Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today questioned proposals to delay the expansion of childcare to 1140 hours and called on the Scottish Government to stop stonewalling parents by refusing to release local progress reports. The party says a one year delay to the expansion is bad for education and the economy.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today pressed the Finance Secretary about what measures she will put in place to support freelancers and others excluded from the existing funding schemes.Read more
Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has written to the First Minister to ask when visitors to Edinburgh will be able to arrive without quarantining.
Mr Cole-Hamilton's letter is as follows:
Dear First Minister,Read more
Responding to the statement from the Chancellor, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:Read more
Speaking ahead of the First Minister’s statement on the next steps in easing the lockdown, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has challenged her to ensure that everyone who is expected to work will be able to access childcare.
His call comes as an SNP-run council announced that children will not be in full time education on 11th August. Falkirk council have announced that while teachers will return on 11th August, pupils will not return full-time until the 24th.Read more
Commenting on news that the Scottish Government is further delaying the roll out of 1140 hours for early learning and childcare, education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP said:Read more
After the initial meeting of the APPG for ExcludedUK today, Liberal Democrat MP and Chair of the APPG Jamie Stone has joined with the other co-chairs in calling on the Chancellor to help those who have so far been left out of the financial support measures introduced by the Government.Read more
Commenting on a new survey from the Scottish Childminding Association which suggests that if current restrictions were to continue only 19% of childminding businesses believe they will still be viable in 12 months’ time, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:Read more
Speaking in response to reports that no people subject to quarantine in Scotland after arriving from abroad have had a follow-up check, the health spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today backed plans from Scottish Care for a National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all those impacted by Covid-19.Read more