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Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Thank you for responding to our questions, cabinet secretary. I thank members for their questions, too.

At the start of the meeting, the committee agreed to take the next item in private.

11:12 Meeting continued in private until 11:59.
Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener That is the clarification that I was seeking. Do you want to say anything else before I wind up this part of the meeting?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Does that mean that you have not yet decided whether to lodge amendments on the issue at stage 2?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Paragraph 66 of the policy memorandum says:

“The UK Government operates a Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS) regime which applies to SDLT (although not to LfT). The Scottish Government does not think that a DOTAS arrangement is necessary in relation to SLfT due to the nature of ...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Gavin Brown has the next question. I apologise to Gavin for implying that this evidence session would start later than it did, which is why he missed the first two or three minutes of the cabinet secretary’s opening statement.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Thank you for that. The first committee colleague to ask questions will be Malcolm Chisholm, to be followed by Jamie Hepburn.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener I have one further question before I open it up to committee members. Eleanor Emberson answered a question in the earlier evidence session on the structure of revenue Scotland. What is your view of the structure? A number of witnesses have said that the job of the revenue Scotland board is to hold t...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Thank you.

Witnesses have suggested to us that an anomaly in the bill is that some penalties are on the face of the bill and some are not. Why is that the case?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Some witnesses have talked about the difference between the general anti-abuse rule in the UK and the general anti-avoidance rule in Scotland. It is interesting that the many witnesses who favour having certainty did not point out that some 300 targeted anti-abuse rules have had to be introduced sou...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Convener Thank you, cabinet secretary. You said that you will take “the toughest possible line” on tax avoidance, which is very positive. You mentioned principles. Can you confirm that the Scottish Government’s approach to the GAAR is a principled one rather than a rules-based one?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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YesCarried

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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NoDefeated

S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-09792: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09752: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09672: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09671: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09670: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09463: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09395: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09392: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09374: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09368: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-02033: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00648: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03052: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19406: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02823: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01814: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18951: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02766: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02721: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18585: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2013 Show Full Question >>

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