Former MP, Edinburgh West
John Barrett occasionally rebelled against their party in their last parliament
What his most recent assessment is of the state of the economy in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
The Minister and the Secretary of State will be aware that, in the past two years, 466 Scottish companies have been shut down by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for not paying their bills on time. Currently, many solvent companies in Scotland are being pushed towards liquidation because of HMRC's actions. Will they have a word with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to get him to take the heat...
One issue that is raised repeatedly by hon. Members on both sides of the House is the inability of parents who care for disabled children to find child care. That makes it difficult for parents to obtain employment, and flexibility from employers is needed. The parent could be able-bodied, but the problems of child care and flexible working arrangements can be a barrier to employment and...
Former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
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