Margaret Burgess MSP

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Margaret Burgess MSP

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  • Member for: Cunninghame South
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess)

We are committed to promoting and protecting equality and human rights for disabled people and we are supporting disabled people’s organisations to increase their...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess

I certainly agree with Jamie Hepburn that disabled people are being put under significant pressure because of decisions that have been made at Westminster and sup...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess)

The wellbeing and safety of Scotland’s children and young people are a key priority for the Scottish Government. All children and young people have the right to b...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess

I reassure the member that reducing poverty and inequalities is a priority for this Government, and our child poverty strategy sets out our preventative approach ...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) On 1 July 2014, the Scottish Government published statistics that show that the reduction in poverty in Scotland that has been seen in recent years is now being reversed. One million people in Scotland are now living in relative poverty after housing costs, including more than 200,000 children. That...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Margaret Burgess Yes. The figure is agreed and is set out in the recently published Scottish Government analysis paper, “Financial Impacts of Welfare Reform on Disabled People”. The Scottish Government is doing all that it can to mitigate the harmful effects of Westminster welfare reforms but, unfortunately, the maj...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) Scottish Government analysis published last week found that disabled people in Scotland are likely to experience disproportionate loss of income due to the cumulative effects of welfare reform. Spending on disability benefits in Scotland is expected to be around £310 million lower per year by 2018.<...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Margaret Burgess The white paper and our recent report on disabled people recognise that the roll-out of personal independence payments will create hardship for many families with a disabled person in Scotland. “Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland” sets out on page 158 a clear commitment to halt...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) In May last year, the Scottish Government published its strategy for the private rented sector. As part of the strategy, I established a stakeholder group to examine the suitability and effectiveness of the private rented sector tenancy regime. The group reported in May and recommended that the curr...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Margaret Burgess As I said, we intend to consult in the autumn. We are developing the detailed proposals for consultation, which will be based on the findings of the review group’s report. Subject to the outcome of the consultation, my intention is to introduce a bill in this parliamentary session.

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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-11023: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10438: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09926.3: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09747.2: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09749: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09482: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09209: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08470.2: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06853: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06208: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-01233: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01111: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01048: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00935: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00731: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00697: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/02/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-05033: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00566: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/12/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00512: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00440: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2011 Show Full Question >>

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