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Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP) We have the £16.7 million in costs that the convener referred to, which HMRC quoted for, and the £3.5 million in additional costs for new activity. If we had gone with HMRC, is it the case that we would still have had the extra £3.5 million?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason Yes—that is right. I assume that, if the HMRC estimate for the base work was higher than that of revenue Scotland, its charges for any extra work are likely to have been higher as well.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason That is fair enough. If somebody disagrees, appeals or has a dispute at the moment, I presume that they go through a system—maybe I should know about that—so will you explain why there is an extra cost for tribunals?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason So if somebody goes through the system at the moment, they go to the UK tribunal and that cost is covered by the UK.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason I assume that the UK system will make savings if it no longer has to operate tribunals in Scotland. Does that fit into the picture somewhere?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason I might be asking the wrong person about that.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason I can maybe ask somebody else about that.

Another area that I am interested in is the extra cost for SEPA. If I understand it correctly, there are two bits to that. One is the work that SEPA will take over from the current system, but I believe that the other bit involves extra work for S...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason Will you clarify that? Table 13 shows a cost of £210,000.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason That is the extra cost. Table 10 shows a cost of £230,000 and you are referring to £320,000. Is that a different figure?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Mason Where is the £320,000? Is it in a different table?

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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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NoDefeated

S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.2 Liam McArthur: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482 Margaret Burgess: Child Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s rev
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-09745: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-08983: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08668: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-08296: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08073: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07989: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03096: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-20003: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02994: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-02754: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18918: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
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