MSP, East Kilbride
The cabinet secretary may remember how robust the First Minister was last week about some local authorities dragging their feet on long-outstanding equal pay claims. I know that the Government has written to local authorities about that, and I would be interested to know about the responses that have been received.
I draw the First Minister’s attention to comments that were made by the general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, which recognise the importance of the financial framework to any additional powers. He said: “it would be completely wrong for the Deputy First Minister to sign up to a mechanism for block grant adjustment which would structurally disadvantage...
This is quite a difficult debate in which to speak because an awful lot has been said already, so if I cannot be original, I suppose that I will try to be quick. I was struck by the comment by some members that things have been changing anyway. Stewart Maxwell mentioned my remarks in committee about how joint ministerial committees are put together and used. We can be a bit rough on...
Scottish National Party MSP for East Kilbride
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Central Scotland
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