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Lanarkshire and Falkirk Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Jul 28, 2021

    Responding to the Scottish Government's announcement of funding for the Young Person's Guarantee, interim leader Alistair Carmichael MP said:

    "For too many young Scots the pandemic has set back their plans for learning, earning and getting ahead in life.

    "A government guarantee of education, training or a job for all young Scots is something that all parties are united behind.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2021

    Responding to comments from Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Good Morning Scotland in which he said that barring people who refuse a coronavirus vaccination from certain large events is the wrong approach, Alistair Carmichael MP said:

    "For months SNP ministers have flitted back and forward over the introduction of vaccine passports. You would be forgiven for suspecting that they would like to impose "Covid ID" but are just embarrassed that the Tories got there first.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2021

    Responding to the publication of new Test and Protect statistics, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "The Scottish Government were totally unprepared for the recent rise in case numbers. The tracing system should never have collapsed in the way it did.

    "Some tracing activities were switched off altogether, critical interviews were scaled back dramatically and today the goalposts are moving in how delays are reported.

  • Article: Jul 27, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today set out a to-do list of areas in which the Health Secretary must take action including measures to boost vaccine uptake among young people, improve the performance of the Protect Scotland app and extra contact tracing staff.

  • Article: Jul 27, 2021

    New statistics released by Public Health Scotland show A&E departments continue to struggle as the four-hour target time dropped again to a new lowest level since January 2018.

    Only 78.7% of people attending A&E were seen within four hours. The target set by the Scottish Government is 95%.

    Data from NHS Forth Valley reveals that out of 1,211 patients only 58.3% were seen within the 4 hours target.

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