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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con)

Do you anticipate any pushback on the proposals? Refugees and people who have the right to remain will have the right to vote and change Scottish law. If we were ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

Yes, but we are talking about people with different statuses. Those who are not Scottish citizens would not have anywhere else to go.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

I understand that, but how do you explain that to the Scottish citizens who cannot move out or go somewhere else?

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

No, my questions are more about the timeframe.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

The bill will come into force for the 2021 election. If certain parts of it are ready before then, do you anticipate that they will come into force if there is a by-election before 2021, for...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

Conversely, if everything is not completed by 2021, will parts of it be put in place with the rest to follow, or will it all be put in place in one lump?

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 03 October 2019 [Draft] : 03 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con)

The residential requirement is three months, and the proposal is that, if you are resident, you get a vote. Turning the thing on its head, if a person has been resident in Scotland and then ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 03 October 2019 [Draft] : 03 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

If somebody was resident and voted but then moved away to work—to London or somewhere else—for how long could they continue to vote in any election?

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 03 October 2019 [Draft] : 03 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

What is the definition of a permanent shift? A lot of people—including members of my family—did not get a vote in the referendum because they were working away from home.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 03 October 2019 [Draft] : 03 October 2019 View PDF version
Tom Mason

Where is that defined? How do you define it?

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