Cole-Hamilton: scrap charges for mental health notes

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called on the Scottish Government to work with doctors to ensure that indebted people suffering with mental ill health are not charged for medical notes.

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SNP conference: FM must take independence off the table

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael today said that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon must use her party conference to take independence off the table and work with others to protect Scotland and the rest of the UK from the consequences of a hard Brexit.

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Scott: SNP putting four times more staff on Indyref2 than Brexit

Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesman Tavish Scott MSP today said it is clear where the First Ministers priorities lie as it emerged that four times as many civil servants are working on plans for a second referendum than have been attached to the new Brexit Minister.

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Caddick: GDP figures show Scotland lagging behind

Commenting as new GDP figures revealed growth in Scotland is lagging behind the rest of the UK, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokeswoman Cllr Carolyn Caddick said:

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Scott: pulling up the drawbridge will hammer economy

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott today warned the pulling up the drawbridge could hammer Scotland’s economy as the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) indicated they will oppose any plans from the UK Government to restrict access to international talent.

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Rennie: Tories putting infrastructure investment at risk

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today warned that anti-EU rhetoric from senior Conservatives is putting hundreds of millions of pounds of infrastructure investment at risk.

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McArthur: tackling gender based violence must remain a priority

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said that tackling gender-based violence must remain a priority for the Scottish Government as homicide figures published today revealed 100 women have been killed by their partner or ex-partner in Scotland over the last decade.

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Scott: Tories to blame for Brexit uncertainty

Commenting as the Scottish Conservatives called for clarity on student funding in light of the result of the EU referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP need to get to grips with delayed discharges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned SNP ministers need to get to grips with reducing delayed discharges after new statistics showed more patients waiting for the fourth month in a row.

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McArthur responds to Bailey Gwynne report

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today called on the Scottish Government to move quickly and review the rules governing the sale of weapons online.

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