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Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 Business until 13:00 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
Joan McAlpine

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers estimates that 3.4GW of energy storage will be needed in Scotland by 2020, but current storage capacity is only a little over 0.75GW and is largely pumped storage. A number of companies are developing technologies such as liquid air battery storage, and the former nuclear power station at Chapelcross is being suggested as a possible site for such developments. Does the Government agree that such projects should be encouraged, particularly as a way to make the most of Scotland’s renewable energy resources?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 Business until 13:00 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
7. Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is on the development of energy storage technologies. (S4O-03757)



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Joan McAlpine

How can we build that up? Obviously, it will not happen overnight. If there was one thing that could improve the situation, what would it be?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Joan McAlpine

I am co-convener of the cross-party group on culture, which had an evidence session on talent retention about six weeks ago. The thing that came through quite strongly was business support for artists, which would apply to the games sector and to Fiona Logue’s sector. The Scottish Artists Union conducted a survey of its members and found that 78 per cent of artists did their own negotiating. A musician we took evidence from talked about how the management structure does not exist in Scotland. Specialist lawyers, for example, such as music lawyers, do not exist in Scotland, which means that people have to leave. What do you think of those findings? What can we do to address them?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP)

I am an SNP member for South Scotland.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Joan McAlpine

Thank you very much.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Joan McAlpine

Cairnryan did, but it has been taken out. I asked for the Crichton campus to be included, but it did not meet the criteria, apparently.

I welcome what you say and the personal interest that you are taking, but is there not an inevitable contradiction if your support is based on the critical mass of growth? If you have a growth strategy and you go for critical mass, you back growth companies, which are in growth areas, so those areas attract more finance, whereas an area that is suffering and does not have that growth or connectivity will not attract as much of the support.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Joan McAlpine

Well, there are not any in the south of Scotland.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Joan McAlpine

You are talking about NPF3’s 14 national developments across Scotland.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Joan McAlpine

I welcome that; it is very encouraging. There is a sense that, although the reorganisation of Scottish Enterprise a number of years ago worked in other places, it has not worked in the south of Scotland. It is certainly seen as not working in the south-west.

The development plan also mentions your on-going commitment to national planning framework 3. I had a number of conversations with the planning minister on NPF3. The development plan is based on city regions. The south-west is the only part of Scotland that does not fall into a city region, so it is outwith that policy framework. One could say that the Borders, which is part of the south of Scotland, is part of Edinburgh city region, but the south-west of Scotland is not. Do you see that as a problem?

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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Motion S4M-11150: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08987: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09405: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09341: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08990: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08709: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08705: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08592: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08577: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Burrell Collection (Lending and Borrowing) (Scotland) Bill Committee, Date Lodged: 11/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08295: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03757: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03670: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03657: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03603: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22755: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03572: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03549: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03414: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03314: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03271: Joan McAlpine, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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