Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th December 2020.

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Photo of Jackie Baillie Jackie Baillie Labour

People in West Dunbartonshire have worked hard to follow the rules, and we had hoped to move into level 2, but I understand the First Minister’s cautious approach. That said, can she explain to my constituents why West Dunbartonshire is in level 3 but the Scottish Borders is in level 1, when the two areas have the same indicators—medium for cases and for test positivity, very low for forecast cases and low for hospital and intensive care unit forecasts—and when the rise in numbers was 112 per cent in the Scottish Borders, compared to 7 per cent in West Dunbartonshire? What additional factors have been taken into account in that case?