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Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

Given the structure of local government, you will find it difficult to hold chief executives to account for much more than presenting a balanced budget. The pract...

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

Yes, there is a better chance. I take your point and I thank you for your answer, but I do not want to see a better chance. Our job as MSPs is to set up a structu...

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

Good morning, colleagues—it is still morning, by a few seconds.

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

That sounds excellent.

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

Forgive me for interrupting you. I entirely recognise that you will do your level best and sometimes that will not work, but that is not what worries me. What con...

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

I am with your logic, but with respect, I have to say that that is not what is happening. I am not suggesting that local authorities are not doing what they can f...

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP)

I was a bit concerned when we started that the session was going to be very defensive, so I am grateful that, in many ways, it has not been. From my notes, I coul...

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

I absolutely agree with you—and I speak as a former councillor. Is there an appraisal system to examine whether those in public service in the senior appointments...

Public Audit Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don

As far as I am concerned, the questioning stops there. I simply observe that two areas are clearly able to defend what they are doing, for better or worse, but I ...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP)

I have been listening to this interesting debate. When I was young, the science subjects were perceived as being more difficult, and when my children were young t...

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