Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Western
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Parliamentary Activities

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Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I have a brief supplementary. While we are talking about marginalised groups, it is fair to say that one of the groups of people who, in all of Scottish society, experience the worst life ou...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

It is good to hear all the steps that your authorities are taking. It is fair to say that massive organisations such as local authorities can do all the things th...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I am gratified to hear about the training that is going on for elected members and officials. However, my experience and the experience of members of the committee is that sometimes when som...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

My final line of questioning on this section concerns the investigative interview sections of the bill. Section 38 affords children the



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I worked very closely with Government officials on the 2011 act; I was referring to its list of other places of safety that children might be taken to. However, my concern is with the Age of...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Thank you for that, minister. However, although I understand the need to cover the possibility of having to take a child to a police station as the very last reso...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

On section 23, which relates to the powers of the police—and, in particular, the power to take children under 12 to a place of safety—I and other colleagues have ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Where will the test be set? Who will determine the bar for the reasonable assessment of the risk to public safety from not releasing the information?



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

The catalyst for introducing the bill was that, although the Scottish Government increased the minimum age for criminal prosecution to 12 some time ago, young people were still able to carry...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I will move on to police powers, but before I do so I would like to talk about the bill’s retrospective qualities. It is clear that the bill will sweep up those young people under 12 who rec...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14059.2: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14059: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-13995.1: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-13995: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
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ForCarried
S5M-13945.1: Primary 1 Tests (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-13945: Primary 1 Tests (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.1: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.2: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 2
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S5M-13876: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 58
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ForCarried
S5M-13813.2: The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-14316: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14078: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13917: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13914: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13847.2: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13361: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13346: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13033: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12995: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12925: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-19385: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19386: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19376: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19377: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19373: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19295: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19297: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19299: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19300: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19298: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Question >>

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