Bill Bowman MSP

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Deputy Chair of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member of the Conveners' Group

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman

That is good to hear. I agree with the comments about the committee; perhaps it could do more. I suppose that, at the moment, we are a little bit reactive. It wou...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman

Perhaps I was being a bit cheeky, but I was thinking less about the role and more about the person. Cynicism is a very useful thing for an auditor.

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman

Auditor General, you have been in your post for eight years, but I have known you for only the past two or three. Is the Auditor General now the same as the one w...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman

Do you anticipate any serious qualifications in or modifications to your audit reports?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman

You mentioned how certain bodies are able to cope with this. In that regard, is there a difference between the types of body—for example, between public bodies th...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman

I know that external confirmations are an important part of audit work that is not directly linked to how the audited bodies do their work. Are you having any dif...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Bill Bowman (North East Scotland) (Con)

I want to return to an aspect of how you are doing your work, Auditor General. Previously, we asked you about the ability of the auditors to carry out their work ...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


The Convener

No points have been raised on SSI 2020/172. Is the committee content with the instrument?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


The Convener

The reasons for the breach of the 28-day rule in this case are set out in a letter to the Presiding Officer that is dated 16 June 2020. The letter explains that t...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


The Convener

SSI 2020/176 makes various changes to plant health regulations to strengthen plant health protection and implement required Euro...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-21153: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, On Behalf of Selection Panel, Date Lodged: 05/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21133: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20770: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20666: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20622: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20621: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20455: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20443: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20417: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20406: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-30127: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30126: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04398: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04368: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28043: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28042: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04327: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04257: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03755: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26017: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Question >>

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