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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) I thank the Liberal Democrats for lodging their motion. Disappointingly, the amendment from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice merely reinforces the impression that he thinks that his job is to sit back and applaud Police Scotland without question when it stops and searches more than half a million p...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Pentland We do not know whether that is a tenth of our population or fewer people suffering more searches, but we know that the figure is four times that for England and Wales. Why does the justice secretary think that our citizens are less trustworthy than those in the rest of the UK?

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Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) The Gill report recommends a three-month, short time limit. Diverse areas of policy can form the basis of a judicial review action. Should there be a one-size-fits-all approach? Should there be a single time limit for all types of cases?



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
John Pentland Might the time limit discourage efforts to settle cases, especially when legal aid is involved?



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
John Pentland Mr McQueen, what reassurance can you give to people who have raised concerns about the number of cases that would go to sheriff court, given that the court system is creaking under the extreme pressure?



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
John Pentland You do not anticipate that the additional work will create further court adjournments.



Justice Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) We have heard much about specialisation. Is there any category of case that the members of the panel would like to see designated for specialisation and what are your reasons for that?



Justice Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
John Pentland No—I have one further question. As I am sure you will agree, the whole justice system is under review just now. Do you have any thoughts on whether what is being proposed by way of court reform might have an impact on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill? Are there any issues there?



Justice Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
John Pentland That question is directed at you, Louise.



Justice Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) I understand that the Faculty of Advocates does not agree that there should be a court for appeal. You might want to give your reasons for that, but I wonder whether that approach would have any European Court of Human Rights implications. My understanding is that, if a person is making an appeal, t...
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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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NoCarried

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

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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YesDefeated

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

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Motion S4M-09688: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09607: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09369: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09332: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09323: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09322: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09300: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09236: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09032: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09031: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03067: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02998: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02931: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02888: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19078: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19080: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02751: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18828: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18827: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18758: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Question >>

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