9. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking through its fiscal policy to reduce wealth inequality. (S5O-02135)
According to the website The Ferret , the Gini coefficient and the Palma ratio show inequality in Scotland to be at historically high levels that have not been seen since the 1990s. Given that, in the early 1990s, there was no Scottish Parliament, are those figures not clear evidence that the claim of the Scottish National Party to be a progressive party of the left is simply delusional fantasy?
Everybody knows that the Government’s drugs policy is failing. More people are dying and the streets are awash with drugs. Will the minister consider working across the Parliament on this vital issue? Will she consider co-ordinating, with the support of health and social policy specialists, a visit by a cross-party deputation to Portugal to see how that country has reversed its...
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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