Support Sex workers’ Rights

The Sexual Exploitation Bill 2019-21 introduced by Diana Johnson MP would not apply to Scotland, as Criminal law is a devolved issue and therefore under the remit of the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government are holding Scotland’s first national consultation on sex work to discuss Scotland’s future approach to this important issue within the context […]

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Stop Sea Blasts Campaign

When constructing any aspect of national infrastructure, care must absolutely be given for the impact that this will have on the natural habitat and wildlife. The safety and security of windfarms is also paramount: not just ensuring the secure operation of what is a part of energy production, but also the security of engineers and […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry into Amazon

There are some very large organisations that have benefited significantly from the pandemic and we should be looking to them in order to fund some of our fiscal stimulus needs going forward. The SNP supported a digital services tax brought in on April 1 2020. It levied 2% from search engines, social media firms and […]

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Internal Market Bill – Lords’ Amendments

I voted against the Internal Market Bill in Commons stages as the legislation breaks international law and devolution. In a further rejection of this destructive bill, the House of Lords have also voted against provisions which would enable the Tory government to break international law. President-Elect Joe Biden has warned any breach of the Withdrawal […]

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EDM 256 Accelerating Human Relevant Life Sciences in the UK

I can confirm I have signed EDM #256 Accelerating Human Relevant Life Sciences in the UK. Scotland’s universities and research institutes conduct world-leading research, making science and research one of Scotland’s key strengths. The life sciences sector in Scotland contributes to new digital technologies, advances in genomics, big data and precision medicine and is a […]

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Cuts to international aid

I share your concerns with regards to UK aid spending; in a time where international aid is more important than ever, we cannot and must not turn our backs on the world’s poorest. I am appalled that the UK Government have turned their back on their international legally binding commitment to spend 0.7% of the […]

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Baby Loss Debate

The loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy is an unimaginable tragedy and my deepest sympathies are with the families and individuals who have suffered the loss of a baby. Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and the absence of virtual participation in Parliamentary debates, I was sadly unable to attend the debate on […]

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