Jamie Hepburn MSP

Welcome to Jamie Hepburn MSP's biography pages

Parliamentary Activities

Search for other Speeches lodged by Jamie Hepburn

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth) (SNP) Neil Couling, a senior DWP official, told the committee that jobcentres often receive thank you cards from people whose claims have been sanctioned. As a minister in the Government responsible for this policy, can you tell us how many thank you cards you have received? Are you aware of any of your c...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn The convener might be right: the minister’s postbag might well be busy after this. However, given the omission of an affirmative to my question, it does not sound from that answer as though it has been busy with thank you cards.

There is something that the minister is quite correct about;...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn Citizens Advice Scotland told us in relation to food banks:

“the national evidence and our on-the-ground coalface evidence point towards welfare reform as the cause of the increase in demand.”—[Official Report, Welfare Reform Committee, 29 April 2014; c 1427.]

Is it wrong?

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn I hope that that is a commitment from the United Kingdom Government to instigate research, and I hope that you will speak to Oxfam Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, which said:

“welfare reforms and cuts have definitely contributed to ...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn I hope that, in commissioning research, you will take on board our own considerable report on food banks.

On the BBC’s “Good Morning Scotland” on 24 April, the secretary of state said of the welfare system:

“This is a fantastic system”.

We know that in 2013-14 alone ...

Welfare Reform Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn We all accept that, but Professor Fothergill has dealt with your point. His report is not pessimistic; his opinion, on the basis of his expertise, is that the UK Government is rather optimistic in thinking that the welfare reforms will of themselves bring people into work.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jamie Hepburn (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth) (SNP) Is the cabinet secretary aware that, this week, research was published by Sheffield Hallam University that indicated that, as a consequence of the Scottish Government’s investment in welfare reform mitigation, the impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms is some £35 less per working-age adult i...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jamie Hepburn (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth) (SNP) I turn to an issue that Malcolm Chisholm touched on when he highlighted the evidence from the Pensions Policy Institute. He expressed a concern about the cost of pensions per adult of working age. However, the PPI’s paper was predicated on the Office for National Statistics low population growth est...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jamie Hepburn It is the evidence that the Pensions Policy Institute submitted to the committee last week.



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jamie Hepburn I presume that it is a question of trying to provide here in Scotland the opportunities that they feel they have to go elsewhere to find.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
>> Show more
YesCarried

Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Jamie Hepburn
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S4M-09249: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09193: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Jamie Hepburn
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Question S4W-21679: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21596: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21353: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21331: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03282: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03263: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02040: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00661: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Question >>

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.