Hume - half a million NHS working days lost as result of mental ill health

Hume - half a million NHS working days lost as result of mental ill health

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today called for urgent mental health support for health workers as new figures revealed that 575,000 working days have been lost across the NHS as a result of mental ill health since 2011.

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Willie Rennie's Christmas message

The innocence of the young is one of the great joys of Christmas. It is the job of the political leaders to protect that innocence from the, sometimes ugly, world around us.

The scale of the challenge that the international community faces in Syria cannot be understated. We have seen the impact of the conflict on our television screens and the beaches of the Mediterranean.

But where there is darkness there is also light.  The response across the globe to the Paris attacks was uplifting. Singing together at the football, standing together on the streets and even the United Nations speaking together with one voice showed that we are at one against Daesh.

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Hume: Thousands of children spending Christmas Day homeless

Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesman Jim Hume MSP has warned that the situation of thousands of homeless people in Scotland can only worsen if the SNP government doesn’t keep to its election promise to deliver 30,000 homes for social rent before the 2016 Holyrood election.

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Hume smoking bill passed by Scottish Parliament

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has this evening celebrated as his Bill to ban smoking in private cars when a child is present was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament.

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Hume looks forward to parliamentary backing for smoking bill

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has said the Scottish Parliament will have the chance to protect thousands of children for years to come if MSPs agree today to ban smoking in private cars when a child is present.

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McArthur: Education Secretary must answer questions on setting of school week

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today called for the Cabinet Secretary of Education to appear before the Education Committee to explain the lack of consultation over government plans to set the length of the school week.

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Rennie: budget must live up to Scotland's needs

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government's draft budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"The Deputy First Minister has spent his entire political life campaigning for more tax powers. And what does he do when he gets them? The answer is nothing, no change, same rate and the same as in England.

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Rennie sets out questions Forth Road Bridge inquiry must answer

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today set out the key questions that an inquiry into the closure of the Forth Road Bridge must answer.

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McInnes: SNP cannot be trusted to uphold human rights

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said the SNP cannot pretend to stand up for human rights at Westminster while they ignore them in Scotland.

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McInnes: SNP acting in bad faith on age of criminal responsibility

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today said that by voting against her amendment to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland, the SNP is failing Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

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