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Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

I thank Iain Gray for bringing the motion to Parliament. I also thank Dunbar grammar school and Heather Cameron, whom I look forward to meeting, if I can, after the debate. I have not met He...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, January 28, 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

At the start of Fairtrade fortnight 2013, I had the great pleasure of announcing that Scotland had been declared one of the world’s first fair trade nations. Sinc...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, January 28, 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

I thank Bruce Crawford for bringing the debate to the chamber. He mentioned in his speech that he and I visited the Leprosy Mission Scotland at the end of last year, and I am delighted that ...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, January 28, 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I have not seen the aims from that organisation, but everything that Claudia Beamish mentioned aligns exactly with our aims for Scotland as a fair trade nation, s...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 January 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, January 26, 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I saw the report in the Sunday Herald, which the Scottish Government commented on. Through funding the Scottish guardianship service—that funding has increased—th...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 January 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, January 26, 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

That will be part of the discussions that I have with Save the Children later today. The member will know that the Scottish Government cannot unilaterally accept ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 January 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, January 26, 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I agree with the sentiments behind Liam McArthur’s question. On his specific points, we have discussed the issue with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 January 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, January 26, 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

Through our work with the refugee task force, we have worked extensively with local authorities to ensure that Syrian refugee children who have come in through th...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 January 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, January 26, 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

The member makes a valid point. The Scottish Government works closely with local authorities to ensure that we have in place as many foster carers as possible. Sh...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 January 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, January 26, 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

Scotland has a proud history of providing refuge to vulnerable people and this group of children is especially vulnerable. The Scottish Government welcomes the in...

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