McArthur comments on PIRC report

Responding to the publication of a report by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner on Police Scotland's failure to act on a request for assistance, in an incident that later became a murder enquiry, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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McArthur: Police officer numbers do not show the strain on service

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today claimed SNP Government boasts about police officer numbers shows a Government hiding from the real pressures within the service. 

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Cole Hamilton: 500 cancelled operations show boards need support

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that NHS boards must get the support they need to keep operations on track after new figures revealed more than 500 patients had their operations cancelled in September for capacity or non-clinical reasons. 

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Cole-Hamilton demands plans to reduce bed blocking

Scottish Liberal Democrats health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today demanded that SNP ministers set out their plans for reducing avoidable delayed discharges after new statistics showed the problem worsening for the fourth month in a row. 

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Jardine demands clarity on Scottish Growth Scheme

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has today demanded that the Scottish Government lay out a timescale for delivering the half a billion pound Scottish Growth Scheme, after an SNP cabinet minister once again refused to confirm when the scheme would come into effect.

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Scot Lib Dems: Guarantee environmental standards post-Brexit

Scottish Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Mariam Mahmood has today called on both of Scotland’s government to commit to guaranteeing environmental protections will be at least as strong as current EU protections if the UK leaves the European Union, as a major environmental conference warned that Brexit could put the country's protected sites at risk. 

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Cole-Hamilton: GP recruitment scheme is flatlining

In response to the news that an SNP plan to recruit new GPs has attracted just 18 new doctors in the two years since it was launched, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for new cancer target action plans

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today written to the Health Secretary to call for the publication of new action plans for each health board, making it clear to patients how and when the cancer treatment target will be met. 

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McArthur: Human rights violations should be ringing alarm bells

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson has today said that alarm bells should be ringing within the Scottish Government after it was revealed today that cutbacks to police service are resulting in the violation of human rights to those in custody.

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Rennie: 11,000 childcare staff must be found

Scottish Liberal Democrats today pledged to keep the pressure on the Scottish Government to deliver the expansion of early learning and childcare (ELC) entitlements after new modelling revealed it will need to recruit 11,000 additional staff over the next three years.

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