Results 1–20 of 77 for scottish independence speaker:Sandra White

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Restrictions (Discussions with Police Scotland) ( 9 Mar 2021)

Sandra White: ...cabinet secretary says about police officers. They are human beings as well, and they are a part of the community. However, what people cannot understand is the operational matter. I hope that the independent scrutiny will come up with some answers. My other question is about a huge worry that I and others have. We have another huge football fixture coming up in Glasgow in two weeks’...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Recovery ( 3 Mar 2021)

Sandra White: ...opportunities, particularly the most vulnerable people. It will come as no surprise that, from an early age—my teens, in fact—I believed that the only way that we could do that was through independence and full powers for Scotland. I have always believed that and will continue to believe it. Speaking to members of the public in my constituency, Glasgow Kelvin, or outwith it, I think...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Funding (24 Feb 2021)

Sandra White: ...that we are debating, we all recognise that the past 11 months or so has been like no other time. Not only Scotland and the UK but the whole world has had to face the pandemic, whose impact on the Scottish economy has been palpable. I believe that the Scottish Government has responded across all areas, especially with the substantial funding package for councils that it has introduced. At...

Scottish Parliament: Adult Social Care (Independent Review) (16 Feb 2021)

Sandra White: ...of health and social care, and the promise of the Carers Act form the scaffolding upon which to build.” That is exactly what we need to do. We need to build on the foundation blocks that the Scottish Government has put in place so far. I welcome the cabinet secretary’s earlier announcement about the improvements and moneys for carers. I fully support the report’s recommendations, and...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People ( 1 Dec 2020)

Sandra White: ...cases, young lives are lost. The effects of the pandemic have touched everyone, but none more than our young people. I have been in dialogue and have had Zoom meetings with Samaritans and the Scottish Association for Mental Health to discuss the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health. The particular demographic of my constituency has made me aware of and concerned about...

Scottish Parliament: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (26 Nov 2020)

Sandra White: ...many pubs in the area. The reason why I have a particular interest in the bill is that, a number of years ago, along with Neil Bibby and Greg Mulholland MP, I attended a number of events in the Scottish Parliament about tied pubs. At that time, the views were very mixed and they are still very mixed now. I come at the issue from the point of view of my constituents and the pubs in my area....

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendums (Two-thirds Majority Requirement) (26 Sep 2019)

Sandra White: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on there being a requirement for a two-thirds majority in any future independence referendum. (S5O-03591)

Scottish Parliament: Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity (25 Apr 2019)

Sandra White: ...that has been said. I will not speak about the various clubs in my constituency as I would normally do, but I will speak about a very interesting project that I came across that was launched by the Scottish Government. I am the convener of the cross-party group on older people, age and ageing and I thought that I would speak with that hat on. The focus of my speech will be a significant...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future Economy (16 Jan 2019)

Sandra White: ...is seen as a basket case apart from the UK and the union. The most successful countries in the world are Luxembourg, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Those are all small, independent countries, Mr Leonard. It is about time that people learned that we do not have all the levers. I wish that we had. I did not want to react like that—I am sorry—but it is time that...

Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week ( 4 Oct 2018)

Sandra White: ...there is absolutely no doubt that the actions by the Tory Government in Westminster are making more and more people worse off and driving them into poverty. We have to give some credit for what the Scottish Government is trying to do without all the powers of an independent country. I will mention a couple of things—I cannot go through them all. We are the only part of the UK that has...

Scottish Parliament: Nakba 70th Anniversary (15 May 2018)

Sandra White: ...the debate to take place. I also thank the many groups who contacted me and other members about the debate. Some of their representatives are in the gallery tonight and I welcome them to the Scottish Parliament. Thank you for your support. In the past 48 hours, we have witnessed the killing of over 50 Palestinian people, and thousands being injured by the Israeli army. Members of the...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (19 Dec 2017)

Sandra White: ...bill puts people at its heart, with the principles that social security is a human right and that people should be treated with dignity, fairness and respect. It is important to emphasise that. The Scottish Government must also be thanked for the way in which it has approached the bill. It has been proactive and has consulted organisations and individuals from day 1. I thank it for that,...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill ( 8 Nov 2017)

Sandra White: ...in many guises—it is to do with housing, education and other issues. That is why we wanted to look at child poverty much more broadly. I thank committee members, the cabinet secretary and the Scottish Government for the work that they did together in that regard, in recognition of the fact that addressing poverty is not just about targets. Two areas stand out in committee members’ work...

Scottish Parliament: Catalonia (Independence Referendum) ( 3 Oct 2017)

Sandra White: 1. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement that it issued on 16 September, what its response is to the violence that took place during the independence referendum in Catalonia. (S5T-00699)

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

Sandra White: ...will establish the first social security system in the UK based on the statutory principle that social security is a human right. We must emphasise that. Eleven benefits are being devolved to the Scottish Parliament: the disability living allowance, personal independence payments, attendance allowance, severe disablement allowance, industrial injuries disablement benefit, the carers...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Sandra White: ...will cite a small excerpt: “We swear to oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, religion, place of birth, age, disability, sexuality or language. We aim for an independent Scottish Republic in which people may live with dignity and with self-respect”. That was Adam Tomkins in 2004. Let us move to last week’s Sunday Herald magazine. We have learned...

Scottish Parliament: United States Travel Ban (31 Jan 2017)

Sandra White: ...cabinet secretary mentioned Hamaseh Tayari, a postgraduate vet from the University of Glasgow, who was prevented from returning to Scotland via New York. We must all sincerely thank the women for independence campaign and all the people who have donated money to enable her to return to Scotland. We all recognise that that is a fantastic gesture and it is most welcome. However, does the...

Scottish Parliament: Disability Delivery Plan ( 8 Dec 2016)

Sandra White: ...: Our Delivery Plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”—to give it its full title. The plan will bring positive change for disabled people. The Scottish Government’s goal—that every disabled person has choice, control, dignity and freedom—reflects the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which I...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2016-17 ( 6 Sep 2016)

Sandra White: I thank the First Minister for setting out the Scottish Government’s programme for government . I do not know whether the policy area that I am going to speak about got 10, 30 or 40 seconds in the First Minister’s statement, but I have six minutes in which to speak about the issues. Anas Sarwar spoke about obsession. It seems to be an obsession of the Labour Party to constantly oppose...

Scottish Parliament: Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 ( 1 Mar 2016)

Sandra White: ...’s obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In particular, article 9, on accessibility, states: “To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States ... shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical...


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