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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

In the audit, was there any indication that the NHS is endeavouring to control those costs?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

Paragraph 22 also reveals that the average annual cost of agency nursing staff—I assume that the figure is for nursing staff and does not include midwifery—is £88...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

Do we know the breakdown between the two?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

Paragraph 22 of the report refers to nursing agency costs having risen from £4.2 million to £24.5 million. I think that it was mentioned just now that the figure ...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

I presume that Audit Scotland asked for that information but it was not available.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

Do we know whether the Scottish Government is moving towards publishing a breakdown of the figures?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

That is ridiculous. It is nearly £150 million. Surely we know what we spent it on.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

As you highlight in the report, the number of agency staff has increased by 107 per cent in six years, to £171.4 million in 2016-17. Paragraph 22 of your report s...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

That is quite a lot. Does that include agency staff?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


Colin Beattie

You mentioned staff costs in your initial statement. Spending on NHS staff has increased by 11 per cent. Is that in real terms?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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