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Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (Day 2)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10th October 2019.

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Photo of Dean Lockhart Dean Lockhart Conservative

I appreciate that the cabinet secretary is keen to increase funding for transport, especially given the dismal performance of ScotRail. However, Scotland’s high streets face unprecedented pressure from increasing business rates and a stagnant economy under the Scottish National Party. Amendment 171 would give the high street a much-needed boost, and it would give local authorities full discretion over how to use the money for the benefit of town centres.

I therefore encourage members to support their local high streets, and to support amendment 171.