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Deputy Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Meeting of the Parliament 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab)

Pars, birdies and bogies is how golf is often described, and members should believe me that, as an ex-club member, I have experienced them all. I can well remember the endless series of trag...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) The bill also has a section on metal theft, which was tackled in England and Wales last year through the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. In my area, there has been a spate of thefts of drain covers and other metal. Is that indicative of a general rise in such criminal activity, and are we witnessing a...

Justice Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) Motherwell and Wishaw.



Justice Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
John Pentland I suppose that one of the biggest challenges that you have faced over the piece has been workforce planning. Quite a lot of civilian jobs have been lost recently, and the posts have been taken up by police officers and police constables. Was that perhaps the wrong decision? What work have you done t...

Justice Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
John Pentland Do you think that, at this moment in time, civilian jobs should be looked at more closely, and that we should not have police officers filling the backroom jobs?



Justice Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
John Pentland With regard to the review that you are undertaking after 16 or 17 months, there have been quite a lot of police station closures and a reduction in opening hours over the piece. Will you be looking at that again? A great service was provided to the public, and we may have got that wrong, too, somewh...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab)

3. To ask the Scottish Government what action the Cabinet Secretary for Justice is taking to address the reported delays in the development of a unified IT system for Police Scotland. (S4O-03453)



Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
John Pentland The lack of integration is constraining officers’ ability to function fully at regional and national levels, and the routine arming of police has led Jim Sillars to refer to Police Scotland as

“the crassest error any politician has ever made.”

Does the cabinet secretary accept ...

Justice Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) I am MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw and a member of the Justice Committee.



Justice Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
John Pentland I am MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw and a member of the Justice Committee.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11029.4 Claudia Beamish: UN Climate Summit 2014—As an amendment to motion S4M-11029 in the name
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S4M-11029.1 Jamie McGrigor: UN Climate Summit 2014—As an amendment to motion S4M-11029 in the name o
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NoDefeated

S4M-11029 Paul Wheelhouse: UN Climate Summit 2014—That the Parliament welcomes the successful climat
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NoCarried

S4M-11023.1 Mary Fee: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Margaret Bu
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S4M-11023.3 Alex Johnstone: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Marg
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S4M-11023.2 Jim Hume: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Margaret Bur
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S4M-11023 Margaret Burgess: Housing Supply—That the Parliament recognises that housing is and will
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NoCarried

S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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YesDefeated

S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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YesDefeated

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Motion S4M-10953: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10866: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10840: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10798: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10797: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10761: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10738: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10502: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10299: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10247: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22421: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22420: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22422: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22423: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03453: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03424: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03382: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21642: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21640: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03297: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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