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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
An emergency authorisation for the use of the herbicide product Asulox for bracken control has been submitted for 2022. The Health and Safety Executive is considering the application on behalf of all the United Kingdom Administrations, and that process is on-going. I have spoken to stakeholders directly over the past week, and I understand the difficulties that are associated with bracken...
I would be very happy to meet the member to discuss this important issue, and I understand the concerns that he and his constituents are raising. I reassure him that in considering the emergency application for the use of Asulox, I have sought out views from stakeholders, including those who currently use Asulox for bracken control. Last week, I met NFU Scotland, NatureScot, Scottish Forestry...
Finding better ways to manage the waste that our society is creating, and ways to reduce its total amount, are a key part of moving towards our vision for Scotland’s circular economy and of tackling the twin climate and biodiversity crises. Delivering that vision requires radical action over the next decade. This is an exciting time, as we accelerate our move towards a zero-waste circular...
Green MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
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