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Will the cabinet secretary indicate whether the Scottish National Investment Bank will have a particular remit, through its place and people missions, to aid investment in local authority areas that struggle economically and with population decline?
The debate is very important, and it has provided the Scottish Government with an opportunity to highlight some of the support packages that it has introduced this year. However, it is clear that there is still more to do; I do not think that any member in the chamber would say that there is not. I welcome all the support that has been introduced so far by both Governments, as I highlighted a...
I wanted to speak in the debate, but the fact that it still needs to take place indicates that, although progress has been made, there is still a long way to go. A couple of years ago at the Scottish National Party conference, Math Campbell-Sturgess and I co-authored a resolution and successfully got the issue of sex for rent on to the conference agenda. The resolution was passed, with an...
Scottish National Party MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented West Scotland; West of Scotland
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