7. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the proposal by Scottish Water to remove the 25 per cent single-person discount from at least 500,000 customers, including older people. (S5F-02746)
It turns out that it is not a Scottish Water proposal; it is actually a Scottish Government proposal. We can fight over whether the word is “remove” or “reduce”, but in effect the Government is proposing to cut the discount. On that basis, will the First Minister rule out now any cut to the single-person discount for water? No one would dispute the need to help the...
Poverty in Scotland is getting worse. About 1 million people, including about 230,000 children, live in poor households, and the majority are in working households. What a damning indictment of our economy and the precarious nature of employment that is. It is a simple fact that salaries have not kept pace with inflation, while the cost of living has been rising. People are struggling to get...
Labour MSP for Dumbarton
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
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