Derek Mackay MSP

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Derek Mackay MSP

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  • Member for: Renfrewshire North and West
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Minister for Local Government and Planning (Derek Mackay)

Local authority equal pay claims are the responsibility of the local authorities concerned and therefore the Scottish Government does not hold data on them. However, the Scottish Government is keen to see a resolution to all local authority equal pay claims and will continue to encourage councils to resolve all such issues as quickly as possible.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
Derek Mackay

That is, of course, a matter for local authorities, but the Scottish Government has tried to be helpful in encouraging them along. Where there is a financial pressure to bring closure to this issue, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, has agreed to the request from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to provide more financial flexibility to deal with equal pay claims. We hope that, within that set-up and that response, the outstanding local authorities that remain to conclude these matters will do so as quickly as possible.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Minister for Local Government and Planning (Derek Mackay)

Councils are accountable to their local citizens for the work they do, and they are of course expected to comply with all legislative and regulatory burdens. Single outcome agreements, which set out agreed priorities for local areas, are progressed by community planning partnerships and provide the framework for community safety partnerships to co-ordinate a joint agency response to community safety issues.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Derek Mackay

I am not fully aware of the full facts of that local authority’s current exercise, but I am happy to explore it. However, I expect the public interest and public health and safety to be clear and foremost in local authorities’ minds in making budget decisions and delivering energy efficiency programmes and programmes to decarbonise the energy sector.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Derek Mackay

I do not have that information to hand, but I know that local government settlements have been fair. Local government would certainly agree with that.

Our fair approach with local government has ensured that it has been able to deliver efficiencies in a way that has not led to the kind of mass redundancies that we have seen south of the border, and those fair settlements will ensure that local government is equipped to continue to deliver the quality services that we all expect.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Minister for Local Government and Planning (Derek Mackay)

According to official statistics that were published on 30 September 2014, 537,730 people in Scotland are currently supported in meeting their council tax liabilities through the council tax reduction scheme.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Derek Mackay

The attacks on working people this time from the Tory UK Government are of concern. We agree essentially with the point that, to tackle poverty and protect citizens from future cuts, we require the powers to do so, and we will of course make that case to the Smith commission.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Minister for Local Government and Planning (Derek Mackay)

During the referendum campaign, the Government identified the advantages of the Parliament making decisions on gambling. Many of those advantages would also be realised by devolution of powers on gambling in the planned Scotland bill.

The Government will play a full part on the Smith commission and will argue for extensive devolution of further substantial powers to Scotland, in line with the vow that was made by the United Kingdom parties during the campaign.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Derek Mackay

Yes, I do. I commend Stuart McMillan’s work on the issue. To realise the aspirations of many members across the parties in the Parliament and of our partners in local government and other stakeholders, we require powers on gambling. We will make that case to the Smith commission, so that we can realise the aspirations to tackle some of the problem gambling that is experienced in Scotland.



Meeting of the Parliament 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
The Minister for Local Government and Planning (Derek Mackay)

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S4M-11332.2 Jenny Marra: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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S4M-11332.1 Gavin Brown: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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NoDefeated

S4M-11332 Fergus Ewing: Supported Business—That the Parliament recognises the economic and social va
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YesCarried

S4M-11304.3 Michael Russell: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to mo
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YesCarried

S4M-11304 Liz Smith: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament believes
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YesCarried

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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YesCarried

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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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-10262: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08769: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06933: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05883: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05717: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05358: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05247: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05246: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05245: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04946: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-04121: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04120: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04123: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04122: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04119: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04124: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04039: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04037: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04038: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-04036: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2011 Show Full Question >>

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