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Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

Hopefully he will go on to greater things.



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

I add my congratulations on your elevation and wish you well in your new post. We will miss you—although I seem to recall that, in my time on the committee, this is your second departure. [Laughter.]



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

I think that your suggestion that we defer the decision until after the evidence sessions is very sensible.



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

If Audit Scotland did its report again tomorrow, do you think that it would come up with the same result?



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

On the decision to move to a central IT system, reference is made in paragraph 30 of the report to a four-month delay—between January and April—in making that decision. Is that an unusually long period for such a decision to take?



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

You modified the original schedule for taking staff on board in light of experience, to reflect the fact that you did not need the staff at that particular point.



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

Paragraph 41 of the report refers to difficulties with recruiting operational staff. Have there been any difficulties, or is it just about timing?



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

So there is a back-up if there is an unforeseen problem with the IT system.



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

On contingency planning, Audit Scotland was of the opinion that, back in October, contingency plans were being developed. Are contingency plans now in place to cover key eventualities?



Public Audit Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Colin Beattie

The summary of the Audit Scotland report contained three recommendations for Revenue Scotland and one for the Scottish Government. Have those been implemented?

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

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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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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S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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YesCarried

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-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 >>
Motion S4M-11633: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11580: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11554: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11501: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11488: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
Question S4O-03189: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20684: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03093: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Question >>

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