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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

I think the main point is that, at present, the public appointments process is used, and then the cabinet secretary makes the final decision. If a board member feels that the Government is i...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

I understand that, too.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

I understand that, but will you comment on his suggestion?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

Finally, can I ask you about the comments by Brian Barbour, who went public as soon as Moi Ali did? He shared his concerns about how the SPA had operated. In part...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

I merely put it to you that you want to be on top of things and not on the back foot, and having more board meetings more regularly would perhaps allow that.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

Do you recognise the concern that has been expressed about there being only eight meetings per year, which means that a consider...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

Do you have a proposal to have 10 meetings a year, or even monthly meetings?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

My question is about the frequency of board meetings. Mr Flanagan, there has been some criticism of the SPA holding only eight board meetings per year. Is there a move to have more?

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

You may have confidence in what you have done so far, Mr Foley and Mr Flanagan, but you have not filled me with confidence today.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Margaret Mitchell

But do you recognise that a lot of the issues have come from the SPF? Your argument that you were having meetings with Police Scotland to try to get it up to speed is therefore fundamentally...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-05603.3: Fisheries (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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S5M-05603.2: Fisheries (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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S5M-05603: Fisheries (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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S5M-05594.2: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 25, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05594.1: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05594: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05479.3: Scrap the NHS Pay Cap (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05479: Scrap the NHS Pay Cap (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05423: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 09/05/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 44 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05312.3: Carers and Social Care (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 48, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-05574: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-05431: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05405: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05330: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05241: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04970: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-09319: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5O-00929: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08536: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-08148: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07676: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
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