Graeme Pearson MSP

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Graeme Pearson MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab)

5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Police Scotland report, “Management Information Year End 2013/14”. (S4F-02211)



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Graeme Pearson I commend police officers and the remaining police staff for the work that they do on our behalf.

Given the recent controversy over stop and search statistics, the First Minister might wish to know that, for almost six months, I have asked for the notes of guidance for crime recording, a...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab) I will try to cover three areas very quickly in my questions. With regard to Mr McEwan’s reference to language, I think it only fair to note that in earlier responses from the police on this issue the language seemed prickly. I should also say that I am grateful for Brian Barbour’s acknowledgement o...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson I can save us a bit of time here, convener. I think that the witness was indicating that with more effective targeting they have increased the number of successes but not necessarily the number of searches.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson Okay. The second part of my question was about the success rate. You said that it was nearly 20 per cent, and my rough maths shows me that that is about 100,000 successes. Are 100,000 crime or offence reports submitted as a result of the those successes? What do you describe as “a success”? Is a suc...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson If an underage person is found in possession of alcohol, I presume that there would be an investigation to trace who sold it to them.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson Is it only when people who are under the age of 18 are found to be in possession of alcohol that it is deemed to be a successful search?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson Would it be deemed to be a successful search if the person was over 18? If a 21-year-old is found in the street with alcohol, does that get a tick for a successful search?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson An open container?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graeme Pearson Would it be a successful search if the person was found to be in possession of alcohol?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10377: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10278.1: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09583: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09557.1: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09525: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09133: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08172: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07805: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07791.2: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07461: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22219: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22216: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02211: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21826: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21827: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21738: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21735: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21734: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21737: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21736: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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