McArthur demands ‘fair deal’ for childminders

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) demanded that the First Minister agrees to give childminders a ‘fair deal’ when it comes to support available to childcare providers.  

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McArthur highlights need for regional variation in post-Brexit immigration rules

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) highlighted the need for consideration to be given to adopting a more regionalised approach to post-Brexit immigration rules to support Scotland’s fishing sector.

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McArthur responds to settlement of R100 court case

Responding to the news that the court case regarding the roll out of the Scottish Government’s R100 contract in the Highlands and Islands has been settled, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for Covid restrictions to be proportionate

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government is re-imposing nationwide restrictions on social gatherings that prevent more than six people from two different households meeting at once, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur repeats call for targeted exemption for the islands on restrictions for burning plastics

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) repeated his call for a targeted exemption under the Islands Act on restrictions on burning plastics by farmers and crofters in the smaller isles.

 

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Orkney’s parliamentarians support Back British Farming Day

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael have pledged their support to Back British Farming Day.

 

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McArthur repeats calls for changes to shielding advice for islands patients

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) repeated calls for the Health Secretary to urgently update the shielding advice for isles patients who need to travel to the Scottish mainland for medical treatment.

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Island patients risk being “cut adrift” from healthcare services under current guidance

Today, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland’s MSP Beatrice Wishart have called on the Scottish Government to “urgently reconsider” its advice to patients who are required to travel from the islands to mainland hospitals for operations.

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27.08.20

With political debate being pulled to the extremes; social media and the internet empowering individuals and groups to reach ever wider audiences with whatever hateful views they may hold; and reports of all forms of hate crime on the increase, now seems a good time to check our laws in this area are up to scratch.

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Children's Bill brings Scotland closer to compliance with UN Rights of the Child

Commenting on the passing of the Children (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament today, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson said:

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