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Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pay Policy 2017-18 (Equality Impact Assessment) (24 May 2017)

Patrick Harvie: I am sure that it was merely an extraordinary coincidence that the equality impact assessment was published the day after I lodged that oral question. I am happy that it is such a fortunate coincidence, though. In previous years under the current public sector pay policy, when inflation was hovering at or well below 1 per cent, it could be argued that the Government’s approach was to...

Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

Jamie Greene: Less than two weeks ago, we witnessed one of the most severe co-ordinated cyberattacks that the world has ever seen. The attack was not restricted to either Scotland or the UK; our neighbours around the world reported attacks on their IT infrastructure that, in some cases, crippled their ability to deliver critical public services. On our shores, our NHS electronic network was hit and doctors...

Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 May 2017)

Edward Mountain: First, on behalf of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, I welcome the opportunity to summarise our findings on Gillian Martin’s Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill. I thank all those who gave evidence to the committee. The evidence that we received came from a wide range of people—parent groups, councils, transport operators and the Scottish Youth Parliament,...

Scottish Parliament: World Hypertension Month (23 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Like other members, I thank Maree Todd for the opportunity to discuss something that is probably of interest to every one of us, with regard either to ourselves individually or to a family member. I am not a regular reader of Hypertension News , but in the February 2017 edition I read about the objective of screening the blood pressure of 25 million people in May. I advise the chamber that I...

Scottish Parliament: Snaring (18 May 2017)

Finlay Carson: ...’s countryside and landscape means that a range of methods are required to control populations of a number of species, including foxes and rabbits. The figure is a little out of date, but back in 2010, it was estimated that Britain’s 40 million rabbits cost more than £260 million a year in damage to crops, businesses and infrastructure—not to mention the impact on...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: That is certainly the case. The membership of the group is evaluated and, as I understand it, we always keep an eye out for organisations that might add value to the process. Of course, we always have the ability to bring in experts to speak to us and to engage with the PACE partnership group by, say, giving a briefing on a particular subject that might be of importance to all partners. We...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Support for Young People (17 May 2017)

Linda Fabiani: The first item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-04643, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on United Kingdom Government restrictions for 18 to 21-year-olds accessing financial support for housing. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament expresses concern at its understanding that 18 to 21-year-olds in...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Reforms (North Ayrshire) (17 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: I acknowledge that figure. The figures that I have seen range from £380 per person to £540 per person in North Ayrshire being removed as a result of the welfare reforms. That is, of course, part of the £1 billion that has been removed by the UK Government from people in Scotland in the welfare reforms that have been and will be introduced between 2015 and 2020, on top of the...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections (17 May 2017)

John Mason: Considerable effort was put in to encourage people to mark their ballot papers 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on. However, on looking at a number of papers that were spoiled, it appeared to me that a lot of them had either two or three Xs on them for the parties that had put up multiple candidates. Does the minister have any suggestions on how we can tackle that problem through education or in some other way?

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (17 May 2017)

The Presiding Officer: The result of the division is: For 83, Against 27, Abstentions 1. Motion, as amended, agreed to, That the Parliament believes that the Scottish fishing industry is vital to Scotland's culture and economy, and is a bedrock of many communities across the country; notes that the present common fisheries policy is not delivering a sustainable fishing industry in Scotland;...

Scottish Parliament: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day (17 May 2017)

Christine Grahame: Now, after a rather febrile afternoon, we have a calm and sensible debate. Thank goodness. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-04137, in the name of Ash Denham, on neurofibromatosis awareness day. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. We have a large number of people in the public gallery. I am delighted to see you, but I say in...

Scottish Parliament: Global Ransomware Incident (16 May 2017)

Shona Robison: Thank you, Presiding Officer, for giving me the opportunity to make a statement on the impact on and response by the national health service in Scotland to the recent global ransomware attack. Members will have seen news reports about the global impact of Friday’s attack. In the United Kingdom, the main area affected has been the NHS. Across NHS England, 47 health organisations were...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: I thank the BSL signers who are here and the significant number of disabled people from organisations from throughout Scotland who have joined us in the gallery for the debate. Last December, we published “A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Our Delivery Plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, which is our delivery plan for...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher and Classroom Assistant Recruitment (West of Scotland) (11 May 2017)

Mary Fee: I thank the cabinet secretary for that answer. Recent Scottish Government figures have highlighted a worrying trend across West Scotland, with class sizes rising and teacher numbers decreasing. In Renfrewshire, the percentage of pupils in primary 1 to primary 3 in classes with 18 pupils or fewer has declined from 33 per cent in 2010 to 13 per cent in 2016, while the average class size for P5,...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (11 May 2017)

Kezia Dugdale: In all that, there is no escaping the reality that, while nurses in Scotland might be £300 better off than nurses in England, under the First Minister’s Government they are £3,400 worse off than they should be. The brutal reality of a decade of the SNP is complete and utter mismanagement of our NHS. Members should take a look at today’s Times newspaper, which reports...

Scottish Parliament: Keeping Children Safe Online (11 May 2017)

Annie Wells: The Scottish Conservatives will support the Government’s motion and Tavish Scott’s amendment. As an Internet Watch Foundation champion, I welcome the debate and acknowledge the excellent work that the Internet Watch Foundation carries out. Undoubtedly, it has one of the most successful hotlines in the world. It has reduced the amount of child sexual abuse content that is hosted in...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Shona Robison: Nurses in Scotland are over £300 better off at the starting point of band 5 than they are anywhere else in these islands, including in Labour-run Wales. No one stays on point 1 of their band, of course. Labour seems to misunderstand, or not understand, how pay progression works. This is about pay and pay progression. Nurses who started at point 1 in 2010 are now £7,500 better off...

Scottish Parliament: International Nurses Day (10 May 2017)

Alison Johnstone: I am proud to join other members in celebrating international nurses day. I thank Emma Harper for securing the debate, for her contribution to nursing and for sharing her passion and expertise on the issue. Nurses throughout our national health service and social care system do truly heroic work. We must celebrate their achievements and thank them for their dedication and tireless care. From...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Margaret Mitchell: I refer Rona Mackay to the committee’s report—in particular, to the evidence that the training would have to be equivalent to that certificate. As I have just explained, the operators have said that the issue has not been resolved to date. I am happy to refer the member to the stage 1 report. The committee has asked Police Scotland to provide details of its training needs analysis...

Scottish Parliament: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Revenue) (3 May 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...type of methodology. I say again that the £800 million figure is totally inaccurate. I said that our forecasts were very close and within range; the actual figures for both financial years were £919 million as the forecast and £906 million as the outturn—or 1 per cent of a difference over both years. As an accountant, Alison Harris will know that it is easier to count...


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