Jamie Hepburn MSP

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Jamie Hepburn MSP

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  • Member for: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

I understand that the fan zone that was set up at the match between St Mirren and Motherwell was located outwith the restricted areas covered by alcohol at football grounds legislation. We have no plans to remove the existing restrictions on alcohol at football grounds.



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jamie Hepburn

I am sure that Mr Adam and his wife, Stacey, enjoyed that experience more than he enjoyed the last time that our teams met, when Partick Thistle won 1-0. I thought it important to place that on the record.

Decisions on the specific matter at hand are informed by Police Scotland, which confirmed that, at this stage, it is not minded to seek a relaxation of controls on the selling of alcohol in stadiums at football matches. However, it is engaging with interested parties in reviewing the matter. As a member of the Scottish Professional Football League, St Mirren Football Club is one of the interested parties that would be part of any review.



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jamie Hepburn

We will always be willing to consider any particular proposition that is put before us, but the position remains that we are informed in these matters by Police Scotland, which has confirmed that, at this stage, it is not minded to seek a relaxation of the existing controls.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

The Scottish Government is funding a national co-ordination team, which is based at the University of Strathclyde, to bridge the Scottish autism strategy and its implementation at a local level. In the past few months, the team has made contact with all local authorities, and the nine that are yet to submit drafts are finalising them locally and submitting them to committees for sign-off. They have until 31 March 2015 to submit their action plans and strategies. The national co-ordination team will meet all local authority autism leads on 19 January to continue those discussions.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jamie Hepburn

I acknowledge Mr McDonald’s personal and political interest in the issue. He is a great champion for it.

Aberdeen City Council has assured the Scottish Government that its autism strategy was finalised last week and will be submitted to the Scottish Government this week. I am aware that the final draft will go before the Aberdeen City Council committee this month and that, once it is signed off, the final strategy will be made public.

I emphasise the point that I have already made: the Scottish Government will continue to hold discussions with local authorities to ensure that all autism strategies and action plans are made public.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jamie Hepburn

Highland Council is one of the local authorities that has submitted its draft strategy. We want to ensure that service users and those who take a great interest in the issue are consulted. The team to which I have referred will maintain a great interest in what is happening in the Highland Council area and across the country.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

Glasgow 2014 has been used as a catalyst to raise the profile of sport in Glasgow, accelerate the development of sport and create a lasting legacy of world-class sporting facilities.

The people of Glasgow continue to benefit from the fantastic facilities used to host the Commonwealth games, such as the Emirates arena and the Glasgow national hockey centre. Furthermore, communities throughout Scotland have been supported by the legacy 2014 active places fund. Since its launch in 2012, a total of 154 projects from 31 local authorities, including 13 in Glasgow, have received awards totalling more than £8.1 million.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jamie Hepburn

I can certainly say to Mr Kidd that there has been investment in his constituency. As regards sports facilities, there are nine community sport hubs up and running in Glasgow, including an area-based hub in Drumchapel that is based in a variety of local venues, including the high school sports centre and leisure centre, and a disability sport hub that is based at Scotstoun leisure centre. I am sure that he will be interested in that.

Sportscotland has not provided any funding towards 3G pitches in the member’s constituency in recent years, but various funding sources for sports projects can be applied for, including for the installation of 3G pitches. If there is any specific project in Anniesland and I can be of assistance in pointing Mr Kidd or others in the direction of those funding sources, Mr Kidd just needs to ask.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

Local authorities have a legal duty to appoint a sufficient number of mental health officers to discharge functions under the relevant legislation. They must decide on the number of mental health officers appointed in their area, taking into account local needs and circumstances. The Scottish Social Services Council’s latest mental health officers report indicates a 39 per cent increase in admissions to mental health officer award programmes in 2013-14.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jamie Hepburn

Of course, we will always take seriously the views of the SSSC, the MWC and others who express a view on these matters. I go back to my original answer and make the point again that the latest mental health officers report indicates a 39 per cent increase in admissions to mental health officer award programmes in 2013-14. However, we are exploring mental health officer capacity and other issues with key stakeholders, including local authorities and mental health officers, to better understand what the issues are and what plans there are locally to address any shortfall in officers. The Government places great priority on that.

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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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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S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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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.
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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-11975: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Date Lodged: 05/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10681: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10537: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10387: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10280: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09496: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09452: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09421: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09337: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09278: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-02370: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00803: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03593: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03563: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03531: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22406: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03481: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03454: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03407: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21733: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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