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I have sat through many ministerial statements, many full of details and statistics, many with policy announcements and many with something that, as an Opposition MSP, one can get one’s teeth into, but never have I sat through a statement so thin, so devoid of detail and so empty of substance as this one. No new information has been imparted; it is essentially one long complaint about...
I thank the cabinet secretary for prior sight of his statement. However, nowhere in his statement was there mention of the key target figure—the minimum 94 per cent response rate, which was set by NRS. No wonder, because the actual national results are way off that rate. I will lay out some other facts. The Scottish return rate is almost 10 per cent behind the rate in the rest of the UK....
I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests in relation to farming, crofting and land management. I greatly welcome the opportunity to debate this issue, given the importance of our existing national parks and the pressing need to add to them. As other members have noted, there are some 3,500 national parks worldwide, but we have only two here in Scotland and 15 across...
Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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