Month: April 2016

So-called National Minimum Wage fails the fairness test

Today I took part in a Chamber debate on the UK Government’s so-called National Living Wage. This Government has failed to deliver fairness to our young people and apprentices and has failed to adequately provide funding to support the introduction in areas such as the care sector. Listen to my contribution by clicking on the image below:  

UK Govt still failing victims of contaminated blood scandal

The UK Government continues to fail victims of the contaminated blood scandal. I often make representations in debates on this issue and most recently during a back bench business debate I asked that the UK Government confirm that the well overdue funding for victims of the contaminated blood scandal is not taken from NHS budgets. “On mitigating …

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Volunteer Recognition Day: Amazing and inspiring people in our community

Celebrate our unsung heroes this Volunteer Recognition Day I was reminded last week of when I was asked to present an award at an event in the Ironworks. It was for the “Highland Wildcats” our very own American football team in Inverness. Part of the ceremony involved a very moving tribute to Bette Paulin who …

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