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 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) Last week, Malcolm Chisholm asked for a statement on the consequences for the national health service of yes and no votes in next month’s referendum. As I said last week, I am happy to oblige.

In short, the people of Scotland have a choice between two futures: one in which this nation’s v...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil Mr Meacher continued:

“the truth has been let out of the bag that the Tories and their big corporate friends had in fact intended all along that it would become a fully paid-for service, only they didn’t dare say so before now.”

Perhaps the no campaign would have us believe tha...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil In the spirit of Mr Findlay’s remarks, I thank him for the compliment at the start of his question.

I do not think that Mr Findlay understands what devolution means. Let me remind him that Enoch Powell said many years ago that power devolved is power retained. We must look at not only tod...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil As far as the money is concerned—



Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil The biggest problem that I have financially is that the previous Labour Administration left us a legacy of a bill for £220 million every year for its private finance initiative. [Applause.]



Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil That is the biggest spending on the private sector. It was initiated by Labour. It is a rip-off for the health service and Neil Findlay’s party landed us with it for 30 years.



Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil First, Mr Carlaw is saying that nowhere is there no increase. I tell him that the nurses and other agenda for change workers in the national health service were refused, by his Government, the pay increase that was recommended by their pay review body not just for this year but for next year. They d...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil Depending on where the Westminster axe on public spending falls, by 2018-19, if the further threatened cuts are implemented, Scotland’s budget will be cut in real terms by between £4 billion and £5 billion, compared with the position when the coalition Government came to office. That represents cuts...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil As I have already said, the biggest amount of NHS money that goes to the private sector in Scotland is the £220 million in PFI charges. In five out of the six years for which final figures are available since we came to power, we have spent less on the private sector in Scotland as a percentage of o...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alex Neil There are two ways. First, when we are independent we will get the Government that we elect, and I do not think that any Scottish Government will ever dare to try to privatise the health service in Scotland. We saw the price that the Labour Party paid in 2007 when it tried a bit of privatisation in ...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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YesCarried

S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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NoDefeated

S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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NoDefeated

S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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YesCarried

S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (T
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NoDefeated

S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (
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YesCarried

S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear
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YesCarried

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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NoDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10156: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09336: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09334: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09222: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09115: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08915: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08752.3: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08674: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08580: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08389: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2013 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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