MSP, East Kilbride
I welcome the report, which mirrors part of the evidence that the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee has heard on the proposed Scotland Bill. My overall feeling is that the Finance Committee’s report is focused. It consistently calls for flexibility, which is essential in the debate as we look towards a fiscal framework. Paragraph 24 of the report says: “For fiscal devolution...
I reiterate that the fiscal framework is integral to the Scotland Bill. We cannot possibly separate the two. Borrowing is also integral. Borrowing both revenue and capital is something that the Finance Committee has talked clearly about and, again, it is looking for that flexibility—the ability for the Scottish Government to adopt its own fiscal policies within the overall UK fiscal...
I thank everyone who signed the motion. I see that we have Graeme Pearson, a former police officer, with us. Although he is not very old, he will be familiar with the struggle that women have had in ensuring parity in the police force over the years. As the motion states, this year marks a century since Edith Smith was appointed as the first female police officer in the United Kingdom with...
Scottish National Party MSP for East Kilbride
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Central Scotland
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