Scottish Government U-turn on live animals for slaughter

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s U-turn on live animals being exported from Scotland for slaughter, North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on rural affairs Mike Rumbles said:

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‘New health secretary has abandoned our health services in the North East’ – Rumbles

NHS Grampian is the worst performing health board in a number of key areas and is the worst funded health board in Scotland. The new Cabinet Secretary for Health, however, told North East MSP Mike Rumbles in a session of questions and answers in the Scottish Parliament today, that the Scottish Government has no plans to reimburse the local board for a decade of underfunding.

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Scottish Government must prevent further decline in bus use and active travel

North East MSP and transport spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Mike Rumbles has warned the Scottish Government that figures, published by Transport Scotland today, reveal a further decline in the use of bus transport and active travel in Scotland.

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AWPR delayed until ‘the end of the year’

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route ‘will be fully open by the end of the year’, despite claims by ministers in March that the new road would be completed by ‘late autumn 2018’.

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NHS Grampian and Tayside remain at the back of the queue for funding.

Mike Rumbles North East Liberal Democrat MSP has condemned the latest figures on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The Information Services Division (ISD) figures published today show that 67.8% of people have been seen within the 18-week target between April-June across Scotland. For NHS Grampian the figure is 48.1% and for NHS Tayside it is 34.4%.

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Rumbles welcomes Laurencekirk Junction upgrade option

Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson and North East MSP Mike Rumbles has today welcomed the Laurencekirk Junction upgrade option.

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Rumbles urges speedy delivery of Laurencekirk Junction upgrade

Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson and North East MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed the launch of a public exhibition for the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement Scheme, today, and has called on the Scottish Government to start work as soon as possible.

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No change for NHS Grampian funding, despite abysmal cancer record

In a session of First Minister’s Questions today, North East MSP Mike Rumbles called on the Scottish Government to correct 9 years of underfunding, after figures this week show that NHS Grampian has the worst cancer waiting times in Scotland.

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Rumbles secures commitment from Gove over Scotland's share of agricultural payments

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today secured commitments from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove that the share of British agricultural payments that will be paid to Scottish farmers after the UK leaves the EU will be retained.

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ScotRail failed to meet punctuality targets for the whole of 2017/18

Commenting on figures reveled today, by Scottish Labour, that show ScotRail failed to meet punctuality targets for the whole of 2017/18, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles said:

 

“These figures are evidence that the Scottish Government’s spin on Scotrail performance is not worth the paper it is printed on.

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