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 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.



Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) Like others, I do not think that this has been the best-tempered debate. Something was said at the end there that I absolutely agree with: we are miles apart from the Labour Party and its better together pals in how we want to address the issue of social security, particularly in an independent Scot...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Margaret Burgess Yes, because Labour would rather have the Tories dismantling the system than have a system here in Scotland that supports and meets the need of people in Scotland.

Speaker after speaker has talked about the failed welfare state that is clearly no longer meeting the needs of our most vulne...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Margaret Burgess That is a ridiculous argument. We recognise that the policies are not helping people throughout the UK, but we want to do something about it here in Scotland, and we have an opportunity to do so on 18 September. We should raise our standards and our ambitions.

We will not all go down toge...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Margaret Burgess I have no idea where the Labour Party is coming from just now, or where it is going, with regard to what the Deputy First Minister has just said. The Labour Party is putting forward an absolute nonsense argument.

The most worrying thing is that there are more cuts still to come. We have h...
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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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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 >>
Motion S4M-05424: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2013 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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