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Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

I will make two points. First, I agree with the member that we should not overplay the differences in opinion that exist; I have knocked on enough doors to know t...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
The Minister for Europe and International Development (Humza Yousaf)

It has been an excellent debate that has, largely, been as consensual and positive as last week’s Green and independent group debate on the diversity of communiti...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

That is a fair question. My reading of the report is that it states that the visa should be for a minimum of 12 months but does not suggest what the total length should be. However, it is em...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

There is still time; there are six and a half weeks. Miracles can happen, even in Government: I have seen Governments move more quickly than that. This Parliament...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

Yes. The point has been well made by members throughout the chamber that the key emerging markets that we want Scotland to connect with include India, Pakistan, N...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I think that the tenor of the debate has been extremely good. Given that a general election is coming up in six and a half weeks, is the member confident that if ...

Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 17, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

It is interesting that the Conservatives’ own review of the balance of competences—which looked through departments with a fine-tooth comb with regard to their re...

Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 17, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

In my opening speech I should have welcomed the fact that Claire Baker is making her first opening and winding-up speeches for Labour in her new role. She did so ...

Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 17, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I am doing my best to be as consensual as I can in the debate. The UK Government knows our position and that we are asking for a black-and-white exemption for the...

Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 17, 2015 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I refer Hanzala Malik to Scotland Europa, which does an excellent job in that regard. It has a number of organisations. However, there is always more that we can ...

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