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I thank the minister for early sight of his statement, and I welcome him to his position. A £449 million underspend while so many businesses are struggling to keep their head above water will seem to many people to be a cruel irony. I understand that the timing of some UK Government funds might have made an underspend unavoidable, but the lack of clarity about what that substantial figure is...
7. To ask the Scottish Government what support and assistance it is offering to the organisers of this summer’s Edinburgh festivals. (S6O-00039)
I hope that I do not need to declare an interest when it comes to talking about Edinburgh. Following the First Minister’s announcement yesterday, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Shona McCarthy, said that it is “hugely disappointing” that there is still no clear guidance on how the event can go ahead this year, in particular with regard to 1m social...
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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