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Meeting of the Parliament 09 November 2017 [Draft] : 09 November 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

I join others in thanking Gillian Martin for bringing the debate to the chamber and I pass on my officials’ thanks to her for giving us a year’s heads-up as to wh...

Meeting of the Parliament 09 November 2017 [Draft] : 09 November 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I have not brought my Santa suit, so I will not be Santa today. However, the project that Jackie Baillie mentioned sounds very worthy, so if she provides me with ...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2017 : 07 November 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

I join other members in thanking Daniel Johnson for bringing the debate to Parliament. I have not seen the article that Stewart Stevenson mentioned was in today’s...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2017 : 07 November 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I cannot comment specifically on why those companies might want not to be accredited, but I can say that they would not be eligible to be accredited under the ter...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2017 : 07 November 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I will always be willing, in my ministerial capacity or in my capacity as an accredited living wage employer in my role as a member of the Scottish Parliament, to...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2017 : 07 November 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I would like to do so as well, but I was trying to place the debate in the context that an important part of respect for shopworkers is ensuring that they are pro...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2017 : 07 November 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

That was a useful intervention, because we are doing that. Questions on retail crime have been included in the Scottish crime and justice survey since 2016-17 in ...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2017 : 04 October 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Employability and Training (Jamie Hepburn)

I welcome this opportunity to update Parliament on progress towards the delivery of the fair start Scotland employment support service, one of the first powers devolved under the Scotland Ac...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2017 : 04 October 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Let me begin by apologising for puzzling Professor Tomkins. That was certainly not my intention, though puzzled he seems to be. It is symptomatic of the Conservat...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2017 : 04 October 2017 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

On the precise percentage of contract value going to the private sector, I will be happy to follow up in writing, but I can tell Jackie Baillie that there is a ro...

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