Bill Kidd MSP

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Bill Kidd MSP

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  • Member for: Glasgow Anniesland
  • Region: Glasgow
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : Thursday, December 18, 2014
Bill Kidd

I thank the minister and her expected progeny for that response. [Laughter.]

I have been contacted by a number of concerned constituents who tell me that they continue to have problems with the flexibility of the system and its responsiveness to local circumstances. Is there a route for addressing the inefficient system in Glasgow, whereby some parents must pay for their child’s nursery place in a partnership nursery up front and then claim the money back?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : Thursday, December 18, 2014
9. Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that Glasgow City Council provision in the west of the city is meeting the Government’s aim of providing expanded funded early learning and childcare. (S4O-03849)



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Bill Kidd

Thank you.



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Bill Kidd

One potential area to be devolved earlier is the Crown Estate. Does anyone believe that that could take place within that timescale under this proposal?



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland) (SNP)

The discussion has been extremely beneficial for me in trying to get my head around where we stand following the referendum and the Smith commission’s deliberations. As I think many people in Scotland will be doing, I am trying to understand where we stand on anything moving forward in the type of timescale that was promised at the time of the referendum or just thereafter.

In his submission, Professor Jeffery says that the draft bill is expected to be introduced by the end of January. There will then have to be substantive debate in the UK Parliament, but that debate will not be finished by the time of the UK elections, next May, and there will then have to be full scrutiny of the bill in the Scottish Parliament. Things seem to be being pushed not into the long grass but into the jungle. Please correct me if I am wrong, but when there is agreement among all parties on a power, such as the power to enable 16 and 17-year-olds to vote, would it be possible for a section 30 order to bring that power forward from the general debate about taxation so that it could be put in place much sooner? If so, can you envisage any other powers being devolved through a section 30 order to see what we can achieve within the timescale, so that most of the people who voted one way or the other in the referendum will be able to see real change taking place?

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Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
Bill Kidd

There is a reduction, then. Thank you.



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
Bill Kidd

I thought that the question was fairly straightforward. Is the reduction in the Barnett formula to balance out the taxation?



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
Bill Kidd

Yes, we would have a consequential taxation decision to make. However, there will be no greater budget for the Scottish Government to operate with—



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland) (SNP)

You said that the money cannot be spent twice. That is a truism. However, according to most commentators, the Smith commission was supposed to provide a sufficient range of powers to give the Scottish Government the financial means to create new benefits in devolved areas of responsibility. With the new powers over taxation and other areas in which the Scottish Government is to deliver, will that money, which may be raised in the ways that have been mentioned, be balanced by a reduction in the Barnett formula? That would mean that, although there would be a greater need to deliver on powers, there would be no greater financial base from which to do so.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
Bill Kidd

I thank the cabinet secretary for her comprehensive reply. Can she elaborate in any way on the action that local authorities and, more important, neighbouring residents who are affected by such works can take to ensure that affected buildings, such as Kelvin court in my constituency, are returned to their original state, as far as that is possible?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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NoDefeated

S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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NoDefeated

S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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YesCarried

S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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NoCarried

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-11864: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11799: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11792: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11762: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11732: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11674: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11499: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11463: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11412: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11393: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03874: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03849: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03786: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03716: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03480: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03426: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21595: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03115: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02892: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02618: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2013 Show Full Question >>

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