Category Archives: Latest Issues

Hardgate Mineshaft Collapse – Update (31-03-17)

I have been contacted by the Coal Authority to confirm that they will finish their cavity in-filling and stabilisation works next week.   The Council have confirmed to me that they have plans in place to get on-site as soon … Continue reading

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Statement on Independence Referendum Announcement

Scotland stands at a hugely important crossroads but the position we find ourselves in isn’t one of our choosing – 62% of people in Scotland voted to Remain in the EU referendum last year but we now face being taken … Continue reading

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Changes to Personal Independence Payments

The SNP are very concerned about the impact of these changes on disabled people. It has been estimated that these changes will negatively affect the financial support that some 160,000 people rely upon.   We reject arguments that these amendments … Continue reading

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National Audit Office Report – Benefits Sanctions

The Tory UK Government’s benefit sanctions regime breaches the principles of dignity and respect. The SNP continue to call on the UK Government to scrap their current regime.   The National Audit Office report found that the Tory sanctions regime … 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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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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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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