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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Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fiona McLeod

As the mother of a November child—24 years ago—I am acutely aware that there is a huge difference between the development of a two-and-a-half-year-old and the development of a three-year-old. Going to nursery at the age of three enables children to get the most benefit out of their four terms of pre-school education. Getting six terms of it would not give children the benefit that Mr Brown seeks.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Will Gavin Brown take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fiona McLeod

Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fiona McLeod (Strathkelvin and Bearsden) (SNP)

As Malcolm Chisholm should know, as he was here for part of the debate on the issue, the Standards and Public Appointments Committee is considering the matter and is taking great care over it. Until that committee has completed its inquiry, it would be inappropriate to make a decision on the matter.



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?

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S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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YesCarried

S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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YesCarried

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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YesCarried

S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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YesCarried

S4M-11763 Mary Fee: Private Sector Rent Reform—That the Parliament notes that, over the last 10 year
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YesCarried

S4M-11766.3 Shona Robison: The State of the NHS—As an amendment to motion S4M-11766 in the name of N
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YesCarried

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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-23363: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23064: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23062: Fiona McLeod, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
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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