Monthly Archives: September 2016

Faith Schools

Education is devolved to the Scottish Parliament and, as such, any proposals by the UK Government on this matter will not impact Scotland and any decisions on the Scottish education system would be for the Scottish Government and MSPs in … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse in Family Courts

This statement refers to the debate in support of the Women’s Aid Child First Safe Child Contact Saves Lives campaign which aims to stop avoidable child deaths. The SNP participated in this important debate to speak up for children whose … Continue reading

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Finance Bill and Mayfair Tax Loophole / Tax on Carried Interest

A number of people have contacted me regarding the Finance Bill and the Mayfair tax loophole, in which private equity managers can exploit the opportunity to pay a lower rate of tax on carried interest. Regrettably, contrary to common belief, … Continue reading

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Taxation of Workers Providing Services Through Intermediaries

My SNP colleagues and I were disappointed to see the changes to the taxation of workers providing services through intermediaries. We strongly opposed these changes in the Finance Bill 2016.   It is our belief that the decision to cut … Continue reading

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Sugar Tax

Scotland’s health is of high importance to me, which is why I am proud my colleagues in the SNP Scottish Government have ensured health spending has increased to a record level under the SNP with Scotland’s health budget rising to … Continue reading

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NHS England Sustainability and Transformation plans

Health is devolved to the Scottish Parliament and as such Sustainability and Transformation Plans only relate to NHS England and have not been implemented in Scotland. My SNP colleagues and I therefore did not vote on this matter; however, the … Continue reading

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London Airport Expansion

As you will be aware, my SNP colleagues and I at Westminster have continuously pressed the UK Government to make a decision on a new third runway in the South East of England.   The SNP welcomed the publication of … Continue reading

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Martin Docherty-Hughes MP pledges to Count Armed Forces Community In

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has declared his support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for questions on the Armed Forces community to be included in the next UK Census.   It is estimated that … Continue reading

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