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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Christine Grahame I have only four minutes; he had seven.

Lord Gill, the Lord President of the Court of Session and senior judge in Scotland, told the committee:

“Whether it likes it or not, the Scottish Court Service must achieve a reduction in its budget of 20 per cent over the four-year perio...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Christine Grahame I have listened to enough guff.

Why are we short of cash here? I have explained why. Who cut it? Why, it was Danny Alexander, Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Tory Treasury. There is hypocrisy from the better together parties around the chamber today.



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP) I am grateful to Jim Hume for bringing this debate and for reminding me of what I said in 2002.

However, we are not in 2002, when money was sloshing about the Parliament and we had a Labour-Liberal coalition; we are in 2014, when there have been huge cuts to the Scottish Government’s budg...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener That concludes the evidence-taking session. I thank the panel for their evidence. As agreed, we now move into private session.

12:17 Meeting continued in private until 12:37.

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener So the three-month limit is not a problem and is of no concern to SLAB.



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener I am sorry, but you said that you prioritise applications. Moving applications in a certain category to the head of the queue must have a knock-on effect.

12:15

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener I am a bit of a fish out of water with this, but I imagine that there will be language difficulties, problems with people not knowing the law and so on to deal with. We all say that ignorance of the law is no defence, but—my goodness—most people are ignorant of many aspects of the law. What about as...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener Mr Montgomery wants to respond to the question.



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener Margaret Mitchell is next. I will not say anything else in case I say that it will be the final question. John Pentland is giving me that look.



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Convener If a small claim becomes complex because it involves a complex principle of law—that can happen—I take it that it will be remitted elsewhere and that legal aid will then be available.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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YesCarried

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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Motion S4M-09590: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09576: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09483: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09418: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09162: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08921: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08740: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08666: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Justice Committee, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08595: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08526: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20702: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03081: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19275: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19277: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19276: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19245: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00552: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01794: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01715: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02656: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2013 Show Full Question >>

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