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Meeting of the Parliament 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) I thank Drew Smith for securing this debate. I also thank the 17 members who signed my motion on the crisis, calling for the use of divestment and sanctions to pressurise Israel to bring its illegal occupation of both Gaza and the west bank to an end. I declare an interest as a member of the cross-p...

Finance Committee 06 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) There is still a bit of unravelling to do. In a rural area such as the one that I represent, 10 miles is nothing, given the distance that landfill material will travel and the potential distance from a landfill site to a social enterprise or other organisation that is working to the kind of remit th...

Finance Committee 06 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Jean Urquhart I have been thinking about the ambition of the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament on zero waste. I think that we currently recycle about 40 per cent of waste, although I might be completely wrong about that. If that is the case and we have the ambition to get to 90 or 100 per cent, it f...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 05 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) As I am the last back-bench member to speak, a number of the issues that I wanted to raise have already been covered.

To pick up on one of Rob Gibson’s points, I note that there are still difficulties for local groups. In the sale of land by the Forestry Commission, land is often offered...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) Thank you for your interesting paper.

I want to go back to the comparison with other countries that have much higher pension levels. Is that all to do with investments that are made by those countries, such that they have a pension pot that we do not have? Do the countries that pay highe...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart I will move away from pensions. You have been studying the experiences of overseas Chinese students. Can you talk about that, the advantage to Scotland that those students bring and how we might make best use of our universities’ reputations in that sphere?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart Professor Trench, you equate a no vote with a rejection of full fiscal autonomy. Is it fair to say that you believe that devo max could never be achieved under the union?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart Would you say that the plans that have been put forward by the no parties are devolution for devolution’s sake and that some powers will be transferred not necessarily to get things right financially but to get things right politically?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart I cannot remember the context now but, Professor Heald, you said that you have been pushing for some changes to or clarity on taxation for the past 20 years. Would you say that devolution in Scotland and the advent of the SNP majority Government have forced people to consider all the issues seriousl...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-10841: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10638: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 21/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10386: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09585: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09550: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09537: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 28/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09165: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09089: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 20/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09059: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08997: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 10/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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