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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
James Dornan

I have one last question. How will the legislative proposals be taken forward? When do you expect any legislation to be introduced to Parliament?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
James Dornan

I know that the reform focuses primarily on a new single tenancy in the private sector, but will there be further protections for tenants from rogue landlords? I am sure that every MSP has constituents coming to their surgeries and complaining about landlords. I must put on record that most landlords are brand new, but there are always occasions when a tenant feels as if they are getting a raw deal and there is nobody to turn to. Will protection for tenants be strengthened through the reform?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
James Dornan

I see that the consultation that you mentioned received more than 2,500 responses. What were the main issues that arose from the consultation?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP)

Good morning, minister. Following on from what you said in your opening statement, can you give us a bit more detail about what the Scottish Government hopes to achieve by reforming the private sector tenancy regime?



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
James Dornan

We know that the political posturing over leaving COSLA has resulted in civil war breaking out among Labour councils. Two of the councils have U-turned on an initial decision to leave COSLA, with West Dunbartonshire Council saying that it wants to

“remain part of the organisation which provides the national voice for local government in Scotland.”

Unfortunately, Glasgow City Council has still not changed its mind about leaving. What does the cabinet secretary consider could be the impact on the people of Glasgow if that Labour council chooses not to follow Inverclyde Council and West Dunbartonshire Council by reconsidering its original decision to leave COSLA?



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
4. James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and what issues were discussed. (S4O-03904)



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
James Dornan

We now have that on the record. The RSLs can refer to it in the future.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
James Dornan

I completely accept what you are saying, Ms Jarvie, but the information that we got last week is the exact opposite of what you have just told us. We were told that there is a set number of consultants to pick from and that those named consultants must be picked from. Since then, I have been informed by a number of RSLs that none of them is based in this country. That seems to be madness because we are looking for people who know the sector as much as anything else.

If what was said to David Stewart is correct—that the RSLs can pick a consultant and certain criteria have to be fulfilled—that is fine, but the criteria must be wide enough so that not only three companies are involved and people in this country who have the skills and experience are able to do the work.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
James Dornan

What role would you play in assisting RSLs to deal with the impact? I know that you cannot assist them financially, but how can you help them to prepare for the impact of universal credit? I believe that a letter from housing organisations and tenants organisations went to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions opposing the change. Is that a universal position among the RSLs?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
James Dornan

You raised the issue of welfare reform. What impact is that having on rent arrears for RSLs?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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YesCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095 Alex Neil: Tackling Inequalities—That the Parliament agrees that a strong, sustainable eco
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YesCarried

Selection of John Pentland MSP for appointment to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.
Not VotedCarried

S4M-12060.2 Hugh Henry: Commending the People who Keep Scotland Safe in Emergencies—As an amendment
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NoDefeated

S4M-12045.3 Shona Robison: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Rich
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YesCarried

S4M-12045.2 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Ric
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-12078: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11721: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11283: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11000: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10893: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10818: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10661: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10660: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10582: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10554: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03904: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03863: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03770: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03756: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03610: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03518: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03449: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03374: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
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