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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Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance I most certainly hope so. There is strong evidence that careers information, advice and guidance that bring to life earlier the world of work can encourage that. Employers, including female employers, can do much to promote entrepreneurial activism and aspiration among our young people. Although the...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance Many of the recommendations in the report are focused on making a contribution to increasing the overall proportion of the young workforce. In Scotland, 29 per cent of employers recruit directly from education. I most certainly want that figure to increase. A crucial part of that—although not the on...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance I absolutely agree that training providers are major stakeholders. I certainly have discussions with them and I am happy to have more. If Ms McCulloch wants to have a discussion with me involving training providers on the Wood report in particular, there is absolutely no problem with that.


Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance I hope that I outlined some of that in my statement. As a Government, we certainly accept Wood’s recommendations around the modern apprenticeship programme.

Education Scotland has an important role in the quality assurance of the job aspects of apprenticeships, and it is certainly involvi...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance The part of my ministerial statement that I did not reach was about how we will progress the recommendations in the Wood report and how we need to refresh the youth employment strategy as part of that. We know that the economy is improving now, but the big task for us is to ensure that our young peo...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance I am glad that Ms Ewing recognises that it is important to get more women into STEM subjects but it is also important to get more young men pursuing careers in childcare, particularly as Ms Campbell plans to expand the childcare workforce. That expansion will be much needed as we progress with our a...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance No—I say with respect that it does not. The Government has always tried to do three important things, which will be expanded on as we progress with implementing the Wood report. I am pleased that 62 per cent of the provision under our modern apprenticeship programme is at level 3 or above. That comp...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance I am not precious about titles—Mr Campbell does not have to worry about that.

I assure Mr Campbell of my absolute commitment to care leavers. The Government and members across the chamber are committed to improving care leavers’ career and life prospects. I am a former social worker—I kno...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance Mr McArthur is right to intimate that there are already examples of good partnership working between schools and colleges. In West Lothian, my own area, there is a shared timetable for pupils in the senior phase.

I take the point that some measures have been tried before. What is differen...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Angela Constance Yes, indeed. Employers are absolutely crucial to this agenda. The hearts-and-minds campaign, which involves persuading young people and their parents about how their career prospects will be enhanced by pursuing vocational training, is imperative.

The hearts-and-minds campaign also seeks ...
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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-10214: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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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