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Anne McTaggart MSP Urges Scottish Government to Explain Welfare Fund Underspend

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has urged the Scottish Government to explain why the Scottish welfare fund was so underspent. Ms McTaggart made her call during a debate at the Scottish Parliament on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP challenges Scottish Government on Women in Business

Earlier this week during parliamentary questions on Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, Anne McTaggart MSP asked the Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing MSP what specific measures the Scottish Government has taken to increase the concerning gender gap … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP concerned with numeracy results

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has expressed her concern at the drop in the number of primary school pupils doing well in Maths. She spoke as the Scottish Government released figures from the Scottish Survey of Numeracy 2013. The figures … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP condemns Government decision to back Pay-Day Loan Debt Collectors

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has condemned the Scottish Governments decision to hand £1.2 million of public money to a debt collecting firm, Portfolio Recovery Associates UK PRA), in the form of a government grant. PRA made the announcement during … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart Responds to Scottish Government on Organ Donation

Glasgow MSP Anne McTaggart has responded to a press release from the Scottish Government which highlights a 100% rise in organ donors in the past six years. Ms McTaggart, who has recently called for the introduction of an opt-out system … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP – “Children and Young People Bill a missed opportunity”

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has expressed her disappointment at what she sees as the ‘missed opportunity’ of the Children and Young People Bill. The Bill was passed in Parliament last week and while Labour did win some concessions from … Continue reading

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McTaggart Critical of Scottish Government’s Failure to Keep University Marine Biological Station Millport Open

Anne McTaggart MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for failing to independently fund the University Marine Biological Station Millport – an exceptional biological science facility based in Millport – after the recent decision to close this important national resource. Ms … Continue reading

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