Cole-Hamilton: Target for quitting smoking reduced to ashes

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that efforts to deliver a smoke-free Scotland risk falling short after new figures showed the number of attempts to quit smoking with the help of the NHS fell for the sixth consecutive year.

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Cole-Hamilton: Scot Gov must fill the gaps in dental health

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called on the Scottish Government to set out how it will improve the dental health of children from more deprived backgrounds, after it was revealed a 2010 target is still being missed. 

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Scot Lib Dems announce Hamilton as destination for Spring Conference 2019

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today announced that their Spring Conference will take place at the Hamilton Town House on 22nd - 23rd February 2019.

The two day event will see delegates from across Scotland descend on the town to debate policy and hear speeches from speakers including party leader Willie Rennie.

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Scott: Ministers must not lash out at councils over P1 testing boycotts

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today demanded that councils who boycott controversial tests for P1 pupils do not face "recriminations" from the SNP Government, ahead of a statement at Parliament by the Education Secretary this week.

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Rennie: British business deserves better than Brexit uncertainty

Commenting on new figures from the Scottish Chambers of Commerce warning that business investment and confidence is falling in the face of an uncertain political environment, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Look to Canada and legalise cannabis

Responding to the news that Canada has legalised the recreational use of cannabis, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Khan Al-Ahmar demolition “morally and legally wrong” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today used Prime Minister's Questions to challenge the Prime Minister to defend human rights in occupied Palestinian territories.

The West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, is facing demolition, an action which the United Nations characterised as a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and a war crime. Preparations for demolition started on 15th October, with work expected to start at any moment.

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Rumbles: Farm funding review must deliver for Scottish farmers

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has said that a UK Government initiated review of farm funding announced today must ensure that Scotland maintains its present share of UK wide agricultural funding.

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A&E gearing up for a tough winter

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that another poor week of A&E performance figures suggests the Scottish Government are resigned to missing the target until next spring.

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Cole-Hamilton: Winter mortality spike must teach lasting lessons

Responding to new statistics showing a rise in the number of winter deaths to 23,137 in 2017/18, the highest level since 1999/2000, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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