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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Thank you very much. As the Deputy Presiding Officer said, this is, after 22 years, my final speech to Parliament as an MSP, before I step down in May. Until my dying day I will be very proud, like the Deputy Presiding Officer, to be have been a founding member of the Parliament—the first ever democratically elected Scottish Parliament. We have proved that Jimmy Maxton was right when he...
I will not take too long. The committee was determined to do two things. First, along with the cabinet secretary, we were determined to get to a stage to allow the legislation to pass before we finish up for the election. The survivors have waited long enough for the legislation, and we did not want to do anything that would hamper the timetable for getting the bill through before 25 March....
1. To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much it spends annually on the provision of legal advice for the Parliament and its committees.
Former Scottish National Party MSP for Airdrie and Shotts
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Central Scotland
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