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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab) The cabinet secretary told us that he has budgeted for mitigation of the bedroom tax. We knew that and we welcomed it. However, he promised that he would have a system in place by 1 April to make sure that no one in Scotland would have to pay the bedroom tax, irrespective of the position of the Depa...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab) We welcome the cabinet secretary’s statement on the important final report of the Wood commission, and we welcome her announcement that she will make detailed plans over the summer. I look forward to debating them with her after the recess.

I have met Sir Ian Wood since publication of the...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Jenny Marra When the Inverness city of culture bid failed in 2007, the Scottish Government stepped in and committed a substantial amount of money to ensure that some of the events would go ahead. Dundee City Council has said that some events will go ahead. Can the cabinet secretary tell me which events will go ...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab)

4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Dundee City Council regarding taking forward some of the plans in the Dundee city of culture 2017 bid. (S4O-03360)



Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jenny Marra Absolutely. Work experience needs to be enhanced. The youth council was right to campaign to keep it, but there needs to be more than one week, it needs to be funded and it needs to be structured.

Ian Wood is also keen to address gender segregation in the workplace. That has also been rai...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jenny Marra I absolutely can. Non-recognisable qualifications in colleges are often access and refresher courses, which women use to get back into education. If the cabinet secretary will not make those a priority and count them, whatever the advice from Audit Scotland, it shows a fundamental misunderstanding o...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jenny Marra This has been an enjoyable, interesting and wide-ranging debate, which has covered a number of different topics but concentrated mainly on women in business and women’s access to training and skills.

We have heard some great local stories about women’s success in business, especially from...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jenny Marra The figure of 140,000 fewer college places is straight from the Scottish Government.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jenny Marra Clare Adamson makes an important point, but does she agree that the actual number of FTEs has changed because the Government redefined what an FTE is? It reduced the hours from 720 to 640 and so created an extra student. That explains the discrepancy in the figures.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jenny Marra The member makes an interesting point about Germany. Does he agree that the German situation has been helped by legislative measures that put the onus on business to take on young apprentices and that the Scottish Government should consider similar legislative measures to encourage youth employment?...
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-10214.1: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10051.1: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09928: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4O-03418: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03360: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
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 >>

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