For as long as I have breath, I will always campaign for the full powers of independence. However, given that this Parliament made an all-party commitment to use our existing powers and resources to end child poverty, how will the cabinet secretary build consensus on not just what we will spend money on, but the tough choices that will have to be made about what we do not spend money on so...
In her balanced and thoughtful statement, the cabinet secretary reminded us that all parties that are represented in the chamber made manifesto commitments to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Given that we cannot have equality for one group and not for another, I would be grateful if the cabinet secretary would say more about how we will protect and enhance the rights of both...
I know that the minister is aware of the fabulous work that is done at the Scottish War Blinded centre at Linburn in my constituency, and I hope that he will visit us some time soon. In the meantime, will he say what more can be done to signpost veterans with sight loss via the certificate of vision impairment process to services, including the fabulous service that Scottish War Blinded offers?
Scottish National Party MSP for Almond Valley
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Livingston
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