Monthly Archives: December 2016

MP’s Pension Fund Investments

I agree that pension funds – especially those which manage public money – should always seek to invest ethically. The regulation of most public procurement and public pension schemes is devolved to the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government regulations on … Continue reading

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Shaw Consultation / EDM689

I should clarify at the outset that the Land Registry is the land registration service for England and Wales only. This issue is devolved to the Scottish Parliament, with the Registers of Scotland being the corresponding body. There are no … Continue reading

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Children with Autism

I should say at the outset that many of the action points on supporting children and young people with autism that you outline in your email are the responsibility of the Scottish Government. Autism is a national priority for the … Continue reading

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AMD (Macular Society) Research

Research and development into age-related macular degeneration, and other illnesses which cause long-term disability, is vital to ensuring cost-effective treatments can be created which either cure these diseases or allow people to live as independently as possible with their illness. … Continue reading

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Employment Support Allowance Work Related Activity Groups (ESA WRAG)

I am pleased that the debate that had taken place on the 17th November was secured by my SNP colleague Neil Gray MP, who has worked tirelessly to draw attention to this issue.   The SNP used this debate to … Continue reading

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Universal Credit Must Be Fit For Families

The cut to the Work Allowance from April next year will slash the income of working Universal Credit claimants, pushing working people into poverty. The Institute for Fiscal Studies have calculated in the long-term that over 3 million working families … Continue reading

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CCTV in Equine Slaughterhouses

It is worth noting at the outset that animal welfare is the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament. The SNP Scottish Government are committed to working towards having the highest animal welfare standards possible.    CCTV is an important initiative that … Continue reading

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