Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dumbarton Reporter Column – 28th February 2017

Council Meeting – SNP Supports Local Communities Last week’s Council budget saw no real surprises, perhaps with the exception of Labour’s new love of the Council Tax freeze they spent 5 years complaining about; it must an election year. In … Continue reading

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Yemen

The SNP share public concerns on the very grave situation in Yemen On 19th December Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute, condemned the use of cluster munitions by the Saudi-led coalition and called on the Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Local Bookmakers

Local bookmakers shops are important to our high streets and they provide jobs, and tax revenue as well as enjoyment. My SNP colleagues and I are keen to support local bookies – and indeed all local businesses – as part … Continue reading

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Unaccompanied Children in Greece and Italy

The SNP are a co-sponsor of the forthcoming Backbench Business debate on the situation for unaccompanied children in Greece and Italy, which has received cross-party support. The low figure of children taken by the UK Government under the Dubs scheme … Continue reading

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STATEMENT FROM MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP FOLLOWING COAL AUTHORITY MEETING

On Friday (17 February) I met with Tim Marples of the Coal Authority and other Senior Coal Authority Officers, and received an update on the coal shaft collapse at Hardgate. We discussed in detail a number of issues, including:   … Continue reading

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TORY VOTING ID PLOY WOULD DISENFRANCHISE POOREST

UK government plans to require compulsory ID for voting have been described as a “Tory ploy that would disenfranchise the poorest” – with more than half of adults living in low-income households not owning a full driving licence. The UK … Continue reading

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UKG CONCENTRIX SHAMBLES MUST NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN

LEGISLATION NEEDED TO PROTECT LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES The SNP have called for new legislation to ensure that the UK government’s tax credit shambles – where thousands of families faced hardship after their vital tax credit payments were cut … Continue reading

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NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE COVER UP ‘CHILLING’

MoD TOP BRASS ‘TOO SCARED TO TELL PRIME MINISTER’ ABOUT SUBMARINE FAILURES   Scottish National Party Defence spokesperson Brendan O’Hara MP has said reports that the entire UK fleet of attack submarines has been out of operation due to urgent … Continue reading

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