Ben Macpherson

Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

@BenMacpherson

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  • Scottish Parliament: Jarlshof (Coach Parking) 13 Jun 2019

    As the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, explained in a letter to Tavish Scott on 2 May, discussions on the proposed improvements to visitor facilities at Jarlshof remain on-going. Legitimate questions have been raised about best value for money for the public and taxpayers, and ministers await further advice that the position has been addressed. The...
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Immigration) 13 Jun 2019

    It is increasingly well known that migration is crucial to Scotland’s future prosperity, and that any reduction would damage our public services, labour market, demographic profile and local communities. The independent report from the expert advisory group on migration and population that was published in February this year stated that the United Kingdom Government’s immigration...
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Immigration) 13 Jun 2019

    Absolutely, I do. NFU Scotland is right to be concerned about current and future migration policy. The MAC’s review of the shortage occupation list related to the current system, which covers only graduate roles. Although it was never going to provide all the answers to the sector’s needs, the return of vets to the shortage occupation list is a welcome step. I welcome the acknowledgement...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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