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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP) I will try to make it a supplementary to the previous three questions—

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don Will the cabinet secretary tell us a bit more about the green cow project, which is looking at ways to reduce the amount of methane from our livestock?

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP) I congratulate Stuart McMillan on securing the debate, because it is an extremely important issue. I confess that I knew very little about it, so I had to stop and think about it. While I did so, Brechin community council approached me to ask what could be done because it was concerned about such ga...
Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP)

9. To ask the Scottish Government what the impact of the bowel screening awareness campaign has been since it was launched in February 2013. (S4O-03114)

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don It seems to me that the test is a very simple thing to do and it is surprising that not everybody does it. Statistics that I am aware of indicate that women are more likely to participate than men. Should we be doing something to ensure that men are more likely to complete the test?

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP) Speaking for the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, I can say that we, too, would like to see instruments much earlier. We will deal with them and pass them to the right committee as soon as we can. I note that the legislation on brucellosis is already in force. In many ways, that is undesir...
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don I do not know very much about this matter, but I wonder whether anyone could tell me how scaring a bird helps. It seems to me that it might leave your field, but it will go somewhere else to find something to eat. If it ends up in your neighbour’s field, I am not sure how that is helpful. If it goes...
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don There might be one or two that should not have that responsibility. The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee might be one, because we do not deal with policy. The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee might take a similar view. We need to be slightly careful.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don The clerk’s original drafting might be wiser.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don Yes. Could we say “all subject committees”?

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