Will the Deputy First Minister take an intervention?
We cannot fail to be moved by the genuine passion of James Kelly in his speech. It is clear that he believes firmly in the principle of the living wage. He asked whether we are “a proper Parliament or a debating club”. If we are to be a proper Parliament, careful analysis is required of any proposal that is put forward by any party—Government or Opposition. The proposal that...
I accept that there are different analyses and different parts of the equation to be looked at in their entirety. However, if a proposal is made, we have to look very carefully at the costs and then, having identified the costs, we must—which is more important—assess accurately where the money will come from to pay the additional sums. We must also consider whether there would be...
Conservative MSP for Lothian
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