Monthly Archives: October 2016

Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (Amendment) Bill – Banning Live Animal Exports

This Bill, which was brought forward by Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay, relates to local authorities in England and Wales but does affect livestock from Scotland, some of which is transported via these routes. Live animal exports are very tightly regulated … Continue reading

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SNP SECURES VICTORY IN “NUISANCE CALLS” CAMPAIGN

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has welcomed moves by the UK Government to clampdown on nuisance calls by changing the law following a campaign by the North Ayrshire and Arran MP, Patricia Gibson. Patricia Gibson MP’s Unsolicited Marketing Communications (Company Directors): Ten … Continue reading

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OXFORD STUDY TIES TORY BENEFIT SANCTIONS TO FOOD BANK USE

FURTHER PROOF OF TORY GOVERNMENT ATTACKS ON THE POOREST IN SOCIETY   The SNP has highlighted a report from the University of Oxford which found a “robust link” between increases in the number of benefit sanctions handed out by the … Continue reading

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT BILL TO PARDON THOSE CONVICTED UNDER HOMOPHOBIC LAWS

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP and Gil Paterson MSP have welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government will bring forward a Scottish ‘Turing Law’ to pardon automatically gay and bisexual men convicted for same-sex sexual activity under homophobic laws which are no … Continue reading

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Cordale News – Autumn 2016

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Boundary Commission Proposals (UK House of Commons Constituencies)

SNP COMMENT ON BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSALS   Commenting on proposals published today by the Boundary Commission for Scotland, SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP said:   “The proposals to cut the number of elected representatives in Scotland are unacceptable.   … Continue reading

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RBS Dash for Cash

My SNP colleagues and I are appalled by the shameful “dash for cash” RBS scandal. We passionately believe in an economy that works for all, and in a banking sector that protects consumers.   During Treasury Questions on the 25th … Continue reading

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Local Authority Pension Regulations (England & Wales Only)

I want to make it clear from the outset that these guidelines do not affect Scotland, where the regulation of public procurement and public pension schemes is devolved to the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government regulations on local authority public … Continue reading

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