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McInnes calls on SNP Ministers to protect Scots from revenge porn

Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today called on SNP Ministers to help protect Scots from so-called ‘revenge porn’.

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5000 children treated for alcohol-related injury or illness

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that young people will pay the price for Scotland's failure to tackle problem drinking after new figures showed almost 5000 young people aged 10 – 18 have been treated for alcohol-related injury or illness in the last 3 years.

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Urgent action needed to tackle early years care problems

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged Scottish ministers to hold a mirror up to their own efforts to tackle child poverty following damning criticism of its approach to and provision of early years care in the second ‘State of the Nation’ report into social mobility and child poverty today.

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Weapons and drugs figures show challenge facing prison service

Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today said new figures showing an increase in the number of drug and weapons confiscations in Scottish prisons underline the scale of the challenge facing prison service staff as they work to keep inmates safe.

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Moore: we need real change for Scotland

Speaking in the House of Commons debate today on devolution following the referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Michael Moore urged MPs to come together to deliver real change for Scotland.

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Armed officer consultation an exercise in Police bureaucracy

Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today encouraged the SPA to enable all Scots to participate in a public consultation on the decision to allow the deployment of armed police on routine duties, following concerns the consultation is “inaccessible, needlessly complex and unnecessarily time-consuming”.

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Equal marriage announcement a big step forward

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume today welcomed the announcement that same sex couples will be able to marry in Scotland from Hogmanay this year as a big step forward for equality.

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Lib Dems make first submission to Smith Commission

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that the result of the referendum requires a bold approach to delivering further powers for Scotland in his party’s first submission to the Smith Commission.

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Rennie: we will make our mark on Scottish Budget

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that his party would work constructively with the Scottish Government to seek agreement on the Budget after the Finance Secretary set out his spending plans at Holyrood.

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Time for action on mental health services

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the provision of two key mental health laws implemented by Scottish Liberal Democrats in coalition government risk falling by the wayside unless the Scottish Government takes immediate action to support key mental health services.

 

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