McArthur: SNP must revisit fire service funding as wildfire risk is "very high"

Scottish Liberal Democrat climate emergency spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to introduce measures that will support emergency services as they tackle increasing environmental threats, after the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) announced a “very high” risk of wildfires across southern and eastern parts of Scotland this week.   

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SNP must tackle “woefully inadequate” drugs funding

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called for the government to make a series of key reforms after a report published by the government’s drugs deaths taskforce found that the current funding for drug and alcohol treatment in Scotland is “woefully inadequate.”  

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SNP must set out detail of winter Covid planning

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today urged the Health Secretary to set out the detail of the government's winter Covid planning as new figures showed that in the week ending 17 July 2022 334,000 Scots tested positive for COVID-19 and an average of 1,770 patients were in hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 6.1% from the previous week. 

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Scot Lib Dems comment on final Johnson PMQs

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s final PMQs, Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader Wendy Chamberlain said:

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SNP broadband rollout is proceeding at dial-up speeds

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has today said that the SNP’s broadband rollout is proceeding at dial-up speeds after a parliamentary question revealed that the government’s Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme has helped just 2.7% of properties in eligible hard-to-reach areas to get connected. 

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Chamberlain comments on Supreme Court hearing

Responding to the news that the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Scottish Government's proposed bill for breaking up the UK, Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader and chief whip Wendy Chamberlain MP commented: 

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A&E waiting times crisis deepens but SNP focussed on independence

Responding to figures from Public Health Scotland showing the crisis in our A&E departments continuing to deepen, with just 66.8% of attendees at A&E services admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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UK Government cancels Gupta loans, now Scottish Government must end secrecy

Following the news that the UK government has withdrawn guarantees on £400m of loans Greensill Capital made to companies linked to Sanjeev Gupta, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has called on the Scottish Government to set out the steps that it is taking to protect Scottish public finances and the taxpayer.

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Lib Dems call for maximum workplace temperature

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has today called for a maximum workplace temperature to be introduced. 

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Perverts are getting away with it as just 29 upskirting cases make it to Crown Office

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to resolve obstacles preventing upskirting cases from being reported to the Crown Office (COPFS) even as the actual number of cases continues to rise.  

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