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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra It is absolutely ludicrous that the Deputy First Minister accuses me of posturing this afternoon, after she was photographed for the living wage and then instructed her members to vote against it in committee.

I very much hope that the First Minister will take David Martin’s question and ...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra If the Deputy First Minister was so committed to implementing a living wage across Scotland, she would take what I am referring to, from the European Commission, seriously. She would go back to her desk this afternoon, phone the European Commission and find out whether what I am saying is true.

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra As a lawyer, the Deputy First Minister knows that law trumps legal advice, so let me tell her what the European Commission is saying on the matter. In a response in January 2013 to a question from David Martin MEP, the Commission said:

“Living wage conditions may be included in the contra...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra Let me finish the point.

The response says that Glasgow City Council is not in a position to introduce the living wage for workers on its contracts and specifically states that that is

“as per the guidance received from the Scottish Government”,

so it is guidance fro...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab) Let us clear up a few things. We have been told again and again by the SNP this afternoon that our proposals are against EU law. I will come on to address that, because I do not believe that they are against EU law on advice from the European Commission. I will explore that with the Deputy First Min...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra The Deputy First Minister attacks previous Labour Administrations in the Parliament for not delivering the living wage. The living wage became a concept in August 2007, about four months after the SNP Government was elected. The argument is folly. Will she commit herself?



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra Will the Deputy First Minister give way on that point?



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra For most of the afternoon, the Deputy First Minister’s argument has been that EU law prevents the living wage from being delivered in Scotland. How would that change in an independent Scotland?



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jenny Marra Will the member give way?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-09747.2 Margaret Burgess: Fuel Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09747 in the name of Jackie
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NoCarried

S4M-09747 Jackie Baillie: Fuel Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish
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NoCarried

S4M-09740.2 Nicola Sturgeon: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Ke
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NoCarried

S4M-09740.1 Willie Rennie: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Kell
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NoDefeated

S4M-09740 James Kelly: Living Wage—That the Parliament acknowledges that the Scottish Government is
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NoCarried

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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YesDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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NoCarried

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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NoCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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NoCarried

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Motion S4M-09600: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09575.1: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09462.1: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09376.2: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09110: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08767: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08729: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08544.1: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08135.1: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08075: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20811: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01968: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03025: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19927: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19416: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19142: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19140: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19137: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19138: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19139: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Question >>

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