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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Further to Liam Kerr’s question, how will the Scottish Government support town centres to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?
To say that the evidence that we heard during consideration of the bill was polarised is putting it mildly, and it is fair to say that committee members were more than a little disappointed with that. At the outset, the bill struggled to gain the support of the whole committee, but Mr Bibby’s persistence and his willingness to find a way forward at stage 2 gradually won that support. Of...
I thank the minister for mentioning green ports as an example of Government support for businesses that pay the real living wage and support fair work first. Is the Scottish Government ready to publish the prospectus to invite bids to establish fair green ports in Scotland? Might that process start before the parliamentary recess?
Scottish National Party MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Kilmarnock and Loudoun
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