Monthly Archives: August 2016

Rail Fare Increases

Responsibility for rail transport is largely devolved to the Scottish Parliament.  The Scottish Government wants to encourage more people take the train and recognises that prices have to be affordable and fair.   In Scotland, ScotRail is operated by Abellio. … Continue reading

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Seal Slaughter

Animal welfare and the management of the marine environment is devolved to the Scottish Government.   At present, the SNP Scottish Government protects seals by making it illegal to kill or injure a seal except under licence or for welfare … Continue reading

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Openreach

The SNP Scottish Government has committed to ensuring that 100% of homes and business premises in Scotland have access to superfast broadband by 2021. My colleagues in the SNP Scottish Government are also investing in the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband … Continue reading

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Equality & Human Rights Commission

The EHRC is an important body which contributes hugely towards eliminating discrimination, reducing inequality, protecting and promoting human rights, and ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.   My SNP colleagues and I, both in the … Continue reading

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END BREASTFEEDING STIGMA

SNP MP Alison Thewliss is calling on the commitments from World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) – which finished on Sunday- to continue, and for MPs to join the campaign to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding breast feeding in public. … Continue reading

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Digital Exclusion of People with Sensory Loss

Sensory loss is an extremely important issue that the SNP Scottish Government takes very seriously. In 2014, more than one million people in Scotland experienced either hearing loss or significant sight loss – nearly 20% of the population.   It … Continue reading

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Dangerous Dogs

Animal welfare is a matter which is devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The SNP Scottish Government have modernised the law on control of dogs in Scotland, in order to tackle the problem of irresponsible dog ownership. The Control of Dogs … Continue reading

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Brain Tumour Medication

The system for which drugs are made available on the NHS in Scotland is different from that of England. The Scottish NHS seeks guidance from the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) rather than NICE. Everolimus has not yet been submitted by the holder of the … Continue reading

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