Keith Raffan

Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport: Forth Estuary (Travel) 16 Dec 2004

    Will the minister join me in congratulating bridgemaster Alastair Andrew and his team on the efficient way in which they are managing traffic on the Forth road bridge? They cannot be expected to do that indefinitely. What does the most recent structural report that the minister has received say about the state of the bridge, especially since the opening of the main suspension cables, which I...
  • Scottish Parliament: Reoffending 16 Dec 2004

    Does the minister agree that the Conservatives have shown again and again their failure to understand the complexity of drug misuse? The whole point of DTTOs and drugs courts is to get drug addicts into treatment and recovery and so break the cycle of reoffending. That is how we should treat people—unless they are guilty of serious offences—rather than sending them to prison, which is a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Reoffending 16 Dec 2004

    I listened carefully to what Miss Goldie said, but what is absent from her speech is any indication of how the Conservatives would try to break the cycle of reoffending through rehabilitation, training or educational opportunities in prisons. All that they see is punishment.

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Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 7 January 2005 — Resigned

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