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 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Allan

I am happy to acknowledge the problem created by bogus colleges, as they were called. However, as other members have pointed out, that problem was not so prevalen...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Allan

Universities Scotland’s September 2013 report “Richer for it: The positive social, cultural and educational impact international students have on Scotland” identified a number of key qualita...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan)

I am delighted to open this important debate on the role that post-study work immigration routes can play for Scotland.

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Allan

I will be rewarded sevenfold, I am sure.

I...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Allan

In the interests of fairness, I had better go for the member who asked first.



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Allan

I must make some progress.

Scotland benefi...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Allan

Liam McArthur will have just heard me say that I acknowledge that overall there was in 2013-14 a very small increase of about 1 per cent on the total for the prev...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Dr Allan

I understand the points that the member makes. In answer to his second point, I would say that the Government is very committed to investing in STEM. That is why ...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages (Dr Alasdair Allan)

In September 2014 there were 20,597 non-teaching staff in Scottish local authority schools, compared with 20,923 in September 2013.



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Dr Allan

I am aware that South Lanarkshire Council has agreed to cut a number of teachers from its early learning and childcare centres. It is for local authorities to tak...

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S4M-12776.4 John Swinney: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the n
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S4M-12776.3 Gavin Brown: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the na
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S4M-12776.1 Willie Rennie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776.2 Patrick Harvie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776 Jackie Baillie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament rejects the UK Governmen
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S4M-12763.1 Claire Baker: Post-study Work Visas—As an amendment to motion S4M-12763 in the name of H
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S4M-12763 Humza Yousaf: Post-study Work Visas—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Po
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S4M-12678.2 Roseanna Cunningham: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in th
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S4M-12678.3 Neil Findlay: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in the name
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S4M-12678.1 Annabel Goldie: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in the nam
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Motion S4M-12385.3: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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 >>