Humza Yousaf MSP

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Humza Yousaf MSP

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  • Member for: Glasgow
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Minister for External Affairs and International Development (Humza Yousaf) Yes, just a few. Thank you, convener. I am grateful for the committee’s invitation and I look forward to answering members’ extensive questions.

I thank the committee for conducting its three evidence sessions. The round-table discussions made a valuable contribution to the debate about a...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf I will try to be as diplomatic as I can be, because I will be in a debate with Lord George Robertson tomorrow, so I will have to use all my best lines then.

Even those who are on the same side as Lord Robertson constitutionally have distanced themselves from such ridiculous remarks. They ...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf I must commend the work on debt relief that the Jubilee Debt Campaign has done across the UK, and I certainly suggest that any member who is interested in debt relief should look at not only the proposals that we have put forward, but those from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, which was at many of our di...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf The work of the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland has to be commended to the committee. Gillian Wilson made the point about having pro-poor policies, and I think that she is correct.

In some regards, some of that can be done within the devolved settlement, and...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf The point is well made. I have huge respect for Lord McConnell. Since I became the minister with responsibility for external affairs, I have never been slow to give him credit for the work that he did in re-establishing our connection with Malawi. I often go to him for advice on that subject—in fact...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf I am deeply concerned by the rhetoric and the tone of the debate emanating from Westminster. I must be fair to the Liberal Democrats, who often challenge that rhetoric. However, the tone of the debate from the two main parties that dominate Westminster politics is dreadful.

My plea has al...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf We have commented publicly a number of times that the way to negotiate in the EU is not to hold a gun to the EU’s head. That does not work as a negotiating tactic and is not how to negotiate. The in/out referendum on Europe that has been promised for 2017 takes exactly that approach, which is not wi...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf A door has been opened that cannot now be closed. The tactic is dangerous and risky. For precisely the reasons that you refer to, many people—regardless of which side of the constitutional argument they are on—have expressed deep concern about the promise of an EU referendum in 2017.

We c...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf I welcome your guests from Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. If this is their first time in Scotland, I assure them that it is always this sunny, 365 days a year. That is the only lie that I will tell in the committee.

Scotland will be good at doing what you suggest. As Dr Juliet Kaarbo men...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Humza Yousaf You are correct. We have a great Scottish EU office, which would look different if we continued our membership as an independent nation. It makes a great effort to bang the drum about all the good Scottish things and tries its best with the limited resource that it has. There is some awareness of wh...
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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-10347: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10147: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09547: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04694: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03984: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03935: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03832: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03752: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03751: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03700: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/07/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-00992: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-06825: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/04/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00950: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00904: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00868: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00682: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00630: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/01/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-00392: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04640: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2011 Show Full Question >>