Hume praises health board funding boost

Scottish Liberal Democrats have praised confirmation by the Scottish Government today that it will pass on the full consequentials of increased UK Government spending on health.

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Rennie calls for immediate end to consensual stop and search

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that all consensual stop and searches should be brought to an immediate end. The call comes following an announcement from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that Police Scotland is to review the practice with partners SPA and HMICS.

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Lib Dems welcome moves on unregulated stop and search

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today welcomed a statement from the First Minister that signalled consensual stop and searches against children would soon be brought to end.

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McInnes seeks recall of Police Scotland to Parliament over stop and search

Scottish Liberal Democrats are to seek to recall a Police Scotland boss to parliament after figures revealed today that children under 12 are still being subject to consensual searches by officers.

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Scott wants Community Empowerment Bill strengthened to tackle SNP centralisation

Scottish Liberal Democrat Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today warned that the SNP’s community empowerment bill is like a hypnotist’s watch to distract from their centralisation agenda.

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Hume calls on SNP government to act after dismal A&E waiting times performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume has called on the SNP Government to take action to alleviate pressure cooker conditions at A&E units after figures published today showed dismal performance against A&E waiting times.

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North East Lib Dems back city deal calls

Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon and Sir Robert Smith, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, have written to the Minister for Cities, calling for a City Deal for Aberdeen City and Shire to be secured as soon as possible.

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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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