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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP)

My first question is for Mr McFadyen, who pointed out that there are some difficulties in recruitment in the north. Under the previous regimes, there was a great difficulty in establishing a scheme in Grampian in the first place. What is your coverage now in the Grampian area, particularly in rural Aberdeenshire and Moray?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

How do you go about advertising for visitors?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

Is that local radio as in commercial local radio or does that involve community radio stations, which often have a greater outreach? We have a community radio reporter in the Parliament whose show reaches a massive audience, which I was quite surprised by. Often, attention is more likely to be paid to what is being said on community stations than to an advert that is in between music on other stations.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

That could also help us to help you to recruit, if we find folks who might be interested.

Mr Laidlaw said that there is sometimes a delay in getting into the custody area for various reasons. On a recent trip to Elgin, Mr Finnie and I went into a custody area for a short time, but it was suggested that we might not want to be there because of a wee dirty protest that was going on. We decided to take the advice and not go further at that time. Are there specific reasons why you cannot get in—is there a pattern to the reasons—or is it just because of the staffing reason that you mentioned?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

Can I ask you, sir, whether you visit various areas or normally visit the same place?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

I do not know the establishments in those places particularly well. Are some of the custody holding areas modern and some old or are they all older?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

Have you found that there are no delays in the more modern facilities and that delays tend to happen in the older ones, or is that not the case?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

I have questions for Mr Cowie and Mr Diamond—



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

That is all right.

I want to ask Mr Diamond about modern custody areas compared with older ones. Is it easier for staff to deal with custodies and visiting in more modern facilities such as the centre at Kittybrewster, which is in my constituency, than it was to deal with all that at Aberdeen Queen Street?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Kevin Stewart

Is visiting safer in modern facilities, if the required number of staff are not on the go?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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YesCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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YesCarried

S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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YesCarried

S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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YesCarried

Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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NoDefeated

Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-11190: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11189: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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