Lib Dems blast ‘flimsy’ Culture Secretary T in the Park evidence

Scottish Liberal Democrats have blasted the Culture Secretary over ‘flimsy’ evidence to the Education and Culture Committee over a £150,000 of state aid granted to a profitable music festival.

During the committee evidence session today the Culture Secretary failed to address the substantive questions posed by committee members over why the DF concerts received state aid, what it was used for by the company and whether any of it went to the former SNP aide who brokered the deal.

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Government backs Lib Dem calls on stop and search

Following an 18-month campaign by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, the Justice Committee today backed plans for the abolition of so-called consensual stop and search and the introduction of a code of practice for statutory searches.

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College cuts cast long shadow over sector

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the SNP's legacy of college cuts has 'cast a long shadow' over the sector.

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Rennie comments on missing person apology

Commenting on Police Scotland's apology to the family of Mrs Janet McKay, after it emerged that information regarding a sighting of the woman had not been passed on, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

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Hume welcomes committee backing for smoking bill

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume today said he was thrilled to have the support of a Holyrood Committee for his Bill that will protect children from the effects of second-hand smoke.

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Free our public sector workers to perform

Speech by Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, on the future of public services in Scotland:

It would only be right to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his emphatic victory on Saturday.

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SNP must break the link between reoffending and homelessness

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSPhas urged SNP Ministers to take action to break the link between homelessness and re-offending.

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Hume calls for extension of Borders Railway

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume today repeated his calls for the Scottish Government to commit to a feasibility study into the extension of the Borders rail link to Hawick and Carlisle.

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McInnes disappointment at glacial pace of youth justice reform

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has expressed disappointment at the glacial progress of efforts to reform youth justice.

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Hume urges SNP to address Right to Buy rush

Scottish Liberal Democrats have condemned the SNP government’s neglect towards social housing after figures published today showed that sales of public authority dwelling rose by 20 percent in 2014-15.

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