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Meeting of the Parliament 29 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 29, 2014
4. Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address youth unemployment in Dumfries and Galloway. (S4O-03614)



Meeting of the Parliament 29 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Elaine Murray

In June 2012, the cabinet secretary convened a youth action summit in Dumfries. Can Ms Constance advise members what region-specific actions she subsequently took—or indeed intends to take—as a result of that summit to address unemployment and indeed underemployment of young people in the region, as both youth unemployment and underemployment remain higher than the Scottish average?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab)

One of the differences that the Law Society’s submission points out between the bill that we are considering and the United Kingdom Assisted Dying Bill is that the UK bill defines a maximum life expectancy of six months, whereas the bill that is before us refers to an illness that is “terminal or life-shortening”. A number of illnesses could be life shortening, but the person could still have many years of life.

The Law Society makes the point that although some mental illnesses could be life shortening, they seem to be excluded by section 12(1)(a), which says that the person should not be

“suffering from any mental disorder”.

Could you explore those issues a little more? Is it desirable to define a maximum life expectancy, or is that too difficult?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

The issue has been flagged up in evidence, but you do not think that there is a particular problem with the way in which the bill is written.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

In terms of the “terminal or life-shortening” terminology. Both the Faculty of Advocates and the Law Society flagged that up. I wondered whether you were flagging it up as an issue, or—



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

I accept that that is extremely difficult to define.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

Is the bill correct in the way in which it addresses the matter, or could it be improved? Is the terminology that is used in the bill as good as it can get, or are there ways in which it could be improved?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

Is the bill as clear as it could be?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

In what way?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elaine Murray

You would like to see that on the face of the bill.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

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

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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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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NoCarried

S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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NoCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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NoCarried

S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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NoCarried

S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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NoCarried

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Motion S4M-11299: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11100: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11099: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11018: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10539: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09769: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09696: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09250: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09095: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09087: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03636: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22935: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03614: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22823: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22589: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22590: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03564: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22559: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
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