Fiona McLeod MSP

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Fiona McLeod MSP

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  • Member for: Strathkelvin and Bearsden
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

I just want to say that I am a member of that CPG.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

It is really good to read in the monitoring report that more groups are doing joint work. Overall, CPG compliance with the code is looking good.

However, I ask that we keep an eye on the CPGs on construction and human trafficking. The first attempt by the CPG on construction to hold an annual general meeting was inquorate, so I think that we should keep an eye on it. We should also have a wee word with the secretariat for the CPG on human trafficking because it should not have agreed a date for its AGM but then held a joint meeting with another group on that date, letting the AGM fall.

Overall, however, I think that what we see in the monitoring report is good.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

On those two groups?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

As I said, it is great to hear about things changing. Ian Bruce gave a couple of examples, but I would like to hear more about the interview process and any interesting ways in which posts are being advertised. I am thinking about the children’s panel, which is advertised on bus shelters and on radio and TV. Those adverts say, “I’m a panel member,” rather than, “Be a panel member.” I would like to hear more about that.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Would it be worth asking them?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Okay. It would be interesting to see if there was a wee bit of a change at that point.

To follow up on that, you said that in almost 50 per cent of the recent rounds, ministers appointed independent panel members. Is that evidence that ministers realise that they are not getting a diversity of people for them to appoint? Mr Bruce said that those panel members are being selected in creative and interesting ways. Again, I come back to the question whether “Diversity Delivers” is not working. Is that shown by the fact that ministers are having to appoint an independent panel member in 50 per cent of cases?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Table 26 in the annual report gives figures from 2004-05 and 2013-14. Could we get the figures from 2008, so that we have information on the transition from before “Diversity Delivers” to after it?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Absolutely.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Thank you.

I will start with the good bits. I was pleased to hear about historic environment Scotland and the use of simulations rather than straightforward interviews. The NHS Fife example is brilliant, because experience is not just about someone having board experience; rather, it is about the experience that they bring to the board. I was really pleased to hear about that, too.

I turn to “Diversity Delivers”. If that policy works and it was okay when it was written in 2008, why do we have the figures in table 26? There has been six years to deliver diversity, so why has it been delivered only for the disabled group? You talked about women being a particular problem. Disabled representation has risen from 2.4 to 13 per cent. Can you split that by gender? How have we got through to one group, but not women or black and minority ethnic groups?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
Fiona McLeod

I will try hard to do that, convener.

First, before I forget, the foreword to the code says that it is

“supported by a handbook of statutory guidance”.

Can we get a copy of that? I should have asked for that before today.

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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Motion S4M-11536: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11375: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11374: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11134: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10380: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10279: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10269: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10110: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09780: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09716: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-23064: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-23054: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22979: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03638: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22822: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03534: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22536: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22244: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>

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