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Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP) Will the member give way?

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP)

6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent reports that the North Sea could hold more than £40 billion worth of unforeseen oil reserves. (S4O-03486)

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart We all get very excited about new fields such as Bentley, Faroe and Clair ridge, but opportunity also exists in fields that are in production. Does the minister share my view that successful innovative solutions such as enhanced oil recovery techniques are essential in order to maximise recovery and...
Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP) Will the member give way?

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart The minister again mentioned the two working groups that are considering various aspects. Will the Parliament have an opportunity to consider and help improve the guidance? The best things about the process have included the level of input from various folks and, as I said earlier, the fact that com...
Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP) I pay tribute to Dennis Robertson for introducing the bill, which I hope will receive unanimous support. Like many other members, I realise that it is not always easy to steer a member’s bill through Parliament. As well as paying tribute to Mr Robertson, we should acknowledge the work that his staff...
Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart Like the minister, I would like to see the demise of personal independence payments, which are really frightening some folk. I am pleased that the Scottish Government has made moves to ensure that as many folk as possible still qualify for passported benefits. One of the things that I come across—as...
Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener Paragraph 102 of the report talks about priority-based budgeting. We have heard from local authorities that they have embarked on that approach in some cases. However, when we probe them, we find that they are carrying our priority-based budgeting in only one sector of their business. Where are we m...
Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener Who wants to tackle that question?

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener If memory serves me well, you have made some recommendations on that in the past, Mr McKinlay.

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