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Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Ind)

6. To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it provides to local authorities for the education of Gypsy Travellers. (S4O-03406)



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Finnie I am grateful to the minister for that detailed response. The minister is aware of the level of disengagement that there is with the educational process among the Gypsy Traveller community. That is particularly the case in secondary education and it is particularly the case with young men. Will he l...

Justice Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) I think that we have to be careful in our use of language. I am not saying that Alison McInnes was being intemperate, but when we talk about things such as public safety, we must remember the importance of the public having confidence in the services. It would be very easy for me to say, “That’s a g...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) First, I express some frustration at the process for today’s meeting. I had a committee meeting this morning and, thereafter, I was in the chamber to ask a question. The normal meeting format is that we pose questions on the basis of information that we have been provided with in advance. In this in...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie Assistant chief constable, a 16 per cent reduction in disorder is absolutely commendable—I hope that you will shout it from the rooftops. Your officers are to be applauded for delivering it.

There is no doubt that stop and searches played a part in that, but I sometimes have to suppress a...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie If I can interrupt you, I do not think that the answer to everything is to set up a new unit or to come up with an entirely new vocabulary. It is very simple: guard, watch and patrol; and protect life and property. All of the processes that we are discussing have become very technical. On the basis ...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie How many people are in your unit?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie If someone declines a consensual search and they do not fall to be considered for the other statutory issues—misuse of drugs, firearms or whatever—where does that go?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie Okay. What would be recorded in such an instance? Would you seek the individual’s name and address?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Finnie I have heard reference made to a vulnerable adults database—one of your colleagues mentioned it this morning. Can you link in what we are discussing here with who is and is not on that database? I understand that some groups that many would class as vulnerable do not wish to be included on that data...
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-10640: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-09989: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 08/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09976: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 07/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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