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Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

The purpose of today’s short debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 is to seek Parliament’s approval to update the guaranteed allocations of revenue funding to individu...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

The pandemic that we face is disrupting lives like never before. A key priority and focus of the Scottish Government in partnership with local government will be to ensure our communities ar...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to the committee about the remedial order.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

Following further consideration of the act, we concluded that there is insufficient justification to limit the charities to which the exception applies if we are to comply with article 14 of...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

That is an important question for the implementation of the primary and secondary legislation. In due course, I will say more on the coronavirus in my statement o...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

With regard to the championship period and the cessation date, in particular, we need to take consideration of whether amendment of the primary legislation will b...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

As the committee will be aware, there is a process after Parliament passes a bill when the Lord Advocate considers that legislation. At that point for this act, i...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

The amendment that we passed together was deficient and we need to rectify it by way of the order.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

Yes—with regard to that particular section.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020 View PDF version
Ben Macpherson

Yes, of course we do. Our legal services directorate has oversight of all amendments that the Scottish Government proposes. The amendment in question was a Scotti...

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