MSP, Strathkelvin and Bearsden
In the programme for government debate a few weeks ago, I made a speech about literacy from the earliest years. I gave many examples in that speech of the amazing work that the Scottish Government is doing to raise literacy standards for our youngest children from the very earliest days. I am sad that Cara Hilton is not in the chamber to be reminded of the facts and figures that I gave,...
Over the four years that we have been MSPs together, Mr Findlay will have learned that I like my evidence. The Scottish Government recognises how important adult and community learning is, so in 2012 we got the literacy action plan and in 2014 we got the statement of ambition for adult learning. In my speech at the beginning of the month, I quoted extensively from the standing literacy...
I join other members in thanking Jim Eadie for bringing the debate to Parliament. I say to members that I mean no disrespect, but I will have to leave the chamber as soon as I have made my speech, because I am hosting an event this lunch time for youth volunteers from my constituency. Some of those young people have done their volunteering by cycling to do old folks’ messages for them....
Scottish National Party MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented West of Scotland
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