Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today stood up for the thousands of constituents who work at Edinburgh Airport, as he pressed for additional financial support and the introduction of quarantine testing to help the sector find its feet, protect public health and prevent further importation of the virus.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has secured further assurances from the Justice Secretary that changes to controversial ‘stirring up’ provisions of the proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill will be published shortly to allow proper scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.Read more
Responding to the Scottish Police Federation complaining to the Justice Sub-Committee about an "abject failure" over PPE provision and guidance, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:Read more
Speaking in response to the unemployment figures released today, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Katy Gordon said:
"Hundreds of thousands of people are anxious and uncertain about their jobs if the support schemes come to an end.Read more
Speaking the day before harsher coronavirus restrictions become legally enforceable across Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has called on the Scottish Government to begin publishing the location of covid cases in "microscopic detail" to make it easier for people who were shielding and are vulnerable to make informed decisions about their outings.
Responding to the news that the NHS will remain on an emergency footing until 31st March 2021, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
"People were hoping and expecting that we were on our way to eliminating the virus and progressing back to something like normal. The new restrictions and rising infection rates have deeply dashed those hopes.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today sounded the alarm on "serious deficiencies" with Scotland's quarantine system following an exchange with Professor Linda Bauld at a meeting of Holyrood's Covid Committee.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today stressed the need to "speedily deliver" the 1140 hours childcare policy in order to support a strong economic recovery from covid, after the First Minister was foced to correct Parliament's official report relating to exchanges on progress towards the flagship childcare promise in the Chamber last week.
Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called on the Scottish Government to reverse their decision not to offer financial support to the residential outdoor education sector.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have renewed their calls to bring forward the long-delayed Police Scotland staff survey, as yet more evidence of serial under-supporting of officers and staff emerges.Read more