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Meeting of the Parliament 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Michael McMahon

Is the cabinet secretary aware that, at a round-table session hosted by the Justice Committee last year, concerns were raised about the increasing presence of illegal operators in the waste management industry and about access to public contracts? The former Cabinet Secretary for Justice noted the difficulty that is faced in the absence of formal criminal proceedings and the fact that intelligence about potential links to serious organised crime cannot be taken into account in awarding public contracts. Will the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment give an update on support for the sharing of information between agencies and the impact that that is having on prosecution rates for environmental crime?



Meeting of the Parliament 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1. Michael McMahon (Uddingston and Bellshill) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is conducting in association with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to ensure high regulatory standards in waste management. (S4O-04031)



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2015 : Thursday, February 05, 2015
Michael McMahon

Does the minister agree that there can be no dispute about the significant difference in attainment between children in Scotland’s most deprived areas and those in better-off parts of the country? We all want progress on closing that gap, which has existed for far too long. How does the minister intend to measure any improvements, especially among primary school pupils?



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2015 : Thursday, February 05, 2015
7. Michael McMahon (Uddingston and Bellshill) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for pupil assessment in schools. (S4O-03997)



Welfare Reform Committee 03 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Convener

I thank the minister for staying with us. I appreciate that you have stayed longer than we agreed. We have interrogated the subject fairly intensively. We agreed in advance how long it would take, but you have allowed us to go beyond that.

We have to follow up on a few issues, through communication between the committee and your officials and you. We will discuss that when we go into private session. On behalf of the committee, I thank you for coming and answering the questions that, unfortunately, we remain unable to put to your colleagues Mr Duncan Smith, Ms McVey and Lord Freud. Please convey to them our invitation to sit where you are now at some point and answer questions directly on issues for which they are answerable. We would certainly make them welcome—there would be coffee for them, as well.



Welfare Reform Committee 03 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Convener

We need to move on. I remind colleagues that we are here to discuss the reports on food banks and sanctions.



Welfare Reform Committee 03 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Convener

We will move on.

11:45  

Welfare Reform Committee 03 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Convener

Kevin Stewart, to be followed by Clare Adamson. We need to start watching the clock.



Welfare Reform Committee 03 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Convener

With all due respect, the member has just given you the examples.



Welfare Reform Committee 03 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Convener

I will ask you one more question before I open it up to committee members. Do you accept that there has been a huge increase in the use of food banks? Do you agree that there has been an increase in the level of sanctions imposed by the DWP?

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S4M-12423.1 Alex Rowley: Commission on Local Tax Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-12423 in the n
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S4M-12423 Marco Biagi: Commission on Local Tax Reform—That the Parliament supports the establishment
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S4M-12385 Liz Smith: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament agrees that a solid grou
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YesCarried

S4M-12395.1 Fergus Ewing: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in the
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NoCarried

S4M-12395.2 Patrick Harvie: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in t
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S4M-12395 Murdo Fraser: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the l
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S4M-12385.3 Alasdair Allan: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to motion S4M-12385 i
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S4M-12382.3 Mary Fee: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion S4
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S4M-12382.1 Gavin Brown: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion
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S4M-12382.2 Willie Rennie: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to moti
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Motion S4M-11840: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of Welfare Reform Committee, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11220: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11175: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4O-04031: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03997: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03969: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03937: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23667: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03779: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23199: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03729: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03671: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03621: Michael McMahon, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/10/2014 Show Full Question >>

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