Ian Welsh

Former Labour MSP for Ayr

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Hampden Park 16 Dec 1999

    The minister will be well aware of my view that public money could have been used more productively to finance and promote football in ways other than building a new national stadium. However, the stadium having been built, is the minister completely satisfied that the rescue package, which I know to have been the product of tortuous negotiations, is robust enough to be sustainable in the...
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Aircraft Maintenance: Aircraft Maintenance 4 Nov 1999

    To ask the Scottish Executive what actions have been taken by Locate in Scotland to promote Prestwick Airport as a location for aircraft maintenance facilities.
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education 4 Nov 1999

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to address the training requirements of 16 to 19 year olds with special educational needs.

More of Ian Welsh’s recent appearances


Former Labour MSP for Ayr

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 21 December 1999 — Resigned

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