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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 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson (Central Scotland) (SNP) Or even 15 years.



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson Good morning, gentlemen. I was not going to cover these two issues, but given that they have been raised I just want to clarify them for everyone. The report refers to equal pay, but Mr McKinlay quite rightly identified that it is about equal pay and single status. They were two different settlement...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson Okay. Thank you. That was my first point. My second point is about the education and training of councillors. I raised this point before in the committee when the Improvement Service’s “Scotland’s Councillors 2013. Research Report” was produced. We seem to take little account of the expertise and ed...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson I am glad that we have talked about training, because sometimes the person who is appointed to be chair or vice-chair of a committee is not the best person for the job. Appointments are sometimes politically motivated, as I have said in this committee in the past.

The Accounts Commission ...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson I hope to raise the issue of section 95 officers later on, but I want to concentrate first on ALEOs and local authorities’ decisions. Mr McKinlay referred to what happens if there is something wrong with leisure services, and he gave an example; a member of the public would pick up the phone and spe...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson This is my last question, convener. I have several more, but I will restrict myself to one, which relates to Mr Sinclair’s point about the section 95 officer of the local authority.

The report indicates that often the officer responsible for finance does not sit on the key structure that...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Wilson I want to ask about the disputes that are taking place in council chambers over decisions that have been made, particularly in time of tight financial constraints. Is it the Accounts Commission’s view that there should be more openness and transparency with regards to the decision-making process, in...

Public Petitions Committee 05 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 05, 2014
John Wilson (Central Scotland) (SNP) Good morning, Mr Macfarlane. In your petition, you asked for the Scottish Government to set out a minimum standard. What would you consider the minimum standard to be, given the current technology?

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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 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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