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I am pleased to have the opportunity to explore some of the content of the Scottish Government’s programme for government. There is much there to commend, but I promise Mr Cameron that I will studiously avoid using the words “ambitious” and “bold”, given that they offend him so much. In my short speech, I can highlight only a few of the many important initiatives that are detailed...
That is a little bit outwith the scope of the speech that I am delivering—I am sure that others will touch on that. I note the commitment to exploring the possibility of a four-day week. As a long-term private sector employer in my past life, I have some doubts about the practicality of that, but I am certainly willing to see the evidence. I suppose that one concern is that the productivity...
2. To ask the Scottish Government what further guidance and support it will provide to community groups to help them meet the goal of net zero emissions. (S6O-00074)
Scottish National Party MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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