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Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Margaret McDougall (West Scotland) (Lab)

Your briefing paper mentions strategic goals and refers to

“Developing new resources to help businesses understand the law”

and so forth. Could you tell us a little more about that?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Margaret McDougall

How will you do that? You cannot go around all the boardrooms.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Margaret McDougall

In response to Mike MacKenzie’s question, you said that you have 600 staff. How many of them are based in Scotland?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Margaret McDougall

Two staff for Scotland does not seem sufficient to cover all that you are talking about, such as getting out to businesses and providing all the information.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Margaret McDougall

Do they have the necessary expertise regarding what is happening in Scotland? That is my concern.



Meeting of the Parliament 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
7. Margaret McDougall (West Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what figures it has on the closure of museums and libraries over the last five years. (S4O-03557)



Meeting of the Parliament 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Margaret McDougall

Given that budgets are so tight, many councils are considering cuts to culture and arts budgets during consultations of the public. As a result, many more museums and libraries could be put under threat in the future. What is the Scottish Government doing to make sure that local libraries and museums are sustained? They make a valuable contribution to civic life and are often the only opportunity that less well-off people have to learn about their local history or to access books and computers, and increase their opportunities in life.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014
5. Margaret McDougall (West Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to promote high-skilled, high-quality jobs in the West Scotland region. (S4O-03535)



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

Thank you, Presiding Officer. Yes, I am still here. I thank the cabinet secretary for her answer, but can she address claims made during the referendum campaign that high-skilled, high-quality jobs would be secured in the west of Scotland through a new oil boom, despite the fact that no company has found west coast oil to be commercially viable? [Interruption.]



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

Can the cabinet secretary confirm today what the official Scottish Government position is and what discussions have taken place with the United Kingdom Government regarding this issue?

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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Motion S4M-11248: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10826: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10506: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09775: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08936: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08429: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08414: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08019: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07948: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07082: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22826: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-22825: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03557: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03535: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03444: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03399: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03384: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21454: Margaret McDougall, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2014 Show Full Question >>