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Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Is there any way to stop the herd instinct?



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

I am not suggesting that Audit Scotland do it, but that we copy its model.



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Going back to the Audit Scotland model, that organisation seems to be able to dig quite deep and to challenge Government and anyone else fully. It is often really...



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Is that a question of resources more than the relationship between organisations?



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

I want to touch on the Scottish Fiscal Commission. It concerns me that although we are a relatively small country with 5 million people, we are trying to copy thi...



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Would the final decision still be with the Treasury, or should we be removing that facility?



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

I was not aiming the question at anyone in particular.



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Another area that we have talked about is intergovernmental relations, and the suggestion that there should be more of a structure and perhaps something slightly ...



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Did you want to say anything, Professor MacDonald?



Finance Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


John Mason

Professor Bell, you are nodding at that, although you were arguing earlier that business likes to know where we are going. How do we tie the two points together?<...

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S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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YesCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-13007 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: 2nd Report,
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YesCarried

S4M-13023.1 Siobhan McMahon: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—As an amendment to motion S4M-
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YesCarried

S4M-13023 Roseanna Cunningham: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—That the Parliament recognis
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YesCarried

S4M-12994 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to
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YesCarried

S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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YesCarried

S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-13173: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13032: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12955: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12938.1: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12940: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12939: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12920: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12870: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12696: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12617: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-04317: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04283: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04215: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04176: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24623: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24622: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24413: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00920: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23991: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23992: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>