UK Govt must end WASPI injustice, says local MSP

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has demanded the UK Tory government end the pension injustice for thousands of women across Scotland. Speaking in a Scottish Parliament debate (3rd April), the local MSP challenged the Prime Minister and Work & Pensions Secretary to support those who have been adversely affected by the acceleration […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP backs Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

Stuart McMillan MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament recently. Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, the Greenock and Inverclyde MSP was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland. Marie […]

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Inverclyde MSP encourages constituents to take part in consultation to prevent dogs attacking livestock

Stuart McMillan MSP is encouraging constituents in Greenock and Inverclyde to take part in the public consultation on proposals to tackle incidents of dogs attacking livestock. Crown Office statistics reveal that offences under the current livestock protection legislation have more than doubled since 2008, while Police Scotland have said that they received 338 reports of […]

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No-Deal Brexit will have dramatic impact on Inverclyde

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT WARNS OF 7% FALL IN GDP The Scottish Government has warned that a no-deal Brexit would hammer Scotland’s economy, with national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) predicted to fall by up to 7%. The Chief Economic Advisor to Scotland reports that a no-deal Brexit has the potential to push the Scottish economy into recession, […]

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Scottish budget plans for fairer Scotland passed by Holyrood

Today, the Scottish Government’s 2019-20 budget plans have been formally approved by the Scottish Parliament. Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has supported the Finance Secretary’s proposals since he presented them to Parliament in December 2018, with some of the key budget promises including extra funding for education, the health service and infrastructure. To ensure […]

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Best Start Grant pays out £2.7 million in first two months

FAMILIES IN INVERCLYDE BENEFIT FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Families in Inverclyde have benefited from £2.7 million paid through the Scottish Government’s new Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment scheme since it opened for applications. Since December, Social Security Scotland has made payments to more than 7,000 low-income households. The support provided to families across […]

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Inverclyde GP practices to receive funding boost

The Scottish Government has unveiled that GP practices in Inverclyde will receive a funding boost this year. The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £20 million support will be given to GP practices across Scotland to help with the costs of running their practices. The ‘GP Premises Sustainability Loan Scheme’ aims to ease the […]

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Holyrood committee calls for urgent welfare reform

A report published this week by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee has called for the urgent reversal of UK Government welfare cuts that have caused “significant damage” to the income of working Scots. Introduced by the Tories in 2016, the working-age benefit freeze gives a real-terms cut to households claiming benefits such as Universal […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP lodges Industrial Diseases Bill

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP lodged his Proposed Recovery of Medical Costs for Industrial Disease (Scotland) Bill, which aims to enable Scottish Ministers to recover, from the party responsible for causing an industrial disease, certain costs incurred by the NHS in providing care and treatment to those suffering from that disease. The Greenock and Inverclyde SNP […]

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Budget gets Holyrood backing with boost for local services

SNP SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN INVERCLYDE Greenock and Inverclyde SNP MSP backed the SNP’s budget plans last night, which offer economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource […]

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Retail chiefs urge MSPs to back SNP budget plans

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has called on his political opponents across the West of Scotland region to get behind the Scottish Government’s budget proposals, following a warning from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) that a defeat would create a “thick layer of uncertainty” for businesses at an “already challenging time”. Speaking […]

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SNP plans to invest £500 million in historic childcare expansion

SNP MSP, Stuart McMillan, has hailed a Scottish Government announcement that promises to commit almost £500 million to expand early learning and childcare provision across Scotland. Announcing the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20 in Holyrood last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined the investment that will support the SNP’s plan to almost […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

This week, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in raising awareness about how women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer. In the UK, over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year – yet it is one of the only cancers that is preventable. Cervical screening […]

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SNP MSP welcomes funding to tackle attainment gap in Inverclyde

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has challenged his political opponents to back the Scottish Government’s plans to invest over £8 billion in Scotland’s education system. Announcing his draft budget proposals in the Scottish Parliament last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined plans to commit £180 million for raising attainment in schools, […]

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McMillan welcomes new drug driving laws

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that Scotland’s stringent road safety laws will be strengthened further by the introduction of drug driving limits and roadside testing on 21 October this year. There will be a zero tolerance approach to eight drugs most associated with illegal use, including cannabis, heroin and cocaine, with limits set […]

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Political parties urged to back NHS investment

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has called on his political opponents across Inverclyde to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commits an extra £729 million for health and care services. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans to increase spending on NHS frontline boards by £430 million – a 4.2% on […]

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