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Meeting of the Parliament 13 November 2019 [Draft] : 13 November 2019
Yes—I can give that reassurance to Linda Fabiani. I should mention on the record her absolute determination, when the Domestic A...
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf)
The 2018 act makes it mandatory for the court to consider in every case whether to impose a non-harassment order to protect the victim. The act also provides that...
I am aware of the unique characteristics of islands, which I understand from a previous role, and which I often see when I travel to our island communities. I ack...
Conditions for firearms certificates are an operational matter for Police Scotland under legislation that is reserved to the UK Government.
Yes, I do. Stuart McMillan will, of course, be aware that I was previously Minister for Transport and the Islands, when I had constant regular conversations with ...
Officials are in daily contact with the British Transport Police through the embedded liaison officer in Transport Scotland. That process provides first-hand inst...
I am happy to do that. My officials have begun the initial planning discussions with Rape Crisis Scotland and the Law Society of Scotland, and they will contact m...
I will leave the debates on legal philosophy and jurisprudence to the colleagues on my right, the Solicitor General for Scotland...
Understanding the impact of the three-verdict system was one of the key purposes of the Government commissioning the recently published jury research. Now that we...
I agree with James Kelly that the capital budget is hugely important. I also agree that it is important that we keep it under review and listen to what Police Scotland has to say about it. <...
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Support for Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.
Supported by: Ash Denham
That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 22 May 2019, relating to the transfer of community orders and suspended sentence orders imposed by courts in England and Wales to Scotland, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Domestic Abuse Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 16 July 2019, relating to amendments to the law of Scotland concerning extra-territorial jurisdiction over certain offences committed outside the UK by a UK national or habitual resident of Scotland in order to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament and alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Supplementary Provision) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.
That the Justice Committee recommends that the Victim Surcharge (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.
As an amendment to motion S5M-18896 in the name of Liam Kerr (Restoring Trust in Criminal Sentencing), leave out from "believes" to end and insert ", while acknowledging that more can always be done to ensure that public confidence in the justice system is high, notes that a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Scottish Sentencing Council found that nearly two thirds of the public considered that Scotland’s justice system was fair to all; further notes that automatic early release was introduced by the UK Government in 1993, and that the previous system of automatic early release for long-term prisoners was ended by the Scottish Parliament from 2016, and considers that future reforms to sentencing policy should be informed by evidence of what works to reduce reoffending and take appropriate account of Scotland’s current internationally high rate of imprisonment."
That the Equalities and Human Rights Committee recommends that the Historical Sexual Offences (Disregarded Convictions and Official Records) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.
That the Parliament agrees that the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill be passed.
As an amendment to motion S5M-17503 in the name of Liam Kerr (Whole Life Custody Sentences), leave out from "believes that" to end and insert "notes that the courts’ powers to deal with the most serious offenders have been strengthened by the introduction of orders for lifelong restriction in 2006 and the reforms to clarify the calculation of the punishment part of discretionary life sentences in the Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Act 2012; acknowledges that the Parliament will give appropriate consideration to any further proposals to enhance the courts’ sentencing power, but notes that Scotland’s judges can already impose a punishment part of a life sentence that extends beyond the likely remainder of a prisoner’s life in appropriate cases."
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with stakeholders regarding the cost of policing parades in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking by means of its Climate Challenge Fund to promote walking and cycling to work initiatives in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have type (a) 1 and (b) 2 diabetes, broken down by Scottish official ethnicity classification.
This information is not centrally held.
The Scottish Diabetes Survey 2010, published on 13 June 2011, indicates there are 237,468 people in Scotland with diabetes, roughly equating to 4.6% of the Scottish population. Most, around 88% (208,279), have type 2 diabetes, and around 12% (27,910), have type 1 diabetes. It does not however offer a breakdown by ethnic group.
The Diabetes Action Plan, published in 2010, contains an action to improve reporting on diabetes outcomes specific to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. The Scottish Diabetes Survey Group is due to produce a report on clinical outcomes for people from minority ethnic groups later in 2012-13.
To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports entrepreneurs and small business start-ups in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements are being made in the regeneration of Glasgow’s infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the recently announced additional funding for insulin pumps will have on Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on reducing nitrogen dioxide levels and improving air quality in Glasgow.
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.
To ask the First Minister what action the Crown Office has taken in response to legislative changes relating to double jeopardy.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has come to a decision regarding the service change proposals submitted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for approval that older people’s inpatient rehabilitation beds be transferred from Lightburn Hospital to Stobhill Hospital, that day hospital and outpatient services be transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and that Lightburn Hospital be closed.
I have today written to the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to confirm my decision in relation to the Lightburn Hospital service change proposals.
I have carefully considered all the available information and representations and am not convinced by the board’s case for change. As such, I am rejecting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s proposal to transfer the inpatient and outpatient/day case services from Lightburn Hospital, and the request to close the facility; and have asked that the board now works to maintain and improve the quality of the service delivered from the hospital, in the best interests of local people.
In considering these proposals my paramount concern has been whether the benefits to patients of co-locating the inpatient, outpatient and day hospital services for older people in North East Glasgow on two larger hospital sites outweighs the obvious drawbacks around geographical access for a vulnerable patient group from one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland. I have repeatedly heard – not least from local patients and clinicians - that Lightburn Hospital provides high quality services that are greatly valued by the community. I am extremely conscious of the socio-economic and demographic profile of the area; and that the proposals combined with difficult public transport links could not only disadvantage the community, but also potentially act as a disincentive to some local people with significant health concerns and poor health outlooks accessing necessary care and treatment. I have heard from local patients who are clear that they do not wish to be admitted to an acute inpatient facility hospital but are prepared to attend the day hospital at Lightburn where they can receive the multi-disciplinary input needed to get them back on their feet again. This position is consistent with the national policy direction to treat people as locally as possible; encouraging as much care in the community as is practicable, whilst preventing inappropriate admissions to hospitals. This particularly applies to the outpatient and day hospital services.
I am also conscious of the argument in this case, reinforced by some local clinicians, that the effective rehabilitation of this patient group is best served by continuing to base the service in the local community; preserving easy geographical access to visitors, many of whom are from the same age group and would find the journey to Stobhill in particular most challenging. The benefits of the proposals for patients would therefore have to be clear and compelling to over-ride my real concerns about limiting geographical access to healthcare services in this community.
Hospital services are not static and need to change, and in that context this has been a difficult decision. However, in this particular case I am not convinced by the board’s proposal for change, and am persuaded by the argument for maintaining local access to what is clearly regarded as valuable and high quality local facility.
The government has a policy of maintaining local access to healthcare services where it is appropriate to do so, and where it is in patient’s best interests. It is my view, having carefully considered all the evidence and representations – not least around the adequacy and availability of the public transport options - that local people’s interests are best served by maintaining Lightburn Hospital and its healthcare services.
I have therefore asked that the board now works to maintain and improve the quality of the service delivered from the hospital, in the best interests of local people.
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