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Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly (Rutherglen) (Lab)

2. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council regarding the European regional development funding that was given to the Woodburn house site of the former Langside College. (S4O-03402)



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly As the cabinet secretary is aware, I first raised the issue in November last year and he agreed to investigate in January. Since that time, Woodburn house has actually been demolished. Why has it taken so long for me to receive an answer to my query? When will I receive an answer? Does the issue of ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly (Rutherglen) (Lab) There is no doubt that the biggest problem that we face in Scotland in relation to housing is the lack of supply. That is partly because we have the lowest number of completions since 1947. That is witnessed in the social housing waiting list of 155,000 people.

One of the consequences of...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly The minister suggested that the amendments that I have lodged are somehow last-minute amendments. When we debated housing in December, I made absolutely clear, in response to a speech from Patrick Harvie, that we would consider rent controls and tenancies. I made that clear at stage 1, too. These ar...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly We lodged amendments that would make a difference on the ground and help tenants in the private rented sector. It is time to consider what would make a difference. I urge members to support the amendments in this group and help tenants in the private rented sector.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly I wish to support amendments 52 and 53. They make good sense in that they are consistent with current employment practice and ECHR, as they will ensure that spent convictions are not taken into account in the fit-and-proper-person test.

In relation to amendment 53, which deals with the in...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly Both amendments in the group seek to deal with the discussion that took place at stage 2, when it was clear that there was confusion about the wording of section 51 in respect of letting agency work. Having studied the amendments and listened to the contributions, I am convinced that Alex Johnstone’...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly Disqualification from the Private Rented Housing Panel is a serious matter that should get appropriate scrutiny by Parliament. The change from use of negative procedure to affirmative procedure makes good sense, so I support the minister’s amendments.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly (Rutherglen) (Lab) The minister refers to the £1 billion spend that the First Minister announced yesterday. Do you recognise that there has been a 29 per cent cut in the housing budget, as a result of which we have seen the lowest number of completions since 1947? The effect of that is apparent in our constituencies, ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
James Kelly What does the bill offer to tenants in the private sector who are facing rent rises of nearly 20 per cent? What is your answer to those tenants, minister?

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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (T
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S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (
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S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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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 >>
Motion S4M-10351: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10338: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09891: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09740: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09656: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09552: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09474: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09234: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22379: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22329: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03402: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03275: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21213: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03224: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03201: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20462: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03073: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20197: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/03/2014 Show Full Question >>