Rennie attacks Scot Gov record keeping and calls for duty to record

Responding to Permanent Secretary John-Paul Marks writing to the Finance Committee to assure them that he will ensure “robust systems and processes” are in place for the recording and managing of information, Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Willie has called for a new “duty to record” so that the public can access accounts of important ministerial meetings and decision-making processes.

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UC uplift: Govt heartless as the cost of living crunch bites

Responding to Simon Clarke ruling out reinstating the Universal Credit uplift this morning, Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions Spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

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Lib Dems demand mileage increase for healthcare staff

Lib Dem MP Jamie Stone has today called for a better deal for health and care staff who travel as part of their job as he highlighted that staff are set to be hard hit by recent rises in fuel costs. 

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Transport Minister quizzed over Highland timetable changes which see more than 50% of services cancelled

Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone has written to Scottish Government Transport Minister, Jenny Gilruth, to pose six questions about the ScotRail timetable cuts in the Highlands after rail campaigners suggested that well over 50 per cent of available trains are being cut.

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Scottish Government holding back solar power - Rennie

Scotland’s planning system currently restricts development of solar panels on commercial properties more tightly than the rest of the UK. Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has written to the Scottish Government, asking it to review the situation.

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SNP transport spokesperson claims “ScotRail exemplar for the rest of the UK”

After SNP Transport spokesperson Gavin Newlands MP today claimed in the House of Commons that “Scotrail is actually exemplar for the rest of the UK in how to run a rail system”, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said:

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Scrap broadband bureaucracy urges MP, after £5 billion fund goes unspent

Following reports that almost none of the UK Government’s £5 billion Project Gigabit fund has been spent since it was announced by Boris Johnson over a year ago, Jamie Stone MP has urged the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) to get a move on.

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Cole-Hamilton challenges First Minister to travel with rail passengers across Scotland

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton today challenged the First Minister to visit stations and travel on trains across Scotland to hear first hand from passengers about the impact of the withdrawal of almost 700 daily services indefinitely - just 47 days after ScotRail was nationalised by the SNP/Green Government.

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SNP's education "defining mission" in tatters

Commenting on Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville ditching the SNP's "defining mission" commitment to closing the poverty related attainment gap by 2026, Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton strikes out at appalling SNP record on long Covid support

Speaking ahead of the Scottish Parliament's long Covid debate on Thursday 19th May, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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