Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

I am certainly aware of calls of that nature, and we have had discussions with others—financial partners and investors—who are interested in that area. I know that the UK Government has also...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

I will.



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy (Paul Wheelhouse)

I am delighted to close the debate and to respond to the many points that have been made. I thank Lewis Macdonald for raising the issue and for the constructive t...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy (Paul Wheelhouse)

I highlight that the very visible proportion of the work—the topside structures—makes up about 1 to 2 per cent of the contract value. To put that in perspective, ...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 February 2017 [Draft] : 21 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

Thank you. 12:59 Meeting continued in private until 13:03.  



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 February 2017 [Draft] : 21 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

Yes, I have spoken with the company on a number of occasions, including in my office in the Parliament building last week, when we were trying to identify ways to...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 February 2017 [Draft] : 21 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

We engage with trade unions and the industry, although probably not in the way that you described—albeit that we are open to doing that. We certainly need to unde...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 February 2017 [Draft] : 21 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

There is always a challenge when we are making a long-term shift in something as significant as this, but we have to give a signal and allow the industry’s capaci...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 February 2017 [Draft] : 21 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

We should bear it in mind that the process that we are going through is exactly the same as in the rest of the UK. The assessor’s role is to come up with a valuat...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 21 February 2017 [Draft] : 21 February 2017


Paul Wheelhouse

I am not denying that that is an important issue—I will come on to it—but the valuations that Mr Lockhart referred to are set by the assessors. It is with relief schemes and in setting the p...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04168.2: Budget (Scotland) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 23/02/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04168: Budget (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 23/02/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03925: Digital Economy Bill – UK Legislation (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 5 Abstain: 0
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S5M-03912: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 55 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-03898.2: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 95, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03898.1: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 49, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03898.3: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 17, Against: 32 Abstain: 59
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AbstainDefeated
S5M-03873.1: The Future of the Jobcentre Plus Network in Scotland (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/02/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03873: The Future of the Jobcentre Plus Network in Scotland (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 08/02/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03858.3: Article 50 (John Lamont)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 1
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Motion S5M-03910: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02919: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02138: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02136: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02137: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15607: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15440: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15426: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15423: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15229: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-09164: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01238: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01063: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07134: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-07135: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07085: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
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