MSP, North East Scotland
Members will be aware that dairy farmers receive no subsidy through the common agricultural policy. Does the cabinet secretary believe that, when the common agricultural policy ceases to apply, the dairy industry should be included in any scheme that he brings forward for subsidies in Scotland?
2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how the loss of jobs in the oil and gas sector has affected homelessness in the north-east and what action it has taken to mitigate this. (S5O-00062)
It is clear from the minister’s reply that neither he nor any other minister has assessed the effect on homelessness of the downturn in the oil and gas industry. His response was rather complacent. It is not good enough to ask just Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council what has happened historically. There is anecdotal evidence, to say the least, which I can make available to...
Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
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