Scottish Government will continue to invest in Inverclyde’s health facilities, despite Westminster budget cuts

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde received confirmation from the Health Secretary today that the Scottish Government will consider upgrades to Port Glasgow Health Centre, should NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) submit proposals to the Scottish Government on this. The local SNP MSP raised this during Portfolio Questions following a discussion he had […]

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McMillan highlights financial support for tenants during FMQs

During FMQs today, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde highlighted the Scottish Government’s £10m Tenant Hardship Loan Fund – which provides financial assistance to private and social sector tenants who are experiencing difficulties paying their rent because of COVID-19. Stuart raised this question after being contacted by a local letting agency on behalf of […]

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SNP Budget takes mental health spending to over £1.1billion

DIRECT INVESTMENT TO INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN INVERCLYDE MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed direct investment in mental health services in the Scottish Budget, which will increase by £139m and take overall spending in mental health to over £1.1 billion. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes confirmed that the Scottish Government will be making £15 million […]

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SNP announces ambitious budget with record health funding

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES, JOBS, BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 RECOVERY  MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the SNP Government’s ambitious draft budget – which includes record funding of £16 billion for our health and social care service – and urged MSPs from all parties to support it.  Today, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced her budget, which […]

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Over £9m funding reaches Inverclyde to tackle impact of COVID-19

EXTRA SNP GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO SUPPORT COUNCIL SERVICES Inverclyde Council has received an additional £9.86 million from the SNP Government to support local services in Inverclyde and tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Local authorities will also receive their fair share of a further £184.8 million, which is currently undistributed but will be allocated […]

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McMillan comments on latest drug-related death figures

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has commented on the latest drug-related deaths figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). These statistics cover drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2019. Stuart said: “The NRS report makes for sobering reading as there were 1,264 drug-related deaths in Scotland last year – the largest […]

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Scottish National Investment Bank open for business

Local MSP, Stuart McMillan, has said the new Scottish National Investment Bank will help encourage economic growth across Inverclyde, after the bank officially opened for business this week. The SNP Government has committed at least £2 billion of investment to support the UK’s first mission-led development bank over the next ten years. The bank will […]

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McMillan delighted as Scottish Government continues to deliver benefits to Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has expressed his delight at the news that the SNP Scottish Government continues to press ahead with delivering Scotland’s new benefits system despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Shirley-Anne Somerville, announced this week that Social […]

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Inverclyde MSP welcomes proposed delay to fire alarm regulations

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the announcement that new legislation, which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, will be delayed until February 2022. The Scottish Government recently confirmed that it will ask Parliament to approve a 12-month delay in the deadline to carry out this important […]

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Local MSP welcomes launch of new veterans rail card

SNP GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING VETERANS IN INVERCLYDE Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed a new rail card that will allow Scottish veterans to claim a 34% discount on travel. The veterans’ rail card, initially priced at £21 per year, allows holders to travel across the country at reduced fares. To encourage uptake, the SNP Government […]

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McMillan welcomes resumption of NHS dentistry

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that NHS dentistry services in Scotland are to resume next month after being halted due to COVID-19. In plans announced at Holyrood on Monday [12 October], the Public Health Minister, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, said that the Scottish Government’s understanding of COVID-19 transmission in dental […]

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Recovery from COVID-19 must tackle poverty, says McMillan

During this year’s Challenge Poverty Week (5-11 October 2020), Stuart McMillan MSP is highlighting why Scotland’s economic recovery from COVID-19 must include actions to tackle poverty. Commenting, Stuart said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we want to look after each other. As we look towards recovery from this public health crisis, it is […]

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What to expect if an NHS Contact Tracer calls you

Scotland’s approach to implementing the ‘test, trace, isolate, support’ strategy, Test and Protect, is now live across the country. Test and Protect will help us gradually change the restrictions that help to suppress COVID-19 so society can adapt to a new normal. If you experience any one of the symptoms – a high temperature, a […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports British Transport Police to raise awareness of face covering rules on public transport

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde supported the British Transport Police (BTP) in calling for people to respect their fellow passengers on trains and wear a face covering. With a few limited health exceptions, face coverings are now mandatory on public transport, including train stations. Commenting, Stuart said: “In the wake of the First […]

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Almost every household in Inverclyde connected to superfast broadband

SNP GOVERNMENT DELIVERING FOR SCOTLAND WHILE TORIES FAIL ON BROADBAND COMMITMENT Local MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures that show a huge boost to connectivity in Inverclyde, thanks to significant investment from the SNP Government. According to the latest coverage statistics from Thinkbroadband, 97.6% of properties in Inverclyde are now connected to superfast broadband […]

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