Westminster News

National Living Wage Increases

I'm pleased that the UK governement has announced the largest ever increase to the living wage. This will see 159,000 people across Scotland recieve a pay increase of up to almost 5%.

Mobile Phone Roaming in Rural Areas

This week I co-signed a letter to Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for the itroduction of monile roaming between network operators to reduce "not-spots". 

Treatment Targets for Eating Disorders

A Westminster debate held during Eating Disorder Awareness Week today heard that Scottish treatment targets “have to be addressed” or risk young lives.

Tay Cities Deal Broadband Funding

Today Luke Graham MP and I have written to David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland calling for the extra £2 million pound fund for broadband rollount as part of the Tay Cities Deal be made available to local councils as soon as possible.

 

Angus MP Welcomes New Railcard

The MP for Angus has hailed the “game-changing” new rail pass that will open up travel across Scotland for people under 30.

The UK Government has launched the 26 to 30 railcard that will allow travellers to knock one third off the cost of their fares.

Brexit and Fisheries Statement

Commenting on the transition agreement for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, Kirstene Hair MP said: 

"I am very disappointed with the outcome today. This is not what we have been campaigning for and is not what our fishing communities wanted.