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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 18 June 2020 : 18 June 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

Mr Balfour highlights an extremely important issue, namely early service leavers and their routes into employment. Alongside supporting the spouses of serving per...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 18 June 2020 : 18 June 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that all armed forces personnel, veterans and their families living in Scotland are able to access the best possible care and support....

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

The work that is going on now will inform any decisions that require to be made further down the line by the Parliament. However, to give some assurance on Mr Kel...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

That is certainly the intention. Although we could not support Colin Smyth’s amendment earlier, I acknowledge how well intention...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

The amendments in this group seek to place particular focus on the needs of voters with disabilities. It goes without saying that we all wish to ensure that our e...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

Unlike Mr Kerr, I will not fight old battles; instead, I want to focus on what is actually before us. The two measures in question are a result of the extension of the electoral franchise in...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

I indicated to the committee that I plan to make changes by secondary legislation to address those legitimate points. We will not face a council by-election until October, but the matter is ...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

I thank members for their contributions to the debate. Before I turn to some of the points that have been raised, I record my appreciation for the efforts of the officials who drafted the bi...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

I thank everyone who has engaged with the Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill throughout its parliamentary passage. Many constructive contributions from all parties ...

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 : 03 June 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

I will respond to Mark Ruskell’s point. That is not specified in what is being asked of boundaries Scotland, but it is a reasonable ask and it is a conversation t...

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