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I welcome the bill and pay tribute to everyone who has campaigned on the issue, including, most importantly, the women who have campaigned for justice. I thank the Scottish Government for listening and acting, and I congratulate the members of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee for their excellent stage 1 report. They have captured the bill well and their recommendations are welcome....
Members will know that, for the past 20 months, many of the public health measures that have been used to try to protect the people of Scotland from the full impact of the coronavirus have been brought into law using secondary legislation, with many of them using the made affirmative procedure. That procedure allows the Scottish Government to bring changes into force immediately. Although the...
5. To ask the First Minister what consideration the Scottish Government has given to increasing the minimum unit price for alcohol. (S6F-00467)
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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