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8. To ask the Scottish Government how its programme for government aims to tackle climate change through support for the green economy. (S5O-04564)
Those announcements are all welcome—in particular, those on multiannual funding, which will create the certainty that is required. In addition to the 5,000 jobs connected with the heat and energy efficiency investment programme that she mentioned, will the cabinet secretary outline what else the programme for programme will deliver on green jobs, which will be so central to our recovery...
Does the cabinet secretary agree that steps taken so far with local government—including the relaxation of some ring-fenced budgets, the front loading of weekly grants and close working with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities—has given authorities additional flexibility, both during the pandemic and as we have begun to move forward?
Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Cathcart
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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