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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) I, too, congratulate Jim Hume on having this motion selected for debate, thereby ensuring that the decision taken by the Scottish Government and its majority in Parliament to close sheriff courts in rural south Scotland is not simply brushed aside and forgotten, as some might prefer.

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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) This is an important issue, which has raised significant concern, especially as instances of stop and search in Scotland are much higher per head of population than they are in England and Wales, where crime is also falling. That shows that falling crime in Scotland is not a consequence of increased...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) We have heard evidence from other witnesses—



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elaine Murray We heard evidence from other witnesses suggesting that the sheriff courts are currently having difficulty coping with all the business that is coming their way, and that civil cases, including family cases, are being pushed back. The bill seems to propose that additional work will come the way of th...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elaine Murray I want to go back to what the sheriff principal said. When the Sheriffs Association gave evidence a couple of weeks ago, it was suggested that the reforms should not be looked at as something that is happening now, but as something that will happen over a period of years. In terms of the resources, ...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elaine Murray We have other legislation coming through—the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill. If it is passed in its current form there will be additional criminal work. If the requirement for corroboration is abolished, it is likely that more cases will come through. Is that factored into your calculations on the...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elaine Murray Some concerns have also been raised about the information technology systems in the courts and whether they need to be upgraded. The financial memorandum has allocated only about £10,000 to that. Are sufficient resources being allocated to the development of IT?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) I thank all the MSPs who supported my motion by signing it. I apologise for my voice—I hope that it survives for the next seven minutes.

I lodged my motion for debate at the beginning of February, shortly after the Scottish Police Authority and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Board f...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Elaine Murray Does the minister accept that the staff do an awful lot more than just answering emergency calls? They have a load of other responsibilities, as I am sure the members who visited recently observed when they were there.



Justice Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) I would like to hear your views about the pressure on the courts and the feeling that civil business tends to be squeezed out because criminal business is prioritised. Do you feel that this is a missed opportunity to separate civil and criminal business, or do you think that there would be downsides...
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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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NoCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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NoCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesDefeated

S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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AbstainDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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YesDefeated

S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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NoDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S4M-08988: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08950.1: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08935: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08858: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08700: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08642: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20701: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20570: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20150: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20151: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03032: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19960: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02928: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19723: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19722: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19724: Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/02/2014 Show Full Question >>

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