Severe Winter Weather (Disruption to Public Services)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 23 November 2023.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

Although I acknowledge that winter weather can disrupt public services, we are increasingly finding that heavy rainfall can disrupt public services in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There is a risk that heavy rainfall can result in the type of disruption that my constituents have experienced in the past two months, so can the justice secretary reassure Parliament that all responders are preparing for changes in climate in order to protect public services?