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2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of its announced £37.6 million reduction in the budget for concessionary travel. (S6O-01397)
In its justification for the cuts to concessionary travel, the Scottish Government cited “Forecast reduction in patronage numbers and fare levels.” Given Scotland’s commitments to net zero, would it not make more sense to address the reduction in numbers instead of using that to justify cuts? Is that not another false economy from the Scottish Government?
I will start by offering my congratulations to the young people who passed their exams this summer. Their years in education have been more disrupted than any in living memory, and they can be proud—rightly—of their achievements. The legacy of Covid will take many years to filter through our education system. Unfortunately, Covid has intensified problems that have existed for years. I am,...
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
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