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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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I have been contacted by a number of businesses in the hospitality sector that are extremely concerned that they might be brought within the reach of the vaccination passport scheme, given the announcement that is due on Tuesday. Is the Scottish Government carrying out an economic impact assessment of the impact on such businesses, should the scheme be extended? If so, will that be published...
Will the minister take an intervention?
In her statement, the First Minister recognised the substantial concern that exists in the business community about any extension of the vaccination passport scheme when some hospitality businesses are already reporting a 40 per cent loss of trade. Other businesses could face a similar loss of trade and additional costs for providing extra staffing with just two weeks to prepare for changes....
Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 14 August 2001 — Appointed, regional replacement
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