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Scottish Parliament: Garbh Allt Community Initiative (3 Oct 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I thank Maree Todd for giving voice to this very important issue. Members may have noted that I have been relatively silent for the past three weeks, as I have been suffering from laryngitis. Maree Todd has arranged for me to be temporarily given back my voice to allow me to speak in the debate this evening. Let us hope—as I do—that it lasts for four minutes. The history of the...

Scottish Parliament: Carbon Capture and Storage (St Fergus) (21 Sep 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to the St Fergus project. Does the minister share my disappointment in the United Kingdom Government’s anti-carbon capture and storage inaction at St Fergus and its proactively hostile actions at Peterhead? Does that put at risk an opportunity that would not only benefit the environment, but create jobs and boost the economy across...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy (12 Sep 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Has the cabinet secretary seen that the UK Tory Government is setting aside £230 million for fines to cover its CAP basic payment failures in 2015-16? That suggests a pro rata cost in Scotland of around £41 million. What is the Scottish figure?

Scottish Parliament: Policing (12 Sep 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I declare that I have a close family member who serves in the Police Service of Scotland. Does the cabinet secretary agree that we require the highest standards of personal integrity for everyone who works in the Police Service? I understand that he is to address the Police Service’s conference on ethical standards on Tuesday next week. Does he expect that he will be able to...

Scottish Parliament: Serve Scotland (12 Sep 2017)

...the debate for up to 30 minutes. Motion moved, That, under Rule 8.14.3, the debate be extended by up to 30 minutes.—[ Kate Forbes .] Motion agreed to. I now call—I cannot remember who came next. I call Stewart Stevenson.

Scottish Parliament: Gypsy Travellers (Parking Sites) (7 Sep 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the provision by local authorities of parking sites that are suitable for Gypsy Travellers. (S5O-01219)

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (7 Sep 2017)

James Kelly: ...’s good books. Their mentions of a programme that is bursting with ambition really meant, “Please, First Minister, can you give me a job?” However, we cannot excuse the most senior members of the SNP. Stewart Stevenson trumpeted the SNP’s great record on climate change, but failed to mention the fact that the Government plans to reduce air departure tax by 50 per...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (6 Sep 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Generations Working Together (6 Sep 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I am one of the three people here who have served of the time that God has allocated to us three score years and 10; I am one of the three septuagenarians who are members of this Parliament. I am delighted to see that the minister who will respond to tonight’s debate was half my age three years ago. He is, of course, in statistical terms catching up, with each passing year. The issue...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (27 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Mr Bibby’s amendments 2 and 5 are a modest improvement on the amendments that were considered at stage 2, in that they would apply only to “constables, who are assigned duties that relate to the policing of railways and railway property”, whereas the previous amendments covered all police officers. However, let us consider what the amendments mean, because there are...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (27 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Online Exploitation and Abuse of Children (27 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I congratulate Gillian Martin on bringing this important topic to us today. I thank the people who helped to brief me. Barrister Annabelle Turner came to see me yesterday and briefed me on behalf of the International Justice Mission. It is worth having a wee think about what the IJM is about. Ms Turner is one of many professionally qualified people who work for the organisation and provide...

Scottish Parliament: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (22 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: It is fair to say that the amendment that is before us is narrower in scope and closer to being able to be taken forward than the amendment in the name of Oliver Mundell’s former colleague that the committee considered at stage 2. However, it still suffers from the same basic problems. If it were to be agreed to, the bill could move forward, but there would be a potential road block in...

Scottish Parliament: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (22 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I will begin by talking about my colleagues in the chamber. I have always thought that all of us who stand for Parliament and elected office, whatever our political traditions and beliefs, come here—with almost no exceptions—wanting to do good for the people whom we are elected to represent. That does not change the fact that I will disagree with members in other parties on...

Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information Requests (21 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I start by welcoming the Government’s announcement, which takes the public accessibility and availability of information relating to FOI requests—information that is in official hands—to new heights. I want to talk about the Tories—the party that lodged today’s motion. They have not always been the most enthusiastic supporters of FOI. In the stage 1 debate on the...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture (21 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I start by declaring a relevant interest. NFU Scotland provides me with its magazine, Scottish Farming Leader, at no cost. The cover price is £3.50. I thank the NFUS for that, which helps me to stay in touch, and I will come back to that. I also declare that I have a registered agricultural holding of less than two hectares from which I derive no income. The Leader helps us all to stay...

Scottish Parliament: Policing 2026 (20 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I draw members’ attention to the fact that I have a close family member who is a police constable. Is the cabinet secretary aware that section 41 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 empowers the Treasury “Where VAT is chargeable on the supply of goods or services to a Government department” to direct the commissioners to refund VAT? On 1 April 2015 in England, such a direction...

Scottish Parliament: Crofting Commission (20 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: I welcome the news that 4,000 crofts are now registered. How will we help communities to ensure that the remaining 14,000 crofts are appropriately registered?

Scottish Parliament: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (6 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Without rebutting the point that has just been made, I wonder whether Douglas Ross might care to consider whether there have been challenges with technology for decades, and that perhaps we should welcome those challenges being opened up to the public gaze and engaged with, albeit that we should continue to hold the Government and the COPFS to account for delivering effective change.

Scottish Parliament: Inshore Fisheries (Unlicensed Commercial Fishing) (31 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to protect inshore fisheries against unlicensed commercial fishing. (S5O-01045)

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