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Month: June 2016

Statement on the EU Referendum Result

Statement on the EU Referendum Result

I firmly believe that Scotland and West Dunbartonshire are better off as partners with our European neighbours, and we have voted firmly and clearly to remain in the European Union. As the Member of the UK Parliament for West Dunbartonshire I want to send a clear message to our community and to local businesses and investors that I am delighted with Scotland’s result which comes from a positive campaign for membership, though I hugely regret that the UK is in…

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Future of Maternity Services at the Vale of Leven Hospital

Future of Maternity Services at the Vale of Leven Hospital

“The future of maternity services at the Vale of Leven Hospital is safe. The First Minister has stated that the Scottish Government, “will not approve proposals that run counter to the vision for the Vale”. This reiterates the position as stated by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing during the Holyrood Election Campaign and it is extremely disappointing that our MSP continues to try and spin draft Health Board discussion documents as if they represent policy. The Health Board…

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EU Referendum – Post Result Statement

EU Referendum – Post Result Statement

“I firmly believe that Scotland and West Dunbartonshire are better off as partners with our European neighbours, and we have voted firmly and clearly to remain in the European Union. As the Member of the UK Parliament for West Dunbartonshire I want to send a clear message to our community and to local businesses and investors that I am delighted with Scotland’s result which comes from a positive campaign for membership, though I hugely regret that the UK is in…

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EU Referendum

EU Referendum

I will be voting to remain, and for a clear purpose. Much has been made of the issue of security and the role of European co-operation on ensuring peace between member states since the end of WW2; I’m in no doubt that while NATO has been at the forefront of our military security against external threats such as the former Soviet Union, it’s the evolution of the EU that’s been at the heart of the economic security that’s ensured peace…

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Antimicrobrial Resistance in Animals

Antimicrobrial Resistance in Animals

The SNP Scottish Government has signed up for the UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013-18, developed in collaboration with public health and veterinary authorities across all UK administrations. The strategy has seven key areas for future action to reduce the selective pressure for resistance from the use of antimicrobials in livestock and companion animals and focuses on both human and animal health. Scottish Government officials participate in a number of working groups and committees established to implement the strategy….

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