Results 281–300 of 400 for sarah green

Scottish Parliament: Bathing Water Quality (4 Dec 2003)

Robin Harper: I hoped that the minister might have forgiven me for that bit of levity at the beginning of my speech. Sarah Boyack, in her eminently sensible and well-directed speech, pointed out the wide variety of policy options that are available. I hope that she appreciated that in the Green party's offering from Mark Ruskell, we suggested some of those options. Again and again, members complain about...

Scottish Parliament: Congestion Charging in Edinburgh (18 Dec 2003)

David Mundell: I do not have time to allow interventions. I have a number of points to make, most of which Bristow Muldoon and I have debated before. I was pleased that Sarah Boyack spoke, because having an Edinburgh flat gives me the benefit of receiving her regular newsletter. Most issues contain a column called "Lib Dem Watch", which is very helpful because it sets out how the Liberal Democrats are...

Scottish Parliament: Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (7 Jan 2004)

Mr Mark Ruskell: .... At the moment, the bill has the promise of being effective, but it will require amendment at stage 2 to turn it into a piece of legislation of which the whole Parliament, including the Scottish Green Party, can be proud. I want to mention briefly two aspects that are not included in the scope of the bill. First, marine issues, which Sarah Boyack mentioned, are left out. That is...

Scottish Parliament: National Waste Plan (21 Jan 2004)

Allan Wilson: I assure the Presiding Officer that I shall not treat his comment as an incentive to go over my allotted time. Reflecting on Sarah Boyack's informative speech, I think that it gives new meaning to Forrest Gump's observation: "Life's a box of chocolates ... You never know what you're gonna get"— although one can be sure that it will be overwrapped. I am pleased to speak in today's debate as...

Scottish Parliament: Renewable Energy (21 Jan 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ..., I want to promote Scotland's renewables industry's win-win potential that could create jobs and prosperity while safeguarding our environment. I know that the partnership agreement has a clear green thread that links commitments on actions with policy in order to create a clear framework for delivering sustainable development in Scotland. We need to embrace renewable energy if we are to...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Public Bodies (3 Feb 2004)

Richard Caborn: ...Chair David McDonnell 1 April 2000 31 March 2005 No Trustee Alan Waterworth 1 April 1999 31 March 2004 No Trustee Margaret MacKeith 1 February 2000 31 January 2005 No Trustee Sarah Palmer 1 February 2000 31 January 2005 No Trustee Eva Wisemark 21 January 2002 20 January 2006 No Trustee Professor Gordon McGregor Reid 1 February 2001 31 January 2006 No...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Bill (4 Feb 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...industry and the whole issue of how we develop the grid in the future. That is critical for the delivery of our target for Scottish renewables and the UK's global aspirations. I believe that the Greens' amendment totally misses the target. If they want to be critical, they should know that it is not the bill that is the problem but the nature of the BETTA system that is being developed...

Scottish Parliament: Zero Waste (25 Mar 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...perspective. Not an ounce of effort was made; the SNP wants to have the same tired old debate. We face some real challenges. I am glad that we are having a debate on zero waste and I think that the Greens' constructive approach is useful. A lot more needs to be done on commercial waste, but some good work is being done by SEPA, the enterprise companies and the Federation of Small...

London (21 Apr 2004)

Simon Hughes: a seat that the Conservatives hope to win. The Labour party should explain why it still cannot tell us what it is going to do about Crossrail, although everyone in London has been asking for a green light on the project for months. It should explain why it cannot allow the east London line extension to go ahead. We were told that it was going to go ahead a few months ago, but the...

Scottish Parliament: Marine Environment (19 May 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...been given a lot of evidence about the good work that the coastal partnerships are doing. Before deciding how to vote today, I read through all the amendments. I agree with the sentiment behind the Green amendment. I also agree with Robin Harper on the need for local community management and integrated management of our fisheries. However, I honestly cannot support giving ourselves a...

Scottish Parliament: Major Events and Festivals in Scotland (20 May 2004)

Jeremy Purvis:, and others, at the heart of the Government. Members have mentioned the importance of the city festivals and discussed the growth that they have experienced. Donald Gorrie, Margaret Smith, Sarah Boyack and others talked about the Edinburgh international festival, whose ticket sales increased by 12 per cent in 2003. Edinburgh festival fringe tickets are sold in this hall where we...

Muslim Communities (22 Jun 2004)

Sarah Teather: ..., but clearly to the Muslim Council of Britain an enormous amount still needs to be done. Others have spoken eloquently today on social exclusion issues—particularly the hon. Members for Bethnal Green and Bow (Ms King) and for Regent's Park and Kensington, North. However, when I speak to Muslims, the No. 1 issue that they raise is antiterrorism legislation—particularly section 44 of...

Education (Brent) (22 Jun 2004)

Sarah Teather: ...borough, but also an area of great need. Brent, East borders Camden to the east and Westminster to the south. It stretches north-west up to Neasden, taking in Kilburn, Queen's Park, Willesden Green and Dollis Hill en route. Most of my constituency lies within the tube's most central zones—1 and 2. The Audit Commission has said that Brent is an area of significant deprivation. It is the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive's Programme (8 Sep 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...will be on public transport. The idea that climate change is being ignored is just not true. We are not going far enough, but that is partly because we need to change a culture. Surely the Greens would be better off working with us than constantly dismissing the facts.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning (16 Sep 2004)

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what role areas of green belt play in the management of urban change.

Scottish Parliament: Spending Review 2004 (29 Sep 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...the local authorities that not meeting such targets will not be good enough and that excellence in our schools also means high quality and value for the long term. I hope that the inclusion of the greening Government policy in "Building a Better Scotland" will link into the strategic environmental assessment process for the whole of the Scottish public sector, which could lead the way....

Scottish Parliament: Finance and Public Services and Communities: Procurement Policy (6 Oct 2004)

Tavish Scott: I recognise Sarah Boyack's consistent interest in the issue. She will be interested to know that the greening government policy continues to process environmental improvement. We have adopted a number of specific targets that are to be achieved annually. For the years 2003-06, our key targets included reducing the amount of office waste that goes to landfill by recycling 70 per cent of the...

Scottish Parliament: Renewable Energy (6 Oct 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...-renewables so that every householder and builder in Scotland knows about them. We need joined-up government and we need building regulations, procurement, the planning system and the Executive's green jobs strategy to kick in so that we do not miss out. When preparing for the planning review next year, I ask the ministers to focus on capacity and expertise in planning authorities. That...

Housing (Brent) (26 Oct 2004)

Sarah Teather: .... I want to tell a few of the stories. Siobhan McCutcheon and her partner, Mr. Cottle are housing association tenants with three children who live in a tiny, two-bedroom flat in Willesden Green. The sitting room is very small; it is not big enough for a table. Their oldest child is too old now to share a room and the overcrowding is affecting his schoolwork. There is nowhere for him to do...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport: Domestic Wind Turbines (4 Nov 2004)

Sarah Boyack: ...situation, because renewable energy brings climate change benefits and manufacturing and construction jobs? His department will have a role in promoting mini wind vanes in urban areas through the green jobs strategy.

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