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I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests: I own a fishery on the River Spey, and water from that river goes down to Lochaber, to the plant. Before the Scottish Government agreed to the annual revenues guarantee—under the Lochaber guarantee—what due diligence did it do on the generating infrastructure of the plant? Did it accept just the due diligence that was...
Testing patients who attend hospital, especially those who go to accident and emergency, will reduce the need for red and green routes. Is the minister confident that the proposed testing is robust enough to make red and green routes redundant?
6. I refer members to my entry in the register of interests. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recommendation by the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change that policies for the agricultural sector must be created rapidly to protect the environment and meet emissions targets. (S5O-05095)
Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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