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3. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting adults with additional support needs in the West Scotland region into employment. (S5O-05132)
Despite the Government continuing to promise to reduce the gap by at least half, the employment rate for disabled people still sits as low as 47.8 per cent, which compares with 81.3 per cent for those who are not disabled. The Scottish National Party’s “A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: employment action plan” sets out an interim target of an employment rate of 60 per cent for...
The issue of guidance has been of interest to many stakeholders and many members across all parties throughout the consideration of the bill, which prompted me to lodge my amendments in relation to that at stage 2. However, I was happy to listen to the minister and not to press those amendments. As with much else in the bill, the issue has been proceeded in a spirit of co-operation and...
Labour MSP for West Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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