September 6, 2018
Lesley Laird is to meet with representatives from Kirkcaldy’s high street shopping centres in a bid to turn around the town centre’s fortunes The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath will meet with Simon Usher, national director of LaSalle Investment Management on Wednesday in London. The meeting was arranged after the MP wrote to LaSalle asking...
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I am deeply concerned by the situation faced by the Rohingya population and the widespread violations of human rights that have occurred in Burma. More than 680,000 people have fled from Burma to Bangladesh since August 2017 and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described the situation in Rakhine State as an example of...
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I recognise the serious concerns about the human rights situation in Bahrain, particularly on the position of opposition and civil liberties groups, the detention of political prisoners and allegations of torture. The 2011 Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) into human rights abuses made no fewer than 26 recommendations. On 9 May 2016, the King...
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There are around ten million people in the UK living with arthritis, with the number of Scots with arthritis set to double by 2030. Too often it can go unnoticed or ignored by wider society. I therefore welcome efforts to raise awareness of the condition and the impact it can have on people’s daily lives....
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As you know, in August 2018 the Department for Transport (DfT) launched a consultation which examines the possibility of creating a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving for cyclists. The DfT has said the consultation seeks views on the scope and penalties for new and existing offences and aims to...
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I sympathise profoundly with anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease and I pay tribute to Parkinson’s UK for the crucial work it does in funding research, providing support and information to individuals and families and campaigning on behalf of patients for improved health and social care services. I recognise the issue you have raised about enabling...
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As you know, in 2016 the Government committed to launch a Pensions Dashboard by 2019. The dashboard was designed to be a one-stop-shop digital platform, where any individual could view their various pension pots and see how much they have saved for their retirement. The Opposition has long supported the creation of a Pensions Dashboard,...
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I agree that the Government must ensure the UK advocates strongly for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea. Such a protected area would help safeguard one of the last pristine regions in Antarctica and ensure the conservation of vital ecosystems settled in these waters and the surrounding coast. A number...
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