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Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP)

On Ken Macintosh’s last point, is it correct that although the figure might well be higher than £50 million, it could be much lower than that?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

When the original business plan was put in place, was there any flexibility in it to combat the possibility that the EU might change the specifications?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

Given the scale of the changes that were required, the information and communication technology report that was mentioned would not really be much use to you, would it? If you had no idea of the scope of the changes that the EU was going to ask for, you would not have been able to manage that earlier, would you?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

My last question also refers to something that has just been mentioned: the deadlines for farmers’ payments. I think that you said that part of the reason why you scaled back on some of the peripheral stuff—that might be an unfortunate phrase to use—or the less central stuff was to ensure that everything was in place to meet the deadlines of May next year and December next year.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

I am sorry, but I have a very last, last question. Are you confident that you will be able to meet the targets?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

My concerns are around the governance of the situation. I used to be on a remuneration committee. We met when required and we always ensured that our decisions were reported to the full board and put on the public record. For me, that is one of the big issues.

There are a number of issues around the amount of money that has been paid, the gardening leave and the fact that the college seems not to have complied adequately, as it should have done. There are lessons to be learned there.

The deputy convener is right that North Glasgow College no longer exists, so there is not really anybody who is to blame, but we have to take the lessons from this case and ensure that the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council gets the message out to all the colleges and to other bodies for which it is responsible.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

What would we write to the Scottish Government for?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

Yes, I know. It was both Bruce Crawford and Ken Macintosh, but—



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

I am happy to write to the Government, but I do not really understand what it is that we are writing to ask. Are we writing to ask, “Did you tell somebody, ‘Don’t you worry, we will give you money to pay people off’?”



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
James Dornan

Surely it was the role of the Scottish funding council to manage that. I would have thought that it was the obvious place to write to, but if you think that there is benefit in writing to both the SFC and the Government, we could do that.

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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