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My question also deals with flexibility in immigration. I have a constituent who is in the third trimester of her pregnancy and will soon no longer be allowed to fly. She is returning to Scotland next week from Hong Kong and urgently needs to know whether she and her 18-month-old child will be exempt from hotel quarantine.
Creating yet another public body to take the blame for Scottish Government failings is the usual way for the SNP, but why has it taken so long— after 14 years in Government and nearly 3 million minutes of delays in the past nine years? Can the cabinet secretary not just apologise to commuters and taxpayers for the delays and money wasted and explain how the body will help commuters in the...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. No vote appeared on my device. I would have voted no.
Former Conservative MSP for Aberdeenshire West
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
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