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Meeting of the Parliament 27 April 2017 : 27 April 2017
Thank you, Presiding Officer.
Thank you, Presiding Officer.
It is import...
It has been a valuable and important debate, and I thank members for their speeches. Mary Fee was absolutely right to say that the tenor of the debate has been excellent and fitting for the ...
What I have tried to stress at the outset today and, indeed, in committee is that the bill was drafted further to very careful c...
The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs (Annabelle Ewing)
I am very pleased to open the debate on the general principles of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill. I thank all those who gave evidence, and I thank the convener and members ...
Meeting of the Parliament 26 April 2017 [Draft] : 26 April 2017
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The draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 amends various legal immunities and privileges in connection with the European Organisation ...
I was aware of Rona Mackay’s excellent initiative and I commend the action that she took in seeking to facilitate dialogue between the SLCC and, in particular, th...
I remind the member that the statutory framework that we are talking about was introduced further to the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007—passed...
Scottish Government officials have in fact written to the chief executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to raise the concerns that have been raised ...
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 (Excepted Proceedings) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.
Supported by: Michael Matheson
That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Transfer of Functions of the First-tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Transfer of Functions of the Upper Tax Tribunal for Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Scottish Tribunals (Listed Tribunals) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 (Ancillary Provisions) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Tax Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Composition) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2016 [draft] be approved.
As an amendment to motion S5M-02231 in the name of Douglas Ross (Justice), leave out from “there are laws” to end and insert “the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 sends a clear message that abusive behaviour has no place in Scottish football and gives additional tools to police and prosecutors to deal with acts of hatred; further notes that an independent poll carried out by YouGov showed overwhelming public support for the Act, including support from a majority of the football supporters surveyed; recognises the support from equality organisations in assisting to tackle unacceptable behaviour at football matches; notes the importance of Section 6 in tackling issues of threatening communications and stirring up religious hatred, which have been criminalised in the rest of the UK since 2006; further notes the Scottish Government’s record level of investment of £12.5 million in tackling sectarianism through education and grassroots community work, and urges the Scottish Government to continue with this work through the delivery of the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland, as well as tackling all other forms of prejudice and hate crime and implementing the recommendations of the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion.”
To ask the Scottish Government what impact the introduction of the mandatory workforce and workload planning tool for nursing has had on the number of nurses in NHS Fife.
To ask the Scottish Government what criteria it will use in determining the suitability of proposals for the location of the national headquarters of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
The Scottish Government will assess proposals from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service against the criteria which have been published on the Scottish Government’s website at:
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the development of plans for rail services.
I can confirm that after rigorous evaluation it is our intention to award the ScotRail franchise to Abellio ScotRail Limited. The franchise will be of ten years duration with a break point exercisable on the fifth anniversary of its commencement. The new franchise will commence on 1 April 2015.
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking regarding the future of Longannet power station.
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made an assessment of the impact on child poverty in Scotland of any UK Government freeze on child benefit.
To ask the Scottish Government what impact the UK Government's proposed renewal of Trident will have on Scotland's public finances.
In its concluding report, published on 1 July 2014, the Trident Commission estimated the annual net present value of the UK Government’s proposed Trident renewal plans to average £2.9 billion per year. Scotland’s population share of this equates to around £240 million a year at 2012 prices.
The total lifetime costs of the Trident successor programme are calculated to be around £103 billion in cash terms at 2012 prices, with annual costs peaking at around £4 billion a year by the mid-2020s. Scotland’s population share of those total costs equates to around £8.6 billion over the project’s lifespan.
To ask the Scottish Government, according to the figures published on 17 June, how many school leavers in Fife went on to positive destinations.
87.9 per cent of 2012-13 school leavers in Fife sustained a positive destination in March 2014, similar to the previous year but higher than for 2007-08, when only 83.4 per cent of school leavers in Fife were in sustained positive destinations.
To ask the First Minister how people in Scotland can benefit from a written constitution.
To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what progress the Parliament is making in meeting its environmental targets.
To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs have been created in Scotland in the last 10 years as a result of inward investment.
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