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Meeting of the Parliament 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Stuart McMillan (West Scotland) (SNP)

Will the cabinet secretary have officials enter into discussions with the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Scotland and Optometry Scotland about the positive uses of tablets and their in-built software for people who are visually impaired?



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Stuart McMillan (West Scotland) (SNP)

Good morning, minister.

I have a couple of quick questions on the part of the bill on allotments. In its written submission for last week’s meeting, the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society suggested that 250m2 should be the defined size of an allotment. In evidence, Ian Welsh from the society said:

“We want the 250m2 there as a reference standard, not as an obligatory standard that has to be applied in all instances.”—[Official Report, Local Government and Regeneration Committee, 5 November 2014; c 21.]

I heard what you said earlier, but do you think that the proposal that Mr Welsh made last week that the size of an allotment should be defined is a fair option?



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Stuart McMillan

Would putting a defined size in the bill avoid ministers having to prescribe the size of an allotment at some point in the future? That would save time and public resources further down the line.



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Stuart McMillan

I have a question on part 3, which concerns participation requests, and part 5, which concerns asset transfer requests.

Representatives from Dundee suggested that having a named officer from that local authority was beneficial with regard to their ability to do the work that they wanted to do. I am keen to find out the Government’s opinion on that. Do you support the idea of having a named officer in public bodies to support groups that make requests under part 3 and part 5?



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Stuart McMillan

I have a question relating to the report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, which I also sit on. The report says that no specification has been provided about why the power in section 10 has been taken, nor the circumstances in which it could be exercised. How do you propose to address those concerns?



Meeting of the Parliament 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1. Stuart McMillan (West Scotland) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government how many community groups have received support from the climate challenge fund. (S4O-03663)



Meeting of the Parliament 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Stuart McMillan

I am aware that Inverclyde is one of the local authority areas that has not previously submitted a bid for funding from the climate challenge fund, and I am supportive of the bid from the Greenock Morton Community Trust. Can I ask the minister to look favourably on the bid, which will have health and environmental benefits for those who participate in the trust’s activities?



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Stuart McMillan (West Scotland) (SNP)

In the event of a particularly bad winter, how confident is the minister that after a thawing of ice the infrastructure will be able to deal with localised flooding?



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 05 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Stuart McMillan (West Scotland) (SNP)

Good morning, panel. I would like clarification on one point.

Mr Gray, in your comments a few moments ago, you used two phrases. The first was, “We are where we are”. I will paraphrase the second phrase; you said that in the past, local authorities have possibly not given common good the attention that it should have received. We should also bear in mind the discussion that we have just had. Given some of the controversy that there has been over the years regarding common good the length and breadth of the country, why have local authorities not grasped this particular thistle to ensure that registers are up to date?



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 05 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Stuart McMillan

We received a submission from Highland Council, which is not here today, and one of its suggestions regarding consultation with the community is that there should be a requirement to

“consult only with Community Councils that represent the inhabitants of the areas to which the Common Good related prior to 16 May 1975.”

Do you have views on that suggestion?

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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-11594: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11577: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11491: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11232: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11231: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11058: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10998: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10899.1: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10825: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10671: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-23261: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03732: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03663: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03598: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03502: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02210: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03351: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03299: Stuart McMillan, West Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2014 Show Full Question >>