McInnes disappointment at glacial pace of youth justice reform

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has expressed disappointment at the glacial progress of efforts to reform youth justice.

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Hume urges SNP to address Right to Buy rush

Scottish Liberal Democrats have condemned the SNP government’s neglect towards social housing after figures published today showed that sales of public authority dwelling rose by 20 percent in 2014-15.

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McInnes: Crime figures reveal impact of backfilling

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that a drop in the clear up rate for recorded crimes reveals the impact of backfilling for local communities.

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McInnes: Control room review reveals continued risk to public

Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a damning review of police call handling has revealed that systemic problems present a continued risk to the public.

The interim HMICS review published today called for the suspension of planned closures of call centres in the North until the new centralised area control room is fully operational.

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McInnes: Case for stop and search reform is now overwhelming

Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that the case for comprehensive reform of this so-called “consensual stop and search” is “now overwhelming”.

It follows the publication of an independent review into the tactic led by John Scott QC.

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McInnes urges SNP to ‘be bold’ on police action

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to ‘be bold’ in addressing the significant problems facing policing in Scotland.

It is widely expected that long-awaited reports into police control rooms and police use of so-called consensual stop and search will be published tomorrow ahead of a statement on policing by the Justice Secretary.

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We need a full, independent review of Police Scotland

This was a big week for anyone who cares about policing in Scotland.

Everyone knows that rank and file officers are doing their very best to keep us safe. But they are struggling with workload pressures and morale is low.

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We cannot just stand idly by

As a country we have a proud tradition of offering sanctuary to those facing persecution.

As far back as 1572, we provided safe haven to French Huguenots forced from their homes. During the Second World War, Nicholas Winton exemplified this spirit when he rescued 669 children from Nazi death camps.

 

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Programme for Government fails to address major challenges

The Scottish Parliament met for the first time since the summer recess today and the First Minister set out her government’s agenda for the coming year.

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Hume calls for action as consultant vacancies treble

Scottish Liberal Democrats has called on the Health Secretary to act after figures published today showed the number of consultant posts lying vacant has trebled over the past four years.

 

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