Monthly Archives: September 2016

CHILD MAINTENANCE CHANGES PUT DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS IN DANGER

UK GOVERNMENT MUST SCRAP “TAX ON CHILD SUPPORT” The Scottish National Party has called on the UK Government to “stop putting domestic abuse survivors at risk” and scrap the 4% “tax on child support” being introduced for processing child maintenance … Continue reading

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Quantitative Easing

My SNP colleagues and I have long advocated for an end to the austerity measures of the Tory UK Government that deepen economic and social inequalities. The SNP are concerned that the UK Government have persistently failed to couple monetary … Continue reading

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HAMMOND IN HIDING AS ECONOMIC GROWTH FIGURES SLASHED IN THE WAKE OF BREXIT VOTE

BCC FINDINGS SHOULD ACT AS A “WAKE-UP CALL” FOR UK GOVT The SNP’s Treasury spokesperson has called the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) findings a “damning wake-up call” for the UK government as the BCC downgraded the UK’s economic growth … Continue reading

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NEW POLL SHOWS “VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT” IN INDEPENDENCE VOTE

A new poll by Ipsos Mori has shown support for independence virtually tied with support for the union, with 48% of likely voters backing a Yes vote in the event of a second referendum.  The poll also found that of … Continue reading

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SNP SEEK ACTION ON NUISANCE CALLS

The SNP have brought forward a bill at Westminster seeking a change in the law to tackle nuisance calls. The Unsolicited Marketing Communications (Company Directors): Ten Minute Rule Bill, which will have its Second Reading on 18th November, proposes to … Continue reading

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Grouse Shooting

Responsibility for the environment and wildlife management is devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The SNP fully recognise the positive role that is played by shooting estates in the management of Scotland’s natural environment and in wildlife conservation, as well as … Continue reading

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Homelessness Reduction Bill

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

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COMMONS SPEECH: SOUTH KOREA AND THE DOG MEAT TRADE

Speech from House of Commons debate on South Korea and the dog meat trade Martin Docherty-Hughes MP (West Dunbartonshire) (SNP) As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr Nuttall. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hertsmere … Continue reading

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