very much agree with what he and others have said. We have heard a great deal of common sense. I am sorry I was not able to take part in the earlier Committee debates in the Moses Room, but I was taking part in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, which was going on at the same time in the Chamber. I...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnics (Misuse) (8 Nov 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: ...relating to such behaviour was down from 581 last year to 483 this year—a 17 per cent reduction. With that in mind, I ask the minister what work was carried out by the Scottish Government and partners in preparation for the bonfire night period.

Scottish Independence and the Scottish Economy (2 Nov 2022)

Ian Murray: ...be repairing our relationship internationally, including with our EU partners. Those are the big differences. We will have a constitutional settlement fit for the 2020s, instead of ripping Scotland out of the United Kingdom with all the problems that that may cause. If my attack on the Conservative party has upset SNP Members, wait until they hear the next few pages of my speech. While I...

Scottish Parliament: Royal National Mòd 2022 (Perth) (27 Oct 2022)

Emma Roddick: ...air a h-uile farpaiseach, gu h-àraidh an fheadhainn bhon Ghàidhealtachd agus na h-eileanan. Bha e gu sònraichte math a bhith a’ faicinn Ruairidh Gray, à Uibhist a Deas, agus Annie Catriona Macdonald, às an Eilean Sgitheanach, na buinn òir cliùiteach a bhuannachadh. Chaidh Ruairidh air adhart gus buinn òir an t-seann nòis a buannachadh an ath latha, le Alice MacMillan à...

Scottish Parliament: Skills Shortages (27 Oct 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: I share the concerns of the Construction Industry Training Board about filling the skills gap across the sector—in skills from bricklaying to building safety, and from digital skills to those relating to energy efficiency—in order to enable us to address the commitment to net zero. The CITB has suggested that we need an additional 26,000 construction workers by 2025. Given the skills gap,...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry Chair (27 Oct 2022)

Sandesh Gulhane: In the public gallery is Caroline Macdonald, who is a sufferer of long Covid and who is here at personal cost to her health and her wellbeing tomorrow. Long Covid has devastated her life and the lives of more than 200,000 other Scots. All long Covid sufferers—and everyone else in Scotland—will be dismayed by the resignation of Lady Poole, and there are still many unanswered questions...

Scottish Parliament: Arts Funding (25 Oct 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: It is of great concern that Scotland’s highly regarded cultural venues are struggling to stay afloat during the Tory cost of living crisis, which is doing irreparable damage to our economy and our reputation as a global centre for the arts. We have heard about the temporary closure of the Modern Two art gallery, but it is also true that the wider gallery and museum sector faces significant...

Motor Neurone Disease (20 Oct 2022)

David Mundell: The issues and concerns about MND were brought back to me in the past few weeks when Jim Hughes, a very prominent local businessman in the community where I live, in Moffat, in my constituency, was taken by the disease. Jim was a larger-than-life character and this just reaffirms that the disease can take anyone. The disease first came to my attention during the referendum campaign. In the...

Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 23 (18 Oct 2022)

Division number 2 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Baroness Adams of Craigielea Lord Addington Lord Adonis Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Andrews Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Beith Lord Berkeley Lord Best Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blake of Leeds Baroness Blower Lord Blunkett Baroness...

Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 14 (18 Oct 2022)

Division number 1 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Lord Aberdare Baroness Adams of Craigielea Lord Addington Lord Adonis Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Beith Lord Berkeley of Knighton Lord Berkeley Lord Best Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blake of Leeds Baroness Blower...

Scottish Parliament: Covid Recovery Strategy (Cost of Living) (28 Sep 2022)

John Swinney: I have every sympathy with the point that Beatrice Wishart has raised. Indeed, the other week I had the pleasure of meeting Councillor Emma Macdonald, the leader of Shetland Islands Council, after she had published an analysis of the expected increases in costs for people in Shetland and the Orkney islands, which will be at an even greater level because of temperature and limited daylight...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Population (27 Sep 2022)

Mairi Gougeon: ..., as I have said, is exactly what the task force that has been established is looking to address. I will come on to some of those other points in the course of my speech. We have clear evidence and expert analysis that shows that Scotland faces a distinct demographic challenge. Because of the historical legacy of out-migration, that challenge particularly impacts on our rural communities,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Trade Policy Update (6 Sep 2022)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...of areas. This statement provides Parliament with an update on progress with Ukraine reconstruction, the UK’s trade negotiations with India, negotiations towards accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Developing Countries Trading Scheme. Ukraine reconstruction At the end of July, following a competitive procurement process,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Consultants (19 Jul 2022)

Sarah Dines: I refer the honourable member to the answers given to PQ 11689 on 8 June 2022 and PQ 18922 on 20 June 2022. MoJ engaged the following consultancies during these periods: 4C Accenture Actica Arcadis Astute Atkins Bloom Bowdler Project Management Bright Green Learning Centre for Justice Innovation CMH Consult Concerto Partners Deloitte Eficcio Ernst & Young Health HR...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants (19 Jul 2022)

Matt Warman: The 21-22 Annual Report & Accounts figures are subject to audit and expected to be published in early November. We are unable to provide data on consultancy spend prior to the conclusion of the audit. The 20-21 consultancy spend as per DCMS 20-21 published accounts (page 135) was £16.6m. The listing for the £16.6m is set out below and is net of a credit of £1.914m on reversed expenditure....

Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 101 (18 Jul 2022)

Lord Sandhurst: ...their children are being taught in school. They must have access, we say, to the materials deployed in class. It arises because some commercial providers of materials in the sensitive field of RSE and health have tried to stop parents getting access to materials which they have provided for use in class. Requests to see material have been met with the assertion that it is protected and...

American War of Independence: Semiquincentennial Commemorations - Question (14 Jul 2022)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: My Lords, the magisterial biography of the Border reivers by George MacDonald Fraser starts with the inauguration of President Nixon taking over from President Johnson, with Billy Graham giving the eulogy. The Minister references the Pilgrim Society. There was an outward emigration group of Border reiver families after the pilgrims, of less strong character perhaps, from whom so many in...

Assisted Dying — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (4 Jul 2022)

Neale Hanvey: I thank my 267 constituents who reached out to me and signed the petition, and also the many other constituents who contacted me with other views. The hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) mentioned that assisted dying is a devolved matter, but I hope to be able to represent my constituents who have taken an interest in this debate, which is why I agreed to speak. I also want to...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Second Reading (28 Jun 2022)

Earl Howe: My Lords, this has been a memorably good debate. I thank all speakers for the knowledge and personal insights that they brought to it. I am grateful particularly to those noble Lords who felt able to give the Bill a broad welcome and I look forward to their constructive support as it proceeds. As we heard, by no means all who have spoken were so positive. Some, such as the noble Lords, Lord...

Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (28 Jun 2022)

Division number 1 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Lord Aberdare Lord Addington Lord Allan of Hallam Lord Allen of Kensington Lord Alli Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Lord Bach Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Barker Lord Beith Baroness Benjamin Lord Berkeley Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blake of Leeds Baroness Blower Baroness...


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