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Meeting of the Parliament 29 January 2015 Business until 14:18 : Thursday, January 29, 2015
2. Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what progress the national health service is making toward meeting the demand for organ donations. (S4O-03962)



Meeting of the Parliament 29 January 2015 Business until 14:18 : Thursday, January 29, 2015
Colin Beattie

The minister will be aware of public sensitivity over organ donations. What plans are there to continue to heighten awareness and participation by the public in that vital service?



Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP)

Will the cabinet secretary confirm that all parties are represented in the talks with COSLA and that those who are involved should be consistent in what they say during the negotiations and outwith them?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP)

Mr Raine touched on the fact that Audit Scotland’s reports make fairly depressing reading. CPPs have been around for 10 years or more and the progress that has been made, according to the reports, has been fairly minimal; yet, it is vital that we get CPPs working in order to have effective outcomes locally. As far as I can see from the November 2014 report and the March 2013 report, the Auditor General is telling us that progress has been fairly minimal.

One of the key areas in which CPPs seem not to be working relates to how CPP partners are engaged and how they share resources—or, more correctly, do not share resources. I am interested to hear from the panel how effectively resources are being shared and whether it is practical for them to be shared. The Auditor General used the word “trust”. Does the trust exist among the partners to enable that sharing to be done effectively?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie

You are talking about sharing services and resources, but there is more to it as far as CPPs are concerned. They need to shift resources towards preventative activity—that is one of the key areas. Is that happening effectively?

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Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie

I am astonished to hear you say that, because the whole thrust of CPPs is so that we can align key budgets.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie

I was a little alarmed when you were talking about membership being voluntary. Perhaps you can expand on that, because that is not the way that I would read CPPs.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie

Do you regard joining a CPP as voluntary?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie

But a key part of CPP—



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colin Beattie

A key point of CPPs is to align budgets, so that we are all heading in the same direction. Mr Raine seems to be indicating that that is not possible. I ask him to elaborate on that.

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S4M-12160.2 Michael Matheson: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Kez
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S4M-12160.3 Margaret Mitchell: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Ke
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NoDefeated

S4M-12160 Kezia Dugdale: Women Offenders—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish G
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YesCarried

S4M-12154.1 Lewis Macdonald: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Indivi
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NoDefeated

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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YesCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095 Alex Neil: Tackling Inequalities—That the Parliament agrees that a strong, sustainable eco
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-12195: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12127: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12112: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12094: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11967: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11958: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11956: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11886: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11699: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11696: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-00905: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03962: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03881: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23749: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03864: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03548: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03501: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03470: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21552: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03287: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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