Monthly Archives: February 2017

MP SEEKS ANSWERS ON ALEXANDRIA JOB CENTRE CLOSURE

West Dunbartonshire’s Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has lodged written questions to the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions asking for details of the number of people who will be affected by the move and what consultation the DWP intends to … Continue reading

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Article 50 Bill

Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain a member of the European Union, and we in the SNP are doing all we can to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard and to protect Scotland’s place in Europe.   The UK Government’s Bill … Continue reading

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Protecting Children from the Damage of Debt

In Scotland, debt arrangement schemes are available for those who need to pay-off their debts over a longer period. Participants are protected from enforcement action by their creditors, and interest and charges on their debts are frozen. It is only … Continue reading

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the UK’s Trade Policy After the UK Leaves the EU

You may be aware that at present, the EU negotiates trade agreements on behalf of all 28 Member States – including the UK. There are currently almost 90 countries with whom we are discussing a trade agreement, or have signed … Continue reading

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USA-UK Trade Deal

The SNP’s priority is to secure Scotland’s membership of the Single Market – a market of 500 million people which is 8 times bigger than the UK market. I believe that staying in the Single Market is important for Scotland, … Continue reading

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Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013

Section 40 applies only to England and Wales. The Scottish Government has decided not to introduce equivalent legislation in Scotland.   The Scottish Government will continue to monitor current press regulations, and will work with other parties at Holyrood and … Continue reading

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Golden Jubilee Foundation Delighted to Host West Dunbartonshire’s First Ever Disability Confident Event

PRESS RELEASE FROM: Golden Jubilee Foundation  Today (Friday 10 February 2017), the Golden Jubilee Foundation together with the department for Work and Pensions, host West Dunbartonshire’s first Disability Confident employer engagement event, providing  employers with support and knowledge on how … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom and Displacement (Open Doors 2017 World Watch List)

My SNP colleagues and I are committed to combatting religious persecution of all forms. Freedom of thought, belief and religion is an essential human right and no-one should be persecuted for practicing their religion. In recent months, my colleagues and … Continue reading

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