Colin Beattie MSP

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  • Member for: Midlothian North and Musselburgh
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

I presume that whoever was discharging that function for the Scottish Government was well aware of the problems with the project. How did they discharge their duties? How did they assess the...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

According to my information, the roles were also combined from April to June 2015. 11:15  



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

We had an evidence session with the SPPA on 26 September, which covered some of the changes to sponsors during the life of the project. Gordon Wales advised the c...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

It would be interesting to see them.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

Is there documentary evidence of the decision and why it was taken?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

So, it would be the chief executive who would take the decision to take no additional action.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

I think that it is rather more indicative of why the project failed. There is a series of multiple failures throughout. That is just one aspect of it. I would hav...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

Sorry to be pedantic, but to come back to paragraph 15, the SPPA clearly had concerns about and queried aspects of the bid. It raised some of Capita’s responses w...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

I would like to ask about one more aspect of this issue. It seems that, if freedom of information requirements are going to have the power to override commercial ...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Colin Beattie

In your written evidence, you propose a prohibition on relying on confidentiality clauses between public authorities and contractors that provide public services....

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19908: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19859: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19828: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19793: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19719: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19637: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19510: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19450: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19443: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19442: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03899: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03857: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26391: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03650: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03567: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25069: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03460: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03429: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03303: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23152: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Question >>

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