Cost of Living

I was proud to join recent demonstrations highlighting the cost of living crisis affecting millions of people and demanding action to protect households who are struggling.  

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FFP3 Masks

NHS staff need effective PPE, but a BMA survey suggests just 15% in Scotland are regularly given FFP3 masks, the best available. Experts say the need to update guidance is a “matter of life and death”. I asked the First Minister to ensure staff are protected.

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Letter to the First Minister

Last week, I asked the First Minister to commit to keeping our ferry services in public ownership. I have since written to her seeking clarity on her answer. I will continue to fight to Keep Calmac Public.

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Domestic Abuse Charges

On Wednesday 26 January, I led a member’s debate on domestic abuse charges. I believe the Scottish Government must analyse and evaluate the outcomes of specialist domestic abuse courts in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with a view to rolling them out across the country.

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Arran Ferry Action Group

The Scottish Government still refuses to recognise Arran Ferry Action Group, supported by over 1,000 islanders, as an official stakeholder. Here is my full correspondence with Transport Minister Graeme Dey about the issue:

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National Care Service

I have written to the Scottish Government to express my concern at recent contracts awarded to multi-national consultancy companies for the National Care Service. The new system must be a universal service run in the public sector.

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Wild Salmon Protection Zones

It is shocking that in nearly 60 % of salmon rivers across Scotland, salmon populations are in poor conservation status. SEPA – Scotland’s environmental watchdog – has launched a consultation on proposed wild salmon protection zones and a sea lice exposure threshold that applies in these zones. Sea lice from marine finfish farms can pose a […]

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