Angela Constance MSP

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Angela Constance MSP

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  • Member for: Almond Valley
  • Region: Lothian
  • 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
The Minister for Youth Employment (Angela Constance) Skills Development Scotland will manage the £6.6 million digital skills funding under the governance of the digital Scotland business excellence partnership board. It is for the board, working with industry, to identify what the priorities are. However, the recently published skills investment plan ...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance I appreciate the member’s long-standing interest in the information and communications technology sector, how people can benefit from opportunities locally and how we can get more young people into a growing sector that is vital to the Scottish economy. On the skills academies, there will be two pil...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Minister for Youth Employment (Angela Constance) I am very pleased to have the opportunity to open this debate on developing skills for Scotland’s debate digital economy. The debate follows the recent publication of the information and communication technology and digital technologies skills investment plan by Skills Development Scotland and the F...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance Absolutely. The purpose of the skills investment plan is to be responsive to the needs of industry. That includes every aspect of our education system—primary, secondary, further and higher education.

The point that Jenny Marra makes about computing science teachers is accurate. There has...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance Yes, I think that that is the case. I would be happy for Dr Allan to write to the member in more detail on the issue. Mr Harvie makes some very interesting points. It certainly sounds as if the sort of education that he suggests is in keeping with a broad general education that makes people aware of...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance I am sorry, but I am out of time.

Enhancing vocational pathways for the sector must also be a priority. We will be improving and prioritising articulation routes from FE to HE for ICT and digital technologies subjects. I am pleased to note that some of our universities already have excell...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance The debates that I enjoy the most are those in which members bring their own passions, interests and experiences to the chamber. We heard that Jenny Marra is very passionate about Minecraft. My six-year-old son will be exceptionally impressed by the fact that his favourite subject has been debated i...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance I give Mr Harvie the undertaking that I will discuss that with my ministerial colleagues who are more directly responsible for the issue. I can say that, by and large, the Scottish Government tends to be more pro-Europe than our UK counterparts.

Jenny Marra and Mary Scanlon made serious p...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Angela Constance I give Ms Marra the undertaking that I will look at that in conjunction with my colleague Shona Robison. Ms Marra and I might differ in our understanding of what is and is not possible, but I will not quibble about giving her an undertaking to look at the issue in more detail.

The skills ...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Minister for Youth Employment (Angela Constance) Estimates for the number of people on zero-hours contracts in Scotland are not currently available due to the relatively small size of the sample in the labour force survey. Employment law is currently a reserved matter, with the United Kingdom Office for National Statistics responsible for data rel...
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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-09744: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 16/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09575: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09376: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08462: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07939: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06492: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05319: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05109: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04365: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04314: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-37111: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-11446: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-34741: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-34740: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-34459: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-34461: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-34460: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-10609: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-32037: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/03/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-32036: Angela Constance, Livingston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/03/2010 Show Full Question >>

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