In January, the cabinet secretary said: “I will ensure that, month by month, we make the progress that we need to make by October.”—[ Official Report , 29 January 2019; c 11.] What lessons have been learned from the experience, given that, as Neil Findlay outlined, we have had years and years of understaffing problems at St John’s that have not been successfully resolved? The cabinet...
I thank Anas Sarwar for securing the debate. Everybody has highlighted the importance of CAS to our constituents, day in and day out, in providing services and support that are not available elsewhere and which can have a huge impact on people’s lives. Whether the service prevents homelessness or provides support and advice on energy bills or access to debt advice, it can be absolutely...
Given the uncertainty that has been caused by Brexit, which the First Minister has just acknowledged, and the evidence that we received yesterday at the Local Government and Communities Committee from COSLA, will the First Minister confirm that the Government will honour its budget agreement and commit to a three-year budget settlement for local government?
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh Central
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