Rumbles demands cast iron guarantee that ScotRail will lose franchise unless performance improves

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has today hit out at Scottish Government rail initiatives and called for a cast iron guarantee that the franchise will be removed from ScotRail if performance targets are not met at the break point in the contract next April.

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Government to consult on fracking again

Responding to the Scottish Government’s announcement of another consultation on fracking, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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McArthur on “frightening” levels of stalking and harassment experienced by young women

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has demanded the government take urgent action on public safety after new statistics published in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey revealed that more than 1 in 4 females between the ages of 16 and 25 had experienced at least one incident of stalking or harassment in the last 12 months and more than 11% of adults had experienced a similar incident.

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Cole-Hamilton: Worrying vaccine trend must be reversed

Responding to new statistics which show childhood immunisation in Scotland has dropped in all-but-three of the 17 immunisation courses and boosters for children under the age of six, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton criticises “outrageous” cancer wait time performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has branded current waits for cancer treatment “outrageous”, as new statistics show quarterly performance against the 62 day target at close to the worst level since the current standard was introduced in 2012.

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Extended waits for alcohol and drug treatment could have “serious consequences”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the government to take urgent steps to “transform the way we approach alcohol and drug misuse”, after new figures showed three of Scotland’s biggest health boards breaching the treatment time target.

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Government needs to treatment people in pain as a priority

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today demanded the government treat people in pain as a priority, as new figures showed that just 44.7% of patients are now being seen within the NHS physio waiting time target, the lowest level since the current system of recording started.

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Bank closure figures show firms need to invest in shared service hubs

Commenting on new figures from Which? which claim that Scotland has lost over a third of its bank branches in the past eight years, Scottish Affairs spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

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Tories and Labour must “Put it to the People”

Speaking ahead of the Put it to the People march in London and a series of Liberal Democrat demonstrations across the country, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: SNP failing on children’s rights

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today warned that Nicola Sturgeon’s Government are failing a generation of children, as a letter from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson questioned the Scottish Government’s response to his investigation into restraint and seclusion in schools.

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