Will the member take an intervention?
I was not intending to observe the 60-second rule. I was not even intending to speak until Liam Kerr’s invitation to do so. The point that was made by the cabinet secretary and Daniel Johnson about stigmatisation is fair and valid. It reinforces what we heard in evidence sessions throughout our consideration of the bill. The other important fact is that extending these provisions to people...
I share Daniel Johnson’s curiosity about why the Government is seeking to remove section 7A, not least because—as I recall—its insertion was supported unanimously by the committee at stage 2. I would have thought that, if the Government was so concerned about what the committee unanimously agreed to at stage 2, there would have been some engagement between stage 2 and stage 3. Like John...
Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
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