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Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

The first question to ask is what exactly the debate is about. We have heard lots of different interpretations from around the chamber. We cannot, until we answer...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser

I think that my friend Mike Rumbles might well be right. We will see the two nationalist parties in the chamber combining, because they know what the bill is real...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser

Time has moved on. We are five years on from 2014, and we have more experience of referendums and the testing of questions. In 2016, the Electoral Commission did ...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser

Although the bill might appear to be about referendums in general, we know that, in practice, it is about just one issue: independence. Even in that respect, the ...

Finance and Constitution Committee 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I want to ask about the allocation of £141 million to the communities and local government portfolio to fund the teachers’ pay settlement. Has that money now been paid to councils? If not, w...

Finance and Constitution Committee 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser

Have local councils already had that money?

Finance and Constitution Committee 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser

So councils have had that money in the current year. That is fine. Will the local government budget be rebased to include that figure?

Finance and Constitution Committee 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser

All right—thank you.

Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Being a fair-minded person, the minister will be happy to acknowledge that all parties called for a December general election, with the consequence that we now se...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019 View PDF version
Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

This has been an instructive debate. Throughout it, we have seen all the Opposition parties—the Labour Party, the Greens, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives—speaking with one voice ...

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