Alasdair Allan MSP

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Alasdair Allan MSP

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  • Member for: Na h-Eileanan an Iar
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Dr Allan The member will appreciate that I cannot comment on a case that is currently under consideration by a local authority.

On the call-in procedure more generally, the power will still exist for ministers to call in decisions. Of course the difference will be that instead of the future of a s...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) The recent amendments to the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 have not yet been brought into force. However, we aim to do that as quickly as possible. There will need to be some transitional arrangements for closure proposals published before the new amendments come into force, and we will...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan John Finnie makes a series of important points about secondary education in rural areas. I am familiar with the example that he gave, as it has been brought to the attention of my colleague Mike Russell, who is the constituency MSP.

More generally, there can be difficulties with ensuring ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) The Scottish Government wants all educators, learners and parents to take full advantage of the opportunities that technology offers in order to raise attainment and ambition and to promote opportunities for all. To support that aim, a significant programme of work that focuses specifically on infor...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan The member is, of course, right. I am sure that there will be wide agreement across the chamber that there is no single solution to the issue, but we have to ensure that we continue to work on tackling sectarianism in Scotland.

Roseanna Cunningham, the Minister for Community Safety and L...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) Education Scotland, the national body for supporting quality improvement in Scottish education, promotes diversity and equality in its work and has a specific workstream on combating sectarianism. The work focuses on identifying and sharing good practice, reviewing and improving resources, and engag...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan Yes. Gordon MacDonald has made an important point. The big threat—if we want to use that language—to research degrees and activity in Scotland’s universities is posed not by constitutional change, but by the attitude that the United Kingdom Government takes to immigration. That is not only my view, ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning has, on a number of occasions, met academics from throughout the country. However, I say with respect that I feel that Drew Smith is missing a fundamental point, which is that the research funding that Scotland’s universities receive from res...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) According to data provided by Research Councils UK, Scotland’s universities and research institutes secured £307 million from the research councils in 2012-13, which represented 10.7 per cent of the total research council spend of £2.9 billion.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan It is certainly incumbent on all local authorities to make that information available to their schools. Some local authorities are dealing with the matter centrally and others are devolving the decision to schools, but all local authorities should make it clear to schools and, indeed, to candidates....
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S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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Motion S4M-09140.2: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06643: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05154: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04313: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03004: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-00959: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-08121: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/03/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-07960: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-07856: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/02/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-07864: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/02/2011 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-00084: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/05/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-00037: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-13444: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40450: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40318: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-38093: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-37604: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-10498: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-32754: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-32185: Alasdair Allan, Western Isles, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2010 Show Full Question >>