Presiding Officer, thank you for the opportunity to take part in this short debate and for all the support, encouragement and occasional discipline that I have received from you and your colleagues over the past five years. As other members have done, I thank Alex Rowley for securing this debate. It has been a privilege to get to know him since he came to this place in 2014, and indeed to get...
2. To ask the Scottish Government what policies it has instigated to achieve a greater degree of equality between the most and least wealthy areas of the country. (S4O-05697)
I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for his response and I welcome many of the initiatives that he highlights, particularly in relation to welfare. I must congratulate him on getting through that answer without once using the word “redistribution”. I recently heard it said that Scotland is becoming the best place in the world to be middle class. Does the cabinet secretary agree...
Former Labour MSP for Glasgow
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election
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