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Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
3. Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD)

I, too, pay tribute to Johann Lamont. There is no doubting her commitment to social justice, and she can be proud of her many achievements. I wish her well.

To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-02337)



Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
Alison McInnes

Last week, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland raised concerns about the rise in the emergency detention of young people. It also highlighted the problems caused by the admission of children to general hospital wards. The Scottish Government has a policy to reduce the number of children sent to hospital wards that do not specialise in the care that they need, so why did the number of children needing mental health care who were admitted to non-specialist wards rise last year to more than 200?



Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
Alison McInnes

There are growing calls for mental health to be given the same priority as physical health. When people are taken into emergency detention, the action is supposed to be signed off by a mental health officer. Last week, however, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland expressed concern that that does not always happen. That means that we cannot be sure that children are taken into emergency detention only with that safeguard in place.

I do not know whether the First Minister will leave a note for his successor. If he does, will he ensure that mental health services for young people are on the list of things to put right?



Meeting of the Parliament 29 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1. Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the reported 11 per cent fall in employment of people of working age in Dundee between 2011-12 and 2013-14 has had on women and young people. (S4O-03611)



Meeting of the Parliament 29 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Alison McInnes

Unemployment is falling and Scotland’s economy is growing thanks to the hard work of both of Scotland’s Governments. However, does the cabinet secretary agree that there is still a lot of hard work to do to ensure that all our local economies benefit from the progress? In light of the statistics, what steps will the Scottish Government take to support Dundee in achieving its target of more and better employment opportunities for young people and 68,000 people of working age in employment by 2017?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD)

Does the panel have any view on the fact that the bill contains no sanctions or penalties for any contravention of its provisions?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Alison McInnes

I note that, in its written submission, the Faculty of Advocates thought it desirable to have some penalties.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Alison McInnes

That is helpful.

To go back to the idea of licensed facilitators, I note that the legislation as drafted suggests that anyone over the age of 16 could take on that role. That is rather young. Does the panel agree with the provision?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Alison McInnes

John Finnie has covered most of my points. I support the reduction, because it will make things much clearer for people. The message is very simple: “Don’t drink and drive”. I am concerned that some of the questioning today might kind of encourage people to start trading off and tying themselves in knots. Can I have some assurance that the public education campaign that obviously needs to be run over the next month will be very clear?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Alison McInnes

Is there a sense that one wider health benefit to society might come from a knock-on effect of people reducing their alcohol consumption generally?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11332.2 Jenny Marra: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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NoDefeated

S4M-11332.1 Gavin Brown: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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YesDefeated

S4M-11332 Fergus Ewing: Supported Business—That the Parliament recognises the economic and social va
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NoCarried

S4M-11304.3 Michael Russell: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to mo
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NoCarried

S4M-11304 Liz Smith: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament believes
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NoCarried

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

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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 S4F-02337: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
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 >>
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Question S4W-22087: Alison McInnes, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
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