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Deputy Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab)

6. To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing last met the chief executive of NHS Lanarkshire and what was discussed. (S4O-03382)



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
John Pentland Surely the cabinet secretary must understand or at least admit that on his watch NHS Lanarkshire has moved from crisis to crisis, with waiting times, negligence payments and other indicators among Scotland’s worst; investigations into neonatal deaths and mortality rates; and 12 consultants and other...

Justice Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) The argument behind amendment 31 is similar to that for amendment 25, which I have withdrawn as a result of the cabinet secretary’s promise to lodge amendments to cover such provisions. The issue relates to exclusion from the simple procedure.

I do not know whether the measures that the c...

Justice Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
John Pentland We heard a lot from witnesses about the equality of arms, particularly in the context of the complexity of personal injury cases. In such circumstances, the expertise of one side—both in legal representation and in the experience of such cases that employers and insurance companies have—cannot be ho...

Justice Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
John Pentland I will just press my amendment 45.



Justice Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
John Pentland Amendment 46 would make it slightly easier to argue for more time in which to bring an appeal against a decision of the sheriff appeal court on criminal proceedings. We believe that “exceptional circumstances” is too high a hurdle to have to clear and that “special cause” would be sufficient to ensu...

Justice Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
John Pentland I have heard what the minister said, but I will press the amendment.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) The cabinet secretary said that some of the cashback money was being used to enable volunteers to support the uniformed officers. What kind of support are the volunteers giving officers? What duties are they doing?



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) Cashback for communities has the potential to help our most deprived areas, which are often blighted by crime.

In Motherwell and Wishaw, as in other areas of Scotland, cashback funds sports, including basketball and rugby. At Braidhurst high school there is a school of football, which inv...

Justice Committee 10 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 10, 2014
John Pentland (Motherwell and Wishaw) (Lab) The Scottish Parliament has always accepted that asbestos-related conditions are something of an exceptional circumstance when it comes to legislation and the pursuit of cases through the courts. That was clear in 2009 when the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill was passed, and I ...
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-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 >>
Motion S4M-10160: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10050: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10049: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09996: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09889: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09874: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09818: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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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-21640: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21642: 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 >>
Question S4W-20834: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20835: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20832: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03169: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03067: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>

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