MSP, Cunninghame North
I listened carefully to the cabinet secretary’s responses to Jackson Carlaw and Willie Rennie. When legislated for, the suggested unit price was 50p. Five years later, that has been eroded significantly by inflation but remains the suggested unit price. Will the Scottish Government reconsider raising the minimum unit price in real terms to maintain its effectiveness and align it with...
I am pleased to speak on an issue that is so important in contemporary Scotland. I first brought this subject to the chamber in August 1999, in a question about the steps being taken to reduce the number of suicides in Scotland. Upon receiving an answer, I was shocked to discover that more deaths of males under 35 in the preceding year were due to suicide—268—than were caused by...
I, too, thank Emma Harper for securing the debate. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease deserves the increased awareness that is offered by a platform such as this. Thought to affect 200,000 to 300,000 people across Scotland—with the number of annual diagnoses rising steadily since 2004—COPD hinders something so innate and simple that many of us take it for granted: breathing....
Scottish National Party MSP for Cunninghame North
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Glasgow
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