I spoke in this important debate on the International day for the elimination of violence against women and girls and the following 16 days of activism. I talked about some horrendous examples which demonstrate the need to take eliminate violence against women and girls in this country and worldwide.
National Drugs Mission
I was proud to speak in the debate on tackling the stigma around people who use drugs in Scotland. We need policies that address poverty, deprivation and Scotland’s wider health inequalities. I argued that successful harm reduction programmes can reduce the stigma around drug use. Therefore, it is important that discussions are taking place in […]
Brexit and Devolution Debate
I was proud to speak in this debate. The implementation of Brexit without a plan of what it would mean for devolution was shameful. The Scottish Government must now work to ensure workers’ rights, environmental protections and key standards are protected and built on post-Brexit.
Higher Education Members’ Debate
I was proud to lead a debate on my motion in support of striking higher education workers in the Scottish Parliament chamber. I argued that real terms pay cuts, casualised contracts and job insecurity for workers in the sector have to stop and the Scottish Government does have a role in supporting the sector.
I am looking forward to holding a surgery in Arran at noon on Monday 28 November. If you need help or advice with any issue or concern, please do drop-in.
I am looking forward to holding a surgery in Largs at 10am on Saturday 12 November. If you need help or advice with any issue or concern, please do drop-in.
Further Education Cuts
Underinvestment in Scotland’s colleges is starting to have worrying implications. I have written to the Cabinet Secretary setting out why an emergency rescue package is now urgently needed.
Freedom of Information Reform (Scotland) Bill – Consultation
I am pleased to launch the consultation for my Member’s Bill – the Freedom of Information Reform (Scotland) Bill. It is vitally important people have the right to full disclosure about how they’re governed and how their services are delivered in a democratic society. Yet despite being recognised as a substantive human right, freedom of […]
Member’s Bill Consultation – Privacy Notice
Member’s Bill Consultation – privacy notice This is a Privacy Notice for the office of Katy Clark, Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP). This privacy statement explains how I collect and use personal information as a data controller for my member’s bill consultation. This privacy notice is in addition to my main privacy notice, which […]
Higher Education Motion
Support staff at universities across Scotland have had a woefully sub-inflationary pay rise imposed upon them. The Scottish Government should urge universities and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association to get back around the table. These workers are worth more. I’ve submitted the following motion: Motion ref. S6M-06216 Higher Education Workers’ Dispute Submitted by: Katy […]