Cole-Hamilton: Ministers must get a grip on delayed discharges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned Ministers need to get a grip on the integration of health and social care services after last month saw an increase in the number of patients kept in hospital after they were clinically ready to be discharged.

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Rumbles: FM must work in good faith on EU

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles today warned the First Minister against setting up EU strawmen to pave the way for a second referendum on independence for Scotland.

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McArthur: new commissioner must defend privacy rights vigorously

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said Scotland’s new Surveillance Commissioner must protect the freedom of journalists and others who have had their communications data accessed unlawfully.

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Lib Dems call for accurate recording of homophobic bullying

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called on councils to ensure that homophobic bullying is recorded accurately as new figures showed nearly half of local authorities do not hold records on incidents of homophobia in schools.

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Lib Dems reveal more than 3000 children hospitalised after drug or alcohol misuse

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned that cuts to drug and alcohol services could leave people stranded as new figures revealed that more than 3000 children were treated for drug or alcohol misuse in the last two years.

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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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