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Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh (Eastwood) (Lab) Thank you for coming along, minister—you will be delighted to hear that I will return to the issue of food banks. You said that you are concerned about the rise in use of food banks. Are you concerned that they might become institutionalised in our country?



Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh I am glad to hear that. We heard some very disturbing evidence from Mr Neil Couling, who is work services director at the DWP. He said that the rise in food banks was due to “supply-led growth” and to poor people maximising “their economic choices”. Do you agree with that analysis, minister?

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh I agree with that, as I think most of the committee’s members would, but we took a lot of evidence, and there was an interesting point in that respect. You said earlier that the committee was not unanimous; leaving aside Alex Johnstone—the one Conservative member of the committee—the committee is un...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh The committee did not say that either; it suggested that there is a complex link.

The committee also heard evidence from Dr Filip Sosenko, who pointed out that if we look at the growth of food banks, we see that there is an elbow shape in the graph that coincides with the introduction of ...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh Can you clarify something for me, minister? I was trying to make the point that we have collected a lot of evidence, and that the evidence is quite clear. It is not that we are blinded by political prejudice. The evidence—both the anecdotal evidence and the statistical, empirical, solid and scientif...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh You are just considering how it might be done.



Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh Can you just clarify, then—



Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh Can you clarify, minister, that the official DWP position is therefore not as Mr Couling described? Mr Couling suggested that the rise is due to “supply-led growth”. You are suggesting that that is not quite true—that it is just part of a bigger picture.



Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh I am sorry, but is the DWP’s position that the rise is due to supply-led growth?



Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : 26 June 2014
Ken Macintosh Thank you.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10023: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09878: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09633: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08406: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07580: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07566: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07032: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06492.2: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06407.3: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06405.1: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22084: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22086: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22085: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22083: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22082: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21863: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21865: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21864: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21867: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21866: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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