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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dave Thompson (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) (SNP) I have a follow-on from Jim Hume’s point about the conflict between sport shooting and shooting for other purposes, and the sale of the geese to the public. We have heard from witnesses that estates that do primarily sport shooting can pose a problem. A crofter has a right to shoot a deer that is ea...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dave Thompson Minister, will you elaborate a little bit? I am slightly confused about why we would restrict the sale of goose burgers to Orkney. Indeed, we could have goose pâté as well. That would keep. Once we get it into a jar, it does not have a short shelf life.

Surely the controls would be over t...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dave Thompson I have a brief follow-up point.

We heard a bit of evidence that some crofters are thinking about stopping work on their crofts because the geese are decimating them. If they stop working their crofts, the stuff that the geese eat will disappear, the geese will not have food and they will ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) (SNP) I am the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson Given what has been said this morning, this is obviously a real problem. It would be nice to think that we could get a Scotland-wide solution that would deal with it. However, given what Baz Hughes has told us about the number of greylags on the Uists in the Western Isles and the barnacle geese on I...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson Thank you, convener. I am aware that various schemes have been running for a number of years and that there have been pilots. The point that I was trying to get at—I probably put it very badly—is that we have not got very far. I do not think that that is purely down to the Government cutting cash.
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson I will follow up the market aspect of the pilots. Does anybody have a good, sound reason why the markets should not be opened up more widely than Orkney and Uist? It strikes me that, if we are going to encourage the development of shooting and marketing during the pilots, we need to allow folk who a...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson I understand exactly what you are saying but, if the populations drop, which is what we are looking to achieve with the greylag, and there are fewer birds available to come on to the market through licensing—or whatever method we use—the value of those birds will increase. Therefore, the income for ...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) (SNP) Annabel Goldie said that she was giving us “facts”. That is interesting; she can obviously see into the future, if she was giving us facts in her projections and the projections of the various bodies to which she referred. She also said that the yes side is making “sweeping assertions”—implying by t...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dave Thompson I will, in a minute.

The First Minister of Wales believes that the rest of the UK should not do that. He wants the Barnett formula to be changed and he wants a £4,000 million annual cut to the Scottish budget. We can see where the Labour argument is going; we can begin to look into the fu...
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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-10559: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10123: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10093: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09259: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09077: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09012: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09011: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08836: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07209: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, Date Lodged: 01/07/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07065: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03433: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03319: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02128: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03161: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18780: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-16611: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-16129: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02287: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02135: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02033: Dave Thompson, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/04/2013 Show Full Question >>

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