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
The Minister for Parliamentary Business (Joe FitzPatrick) My opening remarks would be similar to the written evidence that we submitted, so I will just quickly emphasise that we welcome the committee’s inquiry. It is absolutely appropriate that the Parliament periodically reviews its systems to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and to ensure that we ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick Yes. Obviously, in the committee’s inquiry, we are mostly looking at the Parliament’s process from stage 1 to stage 3, but the whole process begins long before that, of course, and continues after that in implementation. There is a huge amount of engagement before a bill is produced. One way in whic...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick I do not think that there would be any need for a standing order change to allow committees to take part in pre-legislative scrutiny. In fact, a number of committees already do that. I think that the Education and Culture Committee did a fair bit of engagement prior to the introduction of the Childr...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick It probably is horses for courses to some extent, but any committee involvement in pre-legislative scrutiny would have to not debar it from making decisions about how it would scrutinise any bill that came out of that process. That would be a very important principle to maintain. The opportunity wou...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick I think that, in the main, the accompanying documents are very robust. We have had a look at them over the parliamentary session. Perhaps Steven Macgregor will talk about how the documents have grown in size and complexity since the first session.

However, there may be an issue with how a...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick We always try to do things by discussion with the Parliament and the committees. The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, for instance, has raised concerns about the fact that the delegated powers memorandum does not include guidance and direction-making powers. The standing orders do not requ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick Clearly, we want to give Parliament as much information as possible and as much time to consider documents that are produced as possible. Normally, we get that right. We need to be careful that we are not putting up barriers along the way that make it very difficult for legislation to proceed.
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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick It does not seem unreasonable that Parliament should be able to express a view in some way.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick A bill’s timings are often driven by a desire to implement what the bill does in a particular timescale. Normally, we look at timescales in collaboration with the lead committee to work out how much time will be required for each stage, although there are occasions when we do not get that quite righ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Joe FitzPatrick There are minimum timescales in standing orders, which we perhaps work to a bit more than we should. As an outcome of the evidence that the committee has taken, we will look more carefully at whether there is a need to work to minimum timescales. Sometimes there will be, and we would want to maintai...
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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-10696: Joe FitzPatrick, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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