Alison McInnes MSP

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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD)

Mr Cowie, the report makes reference to community initiatives

“to secure the wellbeing of individuals under the influence of drugs and alcohol”—

things such as street pastors and safety buses—and refers specifically to Albyn house in Aberdeen. Will you tell the committee a bit more about the benefit of such services vis-à-vis using custody cells?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

Many of the projects have been developed in partnership with health services, local authorities and the police. In particular, Albyn house was funded as a three-partner process. It is now at risk of closure because the police service has threatened to withdraw funding. Does that seem to you to be a short-sighted way to go about things?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

In paragraph 82 of your report, you talk about children and young people. Children should be held in custody only under exceptional circumstances, but you have said that there has been a 25 per cent reduction in the number of young people who are held. Can you quantify that? I do not know what the numbers are.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

That would be useful. Can you outline the procedures that are in place to ensure that vulnerabilities in young people are identified from the outset?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

Could I just ask—



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

My point is different; I want to follow up on the custody of young people.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

Yes, that is okay.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

To return to the custody of young people, I am interested to hear the independent custody visitor perspective. Do you always ask specifically whether there are children in custody and, if there are, are there particular processes that you check on?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
Alison McInnes

That is reassuring. Thank you.



Meeting of the Parliament 08 October 2014 : 08 October 2014
Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD)

Abellio says that there will be major investment in concourse and retail development in order to improve links between Aberdeen station and Union Street. I expect that that will be welcomed in my region. What are the anticipated costs and the timescale of the project? Will the minister assure me that there will be thorough community consultation on the project?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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YesCarried

S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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NoCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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NoCarried

S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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YesCarried

S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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NoCarried

S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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NoCarried

Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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NoDefeated

Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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NoDefeated

Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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NoDefeated

Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-11261: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10829.1: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10700: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10472: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10347.2: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10122: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09562: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09557: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09415: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09117: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03611: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00797: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03469: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22100: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22101: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22099: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-22087: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22091: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
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