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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Parliamentary Activities

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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab) Good afternoon. I checked the College of Policing’s authorised professional practice on its website this morning. It indicates that the doctrine has not yet been extended to Scotland and is still the subject of discussions. Is that your understanding?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson Do you accept that, this morning, that website said that the doctrine has not yet been extended to Scotland and is still the subject of discussions?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson It is.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson My point is that a lot has been said about authorised professional practice and the various correspondence as though the doctrine has been fully expanded and examined and is now almost law—if I may use that term—in internal practice, but it is still the subject of discussion.

My second po...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson Thanks, Mr Penman. It is a matter of regret that, in the intervening period of almost two years, such an important issue has not been the subject of discussion and examination, given what we are now debating and the concern that has been publicly expressed.

In that context, I have a quest...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson Why—



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson Indeed.

13:30

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson I mentioned the comments about operational independence that were made in 2012. What discussions have you had since 2012 on operational independence and who have you discussed the issue with? Can we have access to the minutes of any of those discussions?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson Can you indicate when the chief constable first consulted you, as chair of the authority, on the issue of extending the use of armed police officers for routine duties?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Graeme Pearson If I have understood your comments correctly, that one-line reference does not amount to seeking any consent or approval of the current situation.

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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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YesDefeated

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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 S4O-03517: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22538: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22363: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22355: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22354: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22353: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22304: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
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 >>

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