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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

Will the First Minister and his Government match—on a per capita basis, of course—not just the extra £400 million that is being invested in the national health service south of the border to tackle mental health, but the extra £120 million to tackle mental health that was announced this week?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

Good morning, minister. We heard in evidence last week that there is still scope to secure further action in quite a few areas. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland mentioned that more action could be taken with regard to peatland, and said that they would support voluntary carbon auditing in agriculture.

We heard that the agriculture sector has reduced its emissions output by approximately 27 per cent since 1990. The situation with the transport sector is the very opposite: it is a big polluter and there has been very little change—a reduction of approximately 1 per cent—since 1990. WWF Scotland noted that RPP2 has only one policy on transport; the organisation believes that there should be more action in that area.

We have discussed energy efficiency in housing today. Chris Wood-Gee of the sustainable Scotland network noted that there is considerable scope for improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

I am interested to know whether the minister plans to introduce new policies or proposals in RPP2 in those areas or in other areas in order to tackle emissions in the future.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Hume

Good morning, everyone. At last night’s meeting of the cross-party group on rural policy, we discussed the challenges facing younger people. In that respect, Claudia Beamish mentioned a social remit, and you have talked about stewardship. We also heard about the ageing population in some of the rural industries. Given that your estates cover the agriculture, forestry and farming industries, what policies and proposals have been put in place in the Crown Estate to address some of those issues?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

I was glad to see a car plugged into a charger in the Parliament car park this morning. It is good that at least one person in the Parliament seems to be using an electric car. The car was plugged directly into a three-pin plug—I hope that is safe enough.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Jim Hume

We had better stop there, then—but it wisnae me.

To follow on from what Gina Hanrahan said earlier, the Scottish Parliament information centre briefing shows that some sectors have already made some good progress since 1990. The three highlighted sectors were: waste management, which reduced emissions by 58.6 per cent between 1990 and 2012; business and industrial processes, which reduced emissions by 37 per cent; and agriculture and related land use—which Jim Densham mentioned—which has already reduced emissions by 26.7 per cent.

We have already heard about the transport sector, which has not reduced emissions much at all—by 1.2 per cent, which is next to nothing. Which sectors do you think offer the greatest opportunities to reduce our emissions further?



Meeting of the Parliament 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
3. Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government what road transport projects it plans for South Scotland. (S4O-03543)



Meeting of the Parliament 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Jim Hume

The minister will be aware that freight traffic through Scottish ports has increased significantly over the past decade, with the majority of traffic going through Stranraer and Cairnryan. That means that the A75 is experiencing a greater volume of heavy goods vehicle traffic, which is particularly affecting Springholm and Crocketford—the only two settlements on the A75 that have not been bypassed.

Does the minister share my safety concerns over the continuation of a situation in which HGVs thunder through the heart of two villages that are simply not designed for that purpose? Will he agree to meet me and local campaigners to find a solution to those safety concerns?



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

The minister mentioned that 4,000 council houses have been built in the past few years, but in the final year of the Liberal-Labour coalition—2007—alone, 4,100 housing association houses were built.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

I welcome the opportunity to participate in the debate. I have said before, and make no apologies for saying again, that tackling Scotland’s housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges that the Scottish Government faces and one of the most dominant concerns in the lives of many families in the country.

The challenge is not to be underestimated. Audit Scotland’s projections reveal that more than 500,000 new homes will be required over the next quarter of a century simply to meet demand. We are simply nowhere near to satisfying that demand. In our communities, there are more than 170,000 people on local authority waiting lists. Shelter has estimated that Scotland requires at least 10,000 new social rented homes each year to tackle that backlog.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jim Hume

Of course.

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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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