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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
James Kelly

What I am saying now is that you have indicated that the losses are continuing at least at the level that they were at when you took over the airport, that substantial money is being invested, and that we want to get behind the initiative to save the airport and the jobs, but that it is difficult to understand how it is being taken forward when you have produced a document that lacks detail and has no financial data or analysis to back up your case.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
James Kelly

I made clear at the start of the process that I supported the Government in taking over the airport.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
James Kelly

Do you not accept that in order to get right behind the case for the airport we need more information? You are making a substantial investment of more than £20 million of public funds. You put great stay in the vision document, but it has no financial data or financial analysis.

Do you not accept that, if public funds are being invested in the airport, politicians and taxpayers have a right to more information than just simple headlines about what the main revenue streams are? We require to see the numbers.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
James Kelly

The figures that you have provided indicate that the airport continues to run at a loss of at least £800,000 a month. That means that there must be a strong focus on increasing revenue.

Page 27 of the vision document deals with a revenue overview. Why are no financial data or analysis included in that revenue overview?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 12 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
James Kelly (Rutherglen) (Lab)

I have a specific question about revenue overview, but I would just like to cover the issue of profitability. When the Government took over the airport, losses were running at £800,000 a month. What is the current position?



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
James Kelly

I am sure that the First Minister will agree that it is unacceptable that more than a quarter of a million women in Scotland are not paid the living wage. Some of those women are working on cleaning contracts in Scottish Government locations. Will the First Minister therefore agree to set out a national living wage strategy and to review urgently all Scottish Government cleaning contracts to ensure that people in those locations are paid the living wage?



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2014 : Thursday, November 06, 2014
5. James Kelly (Rutherglen) (Lab)

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the KPMG study that indicates that more than 400,000 workers in Scotland are being paid less than the living wage. (S4F-02363)



Meeting of the Parliament 05 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 05, 2014
James Kelly

Will the cabinet secretary take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 05 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 05, 2014
James Kelly

Can Joan McAlpine explain why the Department of Energy and Climate Change at Westminster is able to ensure that all its workers and subcontractors will be paid the living wage, but the Scottish Government is not able to do that?



Meeting of the Parliament 05 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 05, 2014
James Kelly

Does the cabinet secretary accept that the workers I was talking about are not covered by the public sector pay policy, nor are the subcontractors? What action does she intend to take to address that deficiency?

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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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Motion S4M-11535: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11534: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11401: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-11325.1: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11282: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11054: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10897: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10592: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10429: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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