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March 28, 2018
Lesley Laird MP has warned the “time to act is now” to lay the groundwork for a brand-new Inverkeithing High School. In a letter to Steve Grimmond at Fife Council, the MP said the need to replace the deteriorating building – which is almost bursting at the seams – had now become urgent. Moreover, Fife...
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I agree that circuses are no place for wild animals and that this is a view shared not only by many animal welfare organisations, but also the vast majority of people in our constituency. The Scottish Government introduced the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill last year in response to ongoing welfare concerns. The...
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As you are aware, the Department for Transport has been seeking opinions on proposals to revise emissions and safety standards for specialist and converted vehicles. Currently, kit cars and reconstructed classic cars are tested to age-appropriate MOT standards, based on the date of manufacture or first use of the engine. The Government’s consultation has proposed...
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I appreciate that this is an important issue and I agree with the points you raise. As you note, since 2015, the UK Government has blocked new onshore wind projects by preventing them from accessing a route to market and imposing unique planning barriers to their construction south of the border. I believe this effective...
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There are approximately 12,000 EU nationals working across the Scottish health and social care sector. They are a skilled and valued group of workers and I believe it is important that they are provided with the certainty they need to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit. As you may be aware, health...
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The Scottish Government should “take devolution to the next level” after Brexit, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Lesley Laird said yesterday (Tuesday). Lesley said it was time for a re-empowering of local authorities to “reignite the spark” they provide to local communities. On the final destination of powers returning from Brussels she criticised the...
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