4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that critical transport infrastructure is resilient against extreme weather events. (S6O-03145)
It is clear that the effects of the climate emergency are now having a real impact on our roads and railways. The storms and increased rainfall in October last year saw pre-emptive rail line closures for the first time. Those closures led the editor of Rail Engineer magazine, David Shirres, to comment: “infrastructure that had shown itself to be resilient to the UK’s past weather may now...
Is the cabinet secretary aware that a quarter of Scotland’s sight loss population lives in areas that are served by the Princess Alexandra eye pavilion, but her budget in effect cancels the replacement for that hospital and condemns those patients to rely on a facility that has been designated not fit for purpose for more than a decade? Surely that is not investing in front-line services.
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh Central
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