MSP, Edinburgh Southern
I begin by declaring an interest as a member of Amnesty International. As other members have done, I thank the various organisations that have provided briefings and information, and that continue to campaign on the issue. PEN has organised an important campaign. It is important because the matter is, fundamentally, about democracy. Democracy is precious and important, but it is also fragile...
Those are the key areas in which the Cole report found deficiencies. Certificates were given when key structural components such as wall ties were missing, and buildings were sometimes open for two years or more without being given a certificate. What are the minister’s reflections on those two key observations in the Cole report?
I agree that sprinklers cannot be a substitute for other measures, but is not Michelle Ballantyne just making a case for making sure that all regulations—not just those for sprinklers—are robust in all regards, and that they are all followed through and inspected properly?
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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