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Does the First Minister agree that the increase in the number of coronavirus cases creates a real worry for the economy and jobs, and makes it all the more important that the coronavirus job retention scheme be extended by the United Kingdom Government? Would it be helpful if all members of the Scottish Parliament across the parties were to back that call?
I am very grateful to be able to take part in the debate. Aviation impacts hugely on the Scottish economy and has a major influence on all our major statistics, such as those on tourism and unemployment. It is also a local and individual issue, and I have had constituents contact me in recent months about their jobs and terms and conditions with employers such as airports, airlines and...
Yes, absolutely. I was going to mention Loganair later, as an example—perhaps one of the better ones—of an airline having continued to operate during the pandemic. I know that some of the trips that we have mentioned could be done without flying. I personally have done Hong Kong to Glasgow by rail. [ Laughter .] I am glad that that got a reaction—thank you. However, realistically, we...
Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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