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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Alex Fergusson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con) The member is experienced in the field of justice, given his previous career. Will he say what impact the closures, and the extra travel time and expenses that will be involved, are likely to have on people’s willingness to come forward and engage in the justice system?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alex Fergusson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con) I absolutely agree that we would not want to slow it down. However, a stranger looking at our processes from the outside might find it slightly odd that we are looking at an order that came into force yesterday. There is also the fact that the penalty specified in it was wrong in the first place and...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alex Fergusson Certainly not about Galloway, but I wanted to back up everything that Angus MacDonald has said. There seems to be quite a difference between the responses that have been received—all of which have a pretty common theme—and the minister’s response. As the petitioner says,

“the Scottish Go...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alex Fergusson Like you, convener, I was struck by the Crofting Commission’s submission, in particular the focus on the need for local input. One of the differences that I referred to earlier was that the argument for the need for local input was very forceful, whereas the minister suggested that there is already ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alex Fergusson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con) Good morning, cabinet secretary.

Given the stage that we are at, I understand that you might not be able to say a lot about this. However, I presume that there comes a time when, in negotiating a degree of activity that a farmer has to be engaged in before they can attract a subsidy, ther...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alex Fergusson So activity is likely to be measured by the condition of the land rather than by the number of livestock on the land.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alex Fergusson Good luck with that.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alex Fergusson As the cabinet secretary rightly suggested, one of the tools in the box that may help to address some of the difficulties is coupled payments. You have already said that 8 per cent of the pillar 1 budget will be used for coupled support to continue the Scottish beef calf scheme. I might come back to...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alex Fergusson To put it simply, if you get the extra 5 per cent, what are you going to do with it?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Alex Fergusson I am grateful to you, convener.

My question relates to an issue that is a very big one in my part of Scotland. On the beef calf payment, one question that is being consulted on is whether payment should continue to be restricted to three-quarter-bred beef calves or whether it could be dil...
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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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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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S4M-09482.2 Liam McArthur: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret
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S4M-09482 Margaret Burgess: Child Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s rev
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Motion S4M-09617: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09572: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09425: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08943: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08857.1: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08278: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07892.2: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07061: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06845.1: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06223: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20685: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20315: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20316: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20317: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02973: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02944: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02898: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02896: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19249: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02820: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2014 Show Full Question >>

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