Due to changes made to the official Scottish Parliament website at the start of 2011, our parser that used to fetch their web pages and convert them into more structured information has stopped working. We’re afraid we cannot give a timescale as to when we will be able to cover the Scottish Parliament again. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Retailers (Financial Assistance)
Scottish Executive Question Time — Finance and Sustainable Growth
Jim Mather (Scottish National Party)
I recognise the member's negativity and his track record in terms of cuts that were in the first instance formulated by the Labour Party. However, he will have heard the First Minister's earlier message to the chamber about the broad shoulders of large businesses and the need to spread the burden to ensure that we come through all this with our town centres having the vibrancy that we want and without undoing the good work that has been done and which the member has just applauded.