The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 10:41 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Alex Neil Alex Neil Scottish National Party 10:41 am, 29th March 2007

I will take an intervention in a minute.

We are happy for good ideas that we put forward to be taken up and included in legislation, but with all due respect, the smoking ban—which I voted in favour of—should be compared with the much bigger challenges that society faces. We have heard about tackling climate change, which is a huge challenge for every country, and Shona Robison talked about the huge challenges that we face in tackling child poverty.