Sarah Boyack MSP

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Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

I appreciate colleagues’ comments, but nobody has really disputed the fact that we need to act. As I understand it, the evidence is out there. For example, some people are putting in distric...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

Amendments 90 to 92 are intended to address two of the major challenges of the day: the climate emergency and the challenge of encouraging businesses to adopt bus...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

If no member has a comment to make, I would be happy to seek to withdraw amendment 89 and to bring it back at stage 3, following discussions with the minister.



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

The business growth accelerator relief, which reduces rates for businesses that have invested in improvements, has been applied in different ways across Scotland. Amendment 89 seeks to highl...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

I will not move amendment 88 on the basis that there is ministerial and cross-party support for us to lodge another amendment at stage 3.



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

I would certainly be happy to do that. I take the points made by Andy Wightman and Graham Simpson. I would also be happy to work with the minister. If members are happy to push through the a...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

Like amendment 39, amendment 88 is concerned with the importance of additional scrutiny and of reporting back to Parliament. I reflected on the issue and thought that a three-year period wou...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

For me, it is a question about the point of devolution. This is a choice that we should make in Scotland. We should have a debate about this. Amendment 13 should ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

I get the point about it being a huge change and that it is, in principle, the right way to go. Are there any opportunities in the process for the committee to pause for breath and get comme...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Sarah Boyack

There are periodic reviews of local government finance and, since joining the committee, I have started reading through them. Almost every Government has a review and then it gets parked. Gi...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939: Universal Credit (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19940.2: Investing in Scotland (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19940.1: Investing in Scotland (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19940: Investing in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 41 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19911: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19827: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19498: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-16017: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15844.2: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15805: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15656: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15410: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14919: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14853: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03759: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01840: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25591: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25590: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25588: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
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