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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to publish the James Hutton Institute report on the impact on human health and the environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge on land. (S6O-00262)
My constituents in Falkirk East are anxious for the report to be published. The spreading of sewage sludge was raised as a concern with my predecessor, Angus MacDonald, and has now been raised with me. The smell and inconvenience generate multiple complaints, but it is the potential risk to human health that is most concerning. Can the minister confirm whether the Scottish Government has...
As the much-respected Centre on Constitutional Change at the University of Edinburgh has made abundantly clear, the referral of the bills to the Supreme Court by the UK law officers was as much a political decision as a legal one. They were under no duty to refer. Their decision was political. The effect of the ruling on the UNCRC bill is to deny a range of rights to Scottish children....
Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk East, Former Independent MP for Edinburgh West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
Party was Scottish National Party until 30 Sep 2015; Independent until 3 May 2017
Also represented Edinburgh West
We don't know whether Michelle Thomson campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Last updated: 2 May 2017.