Doris welcomes investment in Maryhill NHS
Bob Doris MSP
Monday, 19 September 2016

Maryhill Health CentreMaryhill and Springburn MSP Bob Doris has welcomed the opening of the new Maryhill Health and Care Centre – a £12.4m investment in Maryhill by the SNP government.

The new facility will provide improved access to a range of services, including three GP practices, physiotherapy, dental and mental health services.

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SNP lays strong foundations for house-building
Bob Doris MSP
Tuesday, 13 September 2016

housingAmbitious targets outstrip previous administrations

The SNP have highlighted Scottish Government figures which show the party’s strong record in delivering new homes across Scotland.

The SNP Government announced earlier today that the number of new house builds started across the public and private sectors rose to 16,910 in 2015-16, the highest number since 2008-09. The number of affordable homes approved over the year to June 2016 was up 26% on the previous year, bringing the total number of approvals over 2015-16 to 8,067.

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Serious concerns raised as defence secretary hints at diverting aid funding for combat use
Patrick Grady MP
Friday, 09 September 2016

patrick gradyThe SNP have called on the UK government to clarify the Defence Secretary’s suggestion that funding for military action could come from the international aid budget.

The call comes as Michael Fallon commented that spend on UK personnel on anti-terror missions could be sourced from the Department for International Development’s (DFID) aid budget.

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Damning report into dehumanising and ineffective sanctions system
Sandra White MSP
Thursday, 08 September 2016

Academic research shows Tory sanctions push vulnerable into debt and destitution

The UK Government’s sanctions regime has “detrimental financial, material, emotional and health impacts” and pushes those on JSA and ESA into debt and reliance on foodbanks, according to new academic research.

The research is the first wave findings of a study on 'Welfare Conditionality' conducted by researchers from six universities including the University of Glasgow.

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Foodbank no.50 'damning indictment' of Tory failure
Sandra White MSP
Monday, 29 August 2016

Sandra WhiteSNP committed to social security system with dignity at heart

The Trussell Trust has opened their 50th foodbank in Scotland – showing the grim result of Tory austerity and welfare cuts.

The charity, the largest provider of food parcels in the country, issued more than 130,000 supplies of food in 2015/16, an increase from 117,689 in the previous year.

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Fears over Tory plans to divert international aid budget
Patrick Grady MP
Monday, 29 August 2016

patrick gradyThe Scottish National Party has called on Theresa May to uphold 'in letter and spirit' the UK's commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on international development, after reports emerged that the Tory government is planning to divert aid spending to other areas including "trade relations" and "security" projects.

Patrick Grady MP, the SNP spokesperson on International Development, said that diverting funds would effectively amount to a cut in the UK's international development budget and has urged the Prime Minister to clarify the reports.

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