Hume backs calls to save local courts

Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, has written to the Justice Secretary urging him to get behind proposals put forward by the East Lothian Faculty of Procurators to rethink the closure of Haddington Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts.    

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McInnes welcomes armed police decision

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today hailed a decision by the Scottish Police Authority that will mean the ban on routinely armed policing is maintained.  

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McArthur questions missing £21m university funds

Scottish Liberal Democrats have questioned why SNP ministers have failed to allocate £21m of university funding.

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Rennie calls for cross party team on more powers

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has called for the establishment of a cross-party "advance team" to ensure the swift implementation of new powers to Holyrood.  

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McInnes presses Minister on next steps for Cornton Vale

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has said that the Justice Secretary must set out the next steps for female prisoners at HMP  & YOI Cornton Vale.  

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Hume tells SNP to get a grip on social care after £1.4bn hospital bill

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged SNP ministers to get a grip of integrating health and social care after figures today showed that the Scottish Government had to spend £1.4bn on unplanned hospital admissions for people aged 65 years and over.

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