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Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab) I put on record my party’s thanks for the work that the witnesses do. The festivals are extremely important and successful for Scotland, and we all really appreciate the hard work that goes on.

I want to go back to our discussion about participation in the fringe. Kath Mainland said that ...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra I understand that you are the host and that you do not necessarily have funding streams for the kind of thing that I am thinking about. However, my perception—which might be wrong—is that it is children from more affluent communities who get the chance to put on a production at the fringe. Might the...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra Thank you.

Faith Liddell is a former director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, and I think that she would be surprised if I did not ask a Dundee-related question. My home city put in a bid to become UK city of culture last year, but we were pipped at the post, which was unfortunate. Faith tal...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra My final question is on the “Thundering Hooves” review, which I see as a strategic and important piece of work, as was the very successful report from 2006.

This festival, I was lucky enough to get one of the last tickets to see “James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock” and I enjoyed it immen...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab) I think that the cabinet secretary would agree with me that research underpins innovation and our economy. Sir Philip Cohen is the world-leading researcher who set up the life sciences industry in Dundee, which accounts for 18 per cent of our local economy. What is the cabinet secretary’s reaction t...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra Was that an answer?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab) I welcome the debate. I am clear, as are the other Labour members, that increasing opportunities for women is best achieved in this Scottish Parliament within the United Kingdom. The cabinet secretary talked about the Equal Pay Act 1970. I will take the opportunity to talk a bit about the Labour min...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra The act was an ambitious piece of legislation, which has made great inroads in equalising pay between men and women. It has a way to go, but the cabinet secretary failed to explain exactly how she would immediately create equal pay in Scotland. I would be happy to take another intervention if she wo...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra I am surprised, because I listened carefully to the cabinet secretary and because she failed to do exactly what she has described in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill—she voted down amendments on exactly that issue. She has a commitment for the future, but why she did not implement it four week...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jenny Marra I have no idea how the cabinet secretary can contend that short-term courses have no economic impact and do not help people to get back to work. She does not want to face up to the reality that 80,000 fewer women have attended college since her Government took power.

The Wood commission r...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-10829.3: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4W-22332: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22333: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22334: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22292: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22298: Jenny Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
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