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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Deputy Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

Good morning. At paragraph 4.2 of your report, you refer to your “e...



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

We went into the report in more detail this year. That is why we are asking the questions.



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

No. I think that you should consider changing the wording, so that people who are outside the bubble can fully understand it. Your report says:



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

Yes, but you are saying that a cost is involved if you decide to terminate an open-ended contract. Why?



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

I am still a wee bit unclear. My understanding is that a person can be on a contract for one to five years or whatever, but what does an open-ended contract mean?...



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

That is where I want clarity. How can that be terminated if there is not a contract and the appointment is open ended?



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

I refer to page 39 of the report. I seek clarity; perhaps it is just the way that I am reading what is said. The first paragraph on that page, on “Service contrac...



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

If it is a complex area for the people who work in it, I am sure that you will appreciate how the layperson would see it.



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

But the general public would see only that that request came only four months before you recorded your underspend.



Meeting of the Commission 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


John Pentland

You had an underspend of more than £1 million but, in the same year, you sought a further resource of £1.7 million to cover additional pension costs. Can you tell...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 1 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 3 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 4 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 6 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 7 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 15 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 17 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 22 moved by Cara Hilton on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (S
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Amendment 19 moved by Michael Matheson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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NoCarried

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Motion S4M-13697: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/07/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13575: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13560: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13457: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13242: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13237: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13155: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13058: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13017: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12662: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-04446: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04410: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04285: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04248: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24295: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03989: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03914: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03897: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03814: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23141: John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/11/2014 Show Full Question >>

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