Police Scotland survey couldn't be clearer

Police officers and staff play a vital role in keeping us safe. But we know that the formation of the SNP’s single police force has caused real difficulties.

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Hume calls for action to help smokers kick the habit

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today said that more needs to be done to help Scots kick the habit as new figures showed just one health board met their smoking cessation targets last year.

 

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Culture Secretary has serious questions to answer

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur today said that the Culture Secretary has serious questions to answer as it emerged that the company at the heart of a row over £150,000 in state aid for T in the Park reported record pre-tax profits last year.

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Tory policies a clear and present danger to renewables

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said new figures which reveal the UK wind industry supports 30,000 jobs show that Tory policies pose a clear and present danger to the renewables sector.

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Rennie challenges Davidson to disown divisive rhetoric

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today challenged Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to disown divisive rhetoric from Home Secretary of Theresa May over asylum and immigration.

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Answers needed on T in the Park

The flimsy evidence provided by the Culture Secretary over funding for T in the Park has left MSPs on the Holyrood Culture Committee feeling thoroughly frustrated.

Not a single one of the substantive questions on the issue was answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture. Her stonewalling follows the release of more than 600 pages of heavily redacted documents hours before she came to committee. It would have left too little time for proper scrutiny had there been any real detail left to scrutinise.

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Improving Mental Health Services

Earlier this year I led a summit which brought together medical professionals, NHS management, charities and campaigners to discuss the serious challenges facing mental health services in Scotland.

And we should be clear: the challenges we face are substantial.

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Success on Stop & Search

After an eighteen month-long campaign by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, the SNP has finally conceded defeat and adopted Liberal Democrat proposals for the abolition of so-called consensual stop and search.

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Hume issues winter warning to Health Secretary as A&E wait times missed

Scottish Liberal Democrat  health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has issued a warning to the Health Secretary to ensure pressured health boards are equipped to meet A&E waiting times over the winter months.

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SNP continues shameful legacy on social housing

Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has blasted the SNP Government’s inaction on social housing after figures published today showed an increase in the number of children housed in temporary accommodation.

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