John Pentland MSP

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John Pentland MSP

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Deputy Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Meeting of the Parliament 22 March 2016 : 22 March 2016


John Pentland

No. I am quite happy with that answer—especially considering that the minister might be running out of breath.



Meeting of the Parliament 22 March 2016 : 22 March 2016


John Pentland

I thank the minister for that reply. I am sure that he will not be surprised to hear that I consider that getting people back into their jobs is the priority. Can...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 March 2016 : 22 March 2016


2. John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on negotiations to save the steel plants at Dalzell and Clydebridge. (S4T-01367)



Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2016 : 17 March 2016


John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab)

Although that is appreciated, the key question is not what the Scottish Government has done but where it is going. It is now more than five months since Tata Stee...



Education and Culture Committee 08 March 2016 : 08 March 2016


John Pentland

Everyone else has taken the opportunity to plug something, so I will plug Motherwell concert hall and theatre, which has some terrific star attractions over the n...



Education and Culture Committee 08 March 2016 : 08 March 2016


John Pentland

Chris Hampson mentioned the close relationship of the companies now that they are working under a national portfolio. That being the case, do you think that perha...



Education and Culture Committee 08 March 2016 : 08 March 2016


John Pentland

Might you be able to provide us with a figure on how much of your core funding goes into staff wages?



Education and Culture Committee 08 March 2016 : 08 March 2016


John Pentland

I ask the same question of Alex Reedijk, so that he can also provide a figure. What about Roy McEwan?



Education and Culture Committee 08 March 2016 : 08 March 2016


John Pentland

How much of your core funding goes into staff wages?



Education and Culture Committee 08 March 2016 : 08 March 2016


John Pentland

During the period of austerity, has Scottish Opera made any staff cuts?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 80: Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 75
Meeting Date: 22/03/2016
Result - For: 61, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 81: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 22/03/2016
Result - For: 35, Against: 71 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 81: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 22/03/2016
Result - For: 35, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 81: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 22/03/2016
Result - For: 35, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 81: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 29
Meeting Date: 22/03/2016
Result - For: 97, Against: 0 Abstain: 12
ForCarried
SP Bill 81: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 30
Meeting Date: 22/03/2016
Result - For: 50, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
S4M-15944: Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill (Margaret Burgess)
Meeting Date: 17/03/2016
Result - For: 84, Against: 14 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 79: Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 17/03/2016
Result - For: 86, Against: 10 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 79: Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 19
Meeting Date: 17/03/2016
Result - For: 82, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 79: Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 20
Meeting Date: 17/03/2016
Result - For: 82, Against: 17 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried

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Motion S4M-15963: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15962: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15961: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15960: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15959: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15958: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15625: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15527: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15526: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15525: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-01367: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30548: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30544: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30545: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30547: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30542: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30543: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30304: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30303: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30305: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/03/2016 Show Full Question >>

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