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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)

Scottish Parliament: European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (4 Feb 2021)

Gordon MacDonald: I, too, thank Andy Wightman for introducing the bill. At its heart, this is about strengthening our democracy in every community across Scotland, making it more effective, accountable and accessible to the people whom it serves. The bill incorporates into Scots law 11 articles of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, which was ratified by the UK in 1998. The Scottish Government...

Scottish Parliament: Land Ownership History (Impact of Slavery) (4 Feb 2021)

Angus MacDonald: As someone who has a Hebridean background on both sides of my family, going back to Norse times, I was fascinated by the report when it came out last November, and I congratulate my colleague Alasdair Allan on bringing the debate to the chamber. I also thank Dr Iain MacKinnon and Dr Andrew Mackillop for writing the study, and Community Land Scotland for publishing it. As we have heard, the...

Grooming Gangs (3 Feb 2021)

Tom Hunt: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petitions 300239 and 327566 relating to grooming gangs. I would like to thank the 131,625 people who signed the first of the e-petitions that we will be debating today, calling for the release of the Home Office review into this issue, which of course has now happened. The second, smaller petition, signed by over 30,000 people, is calling for a...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (3 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. I ask members to take care to observe those measures, including when entering and exiting the chamber, and to use only the aisles and walkways to access their seats and when moving around the chamber. The next item of business is a statement by Michael Russell, who will provide a...

Trade Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C) (2 Feb 2021)

...full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Lord Aberdare Lord Addington Lord Adonis Lord Alderdice Lord Allan of Hallam Lord Alli Lord Alliance Baroness Altmann Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Ipswich Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Andrews Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Lord Austin of Dudley Lord Bach Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Lord Balfe Baroness Barker...

Trade Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (2 Feb 2021)

...number 3 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Lord Addington Lord Adebowale Lord Adonis Lord Alderdice Lord Allan of Hallam Lord Alli Baroness Altmann Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Ipswich Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Lord Bach Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Bakewell Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord...

Scottish Parliament: Construction and Procurement of Ferry Vessels (2 Feb 2021)

Angus MacDonald: ...least the MV Hebrides, which is patiently waiting to be replaced by vessel 802. We all know that Ferguson’s has a history of decades of building for the CalMac fleet good-quality ships, on time and on budget. Indeed, it is because of the quality of that workmanship that there has not been the massive outcry that we would expect on the islands of Lewis and Harris over the delay in...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (28 Jan 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: ...motion S5M-23997, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on a stage 2 timetable for a bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill at stage 2 be completed by 19 February 2021.—[ Graeme Dey ] Motion agreed to.

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motion (28 Jan 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: ...next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S5M-23972, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. I ask Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to speak to and move the motion.

Scottish Parliament: Prioritising Covid-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery (27 Jan 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the campus. Please observe those measures, including when entering and exiting the chamber. The next item of business is a Conservative Party debate on motion S5M-23958, in the name of Donald Cameron, on prioritising Covid-19 vaccination and economic recovery.

Scottish Parliament: University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill: Stage 1 (26 Jan 2021)

The Presiding Officer: Before I call the party spokespeople to give their opening speeches, I call Lewis Macdonald, who is convener of the Health and Sport Committee.

Scottish Parliament: Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (26 Jan 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-23803, in the name of Gil Paterson, on the Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. I invite members who wish to speak in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons now, and I call Gil Paterson to speak to and move the motion.

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (20 Jan 2021)

The Presiding Officer: I advise Gordon MacDonald that his vote was registered, so there is no need for him to make a point of order. The result of the division on motion S5M-23911, in the name of Graeme Dey, on approval of an SSI, is: For 96, Against 5, Abstentions 18. Motion agreed to, That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local...


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