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Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2017 [Draft] : 24 May 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

The Scottish Government is taking a number of steps to not only support women into employment but reduce gender inequality in the labour market, tackle discrimina...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2017 [Draft] : 24 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

We are delivering a range of funding to the Poverty Alliance to take forward the living wage accreditation scheme. I have met the Living Wage Foundation, which is...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2017 [Draft] : 24 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

The situation has certainly improved over the past year. The latest available data shows that female part-time working has decreased over the year by 13,000 while...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2017 [Draft] : 24 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I say to Gordon Lindhurst, who I know takes an interest in these matters as convener of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, that Scotland’s colleges are do...

Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

The Scottish Government continues to monitor the emerging evidence base around automation and artificial intelligence and its implications for Scotland’s economy....

Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I am, indeed, aware of the IPPR report. I view it as a welcome addition to our understanding of these matters. As I have said, I know that automation and technolo...

Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

We will always be willing to engage with the UK Government on such matters. I know that the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work has been doing p...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 May 2017 [Draft] : 03 May 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

In October 2016, 94.8 per cent of 2015-16 senior phase school leavers in North Ayrshire were in a positive initial destination.<...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 May 2017 [Draft] : 03 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Of course I will stick to education advice, Presiding Officer.

Meeting of the Parliament 03 May 2017 [Draft] : 03 May 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

We do not have control over employment law, although we in Scotland are fortunate in that the proportion of the workforce on zero-hours contracts here is lower th...

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