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 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) As the member will be aware, the maintenance of school buildings is the statutory responsibility of local authorities in Scotland, as defined by section 17 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. It is the responsibility of individual local authorities to manage their budgets and to allocate the total...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr Allan As the member is the former council leader in the area concerned, he will be more than aware that it is the statutory responsibility of Fife Council to maintain its schools and that, under the 1980 act, it has never been the legal responsibility of this or any previous Government to maintain schools...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr Allan As I indicated, the Government’s responsibility relates to rebuilding schools. We have fulfilled that responsibility or priority. The Government is investing £800 million in the £1.25 billion Scotland’s schools for the future programme, with the remainder coming from local authorities. Across the co...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) The Scottish Government provides core funding to the Scottish Traveller education programme, whose role includes the provision of advice and support for both families and professionals. Within STEP’s remit was the production of guidance for local authorities, schools and support services, which was ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr Allan The member is right to point out the very specific needs of the Traveller community. Of course, the Scottish education system and the curriculum for excellence are founded on the idea that all children, regardless of their ethnic group or their background, have a right to an education that meets the...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) The Government is committed to protecting rural schools and that is why we have strengthened the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 to establish more rigorous and specific requirements before a local authority may propose closing a school. We will also improve the arrangements for all school...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr Allan Although I cannot comment on individual schools, as the member will know, I share his disappointment that not everyone has shared this Government’s commitment to strengthening the legislation. North Lanarkshire Council must certainly explain its own position on that, but I believe and the Government...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) We attach great importance to instrumental music tuition in schools. In late 2012, we announced the setting up of an instrumental music group under the chairmanship of David Green. The group reported in June 2013 and made 17 recommendations, which were all accepted in full or in part by the Governme...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr Allan It would certainly be disappointing if any local authority were to take that attitude. There has been a good degree of consensus between local authorities and the Government throughout David Green’s activities to ensure that we do not create or maintain a situation in which instrumental music tuitio...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr Allan The member will be pleased to note that I share her enthusiasm for bagpipes. Although the report does not specify individual musical instruments, it encourages local authorities to take cognisance of local musical traditions and ensure that they are respected and promoted.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

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-09963: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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 >>