Mary Scanlon MSP

Welcome to Mary Scanlon MSP's biography pages

Parliamentary Activities

Search for other Speeches made by The Deputy Convener

Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

We will now move into private session. I thank all members for their forbearance as I stand in for our normal convener, Hugh Henry.

11:43 Meeting continued in private until 12:20.  

Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

You are absolutely right. I used to monitor how many local authorities gave direct payments. That went through in accordance with the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002, which was passed in the first session. Fife was always the leader with direct payments, and the social worker I met last night was from Fife, so perhaps they are in the lead there. Committee members are right that the matter is worth monitoring, and it is quite a complex issue. Many changes are happening just now.

Are we content, for the time being, to note the submission?

Members indicated agreement.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

It will be worth coming back to it, and I highlight the complexity of the merging of the health and social care budgets, which Willie Coffey has mentioned previously.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

Yes—from all the parties.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

Item 7 is a section 23 report on self-directed support. There is a 10-year strategy running to 2020, and the Auditor General, having reviewed the early progress, gave a commitment to continue to monitor the strategy as part of her work on the NHS. It just so happened that I was talking last night to a social worker from Fife who said that a lot of progress is being made on the ground. However, there are still six years before the strategy will be fulfilled.

Are there any questions or comments? Do members wish to note the report or to seek further written evidence?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

We are doing a real mopping-up exercise today.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

I think that the issue is also being discussed at the Education and Culture Committee. Do committee members agree to note the submissions?

Members indicated agreement.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

The next item is a section 23 report on modern apprenticeships. We have had written submissions from Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government. We took evidence from SDS as long ago as 28 May, following which we sought clarification from SDS and the Scottish Government on several issues.

Are members content to note the submissions, or do we wish to seek further written or oral evidence? Do members have any questions or comments?



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

There is more transparency; whether there is enough transparency is another matter.

Do members agree to note the submission, bearing in mind the fact that we will receive a further report from the Auditor General?

Members indicated agreement.



Public Audit Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Deputy Convener

I remind members that, at the end of our meeting on 5 November, the Auditor General confirmed that she would report back to the committee with further information on the number of settlement agreements and the use of confidentiality clauses in the NHS, along with any concerns raised by local auditors.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Selection of the Parliament's Nominee for First Minister
YesCarried

Selection of the Parliament's Nominee for First Minister
Not VotedCarried

Selection of the Parliament's Nominee for First Minister
Not VotedCarried

S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
>> Show more
NoCarried

S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
>> Show more
NoDefeated

S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
>> Show more
NoCarried

S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
>> Show more
YesDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Mary Scanlon
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-11627: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11398.1: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11327: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11326: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11145: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10829.2: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10735: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10716: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10471: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10395: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Mary Scanlon
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S4W-23117: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23118: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22998: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22999: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23000: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22995: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22996: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22997: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22994: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22990: Mary Scanlon, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.