HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 14/12/15

Following is the latest edition of Holyrood Highlights. Please email liam.mcarthur.msp@scottish.parliament.uk to have this update sent to you weekly.

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MCARTHUR: CAP DELAYS WILL HAVE SERIOUS REPERCUSSION FOR ORKNEY FARMERS

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has hit out at the Scottish Government after the Agriculture Secretary confirmed in a statement to parliament today that only a quarter of farmers will receive payments under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before the New Year.

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CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE AIRPORT FACILITIES FOR ISLES PATIENTS STEPS UP

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today renewed calls for improvements in the facilities available for isles patients travelling to and from Aberdeen.

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MINISTER SIDELINE ISLANDS FROM CROFTING PRIORITIES

Northern Isles MSP’s Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have today reiterated calls for crofting reforms to be tailored to better fit local circumstances.

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MCARTHUR: GOVERNMENT RIDING ROUGHSHOD OVER COUNCILS ON EDUCATION

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has this week warned that Scottish Government Education proposals mount to micro-managing of local authorities.

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HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 04/12/2015

Following is the latest edition of Holyrood Highlights. Please email liam.mcarthur.msp@scottish.parliament.uk to have this update sent to you weekly.

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ORKNEY MSP CONCERNED OVER GAELIC PLANS

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today expressed concern at moves by the Scottish Government to put into law a nationally-set entitlement to education in Gaelic. 

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NORTHERN ISLES MSP’S CALL FOR AIR SERVICES WORKING GROUP

Orkney and Shetland MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have called for the creation of a working group to look at the long term provision of lifeline air services to and from the islands.

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McArthur: Setting school days shows government contempt

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today criticised a last-minute move by the Scottish Government to strip local authorities of the power to set school days.

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MCARTHUR: FM MUST PRESS CASE FOR LGTBI RIGHTS IN MALAWI

Ahead of World Aids Day, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called on the First Minister to work with the government of Malawi to help boost LGBTI rights and widen access to HIV/AIDS treatment services.

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