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Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
George Adam (Paisley) (SNP)

Will the cabinet secretary introduce legislative changes to extend the extraterritorial effects of sexual offences against children and to include offences committed elsewhere in the UK so that they can be prosecuted in Scotland if need be?



Education and Culture Committee 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
George Adam

If it is not in the bill itself, how can we ensure that authorities and the Scottish Government would actually put those things in BSL? If, as you say, the financial memorandum states that the finances are available for that, why is it not in the bill?



Education and Culture Committee 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
George Adam

Could you repeat the last part of your answer?



Education and Culture Committee 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
George Adam

Do you think that the Scottish Government and listed authorities should translate their plans and consultations into BSL?



Education and Culture Committee 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
George Adam (Paisley) (SNP)

Good morning, Mark.

I want to ask about the publication of the plans and, in particular, the cycle of publication. The publication cycle for the first plan differs from the publication cycle for future plans. Has any thought been given to streamlining the process by requiring plans to be published every four or five years?



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
George Adam

I am not going to listen to members of the Labour Party showboating when we are dealing with people’s lives. We represent those people and we have to make sure that we can make a difference for them. This is not just about politics; it is about people’s basic need for a roof over their head—for a home. We need to debate the issue in a mature manner. I urge the Labour Party to become serious about the issue, rather than sitting there, playing some back-and-forth political game of tennis.

I have already said that housing is a very basic need, but it is also an extremely complex and challenging issue. I appreciate the work that the Scottish Government has done and its on-going vision, and I am only too aware of the difference that its policies are making in constituencies such as mine and throughout the country. It is time for everyone else in the chamber to take this debate seriously and to begin to represent their constituents.



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
George Adam

If Labour Party members such as Mr Bibby believed in doing something for the constituents in my area, they would have had more than a short, last-minute debate on housing; they would have taken the full time for it.

The issue affects every single one of our constituencies. [Interruption.]



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
George Adam

I am running out of time, and the more interventions I get, the more time I seem to lose.



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
George Adam

Unfortunately, I have only a short time.

That money will be invested to deliver a further 6,000 affordable homes, of which 4,000 will be in the social rented area. Those are the homes that will make a major difference in constituencies across the country. [Interruption.] It appears that although I said no to Mr Findlay, he still wants to shout from afar. This is a very important issue and it should be taken seriously by members, who should not bring the chamber into disrepute.

Since 2009, the Scottish Government has spent £135 million on council housing. Housing is a main priority for the Scottish Government, which is taking steps to realise its vision for the private rented sector by dealing with the sector’s many issues. One such step is the strategy that was set out for the private rented sector, which will help many of our constituents by improving the quality of property management, condition and service, delivering for tenants and landlords, and meeting the needs of people who are living—



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
George Adam (Paisley) (SNP)

I welcome this debate because housing is an important and basic need and the Scottish Government takes it very seriously. As members have already said, it is a major issue in all our constituencies as we see from the cases that we deal with every day.

In my constituency, there is proof of the Scottish Government’s investment in private and social rented housing, which is being built right smack in the centre of town. This is not a case of a Scottish Government that is refusing to take action. Those buildings are right in the centre of town, creating homes for families and helping to regenerate the town centre in the face of all the challenges that face town centres such as Paisley’s.

There are many challenges around the private rented sector, but affordable housing is the main solution, and it is the solution that the Scottish Government is using. As the minister said, the Scottish Government plans to spend more than £1.7 billion on affordable housing during the current parliamentary session. That is part of an on-going bold and ambitious plan for housing.

In 2015-16 £390 million will be invested to deliver—

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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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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S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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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

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