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Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Convener (Bruce Crawford)

I formally open the meeting. I remind everyone to switch off or at least put their mobile phones into a mode that will not interfere with the sound system.

Apologies have been received from Tavish Scott and Linda Fabiani. Bill Kidd is attending in Linda’s place as the Scottish National Party substitute. Annabel Goldie will join us later.

Agenda item 1 is simply to decide whether to take in private the main business under item 2, which is a discussion of the committee’s work programme. Do members agree to do so?

Members indicated agreement.



Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Convener

Thank you.

10:01 Meeting continued in private until 11:10.  

 



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford (Stirling) (SNP)

I appreciate the candid and thoughtful responses that we are receiving this morning, and I was grateful to Paul Gray for laying out in his correspondence the areas where key actions and improvements had taken place.

I would like to move on from the issues of data or statistics that Ken Macintosh was dealing with and get to the core of what we as a committee are trying to do, which is to find a positive way forward with regard to flow through hospitals. Before I do that, however, I want to comment on Mr Macintosh’s rather sweeping statement in his opening remarks that in recent years performance in A and E had deteriorated. From the figures for 2012-13 that Mr Gray has provided to us in his correspondence, it seems to me that waits of over four hours have reduced by 19.2 per cent and that waits of over 12 hours have reduced by 66.4 per cent. Mr Gray, can you confirm that I have got those figures right, and can you comment generally on what you believe to be the overall performance in A and E?



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

Mary Scanlon asked about how individuals present themselves, which is, as you have accepted, something that we need to understand better. Where in Scotland is best practice taking place? From what we saw last week, one of those areas seems to be Tayside. Now that Tayside has reached that performance level, the job not only for boards but the centre of the organisation—in other words, Government—is to ensure that others can achieve the same high performance rates. How can we use the Tayside experience and other good practice to get other boards up to the same level of outcomes and help the people of Scotland?



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

Can you tell us for the public record what signposting is so that we can make it more visible?



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

The complexity and scale of what you have to deal with are quite mind-boggling.

You mentioned the Lanarkshire hospital-at-home service. We want to ensure that integration of social care and hospital care works better, and I assume that that is what the service is about. Will you say more about how it operates? Am I right in thinking that the service is designed to improve the delayed discharge position, thereby helping with flow and stopping the backlog in hospitals?

10:45  

Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

That helps our understanding. The system stops older people going into hospital in the first place. Given that some older people are still causing delayed discharges—I am not going to use the term that has been used in the past—can you give us a general feel for how the integrated social care work that has been going on through the relevant legislation will help to improve things over the next few years? That will help A and E, because—if I have got this right—more beds will be available and people will be able to get in there a bit quicker.



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

I recall from my time as a council leader—I am sure that the convener will, too—that councils sometimes withdraw from the market and that, in those circumstances, the private sector is left to deal with the market in its own way, so sometimes a wee bit of regulation is needed.

I have taken up a fair bit of time, convener, so I thank you for your forbearance, and I thank the officials for answering my questions.



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

First, I want to check that we are dealing with like-for-like figures. Are the £88 million and the £137 million like-for-like figures?



Public Audit Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Bruce Crawford

I get that bit. My question was more to do with whether VAT was applicable to both figures.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

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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YesCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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YesCarried

Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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NoDefeated

Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Motion S4M-11139: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-10092: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09700: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-09515: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09475: Bruce Crawford, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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