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Mary Scanlon MSP

Scottish further education dealing with incredible cuts to IT courses

30 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Further education in Scotland is facing unprecedented cuts to IT courses, the Scottish Conservatives said today. Over the last five years the number of IT courses at Scotland’s colleges has been slashed by more than half from 45,900 in 2009/10 … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Plans to move British Transport Police to single force must be shelved

29 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has been urged to drop plans to bring the British Transport Police in Scotland under the control of the single force. After months of turmoil at Police Scotland, the Scottish Conservatives said it would be wrong to … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Sturgeon’s ‘anti-business’ claims on windfarms hypocritical

23 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that the UK Government is “anti-business” by stopping windfarm subsidies has been described as “hypocritical” by the Scottish Conservatives. The First Minister has written to David Cameron asking him to reconsider the move, which was announced earlier … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP taking credit for UK Government economic policies

22 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP are taking credit for a growing Scottish economy despite it being down to the work of the UK Government, the Scottish Conservatives said today. Recently, streams of press releases have been issued by the Scottish Government taking glory … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Questions tabled by SNP in Westminster suggest second indyref bid

20 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has lodged two questions in the UK Parliament which hint the party is plotting a second referendum on independence. Its Scotland Office spokeswoman Margaret Ferrier tabled two questions, both asking what the UK Government would do if the … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Dementia drugs rise shows need for new approach on prescriptions

14 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of drugs prescribed to people suffering from dementia rose again last year to a record high, latest figures have revealed. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has shown more than 237,000 items were dispensed, compared to 215,000 in 2013/14. … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Letter shows Police Scotland assurances on Stirling control room move

13 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Police Scotland assured MSPs as recently as January that the transfer of the 101 control room from Stirling to Edinburgh would have no negative impact on policing, a letter has revealed. Addressing concerns about the centralisation of services including call-handling, … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Thousands of patients given the wrong drugs

10 Jul 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of patients across Scotland have been prescribed the wrong drugs over the last five years in hospitals and community pharmacies, research by the Scottish Conservatives has shown. Figures obtained through Freedom of Information have revealed there have been 3331 … Continue reading