Like other members, I welcome this debate and I welcome the forum delegates to Edinburgh. As we have heard, social enterprise is good for the Scottish economy. It makes a £2 billion contribution to it, which we should welcome and appreciate, yet social enterprises often have their roots in small projects. Forty-three per cent of social enterprises have an income of less than...
Social Bite, in Edinburgh, has committed to developing 800 homes for the housing first model. Supporting the individuals will cost a minimum of £6 million a year. Will the minister ensure that the Scottish Government underwrites local authorities’ commitments to house and support recipients of housing support services, for as long as they need it?
In the short time that I have, I would like to talk about three words that I think define the NHS, and give three personal examples of the role they have played in my life. The first word is innovation. As we have heard from other speakers, things such as kidney transplants and cutting-edge technology have been developed through our NHS here in Scotland and in the UK. Fifty-one years ago, I...
Conservative MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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