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Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab) I have only two questions, the first of which is for Mr Kelly. You referred to Europe in your answers to Mr Biagi. You mentioned that people living in France, for example, are unlikely to purchase financial services products from businesses in Germany. We have huge financial businesses headquartered...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker Given the time pressures, I will move straight to my final question. My question is for Mr McMillan, who has had an interesting session. I understand that you are not in agreement with Mr Tony Banks, the chairman of Business for Scotland.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker You get on very well, despite the fact that that organisation was established to campaign for separation. You made the point, as did several other panel members, about the importance of currency. Mr Clark made the point that, in business, people operate contingencies and that there are back-up plans...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker I agree with a great deal of what has been said but, as the witnesses will perhaps expect, I want to challenge the assumption that, with independence, by being a smaller economy we would de facto become a more progressive economy. For example, Ireland has a higher incidence of low pay than Scotland ...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker Another area in which I see there being a danger of a race to the bottom is regulation, particularly on terms and conditions and protection in employment. Nobody can seriously argue that we are overregulated when it comes to health and safety.



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker Exactly. The white paper talks about streamlining regulatory systems and wasteful duplication in regulation. Does that not create a concern that, instead of doing more to protect workers’ rights, high pay and good working conditions, we will come to a system in which we try to cut each other’s throa...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab) One of the issues that faces both the private and public sectors in Aberdeen is difficulty in recruiting workers, because of the high cost of living. The minister spent much time attacking the council in his answer. Will he work constructively with the council to address the serious challenges that ...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab)

7. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS Grampian to address waiting times for treatment. (S4O-03076)



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Richard Baker Yesterday, we learned that NHS Grampian is not meeting waiting-time targets for cancer treatment. I wrote to the cabinet secretary after 20 consultants in NHS Grampian complained of chronic underfunding of services. Is he giving a guarantee that, because of the resources that he has outlined, waitin...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2014 : Thursday, March 20, 2014
Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab) In parliamentary terms, I am now very wizened. Although I was not a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee when it considered the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill, I was, like Murdo Fraser, a member of the Enterprise and Culture Committee in 2005 when it considered the Bankrup...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-08985: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08291: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08214: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08066: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07711.1: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07521: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/08/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07200: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06952: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06657: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06658: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03076: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02977: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19859: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19856: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02930: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02921: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19451: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19380: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19268: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19185: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2014 Show Full Question >>

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