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Meeting of the Parliament 19 November 2014 : 19 November 2014
9. Annabelle Ewing (Mid Scotland and Fife) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the introduction of the mandatory workforce and workload planning tool for nursing has had on the number of nurses in NHS Fife. (S4O-03709)



Meeting of the Parliament 19 November 2014 : 19 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

What reassurances can the cabinet secretary give that the front-line NHS budget will continue to be protected to ensure that the improvements that are being made by NHS Fife can continue to be delivered?



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing (Mid Scotland and Fife) (SNP)

Good morning. I have a couple of points to continue the discussion on issues beyond mitigation. The Smith commission is running in parallel with the committee’s consideration. ALACHO’s submission states that the organisation

“would agree with what appears to be an emerging consensus, namely that as an optimum, welfare functions should be wholly devolved to Scotland under the post referendum settlement currently being considered by the Smith Commission”

and adds, with a caveat, that

“Subject to a reasonable financial settlement, this would appear to present the best means of ensuring that Scottish citizens retain a humane and acceptable standard of living in difficult times.”

I am looking at Marianne McManus because she is here representing ALACHO, but it would be interesting to hear from the other witnesses, too. We are discussing issues beyond mitigation, so the point that ALACHO makes is very pertinent. Perhaps Marianne would like to comment on that.



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

The SFHA commented on the Smith commission process in its written submission.



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

COSLA, along with the Scottish Government, has asked for a halt to be called to the roll-out of universal credit. Perhaps the COSLA representative here today can say more about why the organisation has called for that.



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

I am sorry. I did not mean to misquote your written submission. It states:

“COSLA have asked DWP to delay UC roll-out in Scotland until the Smith Commission has reported conclusions”.

I want to raise another issue with regard to the council tax reduction scheme, which is relevant to universal credit. A concern has been raised about DWP data sharing and the likely costs if that does not happen. Where does that issue stand, as far as the witnesses are aware? Why would the optimum solution for the DWP not be for it to share the data?



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

Do you feel that there is likely to be progress on the issue? There seems to be a concern that there will be significant cost implications if a sensible approach is not agreed by the DWP.



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

I agree, but it is not fair to suggest that Kevin Stewart’s question was wide of the mark but not Ken Macintosh’s. We must have a rule that applies to everybody.



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

As far as welfare provisions are concerned.



Welfare Reform Committee 18 November 2014 : 18 November 2014
Annabelle Ewing

Can I ask a wee supplementary question on a technical point regarding an issue that was raised earlier?

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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YesCarried

S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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NoDefeated

S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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YesCarried

S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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Motion S4M-11565: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11294: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11292: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11291: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11187: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10942: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10709: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10694: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10672: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10307.1: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03747: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03709: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22948: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22797: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03545: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
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