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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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) Local authorities have responsibility for planning the range of housing in their communities. The provision of new housing, such as student accommodation, is therefore a matter for local authorities to consider through the planning system and their local housing strategies, using the houses in multi...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Margaret Burgess I am aware that concerns have been raised about the pressure on some communities from relatively high numbers of houses in multiple occupation and the impact that they can have. I am therefore more than happy to meet the member to discuss the issue.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) The latest figures available for expenditure on discretionary housing payments were published earlier this month and cover the period 1 April 2013 to 31 January 2014. I have noted that, on those figures, some local authorities had not yet spent their full allocation.

I encourage anyone wh...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Margaret Burgess What I said then was that we were looking at what the total underspend would be for the year, what funding we had made available to 2014-15 and whether that funding could be better targeted at those who need it. We are aware that the DHP allocations do not match the areas of need; therefore the top-...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) I welcome the opportunity to open the debate on tackling child poverty and inequality in Scotland. As a Government, we are determined to address the root causes of poverty and to help individuals and families to overcome the barriers that prevent them from achieving their potential.

I am ...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Margaret Burgess We are in discussion with COSLA. The Scottish Government, COSLA and all local authorities have the will to make the proposals work. The provision of 600 hours of nursery education is something that we have all agreed to. We know the benefits of it, as we do with free school meals. We are listening t...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Margaret Burgess As I said, we have the outcomes framework, which is set out in the revised child poverty strategy. It got support from all the groups, including the Child Poverty Action Group, that have been involved in it. We will measure progress against the key outcomes. When it meets again, the ministerial advi...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Margaret Burgess I will take one more intervention.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Margaret Burgess I have heard some ridiculous questions from members in the chamber—[Interruption.]



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Margaret Burgess We have made a commitment in the white paper on where we will start, and we will move on from there. We will increase the minimum wage and benefits in line with inflation, which will help to narrow the gap between those who have and those who have not. That is an absolute commitment that we have mad...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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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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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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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 >>
Motion S4M-05424: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05273: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05103: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2012 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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