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European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie Perhaps you are aware that the Scottish coal industry has suffered as a result of cheap coal imports from Russia. That relates to your comments about the price at which energy is sold. We have been extremely concerned about the matter and the minister, Fergus Ewing, has been working hard with other ...
European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie (Cowdenbeath) (Lab) My question concerns how the European Commission hands over pots of money to member states for their regions. I am eager to discover from the European witnesses whether that money will simply be passed on to the UK regions and sub-regions. If that is the case, there is likely to be a major shift in ...
European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie Thank you very much.

European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie In your further discussions with the UK Government, will you discuss the facts that north-east England will suffer a €500 million loss, that Scotland will suffer a €300 million loss and that it is suggested that the south of England will gain €1 billion? It would be helpful if we could have feedback...
European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie A number of my colleagues in the Scottish Parliament take a particular interest in certain countries across Europe. For example, it is fair to say that Willie Coffey takes a particular interest in Serbia and Kosovo and I take a special interest in Bulgaria and Romania and, to a lesser extent, Hungar...
European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie European elections are to take place in 2014. My concern is that we have forces within the United Kingdom that seem to be focused on getting the UK out of EU membership, rather than being productive and proactive in their thinking. There has not been much national public comment about how leading fi...
European and External Relations Committee 03 October 2013 : Thursday, October 03, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
Helen Eadie Good morning, ambassador. Throughout Europe, one of the biggest challenges that we face is energy, which you mentioned, and energy security in particular. In many countries across Europe there has been great movement because of the cost of energy to citizens. For example, I think that it was earlier...
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 26 September 2013 : Thursday, September 26, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
The Deputy Convener Thank you for your attendance, for which we are grateful. We will be in touch with you following the meeting to let you know the outcome of the application.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 26 September 2013 : Thursday, September 26, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
The Deputy Convener As members have no other questions, I thank Jean Urquhart and Joan McAlpine for giving evidence. If you like, you can sit in the public gallery and listen to the discussion that follows.

I now invite Richard Baker to the table. Do colleagues have any questions on Mr Baker’s application fo...
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 26 September 2013 : Thursday, September 26, 2013 view accessible version view PDF version
The Deputy Convener Thank you very much. Do committee members wish to ask any questions?

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