Joe FitzPatrick MSP

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Joe FitzPatrick MSP

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  • Member for: Dundee City West
  • Region: North East Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick No. As I say, we continue to watch your proceedings with interest, and we are keen to work with the committee in any way that we can to take forward some of the thinking that comes out of the inquiry.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick The role of those committees is to be welcomed because, ultimately, we all have an interest in passing robust legislation. It is absolutely correct that those committees continue to have that role, and it is incumbent on us to do our best to accommodate and facilitate their investigations and the wo...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick Sometimes, those committees cause us a bit of trouble, but they are invaluable in terms of the Parliament’s process. They have a hugely important role to play—



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick That is correct.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick The current situation, whereby we debate a group of amendments and vote on them at different times—sometimes weeks later—is very confusing for just about everyone concerned. I am pretty sure that, when members vote on amendments, they sometimes have little recollection of the debate that took place....

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick I will share them with members for background reading, if that is okay.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick If we were seeking to improve the information that is available to members, we would continue the current practice of producing information on the basis of groups of amendments. It would be very onerous on Government and on Parliament if there had to be an explanatory note for each individual amendm...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick It is important that members understand the intention behind amendments and groups of amendments. Supporting information on amendments is already produced for the Government and we share it with the relevant committee clerks. We would need to consider whether that information could be shared more wi...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick That is a different matter, which we will perhaps come on to. Willie Ferrie will talk first about the technology.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick One of the big challenges, particularly for a member of the public, is to understand where an amendment fits into the bill. In order for that to happen, the amendment must say something like, “Delete paragraph X.” However, that often does not mean anything at all on its own, so you need to have the ...
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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-10489: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10488: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10487: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10468: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10449: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10448: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10447: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10446: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10445: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10444: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-00804: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-00742: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01042: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-00653: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00919: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-00387: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00537: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-00325: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00500: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/11/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00470: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/11/2011 Show Full Question >>

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