Category Archives: Parliamentary Questions

Review flood defence funding

My thoughts go out to all of those who have experienced the devastation caused by flooding over the last few weeks. As we have seen only too graphically, yet again, there are certain parts of South Scotland that are extremely … Continue reading

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Assurances sought on active travel commitments

Last week I got the opportunity to question the Scottish Government on the contribution that walking and cycling can make to tackling climate change. As part of its responsibilities under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act, the Scottish Government produced a Report … Continue reading

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Call for young carer support

Last week I was selected to ask a Parliamentary Question and I chose to ask about support for young carers. Much of the response I received from the Scottish Government was to be welcomed.  There was recognition that specialist services for … Continue reading

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Disappointment as Minister dodges Dovesdale Question

I was deeply disappointed at Planning Minister Aileen Campbell’s failure to answer direct questioning related to the proposed waste incinerator at Dovesdale. Considering the Minister’s strong opposition to the development prior to the election I was deeply disappointed that she failed to address the question … Continue reading

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