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 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson (South Scotland) (Lab)

Mr Laidlaw, you are the man at the coalface, if I can put it in that way. What is your view of the quality of the training that lay visitors receive before the visitations?

On a separate issue, what is your experience of how things have changed over the past year or so and what do you think the issues are going forward?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

So you have no experience of the training issue.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

In your experience, what are the issues going forward?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

Why is that?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

If you raise issues during the visitation, whether they are major or minor, do you record them in some kind of document? Does that document eventually find its way to Mr McFadyen?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

If a concern is resolved at the time, do you not record it?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

There has never been a major issue that has come to your attention.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

Mr Laidlaw commented on training. I presume that it is your responsibility, Mr McFadyen, to recruit new visitors. Will you give us some insight from your perspective into what is happening in that domain and what the way forward is?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

Your business plan, which you will have in your office, indicates that you are putting up to 20 people through a course and you will select people from there if they are fit for purpose. How many would you like to recruit in order to fulfil your need? Do you have enough finance to pay for their training and expenses if they all turn up?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Graeme Pearson

Mr Diamond, it will largely be members of your organisation who will be in the custody suites.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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NoCarried

S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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NoCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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NoCarried

S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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NoCarried

S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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NoCarried

Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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YesDefeated

Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Motion S4M-11114: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4F-02309: Graeme Pearson, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
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-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 >>

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