Kenny MacAskill MSP

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Kenny MacAskill MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Eastern
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill How many of the 20 per cent of stop and searches that were successful should not have taken place?



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I am in my final minute.

As if that were not enough, the chief constable and Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick have given evidence in recent months to the Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing on stop and search.

All that shows clearly that our police officers ar...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill There has not been the closure of hundreds of police stations nor have there been sackings. There has been voluntary early retirement, which we agree is necessary. It is part of what had to be in a single service and what the Labour Party supported when it signed up for a single police service.

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I do not recognise the problems that Ms McInnes mentions. I will detail what the results say: crime in Scotland is at a 39-year low; fear of crime is down; and people feel safer and are able to go about their daily lives and business. In addition, policing is more local than ever before: local polic...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I listened carefully to all the points that were made during the debate and I welcome members’ contributions to the issue, which is important.

When I spoke earlier, I expressed disappointment that Alison McInnes had chosen to take such a negative tone to the subject in her motion. A justi...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I cannot give the member that precisely, but what he will see is that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Alcohol and knives are taken from many of these youngsters and Scotland is a safer place. As the First Minister said in his answer to Mr Rennie last week, stop and search is not just abou...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Kenny MacAskill Not at all. I have just come from a meeting with the police and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner. We established through Parliament—by a majority in the chamber and not simply this Administration—a view that we should have a police authority that holds the chief constable to account...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) I welcome the chance to respond to the motion lodged by Alison McInnes.

Stop and search is an important issue, so it is disappointing that the Liberal Democrats have chosen to be so negative in how they have addressed it not just today but in the past weeks. Alison McInnes’s motion sets o...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I was grateful for Sheriff Principal Taylor’s response on that and I have discussed it with him at a meeting. We have to reflect on that recommendation, but I give the member an assurance that we will publish our response to the review as soon as we can and, clearly, our comments on that issue will ...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) The Scottish Government is currently working on its response to Sheriff Principal Taylor’s “Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland” and will publish it as soon as possible.

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S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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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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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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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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Motion S4M-09557.2: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09160: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09133.1: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08673: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08672: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08562: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08172.2: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07867: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07847: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07791.3: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-33254: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32438: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32439: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32437: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32098: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
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Question S2W-32097: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32094: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
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