Over 500 new homes built in Inverclyde last year

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures that show 573 new build homes were completed in Inverclyde last year. The latest statistics from the Scottish Government show that over 9,300 affordable homes were delivered in 2019 across the country, an increase of more than 25% since 2016. Meanwhile, the number of homes for social […]

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Health Secretary confirms investment in Scottish Ambulance Service as part of trauma network redesign

On Thursday 27 February, Stuart McMillan MSP received confirmation from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport that the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) is receiving investment as part of the Scottish trauma network redesign. The SNP MSP asked the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman MSP, how she was ensuring local ambulance provision would not be disadvantaged […]

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SNP Budget keeping communities safe

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has challenged his political opponents across West Scotland to get behind plans that will hand Scotland’s police force an extra £37 million. Last week, the SNP Government outlined its 2020/21 budget that also promises a further £6.5 million for community justice interventions as part of efforts to […]

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Almost 2,000 carers in Inverclyde get cash boost from Scottish Government

CARER’S ALLOWANCE SUPPLEMENT HELPS THOUSANDS IN INVERCLYDE Thousands of carers in Inverclyde have benefitted from Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £452 a year, introduced by the Scottish Government. New figures show that 1,930 carers in Inverclyde have received CAS payments since the payment was introduced in September 2018. The Carer’s Allowance Supplement […]

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Local MSP backs plans to grow Inverclyde economy

STRONG START FOR SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has said that SNP Budget plans to ensure a strong start for the Scottish National Investment Bank, and its mission to drive the transition to a net zero economy, will encourage economic growth across Inverclyde. The 2020/21 Budget, set out by […]

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SNP MSP backs proposals for new ‘Scottish Visa’

TORY IMMIGRATION PLANS WILL HARM BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC SERVICES IN INVERCLYDE SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has backed proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps in Inverclyde set to be made worse by Brexit. Under plans announced by the First Minister, migrants who want to live in Scotland could choose […]

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McMillan welcomes improvements following Transport Scotland drive-around

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed several improvements that have taken place in Inverclyde following his drive-around with Transport Scotland in September 2019, which highlighted numerous issues transport issues locally. The local SNP MSP hosted senior officials from Transport Scotland and Scotland Transerv for a tour around Inverclyde highlighting a variety of issues regarding the local […]

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McMillan welcomes moves to regulate cosmetic procedures after raising issue with First Minister

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed proposals to regulate non-surgical services after first raising the issue with the Scottish Government almost two years ago. Non-healthcare professionals will require a licence to carry out cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers or lip enhancements under proposals being put forward by the Scottish Government. The aim […]

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McMillan Calls for Urgent Action on Accident Hotspot

With yet another car crash occurring at the Inverkip/ A78 junction on Saturday, Stuart McMillan MSP has called on all parties responsible for road safety at this area to take urgent action to make this road safer. Commenting, Stuart said: “This junction is unsafe and with yet another accident, will it take a fatality to […]

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SNP shielding Inverclyde residents from Tory bedroom tax

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed Scottish Government intervention to protect Inverclyde residents from Tory welfare cuts. New figures show that 1,615 Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) were made to those on low incomes in Inverclyde between April and September this year. The total award value spent in Inverclyde in this period was £1.16m – with […]

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McMillan welcomes mental health investment in Inverclyde schools

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed news that the Scottish Government will invest £948,000 in Inverclyde schools over the next four years. The investment will mean that professional counselling services will be available to all secondary school pupils who require it by September next year. The Scottish Government is investing £60 […]

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McMillan joins leading charity’s ‘No Bad Ends’ campaign

Stuart McMillan MSP joined Aberlour Child Care Trust in the Scottish Parliament recently, giving their support to the charity’s ‘No Bad Ends’ campaign. The campaign was launched following research that shows young people from the most deprived communities in Inverclyde are up to three times more likely to die before they reach their 25th birthday. […]

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Children’s Minister praises local childminders at Funworld visit

On Friday 8 November, the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, visited Inverclyde Childminding Network’s event at Funworld in Greenock to hear how local childminders are working with Inverclyde Council ahead of the early learning and childcare (ELC) expansion. By August 2020, the Scottish Government will offer 1140 hours of funded childcare […]

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