Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Region: Ar
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Although there might be local extenuating circumstances and local conditions that require schemes to be tweaked at local level to make them appropriate, we need a consistent approach, where that is appropriate, and to ensure that on a like-for-like basis and where circumstances are similar we are fa...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse There are two aspects that I should highlight. First, I will briefly mention the impact on other species, which is something that should be noted. For example, I saw on Islay clear evidence of the destruction of corncrake corridors—geese had got in behind fences and had stripped the grass completely...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Yes, and Benbecula.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse It is August as well.

We hope to start the adaptive management pilot then. Although the geese population figures on Uist are not as solid and we want to firm them up, we believe there to be around 7,000 resident greylag geese, so the numbers are becoming significant.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Tiree is another place that is affected and we are looking to have the pilot in place in August and then to extend that later on in the year. I believe that the timeframe for Lewis and Harris is slightly later than that, although I invite Andrew Taylor to confirm that.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Let me put it this way: I would be very sorry were we to see a deterioration in the quality of that absolutely superb habitat. I give an assurance that I will keep an eye on the Machair’s prospects and that I will work with colleagues in the agricultural team to develop the SRDP, which helps to supp...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse I recognise the valuable work that has been done through the machair life project. The habitat there is outstanding and the project’s impact on biodiversity has been first class, promoting the welfare not only of birds but of invertebrates including pollinators such as bees, and that is fantastic.
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse In Orkney, because the greylag is a quarry species, we set a bag limit of 5,000 in order to reduce the resident population, over a period of time, to what it used to be, which was about 3,000 or 4,000. The population had reached 20,000 and that figure was rising, and the growing migratory population...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse It is very important, as Mr Thompson highlighted, that we work closely with crofters. I appreciate that many crofters struggle. Those who are trying to make a living from full-time crofting struggle as it is, and it is clear that many others do not generate sufficient income from crofting to make a ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : 25 June 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Videoconferencing has been offered, convener. I offered it to the Scottish Crofting Federation for that reason, but I understand that the individuals involved live quite close to Edinburgh. Therefore, there is not necessarily a barrier to people attending meetings in Edinburgh.

I have wri...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-09916: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09294.3: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09280: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08517: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07106: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06845.2: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06798: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06544: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06209: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05712: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-09164: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01238: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01063: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07135: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-01044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07085: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07045: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
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