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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart Thank you, Presiding Officer, although, as some of my colleagues are saying, I probably do not need it.

The simplicity of the bill is extremely good. It is when we get overly complex that we run into difficulties. It is perhaps the complexity of the 2003 act that led to charging orders d...
Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP)

4. To ask the Deputy First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on the Trident nuclear weapons system being based in Scotland. (S4F-02012)

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart (Aberdeen Central) (SNP) I am pleased to speak in the debate on behalf of the Local Government and Regeneration Committee. The committee has heard evidence at stage 1 and this debate follows our report on David Stewart’s bill.

I thank all those who provided the committee with evidence—both written and oral—at sta...
Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Kevin Stewart Some on the Opposition front bench think that Trident is a wee thing, but the majority of the people of Scotland want rid of these weapons of mass destruction. Can we ensure that the nuclear-free stance that the Deputy First Minister has talked about will be enshrined in our constitution, so that we...
Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener The amendment regulations, which relate to the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, insert “heavy fuel oils” into the list of such substances.

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has drawn our attention to the relatively short delay in implementing a...
Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener It could be helpful if that was done when the badge and the booklet were received. Could that be looked at? I see nodding. Grand.

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener Thank you, minister. Mr Robertson, do you want to make any opening remarks?

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener Thank you very much. As agreed, we now move into private session.

11:05 Meeting continued in private until 11:22.
Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener I leave the last word to Mr Robertson.

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener When the minister referred to legal points, he looked at Mr Foubister. Do you wish to add anything, Mr Foubister?

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