David Stewart MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Region: Ar
  • Party: Scottish Labour

David is a member of the following Committees:

David is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Member of the Conveners Group

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Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : 07 August 2014
David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab) The First Minister will be well aware that Serco is to close its call centre in Brora, which will make all 21 local workers redundant. That is a devastating blow to a small rural community with a population of only 1,200. Will the First Minister agree to meet me and send a beacon of hope to all the ...

Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener (David Stewart) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I welcome you all to today’s meeting of the Public Petitions Committee. As always, I ask everyone to switch off their mobile phones or electronic devices because they interfere with our sound system.

Agenda item 1 is consideration of two new petitions. ...

Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener Thank you very much, Mr Macfarlane. Your petition is innovative, and I congratulate you on your work in this area.

As far as the wider issue is concerned, some cities in Europe are, as you will know, considering putting in place public Wi-Fi provision for the whole inner city; Rimini’s ol...

Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener I am sure that the committee will want to write to a number of public bodies on this issue, but for our own information, do you have any evidence of or figures for current coverage in the 32 local authorities?



Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener Finally, you will know that funding for your proposals is available through the United Kingdom’s superconnected cities programme; indeed, I think that some cities, including Edinburgh, have already applied to that. Would you welcome a boost to that programme throughout the UK?



Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener I will now bring in my colleagues.



Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener Obviously, Mr Macfarlane felt a bit unwell. Sometimes, we forget how stressful it is to give evidence before a committee, particularly with the lights and everything else. I have ensured that he can get some air. On behalf of all of us, I thank him for his contribution. He made some excellent points...

Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener That is a good point.



Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener I was going to ask Mr Macfarlane about the other side of the coin, which is the infrastructure providers. Presumably, if we are providing free Wi-Fi on a larger scale, there are economies of scale, so is it worth writing to BT and a number of the other providers to see what their view on the petitio...

Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : 05 August 2014
The Convener Perish the thought.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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NoCarried

S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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YesDefeated

S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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YesDefeated

S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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NoCarried

S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (T
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S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (
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NoCarried

S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear
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NoCarried

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-10806: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10335: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10196: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09895: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09884: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09847: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of Public Petitions Committee, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09529: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09391: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09191: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09152: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22412: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22408: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22409: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22413: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21859: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21860: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21861: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21780: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21779: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21778: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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