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Ruth Davidson

Conservative MSP, Edinburgh Central , 6 May 2011 –


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Scottish Parliament: Primary 1 Tests (19 Sep 2018)

John Swinney: ...assessments and that they are being asked to vote for that in the Conservative motion. I am appalled by the Conservative Party. When the First Minister announced national standardised assessment in September 2015, Ruth Davidson responded in the chamber by saying: “I am pleased that our repeated and sustained calls for standardised assessments to be introduced in schools have been...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (19 Sep 2018)

..., Cunningham, Roseanna, Denham, Ash, Dey, Graeme, Doris, Bob, Dornan, James, Ewing, Annabelle, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Forbes, Kate, Freeman, Jeane, Gibson, Kenneth, Gilruth, Jenny, Gougeon, Mairi, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Emma, Haughey, Clare, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, Lyle, Richard, MacDonald, Angus, MacDonald, Gordon,...

Scottish Parliament: Schools (Information) (13 Sep 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. Six years ago, this Parliament introduced new rules so that parents could get more information about their local school. The Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 were crystal clear. Pupils and parents needed schools to provide comprehensive information, particularly on their curriculum, including on subject choice and school performance. Six years on, how...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (13 Sep 2018)

..., Ballantyne, Michelle, Beamish, Claudia, Bibby, Neil, Briggs, Miles, Burnett, Alexander, Cameron, Donald, Carlaw, Jackson, Carson, Finlay, Chapman, Peter, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Corry, Maurice, Davidson, Ruth, Dugdale, Kezia, Fee, Mary, Findlay, Neil, Finnie, John, Fraser, Murdo, Golden, Maurice, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Greene, Jamie, Greer, Ross, Griffin, Mark, Halcro Johnston, Jamie,...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit Preparations (11 Sep 2018)

Michael Russell: ...was Adam Tomkins. [ Interruption .] Indeed, let me quote somebody else, who said on 30 June: “Retaining our place in the single market should be the overriding priority.”—[ Official Report , 30 June 2016; c 24.] That was Ruth Davidson. The reality is that the only acceptable alternative—and it is not as good—to staying in the EU is staying in the single market...

Scottish Parliament: Parole System (Victims and Families) (6 Sep 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. On Tuesday, the First Minister said that she would improve the information and support that is available to victims when prisoners are released, and that she would increase the transparency of the parole system, but we need the detail. Will victims and their families be able to give their testimony to the Parole Board for Scotland in person? Will the law be changed so that the safety and...

Scottish Parliament: Michelle’s Law Campaign (6 Sep 2018)

John Scott: ..., brother and sister when they discovered on 23 June that John Wilson would be walking the streets of Ayrshire—possibly of Ayr—on unsupervised home leave, just nine years after murdering his victim, Michelle. As we know, Ruth Davidson raised the matter with the First Minister on 28 June, which resulted in the First Minister giving an instruction to her new cabinet secretary...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (6 Sep 2018)

Donald Cameron: ...of glossy pictures and nice graphics and it is replete with general principles that many would be hard pressed to disagree with, but when it comes to the detail, regrettably, it is very uninspiring. As Ruth Davidson said on Tuesday, we are now halfway through this parliamentary session, yet we have a programme for government that lacks ambition, avoids difficult subjects and backtracks on...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Standardised Assessments (5 Sep 2018)

John Swinney: ...she said: “We will introduce new national standardised assessments for pupils in primaries 1, 4 and 7, and in the third year of secondary school.” In response to that statement by the First Minister, Ruth Davidson said: “I am pleased that our repeated and sustained calls for standardised assessments to be introduced in schools have been heeded.”—[ Official...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (5 Sep 2018)

Liam Kerr: ...of police officer numbers having been cut to a nine-year low. It would be a big ask for anyone—let alone someone from a completely separate brief—to pick that up cold, which is why I reiterate Ruth Davidson’s point from yesterday and encourage the new justice department to work with those who have the experience and the policies. The early signs are promising. Unlike the...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (4 Sep 2018)

Ruth Davidson: This is the 12th Scottish National Party programme for government and it is the third under the current First Minister. It comes a year after last year’s programme for government when, following the general election, the First Minister declared a radical relaunch of her Administration. Before turning to today’s offering, let us briefly summarise how that relaunch has gone. Last...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Patrick Grady: But Ruth Davidson promised that if Scotland voted no it would get to stay in the European Union. How come that has changed?

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...neighbours, friends and allies, in good times and in bad. It is very much in all our interests that the voice of financial services should continue to be heard and heeded as that relationship begins to take shape. I conclude by quoting the excellent Ruth Davidson, who wrote over the weekend: “We have a duty to serve the public in the national interest, to deliver the Brexit...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

Ian Murray: With regard to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act or any issue to do with the EU in this House, will the Secretary of State tell us how many times Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, has demanded that he or any of the 13 Scottish Conservative MPs vote against the Government line?

Opposition Day - [15TH Allotted Day, 1ST Part]Opposition Day: Claim of Right for Scotland (4 Jul 2018)

Patrick Grady: ...Union; a United Kingdom that would guarantee people in Scotland freedom of movement for themselves and their goods, for their capital and their services, across the continent. We were told by no less than Ruth Davidson herself, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, that the way for Scotland to stay in the European Union was to vote no in 2014, and that has been ripped like a rug from...

Sustainable Fisheries (4 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: ..., he made a passionate and coherent case for many of the benefits that could accrue to Britain as a result of leaving the EU. My friend outside this House, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, who argued for a slightly different position during the referendum, made the point that when it comes to fish, certainly in the Conservative party, we are all Brexiteers now.

Scottish Parliament: Prisoners (Sentencing and Release) (28 Jun 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. Michelle Stewart was murdered in the Ayrshire village of Drongan on 14 November 2008. She was 17 years old. Her killer, John Wilson, having lain in wait for Michelle, stabbed her 10 times and was sentenced to life. The judge made it clear that he should serve 12 years before he could apply for parole but, on Saturday, just nine years later, Michelle’s sister Lisa received a letter...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (27 Jun 2018)

..., Brown, Keith, Burnett, Alexander, Cameron, Donald, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Carson, Finlay, Chapman, Peter, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Corry, Maurice, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Davidson, Ruth, Denham, Ash, Doris, Bob, Dornan, James, Dugdale, Kezia, Ewing, Fergus, Findlay, Neil, Finnie, John, FitzPatrick, Joe, Fraser, Murdo, Freeman, Jeane, Golden, Maurice, Gougeon,...

Scottish Parliament: Literacy and Numeracy (Standards) (21 Jun 2018)

Ruth Davidson: 1. This week, the education secretary patted himself on the back and declared that more than 90 per cent of pupils in secondary schools are reaching the required standards in literacy and numeracy. Can the First Minister confirm that under the Scottish National Party’s new rules, a pupil is deemed to have met those required standards of attainment even if they fail English and maths?

Scottish Parliament: National Testing (Five-year-olds) (21 Jun 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...practice, the assessments are experienced by children as part of on-going learning and teaching activities in the classroom. They are appropriate to the age of the child, but, to go back to the question from Ruth Davidson that I answered earlier, they are important in making sure that we replace survey data on the performance of children with comprehensive data on the performance of...


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