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

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Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour

Glaswegians will welcome any progress in moving down the levels. I note that the First Minister has said today that retail can open from 6 am on Friday. I think that that is news to them, but I am sure that it will be welcome.

Does the First Minister agree that it is a harsh moment for Glasgow’s retail sector if those who live outside Glasgow are unable to come in to it to shop? I am sure that the First Minister recognises that Glasgow depends on shoppers and trade from outside the city. Given that, does she agree that, with her ministers, she should begin to engage with Glasgow politicians and businesses to discuss a plan to prevent lasting damage to Glasgow’s economy?