The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:49 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party 9:49 am, 29th March 2007

In his party capacity, the Deputy First Minister has said that the Lib Dems are committed to scrapping red tape. Can he explain why representatives of his party voted just this week both for a new tenants tax—in the form of the business improvement district red tape—and for the closure of the Firth of Lorn, which will threaten the livelihoods of 30 to 40 fishermen in the west Highlands?