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Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Siobhan McMahon (Central Scotland) (Lab) I am pleased to be able to take part in this afternoon’s debate, particularly as it is taking place during the Christian season of Lent. As most if not all members know, Lent is the period when Christians remember and reflect on the time when Jesus spent 40 days and nights fasting in the desert, whi...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon (Central Scotland) (Lab) I am an MSP for Central Scotland.



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon Fiona Robertson said that fathers might sometimes feel unwelcome when they drop their children off. We have received written evidence from fathers who thought that they were being looked at, or were not made as welcome by the staff. How do you challenge that? Inez Murray is talking about how staff w...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon How do you monitor whether that is happening? We heard evidence from a father who, unfortunately, thinks that that is not happening.



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon The parenting strategy is to be welcomed, and I welcomed it in the debate that we had on it. However, we have heard evidence that the imagery for the strategy was a problem, because it did not recognise fathers in the way that people thought it would. It has also come up in evidence that either fath...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon I understand that the early years framework came out before the parenting strategy, but we are still working on that framework. People are still talking to the framework and are using it in their strategies for implementing things. The document still has the same pictures. Is there a way of changing...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon So the answer is that we will continue with the same pictures in the early years framework. If there was a picture of someone from an ethnic minority and retrospectively we thought that it was not the right strategy to take, we would change it. There have been many examples of that, over different G...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon Those are new things.



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon I am sure that we can give you the academic report that the committee has received, if that would help. How does that work feed back to the other partners such as local authorities and the NHS, and how is it monitored?



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Siobhan McMahon When the committee discussed family-friendly work with the Scottish Trades Union Congress, the modern apprenticeship scheme came up. Are young parents who are in the apprenticeship scheme able to train part time or for a longer period? Will that be included in the new family-friendly working?
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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-09412: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09321: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09320: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09319: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08926: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08890: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08781: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08535: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08534: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08533: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03122: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03051: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03044: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19787: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19786: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19789: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19788: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19783: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19784: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
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