Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th December 2020.

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Although confirmation that Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire will move to level 3 on Friday is welcome, among my constituents there is an understandable desire that that should be a stepping stone to level 2 and not an indefinite holding position. What role could mass testing of asymptomatic people of the kind that has been done in the scheme piloted in Johnstone over the past week play in supporting areas to progress down the levels?