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Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) Thank you for your interesting paper.

I want to go back to the comparison with other countries that have much higher pension levels. Is that all to do with investments that are made by those countries, such that they have a pension pot that we do not have? Do the countries that pay highe...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart I will move away from pensions. You have been studying the experiences of overseas Chinese students. Can you talk about that, the advantage to Scotland that those students bring and how we might make best use of our universities’ reputations in that sphere?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart Professor Trench, you equate a no vote with a rejection of full fiscal autonomy. Is it fair to say that you believe that devo max could never be achieved under the union?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart Would you say that the plans that have been put forward by the no parties are devolution for devolution’s sake and that some powers will be transferred not necessarily to get things right financially but to get things right politically?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart I cannot remember the context now but, Professor Heald, you said that you have been pushing for some changes to or clarity on taxation for the past 20 years. Would you say that devolution in Scotland and the advent of the SNP majority Government have forced people to consider all the issues seriousl...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart Referring to the Barnett formula, you alluded to what I assume was political irritation at the Scottish Government not imposing tuition fees. Is the whole point of devolution not that a country can have different funding priorities?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart And no one ever corrects that logic.



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jean Urquhart Do you agree that that could be avoided with a yes vote?



Finance Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Jean Urquhart (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) I have two quick questions. One is about the relationship between national insurance contributions and pensions being paid out. Is there, in fact, no relationship there at all? We talk about some people contributing more NICs than the maximum needed to achieve their pension because they work longer,...

Finance Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Jean Urquhart Small employers would welcome that enormously if it would make their lives much easier than they are the moment, because they have to deal with two different tax deductions.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-09165: Jean Urquhart, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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