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Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

The most recent discussion that I, as Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans, had with the commissioner was in a telephone call on 21 May. My officials held a catch-up meeting with...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

The commissioner’s recent report noted clearly the improved performance of the Scottish Government in that regard. Beatrice Wishart is right to say that staff fro...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

That is not the case.

Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

The Scottish Government considers that the scrutiny procedures chosen for the power in section 1(1) of the bill represent a good balance between allowing for effe...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

I am aware of a range of views on the issue. I am certainly aware that there have been calls for an enhanced affirmative procedure to apply, where provision is ma...

Meeting of the Parliament 10 September 2020 [Draft] : 10 September 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

I welcome the opportunity to take part in the debate, and I propose to keep my contribution relatively short. My comments on behalf of the Government will be very much in keeping with those ...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 27 August 2020 [Draft] : 27 August 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

Good morning, convener. I thank the committee for the invitation to appear before it today to give evidence on the draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Or...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 27 August 2020 [Draft] : 27 August 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

That is a very good question, Mr Ruskell. Members are probably aware that the Government is currently consulting all the relevant electoral authorities and the ot...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 27 August 2020 [Draft] : 27 August 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

I can offer assurance on both fronts. All those items are being looked at in detail but, clearly, discussions with the political parties may throw up other things...

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 27 August 2020 [Draft] : 27 August 2020 View PDF version
Graeme Dey

If you do not mind, I will bring in one of my officials to answer that question in detail, because they have been having dialogue on those matters. Perhaps Kenneth Pentland can pick that up,...

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