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Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2018 [Draft] : 07 February 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

The Scottish Government recognises the importance of emerging technologies and how they will influence the future labour market. That is why I published our labou...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2018 [Draft] : 07 February 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I assure Ivan McKee that I take an interest in the matter as well. It is critical that our workforce is adaptable, ready and responsive to changes in our economy ...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2018 [Draft] : 07 February 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Jackie Baillie may have asked the cabinet secretary, but I will answer the question, if she does not mind.

Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2018 [Draft] : 07 February 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Far be it from me to disagree with Stephen Hawking, but Kenneth Gibson is correct in saying that those views may be somewhat alarmist. However, I recognise that c...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2018 [Draft] : 07 February 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I know the report that Bill Bowman refers to, and I recognise what it says about the potential impact of the increased utilisation of automation. Of course, there are other reports that prov...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2018 [Draft] : 23 January 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

Presiding Officer, I must say that you have been remarkably uncharacteristically generous this evening, so I will make no promises whatsoever about sticking to my time. I am sure that you wo...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2018 [Draft] : 23 January 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I was going to go on to set out our clear and firm commitment to fair work practices. I first need to secure the information that the member mentioned and then to...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2018 [Draft] : 23 January 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

A change in employment law is the fundamental way in which we can deal with the matter, which is why we are debating—

Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2018 [Draft] : 23 January 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Give me a second. Of course, I will give way.

Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2018 [Draft] : 23 January 2018 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I find it confusing that Ms Lamont—from a sedentary position—is disagreeing that legislation is required. I thought that that was why we were having the debate. [...

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