Category Archives: Consultations

The SNP are not keeping things on track

For the last week and a half the news has been dominated by the poor service which has been provided for the commuters of Scotland by Abellio. We have all heard the constant stories of overcrowded and late trains that … Continue reading

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Put Passengers First

30 years ago bus services outside London were deregulated and Scottish Labour wants this to change. Without regulation bus companies in Scotland can slash services with little or no consultation. As a consequence, since 2007, the total number of bus … Continue reading

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TAKE PART – NHS Centre for Integrated Care closure

A consultation on the potential closure of the inpatient ward of the NHS Centre for Integrated Care in Glasgow is currently taking place. If the proposals are successful services will be provided on an outpatient basis only with no long … Continue reading

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TAKE PART – wild salmon conservation consultation

We are six months on from the implementation of the marine conservation measures put in place by the Scottish Government to improve Wild Salmon fish stocks in Scotland’s waters. The Scottish Government has recently launched its proposed assessment for 2017, … Continue reading

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Take Part – Consultation on electro-fishing for razor clams

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the legislation prohibiting fishing with electricity. This law is being replaced, so the issue of electro-fishing for razor clams is under consideration. This is a welcome opportunity for fishermen and … Continue reading

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NHS Lanarkshire’s proposals to shape our future health service

I recently attended a meeting with NHS Lanarkshire senior management to learn more about Lanarkshire’s health care strategy, Achieving Excellence.  By developing greater community support through an integrated health and social care service there is a desire to keep people … Continue reading

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Consultation on future rail development

Network Rail is holding a consultation on the future needs of Scotland’s railways. Rail usage has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, now reaching 93 million journeys a year. Many of us, including those of us in rural South … Continue reading

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Consultation on short prison sentences in Scotland

  The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on proposals to strengthen the current presumption against short periods of imprisonment. The consultation seeks responses and views on the following questions: Should the current presumption against sentences of three months or … Continue reading

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Help shape policy on women’s social security and unemployment

The Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) is looking for contributions to its research into Scottish women’s experience of employability support and social security. The SWC aims to communicate with a diverse range of women across Scotland to amplify their voices in … Continue reading

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Community Empowerment Bill lauched

The Parliament’s Local Government Committee is seeking views on the Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment Bill. The Bill contains a number of proposals designed to give communities a greater say in local decision making.  Specific provisions include extending the community right … Continue reading

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