Cole-Hamilton: Ministers knew Queensferry Crossing wasn’t finished

Responding to the news that ‘workmanship issues’ were known about in August, before the Queensferry Crossing opened, Scottish Liberal Democrat Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Rumbles: SNP want agriculture powers but refuse to use them

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has again challenged the Scottish Government to design a bespoke system of agricultural support payments to kick in if Britain leaves the European Union.

At today’s Rural Affairs and Connectivity committee, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Fergus Ewing refused to offer any guarantee that the Scottish Government was working on such a system or putting forward proposals to feed into an agreed UK wide framework.

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Cole-Hamilton: Happy clappy Tories hurting GPs

Speaking ahead of a Scottish Conservative debate on GP services tomorrow, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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McArthur: SNP threat to leisure facilities rightly sunk

Responding to reports that the Scottish Government is set to reject the Barclay Review's recommendation of additional charges for local authority arms-length external organisations providing leisure and cultural facilities, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur, who has written to the Finance Secretary and campaigned against the changes, said:

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP drug and alcohol policy is an "utter shambles"

Responding to a statement from the Scottish Government on developing a new drug and alcohol programme, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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Rennie: More work needed to end large scale loss of workers

Commenting on the news that Rosyth aircraft carrier alliance will be reducing the number of people employed by 250, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: First Minister’s treatment guarantee missed for 30,000 patients

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said Nicola Sturgeon's NHS Treatment Time Guarantee let-down is indicative of the SNP Government’s failings, after new statistics show it being missed by an even wider margin.

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Scot Lib Dems: Anger and disappointment at East Craigs GP crisis

Speaking in response to the decision of East Craigs GP practice in Edinburgh to hand back its contract, the local MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Rennie: Justice Secretary and Police Authority chair should attend Parliament this week

Speaking in response to the developing situation within the leadership of Police Scotland, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Queensferry Crossing is still not finished

Responding to the news that the Queensferry Crossing is to close to southbound traffic for five days, Scottish Liberal Democrat Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said: 

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