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Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Wilson (Central Scotland) (SNP)

4. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the final report by the commission on strengthening local democracy. (S4F-02270)



Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Wilson The First Minister will be aware that the report follows the report in 2012 by the Jimmy Reid Foundation, “The Silent Crisis: Failure and Revival in Local Democracy in Scotland”. Does he agree that the only way that we can get a truly democratic society in Scotland is by voting yes on 18 September, ...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson (Central Scotland) (SNP) An issue to do with benchmarking is the data that is collected and who collects it. It is about whether the data that is put into the system is accurate, up to date and relevant. How sure are you that the data that is collected is comparable across local authorities? You talked about the family grou...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson You make an interesting point about comparing apples and pears in relation to benchmarking. You mentioned looked-after children and roads as the two areas that have been examined in detail. However, we are being asked to look at the benchmarking process across a wide range of services. Can that appl...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson The next issue that I want to raise is elected members’ understanding of the whole process and why it is being done. Seventeen months ago to the day, I asked Ronnie Hinds about the situation with regard to all elected members understanding the process.

What we have heard this morning is t...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson I thank the witnesses for their responses. Like the convener, I draw your attention to the Official Report of last week’s meeting, at which we raised concerns about the level of continuous professional development and the level of information being provided to individual councillors, either through ...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson Alex Rowley raised a point about the baselines from which local authorities started. The Argyll and Bute and Highland library services example is a good one to use. Not all local authorities started from the same baseline. What calculations have been made or what work has been done to try to underst...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson In the early days of the benchmarking process, we heard that local authorities were complaining about the number of agencies to which they had to report different data. Has the benchmarking process eased up on the amount of reporting that local authorities have to do to other agencies, or have we fo...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson Out of curiosity, I ask whether there have been additional resource implications for your local authorities of providing the information that is required for the LGBF on top of the reporting mechanisms that are and will continue to be in place.



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
John Wilson Ms Murray said that she places value on North Ayrshire Council’s membership of APSE and that reporting mechanisms are in place as a duty of that membership. Will the council continue to be an APSE member in the long term? Will the subject of some of APSE’s indicators be drawn out better under the LG...
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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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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-10462: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10376: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10375: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10367: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10366: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10187: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09785: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09777: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09441: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08971: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22438: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4F-02270: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21763: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03388: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21667: John Wilson, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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