Paul O'Kane

Labour MSP for West Scotland

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Labour MSP for West Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Child Payment (Aberdeen) 28 Mar 2024

    The minister rightly points to the impact of the Scottish child payment but, given last week’s poverty and inequality statistics and his Government’s budgetary decisions, which include slashing the housing and employability budgets, does he accept what the Institute for Public Policy Research, Save the Children and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have said, which is that the interim...
  • Scottish Parliament: Ferguson Marine (Chief Executive) 27 Mar 2024

    In a previous response, the cabinet secretary chose to selectively quote John McMunagle, the co-convener of the GMB union at the yard. He also said that David Tydeman had “inherited an almost impossible job” and that “arguably out of the six or seven CEOs that we have had, David has been the best of them”. When is the cabinet secretary going to meet GMB representatives, as well as the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Women’s State Pension Age (Poverty Rate) 26 Mar 2024

    This is a very serious report, and I thank all the women who have contributed to it and campaigned over many years. Now that the report has been published, will the cabinet secretary take the opportunity to outline what steps she is taking to discuss its implications for WASPI women in Scotland with the relevant UK ministers? I am sure that she agrees that a swift response from this UK...

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