Alex Neil MSP

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Alex Neil MSP

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  • Member for: Airdrie and Shotts
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

The repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and withdrawal from the European convention on human rights have potentially huge implications, not just for the Scotland ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

On Friday, I wrote to Michael Gove, the new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, to reiterate the Scottish Government’s opposition to the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

I recognise that, by definition, it can be difficult to build on some brownfield sites, although many brownfield sites are actually almost as easy to develop as greenfield sites. However, I ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

I am very sympathetic to the points that Sarah Boyack makes. There is a great deal of brownfield land in Edinburgh. Much of it has received planning permission fo...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

I would have been happy to answer the first question.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

I agree with Mr Doris on both points. We know from the Tory manifesto that the proposal is to remove housing benefit from 18 to 21-year-olds, which would affect a...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

As the First Minister made clear last week, the UK Government has not set out the details of how it will achieve the £12 billion of benefit reductions proposed in...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Alex Neil

We cannot decide to tear up a whole system of law because there are rulings that we like and others that we dislike. Week to week, I am sure that many of us see j...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Alex Neil

I agree in general terms with Neil Findlay. It is clear, from a range of policy pronouncements that have been made on a range of issues—on welfare cuts, for examp...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Alex Neil

Rather than speculate, it will be better if I wait to hear exactly what the proposal is. I can then give Patrick Harvie a more precise reply. The proposal goes be...

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S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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YesCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-13007 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: 2nd Report,
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-13023.1 Siobhan McMahon: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—As an amendment to motion S4M-
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S4M-13023 Roseanna Cunningham: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—That the Parliament recognis
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S4M-12994 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to
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S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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YesCarried

S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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YesCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-12677.2: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12241: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12227: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12095: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11641: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11570: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11569: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11459: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11458: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11457: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-20481: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20180: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20020: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19295: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19297: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19296: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19293: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19294: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19298: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19299: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>

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