Andy Wightman MSP

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Andy Wightman MSP

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  • Member for: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

Take the empty property relief, for example. Did you gather a wide range of evidence, analyse the numbers and look at the relief over time? In other words, did you do all the analytical work...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

Would it also be fair to say that you did not go into huge detail in your examination of the reliefs, presumably given the amount of work that that would have inv...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

I put it to you that your remit included the instruction that your recommendations should be revenue neutral, broadly speaking. Some of your key recommendations t...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

No, but the recommendation was about levelling the playing field. Were you looking across the whole rating system to see where there could be uneven playing field...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

Following on from that, I am curious as to how you approached the schools issue. You said that your aim was to level the playing field, and I notice that you agre...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

Were you not able to recommend that because you could not reach a resolution of the cost benefit analysis rather than because the principle was in doubt?

Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

You provided formal recommendations, but you also considered other issues. Annexe C.7 in the review report is interesting. It is entitled:



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

Would the same situation arise with, for example, ice cream factories or biscuit-making factories?



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

The other recommendation that the Government has decided not to take forward relates to large-scale commercial processing on agricultural land. I am not asking yo...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Andy Wightman

Fair enough. The Government decided not to take forward two of the group’s recommendations, one of which was recommendation 28, which said:

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 144
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 108, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 61
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 104
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 68, Against: 45 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 105
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 45, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 146
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-18046: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17545: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17204: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16445.2: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16396: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16015: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16009: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15067: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15025: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14962.2: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-21897: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02972: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02824: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02799: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20182: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02550: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02509: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02320: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18329: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02136: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>

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