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Meeting of the Parliament 07 June 2018 [Draft] : 07 June 2018
We are looking at the trunk road network as a whole. If we consider it for the A9, we will have to consider other roads that have average speed cameras on them as...
I am sympathetic to the points that David Stewart makes. I will make a couple of other points to ensure that we put the conversation in context. Every safety camp...
The Minister for Transport and the Islands (Humza Yousaf)
We plan to publish the findings of the A9 HGV pilot later this summer. The research into the performance of the A9 with a higher HGV speed limit in place is curre...
Meeting of the Parliament 31 May 2018 [Draft] : 31 May 2018
I think that it can. Behaviour change is hugely important. Looking at our younger generation, we offer as many young people as possible the opportunity of receivi...
Generally speaking, Brian Whittle makes a fair point. However, when it comes to projects on the ground, in various local authority areas we have more than doubled...
As I said in my previous answer, active travel and building an active nation are very much at the heart of this Administration’s thinking on our climate change pl...
If Claudia Beamish will forgive me, I will have to have a look at the Friends of the Earth reports to which she refers. However, t
The member is absolutely right. We are committed to helping to fund retrofitting and emission abatement measures by bus operators, and we are providing substantia...
I can see how you get us confused.
No—that should be Humza Yousaf. [Laughter.]
That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 19 July 2017, relating to private parking, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
Supported by: Fergus Ewing
That the Parliament agrees that the Islands (Scotland) Bill be passed.
That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Islands (Scotland) Bill.
That the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee recommends that the National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 [draft] be approved.
As an amendment to motion S5M-10039 in the name of Liam Kerr (Railway Policing), leave out from “, but notes concern” to end and insert “; notes the passage of the Railway Policing (Scotland) Act 2017; further notes that the Joint Programme Board is closely monitoring progress of the integration programme; asks the Scottish Government to keep the programme timetable under review with advice from the Joint Programme Board; recognises that the Scottish Government has given guarantees to protect the jobs, pay and pensions of British Transport Police officers and staff in Scotland; notes the publication of a series of workforce questions and answers to support this, and recognises the need for ongoing engagement with staff, officers and their representatives to ensure that the terms of transfer are fully understood.”
Supported by: Michael Matheson, Clare Adamson
As an amendment to motion S5M-09379 in the name of Liam McArthur (Finance), insert at end “; welcomes the Scottish Government’s plans to significantly reduce fares on ferry services between the mainland and the Northern Isles in the first half of 2018 through the roll-out of Road Equivalent Tariff (RET), and an RET variant, which will see foot passenger fares cut by an average of more than 40%, while car fares will be reduced by an average of more than 30% on the Pentland Firth routes and the routes from Aberdeen to Kirkwall and Lerwick; notes that the Scottish Government is committed to improving outcomes for everyone who lives and works on all Scotland's islands and that the measures in the Islands (Scotland) Bill will ensure that there is a sustained focus across government and the public sector to meet the needs of island communities, and notes the continuing constructive dialogue between the Scottish Government and representatives of Orkney Islands Council and Shetland Islands Council over the principle of fair funding for the provision of ferries and ferry infrastructure.”
That the Parliament recognises the importance of walking and cycling; welcomes the 100% increase in funding for active travel from £40 million to £80 million from 2018-19 and the appointment of an Active Nation Commissioner in early 2018, and notes the work across parties, communities and policy portfolios to make Scotland a healthier and more active nation.
Supported by: Aileen Campbell
That the Parliament agrees that the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill be passed.
Supported by: Michael Matheson
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with stakeholders regarding the cost of policing parades in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking by means of its Climate Challenge Fund to promote walking and cycling to work initiatives in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have type (a) 1 and (b) 2 diabetes, broken down by Scottish official ethnicity classification.
This information is not centrally held.
The Scottish Diabetes Survey 2010, published on 13 June 2011, indicates there are 237,468 people in Scotland with diabetes, roughly equating to 4.6% of the Scottish population. Most, around 88% (208,279), have type 2 diabetes, and around 12% (27,910), have type 1 diabetes. It does not however offer a breakdown by ethnic group.
The Diabetes Action Plan, published in 2010, contains an action to improve reporting on diabetes outcomes specific to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. The Scottish Diabetes Survey Group is due to produce a report on clinical outcomes for people from minority ethnic groups later in 2012-13.
To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports entrepreneurs and small business start-ups in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements are being made in the regeneration of Glasgow’s infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the recently announced additional funding for insulin pumps will have on Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on reducing nitrogen dioxide levels and improving air quality in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.
To ask the First Minister what action the Crown Office has taken in response to legislative changes relating to double jeopardy.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has come to a decision regarding the service change proposals submitted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for approval that older people’s inpatient rehabilitation beds be transferred from Lightburn Hospital to Stobhill Hospital, that day hospital and outpatient services be transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and that Lightburn Hospital be closed.
I have today written to the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to confirm my decision in relation to the Lightburn Hospital service change proposals.
I have carefully considered all the available information and representations and am not convinced by the board’s case for change. As such, I am rejecting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s proposal to transfer the inpatient and outpatient/day case services from Lightburn Hospital, and the request to close the facility; and have asked that the board now works to maintain and improve the quality of the service delivered from the hospital, in the best interests of local people.
In considering these proposals my paramount concern has been whether the benefits to patients of co-locating the inpatient, outpatient and day hospital services for older people in North East Glasgow on two larger hospital sites outweighs the obvious drawbacks around geographical access for a vulnerable patient group from one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland. I have repeatedly heard – not least from local patients and clinicians - that Lightburn Hospital provides high quality services that are greatly valued by the community. I am extremely conscious of the socio-economic and demographic profile of the area; and that the proposals combined with difficult public transport links could not only disadvantage the community, but also potentially act as a disincentive to some local people with significant health concerns and poor health outlooks accessing necessary care and treatment. I have heard from local patients who are clear that they do not wish to be admitted to an acute inpatient facility hospital but are prepared to attend the day hospital at Lightburn where they can receive the multi-disciplinary input needed to get them back on their feet again. This position is consistent with the national policy direction to treat people as locally as possible; encouraging as much care in the community as is practicable, whilst preventing inappropriate admissions to hospitals. This particularly applies to the outpatient and day hospital services.
I am also conscious of the argument in this case, reinforced by some local clinicians, that the effective rehabilitation of this patient group is best served by continuing to base the service in the local community; preserving easy geographical access to visitors, many of whom are from the same age group and would find the journey to Stobhill in particular most challenging. The benefits of the proposals for patients would therefore have to be clear and compelling to over-ride my real concerns about limiting geographical access to healthcare services in this community.
Hospital services are not static and need to change, and in that context this has been a difficult decision. However, in this particular case I am not convinced by the board’s proposal for change, and am persuaded by the argument for maintaining local access to what is clearly regarded as valuable and high quality local facility.
The government has a policy of maintaining local access to healthcare services where it is appropriate to do so, and where it is in patient’s best interests. It is my view, having carefully considered all the evidence and representations – not least around the adequacy and availability of the public transport options - that local people’s interests are best served by maintaining Lightburn Hospital and its healthcare services.
I have therefore asked that the board now works to maintain and improve the quality of the service delivered from the hospital, in the best interests of local people.
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