Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fur Imports

It is worth noting at the outset that animal welfare is the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament. The SNP Scottish Government are committed to protecting and promoting our natural environment, and will build upon our success in conserving wildlife and … Continue reading

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Bilateral Investment Treaties

The SNP has concerns that UK international investment policy has not kept pace with commitments on human rights, the environment and international development. Most especially that the formulation of existing Bilateral Investment Treaties may prevent partner countries from implementing policies … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity Strategy

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

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Disability Equality Training Bill

This Bill would only apply in England and Wales. Unfortunately, the chances of this Bill becoming law are slim as very little parliamentary time is dedicated to the consideration of Private Members’ Bills.   Nevertheless, the SNP Government in Scotland … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Situation Facing Children in Yemen

World attention on conflict in the Middle East tends to focus on Syria and Iraq and sadly, the catastrophic war in Yemen is largely overlooked; despite the conflict claiming many lives, causing untold damage and forcing millions of people to … Continue reading

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Talking Buses

I am familiar with the campaign from Guide Dogs UK to have AV equipment installed on all public transport buses by law, and I am supportive of public transport of all forms being accessible to those with physical impairments. I … Continue reading

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Support for Those with MS at Work

I firmly believe that those who suffer from MS should have employment support which works for them. My SNP colleagues and I broadly welcome the recent announcement from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Green Paper, … Continue reading

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Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

The protection and safety of civilians, and above all children, in conflict zones is a matter which the SNP takes very seriously. During this Parliament, we have consistently pressed the UK Government and others to meet their legal obligations under … Continue reading

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