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Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

We seem to be able to predict the numbers and the budget for higher education but, somehow, we cannot predict it for further education. Does the cabinet secretary believe that Scottish further education students are treated like second-class citizens compared with others in higher education?



Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 28, 2015
17. Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what the average college bursary funding is compared with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (S4O-03957)



Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Neil Findlay

According to what we have heard from the cabinet secretary during question time today, colleges are doing better, teacher numbers are not being cut, college buildings are all fine, student numbers are up and students are all well supported. No doubt the cabinet secretary believes in Santa Claus, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny, too. Will the cabinet secretary show just a glimmer of empathy and acknowledge that FE students who are expected to live on at best between £30 and £93 a week are having major difficulties affording transport, food and the basics that they need to complete their course? Is it not the case that, actually, support in Scotland is the poorest across the United Kingdom?



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

North Lanarkshire Council, like other councils, is experiencing service cuts and job losses because of underfunding of the council tax freeze. Does the minister agree with John Stevenson of Unison, who said last week that, if there were 40,000 job losses in any other sector, there would be calls for an inquiry from politicians?



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Neil Findlay

Answer the question.



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Neil Findlay

Just once, answer the question.



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7. Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government how many of its staff work in the culture and heritage and external affairs directorates. (S4O-03927)



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Neil Findlay

Within the cabinet secretary’s wider portfolio, there are low-paid staff working in National Museums Scotland. Those who have been employed since 1 January 2011 now work in a two-tier workforce and receive up to £3,000 less than their colleagues who were there prior to that date. Will the cabinet secretary ditch the scripted rhetoric on low pay and actually do something to help some of the lowest-paid workers in her portfolio?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

Which of those or other policies takes money from the wealthiest in our society and puts it into the pockets of the least wealthy, and is under the control of the Scottish Government?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Neil Findlay

Ms McKelvie spoke about those people in grand houses. Would she advocate something like increasing stamp duty for people in those grand houses?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12160.2 Michael Matheson: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Kez
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AbstainCarried

S4M-12160.3 Margaret Mitchell: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Ke
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YesDefeated

S4M-12160 Kezia Dugdale: Women Offenders—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish G
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YesCarried

S4M-12154.1 Lewis Macdonald: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Indivi
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YesDefeated

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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AbstainCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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YesDefeated

S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095 Alex Neil: Tackling Inequalities—That the Parliament agrees that a strong, sustainable eco
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-12144: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12130: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12023: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12003.1: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11974: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11960: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11938: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11928: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11901.3: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11895: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03991: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24164: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03957: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03927: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23967: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23965: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23966: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23964: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23963: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23961: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2015 Show Full Question >>

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