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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Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab) Given that a recent assessment costed organised crime in Scotland at £1 billion a year, while this year’s assessment of recovered assets stands at about £8 million, does the cabinet secretary have a programme in place to recover more assets, so that cashback can benefit accordingly?



Meeting of the Parliament 05 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab) By way of explanation, Presiding Officer, some of us who were slightly late in entering the chamber may have been waiting for the arrival of a copy of the cabinet secretary’s statement, which was very late in being delivered.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Graeme Pearson I am obliged, Presiding Officer.

There is substantial public disquiet, and the cabinet secretary is evidently reluctant to share information with Parliament. What legislation demands that he regards such non-urgent policy shifts as something to be maintained solely in the remit of the chi...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab) I identify with Tom Watson’s comments and I appreciate that the cabinet secretary feels bruised by the way in which the process has been conducted. Nevertheless, I am pleased that we agree on the interim solution that has been reached at a UK level, and I hope that in a moment of self-awareness the ...

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.

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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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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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NoCarried

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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-22363: 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-22355: 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 >>
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 >>

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