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Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Public Audit Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP) I want to pick up on Mr Mair’s comments. Paragraph 28 of the Auditor General’s report is about limited evidence of progress in moving money from institutional care to community care. I took Mr Mair’s point that, in a way, standing still is almost progress. However, since 2004, it has been the Scotti...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP)

8. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the proposed bareboat tax on the oil and gas industry. (S4O-03093)



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Colin Beattie Does the minister agree that the Wood report is right to suggest that the UK Government has failed to provide a suitable fiscal and regulatory framework for Scotland’s oil and gas sector and that that has undoubtedly prevented the industry from maximising recovery rates and the economic opportunity ...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP) I was interested to note that there are huge disparities in the cost of childcare. In particular, the average fee for an hour of childcare in Scotland in 2014 is £4, but there are differences in the cost of childcare for a child under two, which is 80 per cent more costly in the local authorities in...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie I am still finding this difficult to understand. If an hour of childcare in Scotland in 2014 costs £4 but the highest price in 2013 was £9.40, there is a huge discrepancy. If, because of local economic conditions, the number of people who were available and so on, a cost of £4 an hour had to go up b...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie Let us return to pricing. Although many of the statistics from south of the border mirror what is happening north of the border, childcare seems to be cheaper south of the border than it is in Scotland. I do not understand that either. I understand that there are pockets in rural areas where there i...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie Is it not cheaper if grandparents provide the childcare?



Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie I want to follow up the point that Mary Scanlon highlighted about the costs of childcare in Scotland being higher than in the rest of the UK. The written submission from parenting across Scotland—it starts from page 7 of the written submissions paper, which is paper 3—states:

“In the UK a...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie I have been looking at the European youth guarantee. The European Union is keen for members to establish their own youth guarantee schemes, which we have done. The Scottish Parliament information centre briefing states:

“While there is funding attached to the EU Youth Guarantee, it is ass...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Colin Beattie The point about complexity leads me to my next question. We have said before that it is important to be able to track young people as they move into employment and training. When they hit 18, the DWP, jobcentres and so on have the primary role, which means that those who support them, such as SDS, p...
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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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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-09689: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09673: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09461: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09460: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09459: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09458: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09437: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09072: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08978: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08977: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
Question S4O-02946: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02899: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19511: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02883: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02683: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18308: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02574: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02510: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2013 Show Full Question >>

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