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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) I express pleasure that the cabinet secretary has listened to the Opposition. We do not always expect the Government to do that, but in this case it has done so. It would have been inappropriate to pass legislation without seeing how it was to be amended, and I am pleased that we are not going to be...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Elaine Murray All that the cabinet secretary demonstrates there is that there are differences of opinion. I quoted one academic opinion and she quoted another. That is why we cannot be certain what will happen. To assert that we want something to be a certain way does not mean that it will happen that way.
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Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Elaine Murray Thank you.

Like Annabel Goldie, I voted yes in 1975. There are many areas of agreement in this debate. Many members think that continued membership of the EU is desirable and that we benefit from the shared desire to solve common problems and tackle issues that concern all member states. ...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Elaine Murray (Dumfriesshire) (Lab) Presiding Officer, I take it that you still want six-minute speeches.



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 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?



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 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 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...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-09747.2 Margaret Burgess: Fuel Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09747 in the name of Jackie
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NoCarried

S4M-09747 Jackie Baillie: Fuel Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish
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NoCarried

S4M-09740.2 Nicola Sturgeon: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Ke
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NoCarried

S4M-09740.1 Willie Rennie: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Kell
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NoDefeated

S4M-09740 James Kelly: Living Wage—That the Parliament acknowledges that the Scottish Government is
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NoCarried

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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YesDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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NoCarried

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

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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 >>
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 >>
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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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