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  • Member for: Glasgow Provan
  • Region: Glasgow
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Member of the Parliamentary Bureau

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Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener (Paul Martin)

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I welcome members of the press and the public to the second meeting in 2015 of the Public Audit Committee and ask all those who are present to ensure that their mobile devices are switched off or set to flight mode so that they do not affect the committee’s work.

Agenda item 1 is to decide whether to take agenda item 3 in private. Is that agreed?

Members indicated agreement.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Agenda item 2 is evidence from two panels on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report, “Community planning: Turning ambition into action”. The committee will hear first from individuals who are involved in community planning partnerships. I am delighted to welcome Councillor Jenny Laing, leader of Aberdeen City Council; Chief Superintendent Adrian Watson, local police commander, Aberdeen city division, Police Scotland; Susan Webb, interim director of public health, NHS Grampian; Councillor David Parker, leader of Scottish Borders Council; Alistair McKinnon, regional director for the south of Scotland, Scottish Enterprise; and John Raine, chair of NHS Borders. You are all most welcome.

I will ask the first question; my colleagues will follow on with theirs. In paragraph 24 of the report, the Auditor General states:

“CPP boards are not yet fulfilling their role effectively. Strategic leadership, oversight and challenge still tend to be happening at a level, or at levels, below the CPP board. Many boards are overseeing the community planning process but are not showing leadership”.

That is a pretty robust statement. Would any members of the panel care to respond to it?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Councillor Laing, do you want to say anything specifically in response to paragraph 24 of the report?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Can we please focus on the contents of the report? We can elaborate on some of the points around that. Please ask your final question.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Colin, I will bring you back in later. I call Mary Scanlon.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Does Susan Webb want to come in on points that have been raised?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

I am sorry. I ask Councillor Laing to come back briefly on that point and to be as succinct as possible. I will then bring in Susan Webb.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Before I bring in Chief Superintendent Watson, I ask Councillor Parker to comment briefly on the same question.



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Will you make just a brief remark, chief superintendent?



Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Convener

Mr Raine, you indicated that you wanted to come in before David Torrance asked his question. Perhaps you can capture both points at the same time.

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Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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YesDefeated

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

Selection of John Pentland MSP for appointment to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.
YesCarried

S4M-12060.2 Hugh Henry: Commending the People who Keep Scotland Safe in Emergencies—As an amendment
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YesDefeated

S4M-12045.3 Shona Robison: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Rich
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NoCarried

S4M-12045.2 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Ric
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-12142: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12033: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11894: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11893: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11702: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11638: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11637: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11576: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11571: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11435: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03947: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03857: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03806: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23461: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23112: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23113: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03626: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03559: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03530: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03446: Paul Martin, Glasgow Provan, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>

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