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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Meeting of the Parliament 26 February 2015 : Thursday, February 26, 2015
Derek Mackay

I do not agree with that assessment. There would have been disruption in any event.

We recognise that there will be some disruption, because work on a live railway always incurs some disruption, but we are focused on keeping it to a minimum. We will ensure that information is in the public domain to support the travelling public in making the right journeys.

I accept that that will cause some difficulty, but the overall EGIP project surely must be welcomed. It will lead to improved journey times, better trains and a much more efficient service. The disruption will be worth it, but we will do our best to keep it to a minimum.

I advise Mary Fee that, this morning, I have set up a briefing for all MSPs who might be interested to hear about the full scale of EGIP and the benefits that it will bring to Scotland.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 February 2015 : Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Minister for Transport and Islands (Derek Mackay)

Network Rail and ScotRail are working closely together to ensure that the Edinburgh to Glasgow improvement programme—EGIP—electrification of the line at the Winchburgh tunnel is delivered with the minimum disruption possible to the travelling public and that connections are maintained during the closure.



Meeting of the Parliament 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Derek Mackay

The team Scotland approach will encourage new routes from any of Scotland’s airports, including Prestwick. We should bear in mind the fact that there are commercial sensitivities.

Our position on APD is clear. What is the Labour Party’s position on APD? It appears that the Westminster election will come before the transfer of powers to the Scottish Parliament.



Meeting of the Parliament 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Derek Mackay

I look forward to that.



Meeting of the Parliament 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Minister for Transport and Islands (Derek Mackay)

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2015 : Thursday, February 05, 2015
Derek Mackay

I can give that assurance. We have accepted that there are demand issues with the current franchise, and that is why work is in place on capacity and crowding issues. We will do more of that with the new franchise. There are commitments on stations, journey times, reliability and new rolling stock. I am sure that that is the answer that the member seeks.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2015 : Thursday, February 05, 2015
The Minister for Transport and Islands (Derek Mackay)

We meet regularly with Nestrans, the north-east of Scotland transport partnership, and other partners in the north-east to discuss a full range of railway issues, including timetabling and capacity. The next meeting with Nestrans is currently taking place.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2015 : Thursday, February 05, 2015
Derek Mackay

Yes, I will. I will look into the specifics of the case. There are rail improvement works that, working with Network Rail, we will proceed with on the line. However, if further pressure is required, I will certainly apply it.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2015 : Thursday, February 05, 2015
The Minister for Transport and Islands (Derek Mackay)

The Scottish Government is committed to encouraging the transfer of freight from road to more sustainable modes, including rail. That is why, in the current rail funding settlement to 2019, a £30 million Scottish strategic rail freight investment fund has been made available over and above the funding for the rail network as a whole and the separate freight mode shift grant schemes that continue to operate.

Taken together, that substantial package of investment and funding will help encourage growth in rail freight and support our vision for a greener and more efficient transport network.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Derek Mackay

Will the member give way?

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S4M-12423.1 Alex Rowley: Commission on Local Tax Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-12423 in the n
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S4M-12423 Marco Biagi: Commission on Local Tax Reform—That the Parliament supports the establishment
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YesCarried

S4M-12385 Liz Smith: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament agrees that a solid grou
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YesCarried

S4M-12395.1 Fergus Ewing: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in the
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YesCarried

S4M-12395.2 Patrick Harvie: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-12395 Murdo Fraser: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the l
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S4M-12385.3 Alasdair Allan: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to motion S4M-12385 i
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S4M-12382.3 Mary Fee: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion S4
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S4M-12382.1 Gavin Brown: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion
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S4M-12382.2 Willie Rennie: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to moti
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-12397: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12372: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11980: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11386: Derek Mackay, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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