Malcolm Chisholm MSP

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Malcolm Chisholm MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Northern and Leith
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (Lab) I congratulate Alison McInnes on bringing forward this important debate.

Obviously, I support the your GP cares campaign, which is, I think, running in tandem with the put patients first: back general practice campaign by the Royal College of General Practitioners. Actually, I learned so...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm Could the minister clarify whether the contract has been finalised? He referred to the 2014-15 contract. Are negotiations continuing, or is that it for the foreseeable future?



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (Lab) A week or two ago, the cabinet secretary allocated an additional £31 million for the capital implications of expanding early education and childcare for two-year-olds, but I think that the Scottish Government has estimated that that will cost £61 million, and the Convention of Scottish Local Authori...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (Lab) You make some general criticisms of pensions. I am sure that people might agree with many of your points, but I am not sure about your assumption that things would inevitably be better under independence. You say that we would be better able to afford the cost of the state pension, but do you not th...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm I do not really accept your assumption that our circumstances are fundamentally different. They are different in that, unfortunately, on average people do not live so long here, which is obviously one of the key problems that we need to address.

To stick with my original point, do you ac...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm I do not argue that. Some of those countries have higher levels of taxation, which is certainly not proposed in the Scottish Government’s white paper. I am not saying that you need to be committed to the proposals in the white paper, but, notwithstanding certain variations such as keeping savings cr...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm You rightly criticise the policy whereby

“wealthier people benefit most with tax relief at higher rate”.

Will that change? Is that part of the white paper’s proposals on pensions?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm You will know, I presume, that the Labour Party at a UK level is going to abolish tax relief at the higher rate. Presumably, that rather undercuts your argument that only through independence can we fundamentally change pension policy.



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm One of the main issues that has emerged from both of you is the importance of transparency in relation to the Barnett formula. I notice that in his submission Alan Trench says that he refers to the issue in “Funding devo more”, which contains suggestions about

“greater transparency ... an...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Malcolm Chisholm Professor Heald, can you say anything more about how we achieve more transparency?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-09793: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09717: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09451: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08996: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08757: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08510: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08101: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07756: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07713: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04794: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03423: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03359: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21681: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21680: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03347: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03272: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03244: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03097: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02999: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02978: Malcolm Chisholm, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014 Show Full Question >>

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