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Duncan McNeil MSP

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  • Member for: Greenock and Inverclyde
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 26 February 2015 : Thursday, February 26, 2015
Duncan McNeil

But Professor Bell says that we can double the present cap, if we get the frameworks right, so I would describe the cap as low. That needs to grow.



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 26 February 2015 : Thursday, February 26, 2015
Duncan McNeil

I mentioned the European agreements that we are involved in and the relationship that needs to exist at UK level if we are to secure some of that money. Is there an issue with the whole of Scotland’s debt that we need to have some discussion with local authorities about? Do we need to make sure that central Government will not use up all the borrowing, as a consequence of which there will be less borrowing for local authorities?



Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 26 February 2015 : Thursday, February 26, 2015
Duncan McNeil (Greenock and Inverclyde) (Lab)

In an attempt to simplify, because much of this stuff is pretty difficult for me, I will go back to a recurring theme that I have raised when we have dealt with each of the issues that have come out of the Smith commission. Reading the papers and the evidence, are we at the stage where we need to get the institution and framework in place—those understandings—and take into account the UK and European influence, before we get to any of the other issues about the level of borrowing?

If we get in place the framework that deals with risk, the level of borrowing and the security of the markets and the financial institutions, will that give us the potential to address how we service the debt, how we issue bonds, for goodness’ sake, and all that? Is it chicken and egg here? Do we need to settle those issues?

Professor Bell, you expressed little interest in institutional frameworks in your submission, but is having such a framework not the foundation from which everything else will flow?



Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

Okay. I thank members, including Jackie Baillie. Most of all, I thank the cabinet secretary and her colleagues for giving us their valuable time and their evidence.

As previously agreed, we will now go into private for agenda item 2.

11:27 Meeting continued in private until 11:33.  

Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

That is fine. We want to know whether an audit has taken place and what information is available.



Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

Right. So you do not know.



Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

Can we cut to the chase? Has an audit been carried out as per the recommendation?



Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

I thank committee members. I will now give Jackie Baillie, the member for Dumbarton/Vale of Leven, the opportunity to ask some questions.



Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

Thank you for that. We now move to Richard Simpson.



Health and Sport Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Convener

There are slight variances—

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S4M-12495 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-12491.2 John Swinney: Privacy and the State—As an amendment to motion S4M-12491 in the name of W
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S4M-12491.1 Richard Simpson: Privacy and the State—As an amendment to motion S4M-12491 in the name o
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S4M-12491 Willie Rennie: Privacy and the State—That the Parliament notes the Scottish Government’s c
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S4M-12492.2 Jamie Hepburn: Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-12492 in the name of Jim Hume
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S4M-12492 Jim Hume: Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four people will experience
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Amendment 2 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 3 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 4 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 5 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Motion S4M-11728: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10879: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08507: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08059: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06389: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05043: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04512: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04179: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of Health and Sport Committee, Date Lodged: 18/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04040: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03844: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22978: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02267: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03171: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03139: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20529: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20527: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20528: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20530: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20525: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20526: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>

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