Monthly Archives: July 2016

Maximum Workplace Temperature

I firmly believe that all people deserve humane working conditions, irrespective of which sector of the economy they happen to work in. I therefore welcome the excellent work of the TUC in highlighting the areas where more work needs to … Continue reading

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Hinkley Power Plant

It is vital that we ensure a sustainable, safe, and secure energy network but I am profoundly concerned about the UK Government’s plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. The disastrous Hinkley Point C project exemplifies the … Continue reading

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Civil Service Performance Management Systems

I am grateful to the trade union PCS for bringing this issue to the attention of the public and MPs. My SNP colleague Chris Stephens MP has tabled an Early Day Motion on this issue, and I too am concerned … Continue reading

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TORIES MUST LIVE UP TO RHETORIC AND SCRAP REGRESSIVE POLICIES AGAINST WOMEN

The SNP has called on Theresa May to “live up to her rhetoric” of being on the side of ordinary people by scrapping her party’s regressive policies against women. A 2015 report by Engender found that since 2010, £26 billion … Continue reading

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Representation of the People Bill

My SNP colleagues and I have a strong record of supporting the enfranchising of our young people. In the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, the SNP Scottish Government lowered the voting age to 16, to enable 16 and 17 year … Continue reading

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Homelessness

This is a matter which is devolved to the Scottish Parliament. I am pleased that the SNP Scottish Government has pioneered the most progressive approach in the UK towards tackling homelessness.   In 2012, the Scottish Government passed groundbreaking legislation … Continue reading

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Action on Air Quality

This is an issue which is largely devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The SNP Scottish Government has been taking concerted action to tackle air pollution. The Scottish Government has recently launched Cleaner Air for Scotland, our first distinct air quality … Continue reading

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Sex and Relationships Education

Education is a matter which is wholly devolved to the Scottish Parliament.   I firmly believe that young people have a right to comprehensive and age-appropriate education to enable them to make healthy and responsible choices in their lives. With … Continue reading

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