Colin Beattie MSP

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Chair of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

Okay.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

Just to be clear, are you saying that you were within the recommendations of the Treasury green book?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

My final question is about optimism bias. Why is the level of optimism bias throughout the lifetime of the project lower than that recommended by HM Treasury’s gr...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

Is the depiction in exhibit 2 on page 7 of the Auditor General’s report incorrect?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

It seems to me that there is clear evidence of poor preparation in going out to the market and expecting people to be able to give you a quote for a system that y...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

The RFI process in fact did not work.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

Surely you were trying to move on from the BT offering and on to something better. Surely you did not just take your existing specifications, go out to the market...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

Those specifications were based on the BT offering.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

Let us leave that aside. In June 2015, the Government rejected the business case. You would then have had to put together specifications on the project and what y...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Colin Beattie

I am looking at the timings. In June 2015, the Scottish Government rejected the outline business case. In October, it accepted a revised projected cost of £34 million. That is extraordinaril...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-21042: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-20808: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-27598: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5O-04188: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-26802: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03937: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03899: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03857: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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