Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse I am not familiar with the Spanish example, but I am happy to look at it on behalf of Jean Urquhart. I am aware of a number of cases in which diversionary feeding tactics are used to limit the impact on livestock of different raptor species. I am happy to look at that issue and correspond with Jean ...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change (Paul Wheelhouse) There has been no specific study of the impact of reintroduced sea eagles—or white-tailed eagles—on crofting, although the Scottish Government has funded two research exercises to examine the feeding patterns of sea eagles. We accept that sea eagles may sometimes take lambs, which may have a financi...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse I kept my first answer brief, Presiding Officer, but we are offering a number of measures through which we are helping farmers in a practical way to understand what provision exists in Scotland. We updated our procedures last year, before the recent flooding events, to make it easier for farmers to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change (Paul Wheelhouse) I will stick to the first paragraph of my notes, Presiding Officer.

I recently met the president of the National Farmers Union Scotland, along with Scottish Government and Scottish Environment Protection Agency officials, to discuss a number of issues around flood risk management. In addi...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse The question is indeed complex, but I will answer it as best I can.

On the first point, about the approach that we are taking, we are seeking to convert as many proposals to policies as we can in RPP2. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets out a requirement for the Government to pro...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change (Paul Wheelhouse) The Scottish Government remains committed to the interim target of a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and the target of an 80 per cent reduction by 2050, as set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

However, the Scottish Government agrees with the advice ...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse I am aware that Mr Harvie does not agree with the APD proposals. I am prepared to send him the figure that I have seen, which is an internal assessment based on the UK’s figures of the estimated impact of APD. I think that the impact of abolishing air passenger duty in Scotland would be 0.05 megaton...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse I am confident that we are on track to achieve our 2020 target. The Committee on Climate Change has stressed that the underlying performance of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government and Scottish society in achieving our 2020 target is to be praised. Indeed, it pointed out that we are doin...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse In my initial answer, I mentioned the work that we are doing through Adaptation Scotland, which is vital to ensuring that we build resilience among organisations and communities at a local level. The climate challenge fund was adapted in November 2012 to broaden and deepen it.

We are spec...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Rob Gibson raises an important issue. Scottish islands renewables represent a massive opportunity for sustainable economic growth in Scotland, with the potential to meet up to 5 per cent of the electricity demand in Great Britain by 2030. They create many opportunities for a very large number of job...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-09747.2 Margaret Burgess: Fuel Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09747 in the name of Jackie
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YesCarried

S4M-09747 Jackie Baillie: Fuel Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish
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YesCarried

S4M-09740.2 Nicola Sturgeon: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Ke
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YesCarried

S4M-09740.1 Willie Rennie: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Kell
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NoDefeated

S4M-09740 James Kelly: Living Wage—That the Parliament acknowledges that the Scottish Government is
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YesCarried

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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YesCarried

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-09294.3: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09280: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08517: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07106: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06845.2: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06798: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06544: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06209: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05712: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05186: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-09164: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01238: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01063: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07135: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07133: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07134: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07085: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07045: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07043: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>

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