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Equal Opportunities Committee 20 November 2014 : Thursday, November 20, 2014
Marco Biagi (Edinburgh Central) (SNP)

Good morning. I am the MSP for Edinburgh Central and deputy convener of the committee.



Equal Opportunities Committee 20 November 2014 : Thursday, November 20, 2014
Marco Biagi

On a parallel point, we obviously recognise the divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships from all those countries. A similar process was gone through to set up the legislation on that—how long did that take? That is possibly going back into the dim and distant past of Scottish Governments, but are you able to shed any light on that question?



Equal Opportunities Committee 20 November 2014 : Thursday, November 20, 2014
Marco Biagi

Sorry—I was referring to the dissolution of foreign civil partnerships. We added to the law in 2004, and so the law then contained provision for the dissolution of foreign civil partnerships. This issue on the exchange of foreign civil partnerships is similar, and I take it that previously there was a similar process of checking for consequences in other countries. Are you aware of how long that process took?



Equal Opportunities Committee 20 November 2014 : Thursday, November 20, 2014
Marco Biagi

Yes—but I am specifically referring to what happens if a relationship that was registered abroad is dissolved here. In that American example, a civil partnership could be dissolved here under our current law but, if the person goes back to America, they might not have a guarantee that the dissolution of the civil partnership will be recognised there. That seems to throw up the same issues as the exchange of foreign civil partnerships here.



Equal Opportunities Committee 20 November 2014 : Thursday, November 20, 2014
Marco Biagi

The third sector and opportunities for all are two important areas, particularly for young people with additional support needs. Can we be sure that there is adequate funding for those areas in the budget or will the great majority of the spending come through the local government settlement?



Equal Opportunities Committee 20 November 2014 : Thursday, November 20, 2014
Marco Biagi

The cost of delivering support for a young person with additional support needs, through the third sector or opportunities for all, is greater than the average cost of support for a young person. Can we be sure that priority is being given to people who have additional support needs and that the budget is coming through for them?



Equal Opportunities Committee 13 November 2014 : Thursday, November 13, 2014
Marco Biagi (Edinburgh Central) (SNP)

Good morning. I am the member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Central and the deputy convener of the committee.



Equal Opportunities Committee 13 November 2014 : Thursday, November 13, 2014
Marco Biagi

I have heard a lot about how well things are working with the third sector in North Lanarkshire. Are they working as well in the other 31 local authorities?



Equal Opportunities Committee 13 November 2014 : Thursday, November 13, 2014
Marco Biagi

Would you say that your experience—[Interruption.] Well, I see others shaking their heads, so I will not finish my question but pass over to Professor Mercer.



Equal Opportunities Committee 13 November 2014 : Thursday, November 13, 2014
Marco Biagi

Is it the case then that third sector providers could work quite well at the strategic level for the board and possibly deliver services almost in parallel in certain areas, and have communications with, but maybe not connect at, the GP line unless there is a history of that?

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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Question S4O-03574: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03499: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03457: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22195: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21920: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4F-02142: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03268: Marco Biagi, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
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