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Ruth Davidson MSP

Community work programmes for offenders on probation

10 Jan 2013 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

Alex Salmond today admitted his flagship scheme to ensure criminals do work in the community is under review after questions from the Scottish Conservatives. The First Minister confirmed an outside body is being brought in to evaluate whether Community Payback … Continue reading


David McLetchie MSP

Rise in criminals who will serve only half their sentence

31 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

The number of criminals due to be released early by the SNP has increased by nearly four per cent, latest figures have revealed. More than 15,000 people who were convicted in Scotland’s courts last year will only serve half their … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Literacy crisis in Scotland’s jails

28 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

More than 80 per cent of Scotland’s prisoners are functionally illiterate, significantly more than originally thought. Information obtained by the Scottish Conservatives has also revealed seven in ten inmates are functionally innumerate, emphasising the need for more education, training and … Continue reading


Tens of millions spent on council credit cards

21 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

Performance rights to show the musical Grease, skateboards, and a machine to repel dangerous dogs were among the items bought on council credit cards, figures have shown. Local authorities have spent nearly £150 million on credit or procurement cards since … Continue reading


Scottish fishermen have done their bit

12 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

Scottish fishermen have done their bit and should not be subjected to 20 per cent reductions in how much cod they catch, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Speaking at a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Annual EU Fisheries … Continue reading


Salmond refuses to provide drugs for dying cancer patients

6 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

Alex Salmond today dismissed the introduction of a Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for Scotland, even though it has extended and improved the lives of 23,000 people in England. He was challenged during First Minister’s Questions on why the SNP has … Continue reading


Gavin Brown MSP

Construction in Scotland to receive extra £400 million

5 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

Scotland’s hard-pressed construction sector will receive nearly £400 million in additional funds following announcements made as part of the Autumn Statement. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said an extra £394 million would be provided for major capital projects like … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Cancer sufferers come second best under SNP

4 Dec 2012 Posted in Featured, Latest Releases

Doctors have warned that Cancer patients are receiving a raw deal because of the SNP’s mismanagement of the NHS in Scotland. Cancer experts today told Holyrood’s health committee the Scottish Government is failing to be upfront with patients on why … Continue reading