Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Western
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Alex is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

I am grateful for the early sight of the statement, and I offer the broad support of Lib Dem members for the bill. <...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

The keeper of organisational memory and parliamentary history, Mike Rumbles, remarked to me just a few moments ago that he thinks the timing of these stage 3 proceedings is a record, given t...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

Good morning. I want to follow up on Oliver Mundell’s line of questioning. I think that he was trying to bottom out where in statute the relationship between pare...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I understand.



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Do you have data on how many of those people were acquitted on the basis of the defence of reasonable punishment?



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I wonder whether Oliver Mundell’s concerns about the lack of case law and thresholds on this issue go some way towards answering my earlier question about scale. ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

One of the concerns that critics of the bill voice is that it will result in the criminalisation of hundreds of parents for normal parenting behaviour. That presupposes that the legal defenc...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Do you adapt guidelines over time if you ascertain that they are not working properly, or there have been too many prosecutions, or too few? In such cases, do you move guidelines or change t...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I would like to explore the issue of Lord Advocate’s guidelines. I have come across them once before—it was in my previous professional capacity, when your predecessor issued guidelines on t...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Something that has come up time and again in our consideration of the bill at stage 1 is the slight incongruity that an adult who is responsible for a child and an adult who is responsible f...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17660: Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 4
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17645: Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2019
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1A
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 25, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 78
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 77
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 9
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-17812: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17776: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17780: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17771: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17694: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17683: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17598: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17586: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17585: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17488: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-23898: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23876: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23877: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23871: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23872: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23852: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23848: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23851: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23849: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23850: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>

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