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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement, and I welcome the action that he has belatedly taken to suspend the use of polypropylene mesh.

However, the cabinet secretary’s statement and his year of dithering throw up many more questions than they answer. Almost a year ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Neil Findlay I am about to do so, Presiding Officer.

I put on record my thanks to Dr Keighley both for his commitment and service to the BMA and for his willingness to be so frank. He agrees with what we have been saying for the past two years. It is simple—the NHS in Scotland cannot go on as it is, a...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) I congratulate Alison McInnes on securing the debate.

As we heard at First Minister’s question time, on Monday, Brian Keighley, the well-respected outgoing chairman of the BMA in Scotland, gave his farewell speech to the conference. In it, he compared the NHS to the Titanic and said that ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) Given what he has just said, would the member suggest the number of hours in a GP’s working week? How should GPs work in his world?



Public Petitions Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Neil Findlay The MHRA advised me yesterday that NHS Scotland could advise its institutions and clinicians not to use a particular device. They will take great heed of what the cabinet secretary says.

This is not a party-political issue. The question is why, when we knew what was going on last year and...

Public Petitions Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) I warmly welcome the cabinet secretary’s announcement but, given the statement in NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s letter that it suspended the use of such devices last year, he had no other option. I pay tribute to the magnificent campaign group that is represented in the seats behind the cabinet secret...

Meeting of the Parliament 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) I associate myself and my party with the minister’s opening words, recognising the enormity of what has happened to these families. The pain and suffering that they have experienced through the loss of a child have been exacerbated by the baby ashes scandal and not knowing what has happened to their...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) I thank my friend and colleague Elaine Smith for bringing the motion before Parliament and indeed for her unwavering commitment to the promotion of breastfeeding, which is an important public health matter. This is an excellent example of a campaigning MSP sticking with an issue and seeing it throug...

Meeting of the Parliament 10 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab) I had no intention of speaking in the debate and have nothing particularly illuminating to add; I stayed to hear about the subject only out of nosiness. I vaguely remember hearing about the events at the temple in the Punjab 30 years ago, which was when I was in fourth year at school.

The...

Meeting of the Parliament 10 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Neil Findlay The minister mentioned the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland and said that she has accepted its recommendations. Has she checked with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing? He might reject them once she has accepted them—he has form.

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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10560.1: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10552: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10525: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10481: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10475: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10439: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10403: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10402: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10354: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10257.3: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22130: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22132: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22124: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22063: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22005: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22000: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21999: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22001: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22003: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22002: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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