Rumbles demands transparency on Prestwick’s finances

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has criticised the Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson, for failing to provide substantive answers to the specific questions put to him by MSPs on Prestwick Airport.

After raising a point of order with the Presiding Officer Mike Rumbles commented:

“On matters of the future of Prestwick and its financial stability the government should be completely transparent.

“The Minister refused to answer my questions or those of my colleagues on reports that Prestwick has been waiving service fees for the US military. By continuing to evade questioning in this fashion Ministers are preventing parliament from properly scrutinising their actions.

“Taxpayers money has been poured into Prestwick and MSPs are being stonewalled in the search for serious answers about these finances. The government can’t pick and choose which issues they would like to talk about. The Transport Secretary should reflect on this exchange and set out in writing exactly what’s going on.”

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