Rhoda Grant

MSP, Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Labour

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  • Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers 28 Jun 2018

    This is a long-awaited cabinet reshuffle. It was clear to us many months ago that something had to change in the health portfolio. At First Minister’s question time, Richard Leonard told the First Minister time and time again that the health service was being badly let down and that Shona Robison needed to go. It took the First Minister until this week to listen to us. In fairness to...
  • Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information (Scottish Government Request Handling and Record Keeping) 20 Jun 2018

    The intervention report from the Scottish Information Commissioner exposes the utter contempt in which this Scottish National Party Government holds the freedom of information law. In publishing that damning report, the Scottish Information Commissioner has done the principle of openness and transparency a great service, and I truly hope that the report is a wake-up call for the Scottish...
  • Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information (Scottish Government Request Handling and Record Keeping) 20 Jun 2018

    It is surely for the minister to ensure that his answer to an FOI request is right because, ultimately, the Government is responsible. If a minister needs to depend on a special adviser to help them to hide information, that is not good for governance or transparency. If the answer to a request will disclose information that embarrasses the Government, it is the Government’s job to...

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Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

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