Hugh Henry MSP

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

I agree with Michael Russell that we need to consider the wider reform. It would be a mistake if we simply focused on the issue of elected conveners, which is not...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

The Parliament needs to have a debate about how it wants its committees to operate and what the allocation of political responsibilities should be. I floated an i...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

This is probably the least important of the changes that need to take place. Some of the issues that Dave Thompson has identified are matters that the Parliament ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

If we decide to go down the route of elected conveners, we need to look at the rules and the wherewithal to remove conveners, as Michael Russell said. We would ne...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

I would not necessarily reduce the number of people on committees. Both of us have argued that there should be fewer committees; in some cases, there might be an ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

The convener has suggested that there might have been a difference, given his experience as a minister of dealing with a committee that did not have a Government ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

On Margaret McDougall’s point about the selection of committee members, the principle is ultimately the same. The convener would have an enhanced responsibility a...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

Of course, the House of Commons is a very different institution; as I said earlier, it is much larger and more mature. As Michael Russell has said, the Commons pr...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

I think that the point is arguable.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hugh Henry

Michael Russell is right that this debate should be viewed as part of a package, but my argument has always been about making the committees, which have a very sp...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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NoCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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NoCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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AbstainCarried

S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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YesDefeated

S4M-13007 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: 2nd Report,
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-13023.1 Siobhan McMahon: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—As an amendment to motion S4M-
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-13023 Roseanna Cunningham: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—That the Parliament recognis
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-12994 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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YesCarried

S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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NoCarried

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Motion S4M-12804: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12803: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12802: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12667: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12659: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12656: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12135: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12060.2: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11823: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11543: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-25287: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00969: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24130: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24131: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03905: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03861: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23619: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23564: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23563: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23562: Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire South, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/12/2014 Show Full Question >>

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