McArthur: court problems cannot be swept under the carpet

The Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today warned that local concerns over the impact of court closures on access to justice cannot be brushed under the carpet. 

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Cole-Hamilton: People deserve answers over the projected delay to the Queensferry Crossing

Scottish Liberal Democrats today said that people in Fife and Edinburgh deserve answers over the projected delay to the Queensferry Crossing and demanded the publication of new documents on the troubled bridge project.

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McArthur: Treating brain injuries could reduce crime

Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Scottish Government to better address the needs of people with brain injuries in the criminal justice system or at risk of offending, after a new report recommended new screening arrangements and assessments in prisons.

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Rennie: SNP must rule out rebooting Super ID Database plan

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP urged the Scottish Government to rule out trying to reboot its plans for a Super ID Database, 500 days on from the closure of the public consultation on the controversial proposals.

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Cole-Hamilton reveals children turned away from new mental health unit

Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that children were turned away from a new specialist mental health unit on 21 occasions in the year since it opened due to a lack of available staff and beds.

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Rennie: Fife commuters could be hundreds of pounds worse off with smart card

Fife commuters could be hundreds of pounds a year worse off if they take up the new Scotrail smart card, an MSP has warned.

North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has issued the warning after regular rail travellers contacted him to point out a major anomaly that could leave them out of pocket.

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Scott: Scottish Government must take steps to limit Brexit effect on university sector

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today called on the Scottish Government to ensure that universities and students do not lose out as a result of Brexit. 

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Rennie: Iraq report "shines a bright light on this dark period"

Speaking in response to the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot Report, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP said, "This thorough report shines a bright light on this dark period of our country's impact on the world. With the praise from victims' families, Sir John Chilcot shows the utter failure of Tony Blair's government in decision making, preparation and execution of the Iraq War. 

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Cole-Hamilton: NHS plan shows SNP haven’t learned from centralisation mistakes

Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the SNP Government clearly hasn’t learnt from its record of calamitous centralisations, in response to the news that ministers could reduce the number Health Boards from fourteen to three or five. 

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Rennie: 'Cancelled police IT project in disarray from the start'

Responding to the news that Police Scotland has cancelled its £60 million i6 IT programme, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP commented:

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