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Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

Finally, the second panel spoke about disability and the disabled, rather than seeing this as an issue to do with language and the cultural aspects that Professor Dunbar spoke about. Do you think that the bill will go a long way towards establishing BSL as a language, rather than something that people see as a disability issue?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

I will finish by asking James Dornan’s final question because he has had to leave. He asked the panel members whether the bill should include specific reference to the needs of deafblind BSL users. If so, in what way? Do you have an opinion on that?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

As has been said, our previous witnesses suggested that, if we were only to implement the Equality Act 2010 or do a bit more on the human rights framework, we would achieve the same outcomes as we would by implementing primary legislation. Do you agree with that view? If not, why not?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

Is legislation necessary to promote BSL and what specific outcomes and improvements will the bill deliver?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

So you would just go without the interpreter in that case.



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

If there is an emergency health situation and everyone is stressed, do you think that it is acceptable to have to wait several days for an interpreter?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

How long does that take for the user? What happens if their health service appointment is an emergency?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

If it is the case that you have to go outwith the health board to find communicators, how are you meeting the needs under the DDA and the Equality Act 2010 that you spoke of in response to the first question?



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

I understand that, but that was my question.



Education and Culture Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Siobhan McMahon

Yes, but the question that you did not address is this: will the bill add to the Equality Act 2010 and the human rights framework?

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S4M-12423.1 Alex Rowley: Commission on Local Tax Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-12423 in the n
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S4M-12423 Marco Biagi: Commission on Local Tax Reform—That the Parliament supports the establishment
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S4M-12385 Liz Smith: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament agrees that a solid grou
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S4M-12395.1 Fergus Ewing: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in the
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S4M-12395.2 Patrick Harvie: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in t
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S4M-12395 Murdo Fraser: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the l
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S4M-12385.3 Alasdair Allan: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to motion S4M-12385 i
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S4M-12382.3 Mary Fee: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion S4
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S4M-12382.1 Gavin Brown: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion
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S4M-12382.2 Willie Rennie: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to moti
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Motion S4M-11807: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-11413: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11307: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-24239: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03975: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24103: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24002: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23623: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03762: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23277: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23103: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03724: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
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