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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con) At the outset, I confirm that I very much support the ability of police officers to stop and search suspects. It is an important power in the fight against crime and a useful tool in tackling knife, alcohol and drug offences.

The good news is that, according to police statistics, 100,000 ...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Margaret Mitchell Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Margaret Mitchell We are against disproportionate stop and search. The huge numbers that are there to deter do not reduce crime.



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con) Good morning, gentlemen.

Could you comment on the leave of court proposals and the two tests of sufficient interest and real prospect of success that are apparently being introduced to filter out unmeritorious cases, although there does not seem to be much evidence that there is a problem...

Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell I wonder if Mr Austin would address article 9 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, which I think is called the Aarhus convention.



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell Is there a gap in how people can be represented? That is very much a live issue, given the huge numbers of people in various communities Scotland-wide who are objecting to incinerators and biomass developments.



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell I want to follow that point a little bit further. I believe that a lot of costs of the reform will be met by court fees. Is it justified that court users rather than the public purse will pay for court reform?



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell You do not have concerns about access to justice and about court fees being prohibitive, but have you considered the scenario in which court fees do not cover all the costs? What alternatives will be put in place to make sure that the cost of the reforms can be covered?



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell Has the Scottish Court Service no contingency plan?



Justice Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Margaret Mitchell Sheriff Principal Stephen was a member of the Gill review. What research was carried out and what evidence was gathered to justify the threshold being set at £150,000?

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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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AbstainCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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AbstainCarried

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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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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YesDefeated

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-09648: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09627: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09439: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09389: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09331: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09290: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09271: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09204: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09160.1: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09122: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03078: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03024: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20071: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20073: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20072: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01808: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19023: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02687: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-17787: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/10/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-17720: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2013 Show Full Question >>

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