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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Drew Smith (Glasgow) (Lab) I wonder what the First Minister’s response is to Professor Dunleavy’s colleague, Iain McLean, who puts the set-up costs at £1.5 billion to £2 billion. He may want to check Professor Dunleavy’s blog entry from this morning.

Does the First Minister not understand that his Government’s fail...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Drew Smith (Glasgow) (Lab) The amendments in group 5 relate to housing that is let for holiday purposes and specifically to an issue that many MSPs will be aware of—very short-term letting of residential property or so-called party flats.

Amendment 45 seeks to extend the scope of landlord registration to encompass ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Drew Smith I understand the minister’s principal objection, which is that existing law already allows most of those problems to be resolved. However, if that was the case, I would not be having meetings with members of the public such as the one that I had on Monday in which people told me that their home life...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Drew Smith The amendments in group 8 provide for the creation of enhanced enforcement areas. The principal amendment in the group is amendment 51. Amendment 70 would ensure that the detail of regulation provided under amendment 51 would be subject to further parliamentary scrutiny under the affirmative procedu...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Drew Smith Alex Johnstone’s argument was perhaps for an extension of enhanced enforcement areas. Perhaps he could take up the issues that he was concerned with in the areas that he represents.

I am grateful for the comments from Sandra White and the minister and for the Government’s support for the...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Drew Smith (Glasgow) (Lab) Glasgow stands ready to welcome the world in the coming weeks, so I think that we would all have been concerned to see the BBC reports yesterday about so-called phantom accommodation being advertised on online booking sites. What assurances can the First Minister offer that public agencies will do e...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Drew Smith (Glasgow) (Lab)

8. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has sought with consular representatives to explain its case for Scotland leaving the United Kingdom. (S4O-03364)



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Drew Smith We know that most Scots are unconvinced about independence and the decision will, after all, be theirs. However, in a week in which the Swedish Government has expressed concerns, as have the former United States Secretary of State, President Obama and now the Chinese Premier, I thank the cabinet sec...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Drew Smith (Glasgow) (Lab) I respect George Adam’s passion on those issues, but why does he not have the ambition to abolish the bedroom tax for people who are suffering under it throughout the UK? Why such poverty of ambition?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Drew Smith Do you no longer support the islands agenda, cabinet secretary?

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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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10682: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10675: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10508: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10482: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10374: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10172: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10146.1: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10059: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10011: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09875: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22189: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03364: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03340: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03311: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03267: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21149: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21150: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20705: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20453: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03054: Drew Smith, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>

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