Education Secretary must put plan in place for testing and tracing in schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today called on the Education Secretary to set out what measures will be taken to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 spreading in schools and to reassure teachers about what will happen if there is a confirmed or probable case.

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Rennie backs calls for coronavirus inquiry

Commenting on calls from the Royal College of Midwives for lessons to be learnt from the pandemic to save future lives, Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie said:

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Lib Dems demand clarity over local lockdown protocols

Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart MSP has today written to Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell to ask the Scottish Government to clarify what plans it has for imposing local lockdowns or restrictions in the event of localised COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Carmichael: Save our tourist industry with VAT cut

Orkney and Shetland MP and Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader, Alistair Carmichael, has today called for a bold cut in VAT on domestic tourism from 20% to 5% as part of a radical plan to save the tourism industry.

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Scot Gov must have flexibility to address economic crisis

Responding to reports that the Scottish government has requested new financial powers from the Treasury to support the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Reported fraud cases rises by 72% in a year

Commenting on a reported 72% increase in fraud in Scotland between May 2019 and May 2020, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented:

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Wishart calls for scientific advice on opening schools to be published

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart has today called on the Government to publish the scientific advice underpinning the decision to reopen schools.

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Teachers need to know classrooms are safe

Speaking after he pressed the First Minister over childcare arrangements and support for teachers at First Minister’s Questions, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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McArthur amendments brings Scotland ‘one step closer’ to child welfare compliance

Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today won amendments to the Children (Scotland) Bill, strengthening the voice of children during court processes and bringing the legislation closer in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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Full time schooling to return but Ministers must fix childcare

Responding to the Education Secretary’s statement which confirms that a full time return to schooling will be planned for August, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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