Michael McMahon MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Michael McMahon (Uddingston and Bellshill) (Lab) I bring to the chamber’s attention my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a member of the GMB union.

In the wake of last week’s announcement, Jim Moohan, GMB Scotland senior organiser and chairman of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, said:

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Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Michael McMahon (Uddingston and Bellshill) (Lab) According to Denis Healey,

“The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.”

The former chancellor was absolutely right because, although tax avoidance is simply clever financial planning, tax evasion is illegal. It is understandable that...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon (Uddingston and Bellshill) (Lab) I welcomed the prospect of this debate on welfare when I learned that it had been scheduled, because it is absolutely right that the people of Scotland should hear from the Scottish Government how it plans to introduce its robust, effective, reliable and affordable welfare system in an independent S...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon I would like to make some progress, if you do not mind.

Instead of real answers about how our welfare system would continue if we separated, what we have got is an aspirational wish list of vague promises of a fairer system, with no price tag attached. There is nothing wrong with being as...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon I am quite sure that the cabinet secretary would like to boil everything down to a straight yes or no answer, but the fact of the matter is that she is premising all her questions on a vote that will take place five weeks from now. The Labour Party is looking at promoting the welfare system at the g...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon I welcomed the report of the expert working group, but that was never going to produce the detailed answers that we need, because it was never given the remit from the Scottish Government to do so. The expert group identified that there are difficulties in designing entirely new schemes and that the...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon I am certainly not going to give way to Annabelle Ewing after her disgraceful contribution.

We saw some agreement in this afternoon’s debate on sanctions, the bedroom tax and food banks. Kevin Stewart, John Mason, Ken Macintosh and others found common cause. The cabinet secretary and Siob...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon Yes, we do.



Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Michael McMahon Does the minister recognise that the research that was conducted on the Welfare Reform Committee’s behalf showed that the same problems existed right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland? Why does she want to abandon them to that fate in order to pursue her own issues in Scotland?



Welfare Reform Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Convener (Michael McMahon) Good morning and welcome to the 12th meeting in 2014 of the Welfare Reform Committee. As usual, I start by asking everyone to ensure that mobile phones and other electronic devices are switched off.

Under agenda item 1, do members agree to take in private item 5, which is consideration of...
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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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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-10370: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10129: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09800: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09594: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09190: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of Welfare Reform Committee, Date Lodged: 27/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08873: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08793: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08713: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08460: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07944: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22080: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22081: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22038: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22039: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22040: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03188: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20757: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03110: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02878: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02848: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/01/2014 Show Full Question >>

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