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

Alasdair is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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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 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 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) The Scottish Government is determined that appropriate steps be taken to ensure that our children are safe and secure, and that parents have confidence in the arrangements that are in place for safeguarding their children. The General Teaching Council for Scotland has been an independent body since ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan Alison McInnes points to the importance of ensuring the safety of our children. She also points to one of the reasons why the GTCS—which, I stress, is an independent body—is again examining the issue and looking at the circumstances that obtain in different countries. There are a number of issues fo...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) The experiences and outcomes of curriculum for excellence provide ample opportunity for the study of the people, ideas and ideals of the Scottish enlightenment and their significant global impact, as part of a wide-ranging and inspiring curriculum for our young people.

The Government enco...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan I am pleased to say that teaching of history in our schools has changed considerably since Kenneth Gibson and I were at school. Scottish history, including the enlightenment, is a strong theme in the curriculum for excellence from the early stages of primary school onwards. It should be said that Sc...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan) That information is available on the SQA website. In 2013, 66,204 appeals were submitted to the SQA, of which 31,930 were successful.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Dr Allan As Ken Macintosh is aware, the changes that have been made to the appeals system are the result of a wide consultation that has included the teaching profession. The consultation has been partly to bring the process back to its original aims, which are to ensure that people who experience exceptiona...

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....

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.

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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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YesCarried

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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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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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 >>