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Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

Would the chambers look at assisting that kind of thing?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

In Arran, for example.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

Are the chambers encouraging some of the small and medium-sized firms to share containers for shipping, for instance? Exporting is a huge expense and sometimes the size of the product means that there is no way that it could fill a container.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

A lot of the exports go down to London—



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

On connectivity in Scotland, with regard to road, rail and air, which we have just touched on, is the difficulty of getting goods to the appropriate port, air or rail links a barrier to some companies exporting?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

So you are happy for us to try to seek that evidence and get a baseline for that?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

You are not sure.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

On that point, is there an evidence base that shows whether the smart exporter initiative has been a success? Is the initiative monitored and measured, and do we have that evidence?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

Could that collaboration be extended into the other areas? If there is already collaboration and partnership in mentoring, why cannot that be embraced in looking at broader aspects, including exporting, that we are discussing today?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dennis Robertson

So you are already collaborating in one area, which is mentoring.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12423.1 Alex Rowley: Commission on Local Tax Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-12423 in the n
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S4M-12423 Marco Biagi: Commission on Local Tax Reform—That the Parliament supports the establishment
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S4M-12385 Liz Smith: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament agrees that a solid grou
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S4M-12395.1 Fergus Ewing: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in the
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S4M-12395.2 Patrick Harvie: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in t
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S4M-12395 Murdo Fraser: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the l
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S4M-12385.3 Alasdair Allan: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to motion S4M-12385 i
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S4M-12382.3 Mary Fee: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion S4
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S4M-12382.1 Gavin Brown: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion
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S4M-12382.2 Willie Rennie: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to moti
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Motion S4M-12388: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12296: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12238: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12199: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12192: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12131: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12022: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11988: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11867: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11845: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03968: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03916: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03865: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23513: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23509: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03789: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03484: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03464: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03377: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02176: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>