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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP)

Do you have any evidence of the undermining effect, which happens on two levels? The first is that two different systems are being combined in a single election. ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

I will begin with a straightforward question. In the list system, is there an advantage to having a name that is higher up the alphabet?

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

I should have declared an interest, as a person called Paterson who has always been at the back of the queue. I always thought that the order should be determined...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

There is another aspect to this. Someone might expect the list to be in alphabetical order. The amount of money that is spent on cornflake adverts since the war i...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

I am interested in Vonnie Sandlan’s points about power of attorney. How would that work with someone who has no capacity? Who would actually vote? Would it be the...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

Yes—it is a fairly straightforward question. The bill proposes that people from the age of 14 should be eligible to be added to the electoral register. What are your thoughts on that? Would ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

You have second-guessed my next question. Presently, the engagement on elections starts nearer the age of 16. Would that possibly lower the threshold? The engagement process would start at 1...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson

If the age of registration is lowered, people’s engagement with the political process would start at 14 rather than at 16. Perhaps that would not matter in any way.

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP)

I am pleased to speak in the debate despite the fact that I am not a member of the Finance and Constitution Committee.

Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP)

I thank Bill Kidd for this important debate. The notion that someone who has taken a life deserves the loss of their own life might seem to be a fair balance of j...

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