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Ian Lavery

Former Labour MP, Wansbeck , 6 May 2010 – 3 May 2017


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Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (25 May 2017)

...measures are in place. However, I am happy to ask her to speak to Colleges Scotland to raise those specific issues. More generally, I am pleased that agreement was reached last Friday between the unions and the employers to enable further strike action to be called off.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay Cap (25 May 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...now entered a period in which inflation is rising, the pay restraint that we have seen in recent times is unsustainable. That is why, in advance of our next submission, we have asked staff representatives, including unions, to gather evidence to submit to the pay review body.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Economic Risks) (24 May 2017)

Ivan McKee: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the risks to Scotland’s economy of businesses leaving the country if there is no access to the European Union single market and a so-called hard Brexit strategy is pursued by the United Kingdom Government. (S5O-01009)

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pay Policy 2017-18 (Equality Impact Assessment) (24 May 2017)

Derek Mackay: I have some sympathy with the point that Patrick Harvie has made. I have engaged on the subject with the trade unions, whose representatives I met recently. It is true that we have targeted support to those on lower earnings within our pay control. That is why there are specific measures such as the fixed payment and other support measures. We must get the balance right on sustaining the...

Scottish Parliament: Air Departure Tax (Distributional Impact) (24 May 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...that in the Finance and Constitution Committee. We are pursuing the position with the UK Government. Given that the UK is the member state, it is for the UK Government to approach the European Union through the notification process. We are working in partnership with the UK Government to try to ensure that we can continue the Highlands and Islands exemption, which is certainly this...

Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

John Swinney: ...on putting in place the necessary measures to protect public sector ICT skills. It is essential that, across a range of different areas—on learning and skills, on the role of the private sector, on compliance with the European Union general data protection regulation and on the securing of our critical infrastructure—we make cohesive and coherent efforts to ensure that we are...

Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 May 2017)

Gillian Martin: ...that stipulation on a statutory footing, and I am working with the Scottish Government to gather views and see how that could work on the ground. Since hearing the committee’s views on that suggestion, I have made contact with teaching unions, local government and other stakeholders, and I will consider the matter closely ahead of stage 2. One of the undeniable traits of school...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Negotiations (Fishing Industry) (18 May 2017)

Mairi Evans: ...UK, it is in both our interests to reach a mutually beneficial deal that works for the UK and the EU’s fishing communities”. Does the minister agree that the UK Government’s plans to allow European Union boats access to Scotland’s waters as of right is regrettable and would be detrimental to Scotland’s fishing interests?

Scottish Parliament: Fishing Industry (West Coast) (18 May 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...increased by 45 per cent. Prawn vessels up and down the west coast have benefited from the end of the days-at-sea regime. Through the European maritime and fisheries fund programme, the European Union and the Government have supported diverse projects to develop the industry, including investment of £600,000 for the provision of harbour facilities and net mending along the west coast...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (18 May 2017)

...as a whole. Today, we also see the Tories reportedly publishing proposals to increase the amount of money that employers have to pay if they want to employ skilled migrants from outside the European Union. As the British Medical Association has pointed out, that includes doctors, nurses and other people who work in our health service. Not only will it be harder to recruit people into the...

Scottish Parliament: Snaring (18 May 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...complete ban on manufacture, sale and possession of all snares, such as other countries have introduced. For example, Switzerland has a complete ban on all snares and neck snares are banned in 10 European Union member states. A 2005 report of the United Kingdom Government’s independent working group on snaring highlighted the difficulty in reducing the proportion of non-target...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...have arisen in which, sadly, jobs have been at risk and people have ultimately faced redundancy. As Stewart Stevenson suggested, many members come to this place with backgrounds in the trade union movement, as employers or having been in management positions in the workplace, so they bring expertise and also local information, knowledge and context, which enables them to help the PACE...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (18 May 2017)

...the time that people affected by redundancy are out of work; understands that the overriding goal of Scottish Government policy and the actions of its agencies is to work with employers and trade unions to support sustainable growth in good quality jobs and, as identified by the Enterprise and Skills Review, to develop effective, proactive approaches to support existing jobs and industry...

Scottish Parliament: Benefits Assessments (Third Sector) (17 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and a number of positive responses directly from individuals with disabilities. Our statement was also welcomed by the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: ...we in the Conservative Party in this Parliament have a positive, forward-looking plan for a more prosperous United Kingdom and Scottish fishing industry following our departure from the European Union. Our positive and optimistic plan is in stark contrast to that of the Scottish National Party, which, once more, has adopted its standard pessimistic and defeatist approach. We are the party...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Training Programme (17 May 2017)

Tavish Scott: ...that have been made by colleagues from across the chamber, including the cabinet secretary. At today’s committee meeting, the context was set out by Jane Peckham from the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers, who explained why people are being put off teaching. She told us that 75 per cent of her members are thinking of leaving their current...

Scottish Parliament: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day (17 May 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...in medical services and health technologies and will enable the sharing of knowledge in the UK and across Europe as a whole. It will help to enhance our knowledge of how conditions such as Nf manifest themselves and how we respond to that knowledge. The European Union has approved 24 ERNs covering areas such as rare bone disorders, paediatric cancers and genetically inherited conditions....

Scottish Parliament: Further Education (National Bargaining) (16 May 2017)

John Swinney: ...aged 16 to 24 has increased by more than 11 per cent since 2006-07. Our youth unemployment rate is at its lowest level since the series began in 1992 and is the third lowest in the European Union. In 2015-16, almost 12,000 more students successfully completed full-time courses in further and higher education that led to recognised qualifications than did so in 2008-09. Colleges are not...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...place this December. In order for it to have maximum impact, I can announce today that my colleague the Minister for Employability and Training and I will lead a week-long programme of events with employers, the Scottish Trades Union Congress, disabled people’s organisations and others to examine in detail the employability issues and to agree additional concrete steps to increase...


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